hohohohohohohoh~ Masako being possessed is so fricking cool. I love this episode because I laughed my head off. This episode is absolutely hilarious, though there is sure some background story that is intrigue.
Time to see more hohohoh~ action!
Mai’s friend was asking her whether Naru could help in the investigation where her boyfriend and her got splashed by water, with no one in sight at all. It was a special place for her as it was the place they met for the first time. Mai told her friend that she would ask but not to expect so much as Naru would not help. Naru said that it was the case of the police and refused to help Mai when she was in, proving Mai right.
Mai then thought about Naru not going to school and that he did not engage in activities such as watching TV, going to movies, or listening to music. As she continued to stone, Naru asked whether there was anything else, with her annoyed at the attitude Naru had, without even thanks for the tea. Mai then mentioned that it had been a while since she worked there, with Naru and Lin both being rather mysterious in approach. Masako then arrived, only to earn Mai’s wrath when she said she was looking for Naru.
Masako had the same request as the girl with the producer of her company having some problems with his actors getting splashed with water, but Naru refused it still, saying that it’s the job of the police. Masako then said she was helped before by the producer, and said Naru should understand about repaying people when they received help before. Mai then said Naru would never agree, only for Naru to ask for the location, leaving Mai in shock.
They then arrived at the scene, with the others there except the witch. The monk then imitated the witch, saying that she would definitely say it was the act of a spirit, as she did exactly so, eliciting laughter. They were in fact asked to be lures, as couples seemed to be the ones getting splashed. Even though the witch tried to pair herself up with Naru, the pairings did not go as plan, with Masako going with Naru, Mai with monk and John with the witch after deciding using the “guessing game”. They also discussed within themselves, saying that Masako had something advantageous over Naru. Masako also felt a mild spiritual presence but it was harmless.
As Mai and the monk were feeding birds, they were suddenly splashed by water, with everyone rushing over. However, Masako sensed the spirit and the spirit was young as she blanked out. As she awoke, she was possessed by the spirit, with her mentioning how cute Naru was. Mai then asked why she was splashing water at all couples. We then realized that the spirit was in fact a girl whose boyfriend two-timed her. As she discovered it, she approached him, only to be splashed water on the face. Saddened greatly, she eventually tried to suicide by all means like hanging and poisoning herself. She eventually failed and was about to return home. However, a cat appeared and she lost her balance as she knocked her head onto the pavement, dying in a freak way.
Mai was extremely angry and felt that there must be a way to punish the man because the ghost would not feel satisfied if she was to move on ahead in the afterlife. The ghost actually tried to scare him when she died 6 months ago, but the man was too insensitive to realize and the monk added that such people will have karma hitting back on them. That continued hate was no good, as Mai remembered the scene in the doll arc and there must be a release. Hence, Mai decided to help the ghost. With the help of the “psychic otakus”, the man suddenly appeared, with them scaring him that there was a spirit haunting him. Eventually, the spirit appeared, splashed water on the man and scared the living lights out of him. With that, she was finally able to rise up to the heavens.
Back at the office, they were wondering why Naru accepted it, with John saying that Masako might be a patron. They then laughed, since a patron there meant being kept for money, while John meant someone who was financially backing SPR. That said, Naru came out, asking when his office became an office shop. Masako then offered to treat him lunch for the help, with Mai expecting that Naru would reject it. However, he accepted it, with Masako saying that she had been with Naru for previous dates as they left off. With Mai sad and jealous, the monk invited her for a date as well, with John sadly tagged with the witch. With that, the arc ended, with Lin taking care of the office.
Hideously funny episode. Seeing Masako possessed by the spirit just makes my day since I am such a Masako fanboy. I wonder what will happen if Masako is to act this way normally. I think Mai will literally have her blood vessels splitting up in despair, insanity and total rampage. Mai’s expressions when Naru agreed to Masako’s plans were classic and I really enjoyed all the strange faces that Mai has whenever things happened.
That is perhaps one of the draws for Masako appearing. So, if you are a Mai fanboy or fangirl, you should really hope that Masako appears more. In this episode, we see that Masako’s ability to sense spirits also makes her an easy vessel to be possessed by the spirit as she is perhaps the most receptive medium among all the people here. In a way, it makes sense that she would get possessed.
However, there is yet another thing that concerns. The part that she said about Naru understanding that he had to repay people who had helped him meant that Masako had helped him dearly last time in a backstory. I have no clue what she had helped him in but by the change of conversation and their rather “close” relationship, i will think that it is something substantial, enough for Naru to change his mind. Considering how hard it is to change his mind, I really wonder what she has in store.
Lastly, this is perhaps a good side story after the rather heavy arc previously. It is a good switch to humor and I found myself laughing at all the strange faces that are created by the ghost. Cheers on this funny episode and let’s wait for the next one!