April 25th, 2012
"I know, an entire episode about a maid cafe."
And in this week of "Is This Still Filler?", we have Orito dragging Ayumu to a maid cafe where the entire female cast happens to be working where they have a "Tsun-off." God, I wish I was joking. I can already hear the haunting cries echoing through the blog-o-sphere. "I recognize that word! It’s an otaku thing! Deen totally connects with us. We are so totally anime!" All it did was basically just go through every single character’s catchphrase/gimmick in turn. And this is after the first half of the episode which was an utter waste. Hell, the first three minutes or so are teaching Sera about Gundam figures.
So nothing of value this week either. Not even a shred of Miss Drunky or Kyouko. Just recycling every single female cliche that the show has already been pounding into the ground through this season in one ten minute segment. Some of the commentary during the Tsun-off was okay but since the entire cast has been moist in the panties for Ayumu due to his protagonist power ever since about 3 seconds after each one’s individual introduction, half of this stuff wasn’t even jokes, just doing the same crap it’s done from the start… only with a ringing bell and explaining the cliche and how terrible it is. I’m not sure that’s the tack you want to be taking right now, Deen.