AkaSaka Episode 3
Minnie: I’m pretty much exhausted right now but because I have nothing better to do and I’ve been waiting for this episode to come out (less than Kuroshitsuji and Hakushaku at the moment), I’ll blog this right now. Seriously, Koala Bear and everyone else, I need to have better sleeping habits. I go to bed at 2 am almost every day. Koala is busier with school than I am so I’ll most likely blog the team-up reviews before him. Anyways, the daily Minnie rant is over and I’ll be talking about the third episode now.
Garrick (ninja edit): most likely blog the team reviews first? More like… for sure. (back to work)
Minnie: I bet I’m not the only one who went WTH at the intro before the OP. Okay… Moving along now, I realize I really want to know the identity of the pink-haired girl in the OP because it seems like she’s the creepy girl at the very beginning. Wait a second. Am I watching the wrong anime? Why is everything so dark and gloomy all of a sudden? SUGISHITA SENSEI MY HOMO TEACHER!!!!!! NOOOOOOO!!! T_T But wait, I get to see Tsukasa so early in the episode, arriving with such news. I’m happy now. Koala’s probably … at me. I must be missing something here but are Tsukasa and Yuuhi really close friends? Never mind that. Continuing on with the episode, I am very amused at the Karen/Jun interaction. Haha. I sort of like Karen a lot better now, which is amusing to me at least. Wait a second again! Yuuhi’s sitting next to Jun. Last episode, she sat as far away from him as possible. Huh?! I am noticing odd details today..
Minnie: Right when Karen asks for Yuuhi and Jun’s relationship, the adorable Student Council President asks for Jun and his friends. That doesn’t happen very often at my school. I am starting to agree with a blogger I know about this show centering around a buddy to buddy system. Ah. The Student Council President has minions to do odd jobs for her like Jun and his buddies. Who wants to make bets with me on her secretly having a crush on Jun and using him like this to get closer to him? Anyone? Anyways it’s about Sugishita-sensei who is seen around the old school area before he disappeared. I am almost certain the real reason behind Sugishita’s disappearance has to do with something stupidly funny but let’s just see okay? Yuuhi and Karen stalked Jun. That’s cute. And cool, we have a scene with that creepy pink-haired girl again! Yay?
Minnie: I found myself a pairing- the two friends of Jun or Tsukasa/Nishino. It’s funny when Tsukasa say all these strange things, only to be backed up by Nishino, who usually exaggerate for the hell of it. But yeah, the abandoned building apparently has quite a history to it. And Karen is freaked out. And Nishino keeps backing Tsukasa up in everything, even splitting up. Did I mention I really really love Tsukasa and this episode simply builds up this love? “Test of courage” LMAO! I called Tsukasa purposely using the lot draw for her interior motive for throwing Yuuhi and Jun together and yup, Minnie’s right. This can only get interesting since Tsukasa got her camera ready and Jun and Yuuhi are definitely going to get into some mess because this is a romantic comedy.
Minnie: Yuuhi is scared at the creepy voice and the moving model but Jun sees through this and meets the creepy pink-haired girl who is almost guaranteed to be his later harem- Shiraishi Nagomi. I must say- she has a very interesting, dreamy voice that is reminscent of Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter. Btw, soon enough, Yuuhi and Jun fall down a trap down that is set up by Nago Nago. Who didn’t see this coming? Raise your hand! Anyways, when those two recover, Yuuhi beats Jun up. I seriously question these shows. In real life, if that happens to me, I’ll simply stand up and help the other person, boy or girl. Maybe it’s just Yuuhi and her sheltered personality? Anyways, they need to get out of here so yeah. Yuuhi stands on his back to reach for the trap door. Nope. Too short. He suggests she stand on his shoulders instead. I really don’t see what’s wrong with that but okay, Yuuhi agrees to it since of the situation.
Minnie: There must be a point to the two scenes of Jun’s parents. I am just dying to know what it is. Oh wait. I figured it out. Now, I must wait until the end of the anime to see if it’s true. I get it now- why the shoulder thing is bad. Yuuhi’s not standing on his shoulders- she’s sitting on his shoulders with a skirt on. Seriously, Yuuhi is such a lady. She’s going on an extreme and have a bag (?) around his head so he can’t look. This doesn’t work since he can’t breathe so instead a blindfold, which also means he has no sense of balance. Great idea Yuuhi! In the meantime, a certain little sister under the name of Minato is upset about the disappearance of her older brother. It’s okay though since they’re leaving to Fuyu-kun to search. And WHY in the WORLD does Nago Nago get that scary background sound when she appeared?!
Minnie: The next scene is pretty explanatory- Yuuhi and Jun interaction after the shoulder thing didn’t work out. It’s bad that I’ve been reading DN Angel lately and Daisuke Niwa had a cold=warm up together scene just like one with Satoshi Hikaru. Finally, Jun gets around to explaining why she kissed her like that in episode 1, except well, it doesn’t quite work out. Yuuhi starts beating him up in a very funny manner. In any case, Sensei is down here and like I said, for a good, hilarious reason- he got kicked out of his apartment. XD The gang is found and Mom and Dad are free! For those of you who didn’t get why they show those scenes, it’s obvious a parallel between the Nagase parents and Yuuhi/Jun. For a quick conclusion- Jun and Minato are being borderline incestuous (or not!), Karen seems to have disappeared (?), Council President scolds Sugishita-sensei, Sugishita-sensei sort of knows about the fiance thing, and Nago Nago is being creepy again.
Minnie: In any case, there’s one thing that is good about this episode- we get to know the Council President’s personality better. I’ll be checking her name later and reporting. Oh, and another good thing: Tsukasa. But that’s just me of course. Pretty much everything about this episode is cliche and plain except for the whole mystery behind Nago Nago, who I find interesting. I sort of enjoyed it nevertheless because I loved the interactions Tsukasa had with Karen and Nishino. The animation is kind of off though… Not the best episode but it does leave me questioning so yeah.
Minnie’s Overall Rating for Episode: 7/10
Minnie’s Anticipation for Next Episode: 8/10