I want to know where these kids get their imaginations, because what they have is better than anything I’ve ever managed. Literally breaking into tears because your friend dons her fictitious persona again? That takes some serious commitment to your character.
Anyway, I don’t know the full extent of the rivalry between Dekomori and Nibutani, outside of the fact that Nibutani’s delusion used to be “Mori Summer”, whom Deko seems to have an interest in, and whom Deko thinks Nibutani is impersonating, hence the constant skirmishes between the two. This episode continues that trend, as Nibutani begins her bid for student council president, and Dekomori sets out to ruin her aspirations. The twist, of course, comes when Nibutani’s greatest enemy becomes her greatest ally.
This episode was fairly amusing, as a whole, though I don’t think it did much for the show’s overall plot (does this even have a plot?). There were plenty of funny moments, as the Nibutani/Dekomori war always seems to bring them. Beyond that… I don’t have much to say. It was just an amusing episode, and the ending was kind of… painful. I’m honestly not sure if a certain character got what they deserved or not.
A Christian Perspective:
There was some slapstick violence, which is probably to be expected at this point. Honestly, the worst thing in this episode is that Sophia declares something “on Satan’s name”, which is… a bit uncomfortable, I think. There is, of course, the possibility that the Japanese don’t know the weight of what they’re saying there, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s uncomfortable for a Christian. As usual, I won’t tell you what to do here, as I’m not really sure how to handle it myself. Is it something worth dropping the show over? Is it a bad choice of dialogue? Should we just chalk it up to the absurd delusions of the character combined with the Japanese peoples’ lack of knowledge of Christianity?
Alcohol/Drug Use: None
Violence: a character has a wire wrapped around her neck and is pulled into another character, which results in the two characters headbutting; a character is kneed in the face twice and kicked in the head; a character is being held in some kind of wrestling(?) move; a character’s hair is pulled; character punches a wall; a character is grabbed by the face
Other: Sophia declares something “on Satan’s name”… yeah…