Haha, of course literally the week after I crap all over an episode and say it was the most boring one yet, the next one ends up being the most consistently amusing one to me. This is how it goes with every show I write about.
The humor in Sakura Trick works for me usually when it taps into something awkward or a personal desire on the part of the characters. The scene where Haruka and Mitsuki learn how to swim and get bribed into trying harder via the drink the maids bring in is funny because it taps into their silly personal fantasies. There’s also the bit later on with Yuu wanting a special muffler and going on a shopping trip with Haruka. I groaned at first because who the fuck wants to watch window shopping, but the pro saleswoman and Yuu changing her mind about what muffler she wants even after she gets the one she desired in the first place is an amusing payoff.
Also, Haruka wrapped up like a muffler mummy. This might be the first episode where both major segments had something I enjoyed. A rare experience, indeed.
I’m sure you were able to tell
The big revelation in this ep
Long before the reveal fell
But let’s go through step by step
If you did’t see it then oh dear
You brain must be just mush and pap
Right from the off it was clear
It’s a trap, it’s a trap, it’s a trap
After a highly embarrassing post last week in which I completely failed to pay attention to the last minute of the episode, this week I paid utmost attention throughout the entire thing (which was difficult when I kept alt+tabbing out to watch a video game character obsessively consult his ferry ticket) So guys, when you you think they’ll save Mako again? They’ll probably create a weapon to get her out with. I wonder if Satsuki has a plan to escape from that cage? She’ll have something hidden on her body to get her out. Also what about that Ryuko eh? When she wakes up she’ll put back on that school uniform and be out for revenge again and it will be awesome. I wonder if they’re going to ever change the OP because we’ve had the same one since the very start of this show. Come to think of it, we still don’t know who killed Ryuko’s dad, whoever he is. I bet Madoka will become a magical girl next week. Why doesn’t Lelouch just use the Geass on Suzaku and tell him to leave him alone? Get in the fucking robot Shinji.
That should be more than enough to sell the show for those who haven’t seen it. I mean it’s a robot in glasses and a school uniform who has a schoolgirl mode programmed in and is passive-aggressive as fuck toward our lead. For the rest of you, enjoy this week’s butchering of the very concept of writing in verse. Read More
OH MAH GAWD SHE SPOKE IN ENGLISH
I understood something she said
It’s not just nonsense gibberish
Subs didn’t need to be read
(Then again, after Kill la Kill
And my massive social foux pas
Even with English subs I still
Might as well be watching it raw)
My knowledge of “songs that I can recall off the top of my head with ‘kiss’ in the title” has run out, so I’m going elsewhere. This is why you shouldn’t ask me for music recommendations. Also, I have no idea who even cares about these posts anymore — bless you if you do — but apologies for being later than normal. I spent an abnormal amount of time working on this Steel Ball Run post. Maybe I will have a normal schedule again! (Yeah, right.)
I feel like this is my least favorite episode yet, but the others are blurring in my mind right now. If you asked me to name my favorite episode, I’d probably stare at you blankly and then cry after a while. Coincidentally, that was my reaction to most of this episode. Admittedly, I chuckled at Haruka’s extended fantasy about living with Yuu, and the bit with the two girls on the roof is sort of sweet. But the cultural festival stuff … maaaaaaaaaaaaaan. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan! It’s been a while since I was that bored. This is why I don’t often watch high schoolers “faff about,” as your friend and mine, Scamp, would put it. More power to y’all who can see the cuteness and fun in watching these girls sew and walk around and eat food. Not like I don’t enjoy some (OK, lots of) stuff that baffles other people. I’m too much of an old grump to handle this when it’s not making me laugh.