「雪女ちゃんは冷たい」 (Yukionna-Chan wa Tsumetai)
“Yukionna-Chan is Cold”
Even though I knew what was coming, I still really enjoyed this week’s episode. Also, KAJIKAJIKAJIKAJIKAJI.
99 Problems But…
Compared to Hikari and Kyouko, it feels like Yuki has had one hell of a time dealing with her nature as a Demi. On the surface it makes sense that she’d feel different since she’s a demi, but who would have thought all of this was stemming from the fear that she’d accidentally freeze another human being to death? And before the logical readers leap straight into thinking how dumb an idea like that is since the world would probably have a pretty heavy response to someone with powers like that, I thought it was rather fitting considering the age and environment Yuki’s in. As a freshman who’s originally from the countryside and never had to really think about her status as a Demi, it’s not all that farfetched that she’d leap to such a crazy conclusion when she really put some thought into it. I mean, if I was in a pool of hot water and knew my power was to make things cold, I’d also probably freak out if I saw ice float to the surface.
Luckily Yuki has someone like Takahashi-sensei watching over her and I don’t think she could have asked for a better sensei. Through some research of the common themes of Yukki Onna folklore and some keen perception while talking to Yuki, I was rather impressed with Takahashi’s quick thinking putting two and two together. I mean, how often do we even think about the fact that our feet actually sweat? And more so than that, who would have thought it’d be a phenomenon related not necessarily to regular sweat but from cold sweat caused by stress?
All together I thought we got a pretty good conclusion to Yuki’s situation. With the underlying cause of her fear of people solved, it looks like we’re just about ready to dive into some bigger problems with our other two girls finally getting thrown back into the mix! That said, if I had to complain about one little thing, it’d probably be how abruptly I thought Yuki’s situation came to a close. And even though I’m chalking most of that feeling up to the fact that I already knew what was going to happen, I can’t help but think about how things would have been if they extended it a wee bit longer (But to contradict myself again, when I think about it from the perspective of the arc dealing with Yuki as a whole, it feels pretty good).
Cute Moments and Good Laughs
It’s been a while since we’ve had some simple slice-of-life fun and boy was it refreshing to see everyone just shooting the breeze and having genuine fun — even if it was at Takahashi-sensei’s expense. For me personally, I nearly died from laughter when we saw how Hikari handles her urge to bite. To put it in a single word (or maybe multiple words) — kaji kaji kaji kaji kaji kaji kaji kaji.
Also, wasn’t it cute how Takahashi-sensei and Hikari have this cute teacher-student relationship that don’t go over the wrong boundaries and is about as pure as you could ask for? God, I just love it whenever something comes up because of the how friendly the two are with each other.
Man, can this show do no wrong? Nearly halfway through and I don’t think we’ve had a lackluster episode yet. Seeing how the story is at a big turning point though, hopefully things don’t start to fizzle out with whatever new problems the story has in-store for us. Luckily we have a healthy cast of characters that all have their own unique personalities and problems. In any case, I can’t wait to see what next week has for us and I’ll catch you then. See you!