Yes, they really were BOTH laughing in that daydream. Just like a certain stripping senior…
Once again, as seems to be par for the course, Minami-ke Okaeri manages to lurch along from amusing to ho-hum all within the same episode. The twist this time is that we get an episode that focuses more on Riko for the first few skits, including a daydream which seems to have been stolen from Hosaka’s inventory of Haruka-induced delusions.
Actually, scratch that. There have been complaints about the style of posting that I’ve been using the past two episodes. Especially about with comments about ‘funny episodes’ being ruined by a moderate amount of reading. Word to the reader: humour is a subjective thing, as a scan of the blogosphere (or flipping through channels on a television set) will often prove. But never let it be said that we don’t do requests. There is the now ‘non-joke-explaining’ funny version of this post to go along with the ‘serious’ version hidden under the spoiler tags to avoid abusing the sensitivities of our more special readers.
It must be repeated: humour is a subjective thing, which is why some of Okaeri episodes flat-out suck.
Keiko Speaks For the Audience
A Yandere In the Making
Hiroko, in a moment of clarity, realizes that the running gag will end if she interferes
Because the real Fujioka cost too much to rent
Oh no… not the imagine spot…
Not quite there… try harder, Riko
That’s more like it
Riko takes another step down the Hosaka side of the Force…
… and promptly falls right off the other side. At least Hosaka imagines that he succeeds.
Kana hanging out with her classmates? ZOMG!
Kana noticed? OMG! OMG! The world is about to end!
Yes, he’s coming to Kana’s. No, not in that way.
Then Riko came. And yes, in that way.
Kana, acting normal? The oddest scene in the series so far.
Kana’s idea of hospitality = Warm Things
She means the bath, Fujioka, not the bedroom
And the loli Chiaki convinces Fujioka to take the bath, where Kana failed. Hmm…
And, as the loser harem male, Fujioka sets the pattern
Kana discovers that a chili pepper bath is burning hot, not warm and hospitable
Dunno… how WAS the bath?
So… who wants to tell Kana that she looks like a lobster?
Riko once more starts down the Hosaka side…
… but this time, she actually talks to Hosaka in the daydream.
… oh god, she even got Hosaka’s smile. Heaven help us all.
… and meanwhile, in the real world… no stripping. Damn, I’m disappointed.
Kickin’ it up a notch
… and cue the mad laughter
Good job, Riko-sensei
Back to the drawing board
Why not? You hang around with MakotoMako-chan
… says the guy in the skirt.
Seeing Touma from a girl’s point of view.
Touma gets the joke. Mako-chan doesn’t.
Kana’s train of thought has derailed
Kana should know – look how she turned out
Mako-chan’s version of “wild manliness”
Why so serious, Chiaki?
Kana dropping a subtle(?) hint
… he says, while he whispers “Haruka” deep in his heart.
Kana suggesting that Makoto give chocolates to someone other than herself? Impostor!
Chiaki learns the secret of dating: lowered expectations.
Someone who doesn’t matter