From the harem genre’s bottom shelf
Comes the hot spring episode trope
I could write this episode myself
Because it won’t go beyond that scope
Nisekoi never had ambitions
To be anything other than tame
To resolutely stick to its guns
So that everything remains the same
Status report: Mako still the greatest part of Kill la Kill.
New favourite thing about Mako from this episode: Seeing her Hallelujah speech being told from a different angle, so we see her standardised posing from the back.
Things this episode needed: More Mako.
Things Kill la Kill needs: More Mako.
My Japanese isn’t all that great
But even if the sound was on mute
I could still quite easily translate
That all girls need to be is cute
We have this girl who’s a badass
But as soon as he starts to flirt
She loses all grace and class
And starts flouncing around in a skirt
Just kidding. Killua is blue and not yellow; therefore, this totally isn’t Dragon Ball Z!
*runs off to a message board to argue for a week about who would win in a fight between Goku and Killua*
Zvezda proves capable of traction
In the well-worn genre of action
Even when lives are clearly at stake
Those lives are of hardened chefs that bake cakes
And can stop steamrollers in their tracks
With rolling pins pulled from their ass.
A mix of the silly with a face-po
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Look guys, I’m not Inushinde. I’m not very good at puns. So when I make a pun, even one that’s only half-decent, I’m really dead proud of it. So allow me a moment to say that I think my pun for this week’s episodic is pretty good. It’s simple, short and relevant. Yeah OK it’s not that funny nor even that clever, but I struggle at puns so this is a big deal for me. Be proud of me mum.
For all the pontificating I may do on the Art of Comedy, it is not difficult to make me laugh. Case in point: Yuu getting hit with the volleyball followed by her immense squeal of pain made me laugh longer and harder than anything in the show so far. It’s the Sakura Trick equivalent of the American cinematic classic Man Getting Hit By Football. Really, it’s not the actual volleyball strike that’s hilarious (though that is funny) so much as the emphatic grunt expelled from Yuu as she takes that ball head on. It is the type of noise only cartoon characters get to make and still be so hilarious. I mean, if a real person got tagged that hard and made that noise, it would still be funny, but I’d feel bad afterward about laughing. (Which I should, because, you know, I’m a giant asshole for laughing at someone’s pain.) Real person playing a fictional character getting hurt hilariously is funny, but there’s always the chance it looks legit painful and cuts in on the comedy a bit. Maybe that’s more or less funny depending on who you are.
Cartoon characters, though? They take that shit and they’re fine afterward. Laugh away, friends! Punishment means nothing, FOR I AM INVINCIBLE. Yuu gets lots of girl kisses and feels all better later. It’s her version of Popeye’s spinach, basically, and man I can’t stop laughing at the thought of Yuu growing ridiculous muscles and beating the piss out of bad guys after getting a kiss from her main squeeze. Someone get me the money to make this show happen.