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Asobi Asobase – 10

「心がぴょんぴょん / 華子のハレンチ裁判 / ティンPOの秘密 / 映画制作」 (Kokoro ga Pyonpyon / Hanako no Harenchi Saiban / Tin PO no Himitsu / Eiga Seisaku)
“Heart Go Boing Boing / Hanako’s Trial of Shame / Secret of the Dong / Film Production”

Continuing from the last episode’s Speech Competition, we are given more information on Fujiwara, Olivia’s stand-in for the contest after she bowed out. Fujiwara particularly was a hilarious addition to the show with her passion for English contrasting with her perceived knowledge in Classical Literature based on her resemblance to an elegant woman from a traditional Japanese painting. Thanks to her seiyuu Uchida Shuu, Fujiwara’s speech pattern is absolutely perfect with random English peppered into her conversations, hammering on every English word with spot-on pronunciation. She also has funny quirks with how enthralled she was about the idea of dating Kasumi out of nowhere after perceiving her push to get her to forget about Olivia not knowing much English as her trying to do “kabedon”.

What would follow ends up defining the mid-section of the episode as Aozora kisses Kasumi and walks off. This act lingers throughout the next two segments with Hanako’s bid to get the girls to say the word “poo” through a game of Taboo ends up unearthing the kiss Kasumi had wished would’ve been kept secret. Hanako’s inquisition act is as humorous as ever with her throaty interjections and smarmy one-liners. The yuri potential of the kiss simmers Hanako down, but Kasumi is still affected by it, resulting in her subconscious wanting to mention phallic words at any opportunity possible. In one of the club’s ballsier decisions yet, they respect Kasumi’s wishes to see underneath Aozora’s skirt by helping her come up with ways to look up a girl’s skirt. While their attempts only let Hanako see up Olivia’s skirt, it was hilarious to see the creative efforts the girls took in trying to get Kasumi under Aozora.

The final section of the episode has a cruel teaser of a Season 2 that may or may not ever happen with Kasumi acting as a cutthroat director of the Pastimers Club’s film submission for the Culture Festival. Because Kasumi had recently seen Star Trek, she went with a corny space opera that focused on Hanako as the Captain Kirk / Luke Skywalker character interrogating Olivia as a sexy spy alien who announces her role as a sexy spy. However, as the story goes on and after the insistence to incorporate pastime-related props to the movie, Kasumi’s writing prowess came out in full force with the interrogation scenario looking a lot like the yaoi story from her laptop, having Hanako lick a prop she used on herself before to eventually use on a tied-up Olivia. We never got to see the final results of the film, but hopefully, Kasumi’s wish to make the “Asobi Asobase” production a long-lasting franchise is somewhat close to becoming a reality.


September 9, 2018 at 4:36 pm
  • September 9, 2018 at 5:04 pmEspada

    2nd Season announced!

    • September 9, 2018 at 6:04 pmqwert

      I wouldn’t put too much faith in that being anything other than a joke. This show seems a bit too niche to get a second season and it would be a bit weird to put an actual announcement in episode 10.

  • September 9, 2018 at 5:08 pmRenaSayers

    Of all the crazy facial responses we see from the three musketeers this is the most sinister from my perspective.


  • September 9, 2018 at 9:05 pmTerrence Ng

    Oh jeez this show just cracks me up, I really hope the season 2 is legit, I would love more of this. It fills my Gintama craving for dirty humor xD I love how savage each of the girls are to each other, lol. Kasumi: “Hanako gets good grades, but she’s probably a dumbass”, LOL.

    • September 10, 2018 at 9:24 amNaweG

      In the manga chapter this was used to announce the next volume, and so I feel they were more trying to stick to the medium than make an official announcement. On the other hand… who knows?

  • September 11, 2018 at 2:26 amFarmuhan

    damn, i want to see more Fujiwara in next episode cos Uchida Suu

  • September 11, 2018 at 7:06 amSMinstrel

    C’mon, second season! Make it real!

  • September 13, 2018 at 10:33 amDanny

    I love this show. More, please!