Finally, for those of you who’ve been waiting for the Miss Timid x That Bloke Who Fancies Her ship to sail – this one’s for you…
The highlights of this epi include: Yukko getting hit with a book; Miss Timid getting hit on by That Bloke; the Creepy Science Teacher thinking she’s also getting hit on by That Bloke; Gundere and friends wishing they would get hit on by their weird crushes; Sakamoto getting hit by an electric current; and a Mio-look-a-like hitting everyone in sight on a certain airship.
Firstly, loved that opening. That was one gag they could’ve dragged out even more and they’d get no complaints from me. *Pauses to remember and re-enjoy…*
And speaking of hopeless girls, that pyjama party with Gundere and co. was a treat, not because of the obvious yurilicious nightwear and tickling (I’m surprised there wasn’t a pillow-fight), but because Mohawk Guy (and Goat Guy) finally got some love. It was news to me about him being a punk, though; guess no one bothered to tell Weboshi [Pfft. Again.] about those flaxen locks of his naturally only growing that way. In contrast, That Other Girl looked and sounded like a (slightly) older Hakase. And I still can’t tell if that’s cute or creepy. At least she seems to be more collected than Gundere (er, not that that’s saying much), so I hope to see more of these three together, as it would also distract from how boring Gundere really is.
And speaking of more collected ladies, Miss Timid is almost as adorable as Nano, isn’t she? I’m surprised I haven’t said so before. Though, that’s probably because her gentle sweetness is always being overshadowed by the Epic Moé that is Nano/ Hakase. So, let’s briefly give it up for one of the more consistent characters in this show; for, as timid as she may be, she is clearly a dedicated individual with an admirable desire to keep corridors free of eating, animals, running, and weapons of mass monotony, and who can also keep her head in front of That Bloke She Likes, even if he’s doing the complete opposite.
And speaking of That Bloke. You know, maybe he’s not so clueless as we first thought… I mean, he even has creepy, one-track-robot-kidnapping-minded science teachers blushing bright beetroot and abandoning said robot-kidnapping-plans within seconds of randomly meeting him. And he also succeeds in making them seem even more creepy while going gaga over the possibilities of their new-found cuteness hours later. Hmm… clearly, he’s not just a fool in love after all, but a genuine Giacomo Casanova incarnate, and one whose arsenal of smooth talk includes such gems as:
– a formidable Bloke, indeed!