Also, he sings karaoke. How could this not be great?
Seriously, though, this is actually a bit funnier than expected, though mainly out of sheer volume. The joke pacing is relentless, and with that many thrown about, something is going to hit eventually, even if plenty of them miss. I’m not particularly interested in continuing beyond this point, though, because the problem with that relentless joke pace is that when a number of jokes miss, the episode drags a ton. This episode feels much longer than its 23 minute running time to me.
Some stuff I enjoyed: Yuuta getting more aggressive and territorial by the minute is a bit amusing. The initial joke didn’t work for me (“OMG how could someone so cute be so mean?!”), but Yuuta typing threatening messages a la The Shining gave me a chuckle, particularly since only he could actually see them. Yuuta trapping the detective in the basement room is a bit funny, too. The initial attack on Valentino’s home, with Lorenzo missing with his initial shot and getting gunned down while reloading his antiquated weapon, got a laugh out of me, as well. There are some OK bits of character humor and comic timing in this episode, so it’s not as if there’s no potential to be funny at all.
Mostly, though, it’s too loud and obnoxious for me, and not in a funny way. Inaba spends a lot of the episode acting dopey and silly; while that’s not an inherently bad thing, here it makes me feel as if I should be reading a book and commenting, “Yeah. Yep. Sure. OK. Whatever.” every so often like I am placating a child who wants some attention. And, of course, there’s a lot of shouting while not saying or doing anything particularly funny. This doesn’t really offend me or make me angry or annoyed anymore. It’s so prevalent that it’s just something I accept. With enough anime, I expect that eventually I will be unable to feel pleasure unless a cartoon girl is shouting in my ear. This will probably end with me becoming Hiro Shimono’s character in Binbougami ga!
Not such a bad fate, really.