More character introduction episodes. This time we get a chance to meet Kotegawa Yui, a female student of high morals and principles. Getting the students to act to her will is no problem for her until she meets Lala and Rito.
Right before school, Lala attempts to summon Rito, who is currently on the toilet, to school with a magnetic robot that is attuned to him. Rito comes charging forth and runs into Haruna with his pants down and receives a hearty slap to the face. Rito is then embraced by the eager Run who apparently remembers the kiss between Ren and Rito and considers it to be a kiss with Rito and herself. Then Saki appears in a revealing leather outfit and smothers Rito into her chest. Amongst all this apparent chaos, Yui appears and attempts to stop this mess. However, she fails to accomplish anything as the chaos further ensues with Run turning back into Ren as she is about to kiss Rito and Lala gettings Peke knocked off and thus becoming naked.
Yui immediately takes over the school with her rules and regulations even temporarily changing the dress code to long skirts only. Rito is prohibited for talking to any girls for two weeks thanks to Yui having the Principal take action. However, when Yui witnesses that the craziness still occurs when Rito isn’t around, she takes a second thought on Rito’s behavior. Yui decides to follow Rito around after school and watches all the acts of good will that he does and has a brief change of heart. But, thanks to Lala using the magnetic robot to drag Rito again, the sweet moment between Rito and Yui is interrupted and her thoughts about him may have been reduced to something slightly better than before. The next day at school, Yui appears to have returned to her normal self as Lala starts up more trouble for the poor Rito.
I actually thought this was a pretty good episode. The episode returns to it’s normal theme of comedic moments and fanservice as opposed to the “manly” fest of the last episode. Kotegawa Yui, as uptight as she is, has her good sides and “dere” moments that automatically makes her a very popular character in my opinion. She didn’t seem as commanding and menacing as she does sometimes in the manga, but overall I still think that her anime version lives up to my expectations.
It’s kind of interesting to see that Yui’s feelings for Rito are already slightly developing this early in the show. Of course, with a limited time frame they would have to progress things much quicker than in the manga, but originally it took a lot longer for Yui to even consider Rito and took more than just a few moments of being a Good Samaritan.
To much of my surprise, Run-chan actually appeared in this episode and she couldn’t have performed any better. This was the Run-chan I wanted to see in the last episode, but sadly they didn’t have any room for much of her with Ren going around being an idiot. I’m hoping to see more of Run-chan later on in the series and hope that we’ll get to see her try to get her “revenge” on Lala that always fails miserably.
Next episode, we get a chance to meet the seductive school nurse, Mikado-sensei and some new character to appears to be some kind of space hero. It should prove amusing to say the least. I’m awaiting to see some corny lines brought forth by space boy.