July 16th, 2012
I just assume that’s what was in the box since they go well with scarves.
A very Sakurako episode. She’s far from the worst character in the show though so there have certainly been worse episodes, but the opening gag with Whose-Her-Face and her failed attempt to stop the aliens from invading was still probably the best joke. I suppose that’s nothing new though. Would that they could keep up that kind of humor for the entire episode. Anywho, the whole lunch talking segment had a few decent moments, but, and not to harp on it, probably could’ve used more dango bazookas and/or alien attacks.
The second half was a little worse than the first. I would’ve enjoyed it a lot more if Sakurako had gone completely bonkers in her attempts to treat Whose-Her-Face as Himawari instead of just a couple weak jokes on it before dropping that angle entirely. Come on, it works so perfectly with Whose-Her-Face’s entire schtick. Get her in a blue wig with some water balloons draped over her chest and just go from there. Cutting away to the other characters in the middle of it was also rather… well… dumb. The Himawari/Sakurako plot was going off on its own just fine, not the greatest plot, but hitting the pause button 75% through it for 5 minutes before thre predictible end without even trying to work the separate bits together was just inept.
Student council affairs.