August 10th, 2012
Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Differently structured episode from usual. The middle out-on-the-town part lasted approximately 90 seconds. So… uh… yeah. That was a little different and not altogether unpleasant. The first part also had perhaps the laziest bit of direction I’ve seen since… well… since the cat god show did the exact same thing… repeatedly. It was all just kind of rambling aimlessly about four since Glasses was off lurking in the shadows instead of hanging with them. Some of the four puns were terrible enough to be passable, but the entire "Joshiraku as a four panel" bit was just lazy and awful in every way. But I imagine there is someone somewhere already squealing in delight that they referenced K-On.
Part trey remained the strangest of the lot as always, although I wasn’t really feeling this one all that much. Probably because there was just way too much Glasses after giving her a complete pass through the first half. She had to be the whipping boy/hazing target/junior member and fighting back against it, but she’s generally only useful for the physical comedy of which she didn’t supply very much this time around. And yes, JC Staff, I can tell you watched 2001. Please turn off the Blue Danube now.
Traumatizing Koreans with the threat of fan death.