Boy was I fooled by last week’s preview. Just when you though it was going to get serious, the whole cast busts into song and dance (literally). This week, the whole apartment practice for a musical play that they were asked to participate in. Yuuno and Yayoi get dragged into the mess as well.
Shinkurou gets asked by an old man to participate in a musical play at the park. While Shinkurou was trying not to get involved, Yamie and Tamaki overhears them and decide to participate along with Shinkurou. Murasaki is allowed to join in as well with the approval of Benika despite Yayoi’s reluctance. As the group practices singing, they find that Yamie, who was apparently supposed to be in the main role, didn’t quite have the singing abilities that she claimed to have. As a result, Shinkurou calls upon Yuuno in hopes that she would be a better singer than Yamie. However, the group was disappointed again.
Shinkurou and Yuuno attempt to practice singing alone in his room while everyone else is forced out. Yamie finds Yayoi sneaking around the apartment and asks her if she can sing. Apparently, Yayoi scored a 95 in karaoke and has a decent singing ability. Yamie asks her to teach her to sing which Yayoi agrees to do. Murasaki and Tamaki spy on Shinkurou and Yuuno as they attempt to get better at singing. Shinkurou decides to start a duet with Yuuno which leads to everyone start singing and dancing. After the musical part was over, the group continue on with the play which turns out to be totally different from what was originally written.
Benika heads over to the apartment after not being able to contact Shinkurou or Yayoi. She meets up with Ginko who went over to the park to find out that there was no musical play there at all. The two break it to the group that there apparently was actually no play and that everything was set up just so they could have some fun.
Totally awesome episode I must say. I thought the little musical number was a bit corny and over the top, but I found it to be pretty amusing to watch. I couldn’t stop laughing during the parts where Yamie and Yuuno attempt to sing with their horrid singing abilities (not that I can sing myself). I also found it kind of funny that they go from horrible singing to actually decent singing during the musical part.
I found it a bit strange that they used a little bit of some wacky expressions during this episode when they haven’t used any in the previous episodes. It might just be to reflect the lack of seriousness in this episode, but it felt kind of out of place. The comedy level of this episode was above normal though so I guess it’s actually not that bad to include some funny expressions here and there.
I’m still not sure if Shinkurou has any feelings towards Yuuno, but he does certainly act differently towards her than he does with other people. He especially acted differently towards Yuuno’s terrible singing than to Yamie’s singing. It was quite humorous to watch Shinkurou squirm with the combination of Yuuno’s bad singing and her flirtation with him.
Overall I think this was a pretty good episode. We got to see a bit more of the minor characters in this episode than of the major ones as well. We also got a chance to see sides of characters we wouldn’t have imagined before. Who knew Yayoi would be a good singer? It was also a bit interesting to see a connection between Yayoi and Yamie since apparently Yayoi knows something about Yamie’s dress(past?). Looking forward to next week’s episode and hope that the subs stay on the excellent schedule that they’ve been on.