These TLR posts are getting later and later with every episode. I don’t know if it’s because of my laziness or if it’s because I’m caring less and less about the series… maybe it’s both. Anyways, with only five episodes left, I figured I’d just finish up blogging the series (I hate leaving things unfinished).
Lala gets inspired by a television program about hot springs and decides that she wants a hot springs for herself. Lala eventually decides to build a vehicle that would allow her to dig into the Earth’s core and locate her very own hot springs. A few other people, including Haruna, Yami, Mikado, Saruyama and those two other girls (their names aren’t really important), show up as well to find the hot springs.
After digging around aimlessly and passing up lost treasures, the crew finally find an area with many different colored hot springs. Due to the open and free environment, Rito and Saruyama get confined to a tiny hole in the ground hot spring for the sake of the other girls’ privacy. However, this doesn’t hold the two for long as they escape to explore the other hot springs.
After a bunch of events, Lala continues to drill and accidentally causes an underground volcanic eruption. Said eruption causes the gang to flee and even wipes out an entire underground nation of mole people (who were apparently planning to take over the surface world… go figure). The episode ends with sort of a cliffhanger as to what had happened, but due to the nature of these episodes and seeing the preview for the next, I doubt we get to see (nor do I really care) what happens in the end.
For a “hot springs” episode, this one was really boring. The fanservice wasn’t anything special either. In every harem/love comedy anime you’d probably get at most one or two hot springs episodes and you’d make it the best damn hot springs episodes you can (tons of fanservice and hilarious moments). However, TLR just ruined it and wasted their token hot springs episode.
Despite having Yami and Mikado at the hot springs, I’m surprised they left out some of the other characters. At least have Saki (who showed up for like a minute or two of the entire episode) in the damn hot springs as well. I wanted my Yui fanservice dammit.
Next episode, to much of my surprise, seems to include Magical Kyoko (the same Kyoko from Black Cat with a different setting). I’m wondering if this will be a side story in Kyoko’s “world” or not since she’s considered to be a fictional character in the TLR reality and the next episode looks like it has either the principal or someone who looks very much like him. But, since there’s no signs of any of the other characters, I doubt this will include any of them as a major part of the episode. Seeing as how many of the other episodes sucked anyway, I doubt it’ll matter much.