I Don’t Like My Brother At All! #05 — Madame X

February 5th, 2011

 

Well, close enough at any rate.

Impressions:

A decent episode, but I feel like they’re really not using Kondo to her fullest potential. She’s good for some things, like tying up Shuusuke’s porn in bondage ropes while holding it hostage, and unlike Nao or Iroha, can be quite cute at times, but they could be doing a whole lot more with the BL angle, especially as they continue to thankfully make jokes about Shuusuke and the head of the AGE. I did get a chuckle out of the mystery solving skills of the AGE this week. Sure, it wasn’t much of a mystery for the audience since we have the OP and ED to tell us who the important characters are before they even appear, but as far as logical deduction goes this season, they’re kicking everybody else’s tails. Most of the rest of the cast was all but completely absent, Nao and Iroha included. That did give the episode quite a bit less of a manic edge than usual, but it wasn’t too bad.

As it stands though, I’m feeling pretty underwhelmed by Kondo and her making Shuusuke her ‘pet.’ She’s a little too dangerously close to being really plain and generic in a comedy about extremes, basically like another horrible Nogizaka Haruka character dumped into a show entirely unsuited for her. She’s not quite that bad, but she needs a little more oomph to her character to really fit in. Have her make Shuusuke buy some really weird magazines or something… like male gender bent versions of that swimsuit/stockings girl her likes. Him drooling over her panties beneath her stockings and the chance to be her pet doesn’t really fly when he has two other girls eager to the point of desperation to do that for him anyway.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Mesousa says:

    You saw Purezza, rigth?

    That’s the season that SUCKED.

    Nanaya says:

    I still say that’s a bastardization of ‘Pleasure.’

    Aroduc says:

    Are you trying to tell me that the first season didn’t suck?

    Myssa Rei says:

    The first season was at least *decent*. The same could NOT be said about Purezza.