「小鳥遊姉妹は争えない」 (Takanashishimai wa Arasoenai)
“The Takanashi Sisters are Undeniable”
Oh man, what a great episode. Not only did we get to see more of our favorite sisters but who would have thought their parents would have been so cool?
Hikari and Himari’s Home Life
Before I get into the hilarious antics between Himari and Hikari, let me share this small thought that came to me as I watched the first half. In Demi-chan’s world, try to imagine just how difficult things were for Demis before society officially accepted them. With rumors and folklore influencing how people viewed them, I’m sure it was far from a walk in the park. But, as hard as it probably was for them, I wonder just how difficult things were for the family and more specifically the parents of those Demi. Unable to do anything except try to empathize and be there for them, I couldn’t help but get a little sad thinking about how frustrating a situation like that would be. Luckily, things in Demi-chan’s world have progressed a fair bit and instead we get to see the happy antics of a family that’s been brought closer together because of their children.
Getting back on track, god I’d be so happy as a parent if I had kids like Himari and Hikari. As much as the two bicker and fight with one another, there’s no denying that they love each other. Something which is probably due to in part (if not mostly) with their upbringing. With supportive parents who both do their part to create a comfortable living arrangement whether that’s taking care of things in or outside the home, it was nice to see such a strong support net at the home of one of our most energetic Demis. And while I’m sure we already knew this wasn’t that type of show, it’d be something if Hikari’s personality was influenced because of a negative home environment right?
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
At this point it might as well be a running joke that Himari jumps to conclusions a little too easily. Having a rather impulsive attitude when it comes to things with Hikari, it sucked a little that the impact of the whole scene involving mirrors was lost on me since I already knew what was coming. But even with the punch line already ruined, I loved watching every step that it took to get us to that point. Seeing just how stressed and worried Himari was really tugged at my chest and that tear she shed right before she found Hikari really drove the whole point home.
But as we all saw, Hikari is just a lazy negligent girl who just sometimes can’t be bothered to wake up early to get her amazing hairstyle done. Luckily that doesn’t change the fact she’s an awesome character!
With Kyouko making some progress on the Takahashi-sensei front and Takahashi-sensei himself getting closer with all of his beloved students, you’d think the story would be close to hitting a stand still. And normally you’d be right — except there are some big changes coming next week! So, without spoiling anything, let me just say that there’ll be some unexpected appearances of some new characters that’ll give us some insight into another character!
I can’t wait! See you then!