If Kobeni is the female lead in this story, it doesn’t really feel like it. While she had her moments, I definitely feel like Mashiro was the star of this episode. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, as she provides several amusing moments (although I would think it a stretch to call them humorous). Honestly, this is an episode comprised of mostly nothing as far as the plot of the show is concerned. The other side of that, though, is that I don’t particularly care. It was still an enjoyable episode, except for Hakuya’s stick house (RIP).
What we do learn is that Hakuya and Mashiro have information on Kobeni’s forgotten past (although I don’t think this should be overly surprising), and another secret is leaked at the end of the episode. Well, secret to the rest of the cast, not to us. That’s about it for plot advancement. Other than that, there’s a lot of Mashiro, as previously stated. If the whole “cute anime girl acting cute” approach isn’t your thing, then this episode may not be one that you’ll particularly favor.
Maybe ‘relaxing’ would be the best way to describe this one. There really isn’t much tension here (besides Kobeni’s hopes to get the details of her past out of Mashiro), and overall it’s just a laid back episode. Oh, and Benio is still creepy.
A Christian Perspective:
The worst you’ll see here is in the opening shots of the intro song, so you may just want to skip that. Beyond that, there’s the typical Benio stuff (which doesn’t really go beyond comments she makes), and there’s one point where Kobeni’s figure is being discussed, which becomes a discussion about her breasts. Honestly, it’s pretty clean. The only fanservice is, like I said, in the intro, which makes it easily skippable, so unless Benio just creeps you out, or you are uncomfortable with the subject matter of Kobenis’s, Mashiro’s, and Mayuri’s conversation, there shouldn’t be much to worry about. Oh, and there is a scene where it appears that students are kneeling down to Benio (maybe worshipping her), but I’m not sure if that was meant to be literal or if it was simply a product of Mashiro’s imagination.
Alcohol/Drug Use: None
Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: There are definitely some inappropriate images at the beginning of the intro (which was the previous episode’s outro); Kobeni, Mashiro, and Mayura have a conversation about Kobeni’s breasts
Blood/Gore: Mashiro scrapes her knees
Other: There’s a scene where students appear to be worshipping Benio (although this might just be in Mashiro’s mind)