「サキュバスさんはいぶかしげ」 (Sakyubasu-san wa Ibukashige)
“Succubus-san Is Inquisitive”
Even though I knew what was going to happen, it didn’t make this episode any less amazing.
You know, I realized it was pretty difficult to be a succubus but man I never thought that they’d be one of the highest priorities for the Demi taskforce. I guess in hindsight it makes sense that from society’s perspective, someone who can influence the opposite gender to do things in public that already carry stiff penalties both legally and socially would be a huge cause for concern. Especially if the succubus in question was a fiendish one who would cause all those things just “because”.
But instead of diving back into that topic since we’ve already spent a post or two discussing it, let’s instead talk a bit about just how cute Satou-sensei was this week. Instead of the typically reserved lady we all know, it was great to see her break from that and really show some emotions. From getting to hear a lot more of her inner monologues (bidanshi! being my favorite from this week) to watching her get honestly flustered when talking to someone she considers a father figure, there were a range of facial expressions and emotions I never thought we’d get the opportunity to see.
If I had to pick a specific moment though, I thoroughly enjoyed when Ugaki started to grill Satou-sensei about her romantic feelings toward Takahashi-sensei. Seeing how her that topic is typically off bounds due to her reservations about love plus not having a truly neutral character to discuss it with, it’s nice to know that Satou-sensei is continuing to move in the correct direction when it comes to Takahashi-sensei.
Taking Care of the Demis
After catching a glimpse of who’d we see last week during the preview, I was so happy to see Kurtz and Ugaki finally make their debut. Specifically, I was really happy to see Ugaki finally get a chance to interact with number one sensei Takahashi. Or rather, I was happy to see Takahashi-sensei finally get a chance to really go all out with someone else when it comes to Demis. Because when you think about it, a decent amount of time has passed since our last big Demi incident and getting the opportunity to really get an account of how things have changed was rather touching. Toss in the tiny fact that Ugaki is also a great guy and could at this point be Satou-sensei’s dad and you just had a great scene full of interesting tidbits between two great people.
With everything at a relatively good point I can’t wait to see where things go from here. And seeing how I didn’t read passed this part when I was researching the show for the season preview, I’m glad to know that I’ll finally be able to happily experience any surprises or changes without any preconceived notions.
And with that I’ll catch you next week — see you!