1. It’s surely a thankless task being in charge of planning out anime episodes. You’ve already got two different potential audiences to deal with, the manga/LN/VN/whatever readers and the anime-only secondaries. You need to fit in all the readers’ favourite scenes, but you’ve still got to maintain the flow of the story so as not to alienate the secondaries. And on top of that, you’ve got to chop everything up into neat 22 minute chunks. So basically I’ll forgive things like episode 2 and continue wondering how exactly they’ll deal with what might be for some the most problematic scene in a few weeks.

    Anyway, this is a complex anime. At one level, Marin is very assertive and seems to treat all her friends the same irrespective of gender, which Wakana finds very disconcerting. But then there’s the part of her personality that likes a submissive character from an eroge, which forces Wakana to approach this side of her in a highly disinterested, almost professional manner. And after the accidental contact at end of the measuring scene, there’s a third aspect where she’s finally realised that she’s a girl and he’s a boy and things may be about to change between them.

    So yes, maybe last week wasn’t the best, but I still really like this show and can’t wait for the next episode.

  2. I admit that I broke down and read the available manga 😉 … but this show certainly is a breath of fresh air to me.

    Other than the fact that yet again we get a ML who is socially challenged – at least initially – (god, how much I hate this), the story is going to turn surprisingly wholesome. And the charm of Marin is very hard to resist.

    Please keep it up, and I hope you enjoy!

  3. I’m not really into cosplay, but I like how Gojo recommends the material. Found some cosplay photos of a game (eroge too, btw) and was severely disappointed with the clothing materials the cosplayer chose. It was like the difference between greatness and so-so.

  4. I use to Cosplay during Anime conventions. (US Cons) I would always be in and out of craft shops, home decor stores, home Kitchen isle at Macy and Walmart, looking for material for my props and costume. So when I saw Gojo and Marin in a craft store I became happy. However, Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru gets off tangent too often. As a former cosplayer I want Marin and Gojo dive further into Marin’s hobby. Yet, the amount of Fanservice we are given is enough to creat a side story for a filler episode, or two…or three.

    I ask, why can’t Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru be more like Runway de Warette or Chihafuru and less like Tsūjou Kōgeki ga Zentai Kōgeki de ni Kai Kōgeki no Okā-san wa Suki Desuka?

  5. I really like the show so far.

    While I agree last episode’s fanservice measuring session should have been cut in half, part of me wonders if it would have made the same impact.

    Spending the whole episode on the measuring session made me cringe at the length, and I feel that delivered a better impression of this week’s opening scene (eg: “oh boy I spent a whole ep on it, but Gojo had a whole day of Marin’s body seared into his mind!”).

    Anyhoo, I really like the shopping scene because as mentioned it really dwelled into the subject matter directly adjacent to what Gojo is passionate about. As much as the fabric selection displayed his skills, the wig shop fed on his curiosity.

    I view this episode as a switch in Gojo’s perspective from “I’m doing this as as favour” to “Challenge accepted!”, though I may simply be projecting my own sentiment of what I saw.


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