When it comes to the more popular anime, one can engage in fansub loyalty. For example, I always wait for gg subs to watch Bakemonogatari. With Sora no Manimani, it’s a simple case of ‘beggars can’t be choosers’. Not that there was much wrong with ASenshi subs, although you have to question the use of the word ‘aroused’ to describe the classroom atmosphere. And entire classroom full of kids aroused by Saku brings some rather unusual imagery to mind.
Welcome to Sora no Manimani episode 6, and you can expect yet another post of Hime fascination.
The most epic scene from the episode. I absolutely love elephant in the room gags. All my favourite comedy anime revel in this area. Heck, Cromartie High School based their entire series around the elephant gorilla robot alien rock star pretty-much-anything in the room. Well done Sora no Manimani. That’s a +1 for this episode and we’ve only begun.
I love how Saku has become this almost unapproachable enigma in the school. He’s the guy that gets ridden like a horse by older girls. When you combine the rumours that float around about him and the fact he makes no effort to dispel them since he’s too busy reading, no wonder he’s developed a reputation. Consider this; the only people to approach him in the class are that little guy, who’s the type of guy who attaches himself to whoever is popular to try make himself popular (I guarantee you that you will know somebody like that) and Hime, who’s completely fallen for him (and look at the difficulty she has at approaching him!). What I want to see is some competition for Saku, somebody like the Killer Whale Spaceman from Seto no Hanayome who tries to best hime at every opportunity. No, that teacher doesn’t count as competition. That’s just Saku being an idiot.
Fumie is the other one in this anime who has developed an unapproachable aura. As if this anime really needed to give us further proof that herself and Saku are the perfect couple. Just hop off you shipping..err..ships for a moment and I’ll hop of my Hime ship and lets look at this properly. They do like each other, they’re just too tsundere to admit it. The two unapproachable (that’s the third time I’ve used that word in this post. I know because, while running spell check, I spelt the word wrong every single time) characters get together through their united interest in literature. I’m assuming that if Saku pairs off with anyone it will be Mihoshi but this anime has to prove they are right for each other. Otherwise this will fail as a romance show. Unless we get nice-boated that is.
It’s a Sou-nii!
(Extremely lame Kannagi reference. Just ignore it and move on)
Ah the glories of timing your screenshots to perfection. One millisecond later and this would just be a picture of slightly embarrassed Hime. However time it right and you get Hime giving bedroom eyes. +1 for Sora no Manimani again, doing pretty well this episode aren’t you.
Notice how similar Mihoshi’s greetings for Saku and Souma were? Started off with the ‘yell the name out in front of everybody’ followed by the immediate ‘search and glomp’ tactic (which Souma skillfully dodged. +1 to Souma for that) and round it off with a teary-eyed greeting and asking why they haven’t kept in touch. From that point of view, it’s understandable why Saku is annoyed. He’s treated the exact same as a 30 year old teacher by a girl who he thinks he likes but isn’t sure because he’s too busy being tsundere. He is being idiotic of course, and I dare say he knows that.
As much as I love her, Hime is not going to win this contest. Saku prefers energetic lolis and bespectacled busty bookworms to our fluffy Hime. I don’t think I’ve ever described a character as fluffy before Hime came along. Maybe Alice when she transforms into her B-Rabbit form, but that’s pushing it a bit. She just gives off that air of fluffiness that makes you want to ruffle her hair. However she’s far from the best female character this season. The current order would be
Horo > Senjogahara > Alice > Hime > everyone else > Maria (uuuuh)
For as dramatic as this scene was made out to be, it didn’t strike me as that big of a deal. I’m going to help the literature club for a bit. He said he’s going to help them with their astronomy writing and it makes sense. He likes reading and he likes astronomy, he’s the perfect fit. It’s not like he said he’s going to give them experience so they can write erotic chick-lit. But when he said this the entire group went ‘*gasp* you Judus!’.
Now that episode was Sora no Manimani as it should be. Plenty of laughs and plenty of romance spider-graphs to be made. This was a return to the form of episode 2 and I hope this show can keep it up. And no onto the usual barrage of screenshots! I take far too many while watching this show…