September 12th, 2009
At least it had Rin.
Well, given the Bakemonogatari fiasco this week, I was expecting the worst here, but thankfully, it was more or less about the same as always… which, granted, is still about three tiers lower than previous seasons, but at least it’s not in flames yet. It was rather heartwarming to watch the message boards light up with rage though.
Annnnnnnnnyway, pretty much the same as most of this season. A mostly decent episode with a pretty horrible tertiary segment crammed in. To shake things up, they threw the short segment in as part 2 this time instead of part 3. It didn’t even have a real theme… or even have Itoshiki or Kafuka in it for that matter. How do you even have this show without either of them? Bleh. There were a few good jokes scattered here and there, but aside from another journey for Itoshiki into the arms of another man, nothing that really struck me as particularly noteworthy.
Part 1 covered the image changing effects of colored sunglasses. I’m also pretty sure that a Dragonball scouter does not count as a pair of sunglasses. If I had to pick a theme for the second part, it’d be boredom, but it was about 95% Nami whining about how she was bored and Rin destroying houses for a change of pace or to make a direct path to the ramen shop. That’s seriously all it was. The final part was a little more back on target on the techniques of pandering or maybe appeal or luring a reaction would be better terms, with people doing the cheerleader high-kick/panty flash whenever they did it, and whether or not it was just a friendly service. At least Koyasu got to show up for the first time in a long while. That said, he should never be allowed to come within a mile’s radius of the "Draw Itoshiki" portion ever again.