And so, we’re onto episode 4 already!! It’s another introduction episode today! Good for some, bad for others. I’m impartial at the moment, but if the series is only 13 episodes or so long, and they plan to introduce every girl, thats most of the series gone with almost no real plot! And I must have plot!
So, the girl today is called Trude Barkhorn.
Whats that? BARKhorn, and she has dog ears? Surely a coincidence, right? You would hope they weren’t so cheesy as to do something like that. But since the Japanese word for a noise that a dog makes isn’t bark, it might not be that way. Unless they researched first……hmmmm…… Anyway. Barkhorn is tortured by the memory of her not being able to save her little sister.
Named Chris, who SOMEHOW, got right in the middle of the battle, after everyone else had been evacuated. Must have been most frustrating for poor Barkhorn. Chris didnt die though, she’s just in a Coma for the moment, but theres no idea whether or not she’ll wake up. And as you would have it, Miyafuji, bears a resemblence to her little sister, drumming up more memories for poor Barkhorn.
During the episode we have the usual fanservice. Cooking, fighting, plus a prolonged bath scene, I’m sure people will enjoy that. One of my favourite moments of that scene is when Miyafuji is figuring out how much she got paid in Yen.(Fuso Yen, apparantly different to Japanese Yen) And works it out in rice lol. So cute.
The overall level of cuteness seems to be being retained in each episode, which is good. Would be a very bad thing if they ran out of cuteness.
Another character which has caught my attention is Minna-san, who eminates a Love Hina Mutsumi-esque kindacharacter. And is Brock-like too, with her smily, but shut, eyes in some scenes, and she’s quite assertive too, even though sometimes she might not seem it. And she’s nice. She says ‘Ara ara’ I like that in a character lol. (I’m easy to please.)
To sum up, twas a good episode. Well done. It’s doing a good job at getting us emotionally involved with the characters. But if they keep the introductory character episodes up for much longer, even I’m going to star getting bored.