February 14th, 2013
The first sign that this was probably not going to be a good episode was not subtle. It’s like there’s some bizarre Japanese trend where they feel compelled to give anything that they realize is sufficiently awful an enormous title, as if that will somehow mitigate it. Episodes, light novels, terrible doujin pornography, almost invariably, the longer the title, the worse it will be. Anyway, the ferret kidnaps Les Black in some cockamamie scheme involving raising friendship power by luring them all to an island full of traps like… a conveyer belt off a cliff, or a teddy bear robot that they defeat by dropping a rock on its head. Les Black also immediately steals the silverware and uses it to become a ninja.
So no, it was not an episode that served any point nor did it have any kind of flashy animation to amuse either. It just continues to occupy that uncomfortable middle ground of being just serious enough to make me wonder exactly how serious they’re trying to be instead of actually committing full scale to making the whole thing a joke. Besdes which, I think the ony thing going through their heads was "Let’s put them in bikinis because our ratio of ass-service to flailing breasts is extremely skewed so far. Let’s fix that."