Idiots, Tests, and Summoned Beasts #23 — Status Quo! Status Quo!

September 8th, 2011


Okay, now the status quo is restored. …Probably.


Apparently there was some residual angst with Kitehead to finish up before everything could go completely back to normal and both girls could be fawning over the moron again. But mostly just in the second half of the episode. The first 10 minute or so minutes were little more than time filler of Himeji’s cooking corner and various failed plans that went something like "Let’s talk about a plan. Okay. That didn’t work. That’s three minutes of the episode eaten up, how many more do we need to pad it out to a full 22?" I’m not sure if some of them even remembered to have punchlines. But hey, at least it wasn’t more flashbacks.

Then it was time for Miharu and Yoshii to have a shouting/summoned beast fight over Minami’s feelings. At least they actually sort of bothered to animate the fight, although most of it was still filled with Miharu annoyingly shouting over the whole thing with Yoshii being his usual oblivious self. I think I would have actually preferred it if Yuuji had taken the opportunity to ambush Miharu instead of sacrificing Yoshii instead. After how badly all the relationship melodrama was handled last episode, the show needs a break from it to let me forget about it… preferably forever.

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3 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • feal87 says:

    Yeah, this series is just trying to keep the story running by not leaning toward either of the two girl…


  • Travis says:

    Hey. I know someone’ll probably show up with some show or another I can’t recall off the top of my head, but wouldn’t it be kinda nice if romantic tensions were resolved in the first few episodes? Like – “Yo, you wanna go with me?” “Sure.”

    It’s amazing, writers. Opens up whole new dimensions, too. And the best part is, none of this false tension that feels so artificial it hurts.

    I guess this is something that I hate like you hate flashbacks, Aro. Although I’ll admit that the possibility that this is all the flashback of a brain-addled Jump protagonist scares me in an utterly soulwracking Gnostic sort of way.

  • Winterblade says:

    I think actual standout part of this episode was the music during that summoned battle scene between Yoshii and Miharu.

    I swear it was something pulled from Pirates of the Carribean, or some other fantastical movie…