We had the obligatory harem antics coming to us. It was a question of when, not if. And now was the time. This episode had it all. Tripping on top of the girl and groping her, tripping and grabbing her underwear, a shower scene, then some making out with mom… wait, what?
Inori and Shuu
They continue to piss me off. Shuu is a wuss who is now best friends with Gai for no apparent reason. And Shuu and Inori are still acting like lovers despite what she told him. How pathetic can you be, Shuu?
He should ditch Inori and go out with Hare. I like her much better than Inori. Or the fujoshi glasses-girl would be fine too. Or the class president. Hell, I like the neko-mimi butt-shaking girl better than Inori. As long as it isn’t his mom. Oh, wait.
This scene especially pissed me off, when they were talking about the drug dealer:
JUST LIKE YOU, BITCH!
Go Go Team America!
This new villain is meant, I assume, to be a ridiculous caricature of Americans, but I can’t help but like him. I suppose it’s because I’m an American myself.
He’s just so cool! I love the can-do attitude. Everyone around him is telling him he can’t shoot missiles sideways, he can’t break their shields, and on and on and on. Screw them all. Of course he can! He can do anything!
And then when something goes wrong, is it because they didn’t plan it through enough?No, of course not. It’s because they “didn’t have enough guts!”
With that said, if they ever try to treat this guy as a serious villain, I’m not going to buy it. I hope he doesn’t get sucked into this subordination cycle either. What is it with all the petty villains moving on to become the next one’s underling?
Gai and the Girl
So the first time I saw the student council president, I thought that she was Gai crossdressing and transferring into their class. No, I am not making this up.
(Un?)fortunately, that wasn’t the case. But their relationship was one of the better things that has come out of this show so far. Gai’s teasing is spot on. Although the girl’s reactions are fairly droll.
Gai’s armadillo ice breaker was nice:
Although who in the world would anyone want a pet armadillo? They aren’t fuzzy or cute or anything. They can barely see, and I’ve never actually seen one curl up in a ball before. I’m not sure they can. Where I used to live, they’re the most common form of roadkill.
Less Obnoxious than Usual
Overall, this episode was an improvement over recent history. The harem antics and Shuu’s mom were certainly annoying. As were Shuu and Inori, of course. But Gai’s banter was entertaining, as was the new villain. And I did enjoy the missile scene, especially how they had the orchestra play the Nutcracker piece during it. That was nice.