A virtual cookie for anyone who can tell me where this parody of a game came from.
No, the assumption that I actually know what is parodied is in fact a wrong notion. That is the reason why this very similar rpg-like graphics is my attempt to get people to answer my questions. Ha ha. Anyway, this episode deals with the disappearance of Sae inside her house. Is she really into hiding due to debtors knocking at her door?
It was the holidays as Yuno woke up lazily. She started on some flower drawing, but was unable to draw anything. She actually wanted to draw something during the holidays, even though there was no such assignment. Miyako arrived as Miyako said it might be easier if they worked on some themes as Yuno said cat. Miyako drew some fierce cat while Yuno drew a very cute one. The next theme was flowers as Yuno drew some tulips while Miyako added flowers to the fierce cat. The last one was food as Yuno drew a bowl filled with rice but Miyako added a dish to the previous drawing and started coloring.
Sae text-messaged Yuno to come to her house but she asked them to use the back window. Miyako happily jumped down from the second storey as Yuno went into panic mode. Miyako said she could see the sky clearly as well as Yuno’s cute pink panties. Yuno was in shock as she slipped down with a thump. Sae opened the window and said that she had some problems which was why they could not enter from the front. Miyako said if it was due to debtors, but Sae said only Miyako would have such problems. In fact, Sae was trying to escape from her editor for her next writing work. She was stuck though.
Miyako tried to give Sae an idea by using random cards, piecing up an idea of a monk cooking a steamed fish in the plains. Sae told her that she could only write things that she personally experienced, and Miyako said that eliminated love. Sae felt indignant and said there were eight guys chasing her at the same time, which was clearly a very bad lie. Sae actually asked them to buy food for her. At the supermarket, Yuno found a cute cuttlefish symbol as she called her cuttlefish-kun. Miyako said there was no need for honorifics.As they passed by a bookstore, Miyako saw the artist’s name of Sae, which was Tachibaya Aya. She wrote a sappy story between two people getting separated and falling in love, but Yuno stopped Miyako from reciting it out when the juicy parts came in.
They met up with Hino who said that Sae often forgot about meals when she’s busy writing, and she explained to the two that Sae came to the artist’s school so that she could draw her own pictures that could portray her writing best. When they reached Sae’s house, it was very quiet as they placed the food at the doorway. Hino said Sae does not eat when she’s writing, and Miyako said it was a good way to diet. Hino added angrily that it did not work since Sae still ate later. Yuno then talked about the origins of a sandwich, where a person made such food so that he could play poker while eating. Hino repeated that Sae could be dangerous during rush hours, since she had no time to sleep.
Yuno decided to go outside the school to draw, as she lay the cloth and started drawing. Miyako came over to give her a towel due to the cold wind. Yuno said Miyako did not need to accompany her but Miyako said she would fall asleep if she stayed in doors to study Maths. The principal passed by inside the school with groceries, as they were surprised that he could cook and that he was possibly staying in the school. They then said how the principal loved the school so much but he was simply using a shortcut. Miyako was starting to doze off slightly, as Yuno asked whether she wanted some hot tea to perk her up.
Yuno received a mail from her friend, saying that she had a bad headache after sleeping too much, and wished that she could go karaoke with Yuno and Miyako soon. Miyu-sensei came to school as Miyako said that Miyu-sensei loved the school a lot. Miyu-sensei said she had no choice since her parents complained that she was idling in the holidays. Miyu-sensei asked whether Yuno wanted a special lesson since they met up, as she started to pose. She then added that she could get a nightgown back at home for better dressing. Just at that moment, the principal walked with a bottle once again without a plastic bag, as they commented that the principal was a recycle-conscious person. Miyako said that she heard that the principal stayed in school and Miyu-sensei was completely shocked.
Yuno was still not feeling the right moment to draw. Miyako told her to fake drawing, but Yuno said it was not nice. Yuno then wondered how adults would act in this situation as they paused for a moment, before Miyako urged her to continue. As they went back to Sae’s house, it seemed that she had one more chapter to go and was resting for a moment. As Hino rested Sae’s head on her lap, Yuno passed her a mimosa flower. Yuno thought about the earlier event when she fell down, which was extremely embarrassing since she struggled so much. She was sure that Sae had not saw it and Hino was not around too. Sae finally woke up as they held a mini celebration for her. Yuno added that Miyako should go with her to see the books another time.
Sae asked what that meant, as Miyako answered that Sae’s attempts to hide it was futile. Hino said it was good for more people to read Sae’s works, as she talked about the sad sappy story of two young childhood friends who slowly learned about the attraction of the opposite sex. Sae tried to stop Hino, while Miyako said it must be from Sae’s personal experiences. Sae started to blush and said there were tons of confessions to her. Hino said she would still have tons of material. Yuno wondered whether her relationship with her with Miyako would be as good like Sae and Hino. Miyako said she would be nice to anyone who gave her food. A box arrived, who was seafood won in a contest earlier as Yuno congratulated Miyako. During the bath, Yuno said that her relationship with Miyako was very good since without Miyako to accompany her, she would not be able to complete the nice picture.
So, Sae did not escape from debtors. Let me list some of the moments that made me laugh or smile.
1. Sae’s big boast about herself having 8 boyfriends at one go and her “many relationships” with guys.
To me, that is like the most amusing moment for this episode simply because it is such a blatant lie. I am not undermining Sae’s charms, but she seems just like the type of girl that will blush totally red and turn all fuzzy when she is approached by a guy. I mean, if she blushes that badly when she is shy, it will be completely insane to think what will happen if a guy tries to pick her up. Wow, in a way, that can be rather attractive but the way she acknowledged her lies makes this episode a good one already.
2. I see Yuno’s pink pantsu.
Classic pantsu joke, done very subtly so that there is no real visual fanservice. The verbal fanservice makes it funny and it even parodies the silly way in which the wind blows and the skirt starts to fly up, only that it’s impossible for any wind to catch on in that weather and no pantsu is shown. Good job there with the slow motion frames on the skirt rising up too. Yuno isn’t really fanservice material though. Hah.
3. Miyu-sensei’s chibi pose
She rocks. She rocks. She rocks. Want me to say it a fourth time? No?
I will still say it. She rocks. We need more of her in every single episode but she’s really going to be a bit and piece character. Why are all my favorite characters bit and piece characters. First, Tsuruya-san, now Yoshinoya-sensei. Sigh, this is so unfair and the reason that she gave in which she is forced to do work as she is idling at home during the holidays is just drop down hilarious. She’s really like a high school student instead of a high school teacher.
A virtual cookie once again for anyone who can tell me what this picture means. It is supposedly a joke lost on me. Sigh.