I’m a bit late, but that’s because as usual I got distracted by a new game and I’ve been working long hours. But never fear, the weekly dose of tsundere loli adventures is here, complete with chapter skipping and ugly birds making jokes about shampoo commercials. However, what I find the most disturbing is the addictiveness of the ED song.
Taiga’s even more abusive than Louise, with a constant stream of insults directed at the poor fellow. Her voice in this episode also sounds a lot more Louise than it did in episode one. Ryuuji fights back to a degree, but he still makes her food. Then she totally cockblocks him from Minori with a nasty smile on her face. Ouch dude, ouch.
She’s a strange one with her obscure references and quick method of speaking. One of the members of the group that subbed this, [gg], has a fairly detailed set of TL notes for Minorin this episode, you can check it out here.
That…looks like it hurt. Like others who have read the novels, I noticed that some of the first couple of chapters were skipped out on or cut down heavily, like the basketball scene. I’m holding out judgment on whether or not this is a good idea, because I think a lot of what was cut was important development. However, if this gives them more time to flesh out some of the better story sections later on (like Ami) then I’m all for it. On the other hand, if they use the extra time for shitty JC Staff fillers I’m going to rage.
This girl is hard to follow, she goes from melodramatic pondering, to angry facial contortions, to asking the guy to take care of Taiga. I guess that’s what makes her endearing. I’m starting to warm up to Hocchan’s portrayal of Minorin, at least for the time being.
This…was strange looking.
Instead of actually showing a wide shot of them kicking the pole the whole time, we get the occasional foot, a shaking face, and then shots of power lines. Trying to save a few bucks on animation there guys? Anyways, the scene was fairly well done, if anything Rie has a really good angry/emotional voice. She gets lots of practice.
Aha! The show can’t end 2 episodes in now can it! Instead she gets the dreaded “friend zone.”
Like the scene before it, I guess there wouldn’t be a story without stuff like this, despite the stupidity of it all. “Not being able to leave her alone” and trying to get closer to Minorin just can’t be worth all the abuse and explain his dedication in a realistic sense. Ah, the world of anime, how I must suspend my disbelief for thee. When I read the source material I kind of glazed over this beginning material, and I’m glad I didn’t give up, because it got a lot better afterward.