The thugs yelling “come on guys, there’s no reason to fear office supplies” may be my favourite line in anime for this year. Up there with “the squirrel turned into a butterfly” and “if she hugs me it will help me temporarily forget how lonely I am”. In a single line it convinced me that giving ‘Menco a pair of stapler nunchucks was a wonderful idea and the perfect direction for this show. They almost didn’t need the bit where the stationary professional pointed out that, because they are all office supplies, none of them are officially classed as weapons so are totally OK to wield in public. It’s such a perfect justification that fits with what Menco is trying to accomplish. It’s the “don’t run a red light when trying to catch a villain” of weaponry. Unless you were boarding a plane obviously, in which case the stapler nunchucks would be classed as a dangerous terrorist weapon and they would have to pull you aside to check if you didn’t have more staplers shoved up your backside.
I really like this show. It’s been getting better with each episode this was the best of the lot. You thought one magical girl driving around in a pink hummer was enough? Well tough, now we have three magical girls packed in the front of a pink hummer driving through red light districts in Tokyo, climbing on top of the bonnet for their “prepare for trouble” intro speech. Also one of the magical girls has the hots for another thanks to the free-wheeling liberal use of her kisses. I do have to wonder about the practicallity of their dresses. The cleavage-tastic designs can’t be good for keeping them boobs in place. If you’re going to be fighting crime you would want a pretty sturdy sports bra. Maybe she’s just got a flesh-coloured sports bra.
Also I’m not sure wearing high heels would be practical either. Neither would the puffy skirts. Regular skirts sure, a short skirt is fine for crime fighting. Not a whole lot different from tennis skirts. Big poofy bows though on the back of their skirts? At least Menco is thoughtful enough to wear a cycling helmet, which I personally love. Haven’t mentioned that before, but I love how he’s incorporated something as dorky as a cycling helmet into his design. Practicality over looks, although he has chosen that long scarf. I suppose it keeps him warm when patrolling the streets of Tokyo at night, but I would imagine a villain could quite easily grab onto that scarf and drag him around by the neck. Not that any of these people have been thinking about their physical capabilities. Menco has had Red Axe giving him some physical training, and Flamenco Girl has been training for this all her life, but what about Cure Red and Cure Blue? So far all we’ve seen of their training is intro sequences and ball stomping. They’ll be fit and healthy because being an idol requires dancing, but not so sure how they’d fare when faced with a knife wielding thug.
I do love Flamenco Girl trying to seduce the police officer, mostly because the police man was about as gormless as I am when a girl is trying to chat me up. What’s that, you want me to put on this police outfit? But it only consists of a police hat and a man-thong? This seems a bit suspicious but since you said this is for your album I guess I should do as you say. You know what really should have tipped him off is that an idol claimed that they were writing their own lyrics.