Remember the blonde student council member who occasionally pops up and seems to show contempt when she sees Benio pouring affection onto Mashiro? Well, she finally plays a prominent role in this episode. In all actuality, this episode didn’t feel like it had much of a point until the end. Granted, that doesn’t necessarily make it a bad episode, it just didn’t seem to add to the overall plot of the show (well, what little plot there is). And while Suetsugi was certainly a prominent character this time around, she didn’t completely take center stage. We still saw plenty of Hakuya, Kobeni, Mashiro, and… sigh… Benio.
Speaking of that last one, Benio is back in full creep mode this time around. A few highlights include Benio trying to accompany Mashiro to the bathroom and Benio accusing Mashiro of wanting to keep her (Benio) all to herself when Mashiro comments that Benio should be quarantined. Yeah. Honestly, I can’t say I’m disgusted by Benio’s antics, but I guess you could say I oppose them on principle. While her actions don’t typically result in actual scenes of perversion, her conduct, words, and thoughts are pretty perverse in and of themselves, and I think the show would be better off without her, or at least without her being the way she is, but I’m not a writer for the show, so… Honestly, it could be argued that Suetsugi is just as bad towards Benio, except she keeps it all inside, whereas Benio has no qualms about exposing her twisted desires.
Anyway, one thing that was particularly amusing about this episode was the recurring gag of Kobeni popping up as Suestugi was externally declaring an embarrassing monologue. There’s no particular reason why, it was just amusing. I guess what it comes down to is whether or not you’ve enjoyed the show thus far. If so, then you’ll probably be willing to at least tolerate this episode. Once we get near the end, though, we actually get something that may very well be a plot point. You’ll receive no spoilers from me, but you’ll know what I mean once you watch.
A Christian Perspective:
This episode is guilty of breast jokes. During a flashback, Suetsugi is shown noticing and commenting on Kobeni’s breasts. This is, of course, accompanied by a zoom in shot of Kobeni’s breasts, which the animators felt the need to make bounce. Kobeni is fully clothed in her school uniform during the scene, but that doesn’t really make it any more necessary. In another scene, Benio comments that Suetsugi can’t match Kobeni’s breasts before quickly changing it to something else. Honestly, I don’t get why Kobeni’s breasts are constantly a source for jokes. Kobeni is far from the typical character archetype that you’d expect such jokes to be aimed at. Not that it makes the jokes any more necessary when the character does fit into that archetype, but I really don’t think Kobeni deserves it. That’s just my opinion, though. As for other Christian concerns, simply review my comments on Benio and Suetsugi in the review portion.
Alcohol/Drug Use: None
Nudity/Sex/Fanservice: During a flashback of Suetsugi’s, we see her noticing Kobeni’s breasts, complete with a close up and bouncing breasts (Kobeni is clothed); Benio makes a comment about Suetsugi not being able to match Kobeni’s breasts