Yay! It’s Oshizu! Okay enough of that.
This episode is based off one of the chapters from the manga where Rito and the gang enter the old school building. After encountering all sorts of spooky stuff, they encounter a friendly ghost by the name of Oshizu, a young girl who died in that area many years ago.
Rito and the gang hear a rumor about a ghost who haunts the old school building and decide to check it out for themselves. In the building they find Yami who’s there to check out all the old books and Yui who decided to follow them.
Shortly after meeting up, the gang starts encounter all sorts of mysterious and supernatural-like things going on. However, it turns out that it’s just the work of refugee space aliens trying to protect their home.
Doctor Mikado shows up and decides to try and get jobs for the aliens at a friend’s haunted house. After the aliens leave with Mikado, Oshizu appears and introduces herself. It appears that she has not been able to get much sleep due to the rowdiness of the aliens.
Unfortunately for the aliens, Mikado’s friend is closing down the haunted house and building an alien cabaret instead and would only hire female aliens. Oshizu comes up with the idea to teach the aliens how to sing and dance and ultimately make them more feminine.
The aliens agree to the idea and go through training under the guidance of Oshizu. Eventually their hard work pays off when they get hired to work in the cabaret with Oshizu as the “Big Mama”.
Okay, the first half of the episode was really the only part worth watching for me. The first half was mostly based on the original material with a few minor changes and such. That was all fine and dandy for me, but the second half of the episode was really way out there and the thought of transforming male aliens to act more feminine really didn’t tickle my fancy. And Oshizu’s part in the episode didn’t really do her any justice either.
I’m not sure why, but I found Yui to be particularly funny during this episode. The parts where she would try to faint was particularly humorous. Nothing straight out “LOL” funny in this episode, but it was a bit entertaining at least (for the first half of the episode anyway).
The next episode looks straight up retarded. It seems like there’s going to be a cat-woman alien that comes to Earth and possibly falls in love with Saruyama. I don’t know… maybe it’ll turn out okay, but judging from their track history with anime original content, I wouldn’t count on it.