「はじめての思い出」 (Hajimete no Omoide)
Well then, that wasn’t exactly what I was expecting but it was a fun watch nonetheless! Seriously though, that tease of a new character and you don’t show us anything after the first minute?
Misunderstandings and Babies
Let me get one thing straight here — I’m not a huge fan of the whole bait-and-switch “oh THAT’S what you meant” type of humor. Maybe it’s because it takes too long or maybe it’s because the cringe factor just rubs me the wrong way, but there’s something that I really don’t like when you have misunderstandings that flow from miscommunication between characters. That said, I have to admit that seeing the pure and innocent Tama get caught up in a baby-making scenario got me to chuckle a fair bit. Something about Tama taking everything Kayo said at face value and just rolling with it felt like such a Tama-esque thing to do that I managed to push my way through all the awkwardness. That and I’ll take any opportunity to hear more Yuuki Aoi since her voice is literally something straight from heaven.
Yumine the Shut In?
Instead of getting to learn about our new red-head girl, we instead got to see just how Yumine and Tama became friends! Something that caught me a little off guard since I never thought we’d get a full blown explanation. Who would have thought that the Yumine of today was someone who couldn’t stand being around people and could look at Tama with such scary looking eyes? And sure, the start to the latter half of the episode may have started a bit slow, but by the time we hit the climax (right about when that awesome surprised OST kicked in) I’m sure all of us felt it right in the chest. Overall, good job to the show for giving us some insight into Yumine and hopefully it’ll grace us with some information on the senpais in the SNS-bu!
So, after it’s bait-and-switch, I can’t wait to see just what kind of person this fierce redhead is supposed to be. Seeing how she went out of her way to find Tama and challenge her (to an art contest I’m assuming?) though, hopefully she’ll be a fun addition to the already fun to watch SNS-bu? Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week — see you then!