July 31st, 2012
Yes, it’s lame. I’m tired and this is late anyway.
This actually came out last week. Guess I was too busy looking for the still MIA Symphonia OVA to notice. Also, it seems that TBS’s broadcast of Joshiraku isn’t taking any time off, so from here out, it’ll be a Friday show apparently, continuing right on this week. Choco’s going to be technically off both this week and next, so its first broadcast of episode #5 will be on KBS on the 10th (Friday) on KBS, but the following week, TBS is running episode #5 and #6 back to back at its usual time on Thursday the 16th, so the status quo will be restored… at least for it.
Still kind of weak, but definitely better than most episodes. Mostly thanks to a lot more Suzu than usual, the only consistently entertaining character/prop of the cast, but it was also a bit more generally cohesive than usual, being split into just four main portions instead of fourteen. Well, the first part was still fairly… undirected and pasted together of random bits, but the rest was more standard. I’ll also freely admit that the lack of Omigawa’s obnoxious nasally whine was nice too. She jutted into the episode just long enough to remind me that she existed and renew my hatred for how terrible she is and then disappeared again. I feel disturbingly easy to please if that’s what satisfies me with this show.
The sleepover thing did end up being a little underwhelming though. The swarm invades his house and the raciest things they can think to do and/or find is to offer to ‘clean’ Tsuda through enema and/or speculate on how large his manhood is based on his boxers? That’s really it? Aren’t you supposed to be a sex comedy? The second to last joke was also something else when it came to a forced and horrible pun, so much so that the entire joke rested on Shino explaining it after the fact. Oi. But overall, less bad than usual. That’s a step up.