February 22nd, 2009
Who are these people again?
A very tertiary character centered episode. Hell, Atsuko probably had the most screen time behind Kana, which is sort of sad in a way because she only had about 5 lines. Unfortunately, aside from the first part, most of the rest wasn’t terribly amusing. Hosaka’s delusion was as mundane as they come and Keiko just plain bores me, even when she’s caught up in her own somewhat strange tangents. The episode just felt a bit soulless since so much of it was centered around the wallflower characters. I’m not sure Atsuko and Keiko combined even had more than 3 lines this season before this episode. I did love Maki getting shot down when she tried to hit on some guy by pretending to be a weak little girl, but that was really the only part of the episode that actually made me laugh.
Part 1 was a long bit on training to open soda cans and taught me that girls in Japan have very weak fingers. Either that, or their aluminum is especially thick. I’m also pretty sure that they did this section just to have the VAs moan and strain. Part 2 was really lame, but thankfully was only around three minutes long. Pretty much the only real joke there was Kana knocking Touma into Atsuko’s breasts and her wondering if Touma was a guy or a girl. Keiko rambled through various possible pairing scenarios in her head for part 3. Finally, we stopped in on the volleyball clubs where Atsuko’s continued belief that Hosaka is kind of cool despite his continuing weirdness.