100 Yen? Aren’t confessions supposed to be, you know, free?
With the discovery of Nagi’s little sister, Zange, Jin’s life gets a bit more complicated when Zange gets involved.
Nagi, idol of Kannagi City. It has a nice ring to it.
Nagi witnesses the sacred tree, in which she originated from, being uprooted and removed from it’s original location. With the “symbol” of her divinity gone, Nagi is afraid that her powers and her very existence will soon disappear. During the conversation, the topic of becoming an idol arises and causes Jin to wonder about it even during school. Some of the other club members overhear Jin thinking out loud and Jin is eventually told about Zange being the latest idol in town.
Whoa ho ho! Where’s nosebleed-senpai when you need her?
After volunteering to buy more art supplies for the club in town, Jin decides to take a shortcut home and finds Zange being harassed by a group of guys. Jin is accidentally discovered, but manages to escape with Zange after he gets in a clean hit on the guy with his bag of art supplies. The two of them run off to somewhere near the river side where Jin finds out that the girl who he just escaped with was the real Zange. They part ways after a brief conversation and a pretty provocative moment.
Dun dun dun.
Jin tells Nagi about meeting Zange and finds out that they’re actually sisters. Nagi goes off to find Zange’s sacred tree which happens to still be intact. This leads to Nagi eventually discovering that Zange has used a human being (named Hakua) as her vessel. The two, Hakua and Zange, apparently agreed to be with each other, however, it seems that Zange is the only one in control of the body.
Oh ho ho. I wonder what kind of antics Zange will pull off now.
The episode ends with Zange coming to Jin’s home (with Nagi and Tsugumi there) and announcing that she will be staying there from now on.
I’m afraid to see what the doujins of this would be like after seeing this part. Afraid, but slightly intrigued. -.-
Another great episode of Kannagi despite having the comedy factor toned down a bit to be more serious for once. Zange’s character is a bit interesting but far from unusual. She’s basically the evil girl with the cute facade type of character, but I still found her to be a nice addition to the show. Her actions so far have been pretty interesting to watch and while she’s not as fun to watch as Nagi is, I’m eagerly waiting to see the chaos she’ll bring in future episodes.
I just noticed that it looks like Jin is carrying a man purse.
Jin’s role as the protagonist still impresses me a bit. There were moments where I didn’t expect certain things to happen. One part being when he finds Zange being harassed by those punks. It’s one thing to dodge the punch, but the “Gesso Can Attack” part was hilariously great. It kind of works out since he didn’t come off as too macho or too wimpy… a median in which I’m surprised to be to be impressed by now a days. Go figure.
Yes, hold on to that man purse, Jin.
Speaking of not too macho, Jin being led away from the thugs by Zange instead of the other way around totally makes him the non-macho type… but it does kind of make him a little wussy. ¬.¬
Sorry Nagi. Jin is too busy brooding over his loss at the Hula Hoop Championship finals.
The second part was when Jin found Nagi and Zange in the equipment room. The way he just closes the door and goes into “shocked” mode was absolutely priceless. Bravo Jin, bravo.
Come on Jin. Fried Eggs and Vegetables are obviously NOT the same as Vegetables and Fried Eggs.
Tsugumi’s role (as well as the other side characters) was quite small this episode. However, she still manages to squeeze in at the end and provide us with an amusing moment.
Would that count as a threesome?
So Zange wants Jin for his heightened sense for the supernatual, perhaps. But how does Hakua fit into this. It was hinted at during the “conversation” between Zange and Hakua that they both want Jin. So my question is, why does Hakua want Jin? Does she just have a crazy psycho crush on him or what? That’s probably the case, but I’m hoping for maybe something more unexpected. I’m not really getting my hopes up though.
I’ll show you a “storm of love”. ¬.¬
On final note. The part at the end with Zange on the TV giving the forecast as well as being at Jin’s front door was pretty clever in my opinion. If you read her forecast closely, it’s pretty clear that she’s referring to not just the weather, but to the current situation at Jin’s home. Not exactly breakthrough material, but pretty nifty I must say.
Fun Nagi Moments
Love Nagi’s expression here.
In real life, shouting loudly in public is just embarassing. In anime, it’s just awesome.
Nagi: “You Boobian! Go back to Planet Tits!” I also like the fact that Jin admits to liking bigger breasts and how the TV is focusing in on Zange’s chest.