「デュラハンは時空を超えて」 (Durahan wa Jikuu wo Koete)
“The Dullahan Surpasses Space Time”
That was probably the best intro to an episode I’ve seen in a while.
The Second Machi Episode
While I have an undying love Satou-sensei and the struggles she faces, my personal favorite character is still Machi and I’m so happy that we finally got another Machi-focused episode. But before jumping to that, let me just repeat that this episode’s opening skit was freaking hilarious. It may have only been about 20 or so seconds, but there was just so much to giggle at. That and as embarrassed as I am to admit it, I rewound that part where Satou-sensei nearly spits out her coffee more times than I’d like to admit.
Takahashi-sensei is The Best
Boy, I never expected things to turn out the way they did this week. With last week’s preview leaving me wanting for more, I’m so glad that there was such a wide array of things that occurred. Starting from the beginning, I’m really happy that we got to see a more emotional Takahashi-sensei this week. As an educator it’s a given that disciplining your students is a part of the job, but I still doubt anyone wants to do it. Especially when you’re the type of sensei like Takahashi-sensei who ends up befriending most of his students. That said, getting to see that he has his student’s best intentions at heart and only accidentally started to yell at Machi because of how much he cares about her left some butterflies fluttering in my chest. God, can Takahashi-sensei do no wrong?
Even though I’m pretty sure I would not want the ability for my head to exist separate from my body, I must say that here are some pretty good perks involved with it. Besides being able to continue watching my shows while I send my body off to do tasks, it looks super handy to be able to raise your head as high as your arms can go — can you imagine how handy that’d be at concerts (well, minus the danger of being in a packed environment filled with inconsiderate people)?
Ignoring the benefits that could come with being a dullahan, who would have thought we’d be able to explain Machi’s situation with the power of physics? I mean, sure I guess it makes sense since everything else thus far has had an explanation backed with science but did you at any point assume we’d get a basic lecture on quantum physics? From explaining the basic theory of observation to talking about quirks and wormholes, I really enjoyed watching Souma getting caught in his own wormhole of thoughts as he hypothesized about just how the connection between Machi’s head and body worked.
And as I said earlier, overall I think the whole latter half of the episode actually ended up working rather well. Something that I have to give props to the story for since I thought it might have been really boring.
With these latter episodes focusing on a specific girl, it looks like Hikari is the one who’ll get the special treatment next week. However, I’m not sure things are going to be with that preview giving off some awfully somber vibes. In any case, I’ll see you guys then!