This episode started off good, maintaining the will-he-do-anything-will-he-not-do-anything tension of last episode, up to a point, and that point was Urabe, awkward cardboard robot version’s entrance. From that point, ‘til about the final few minutes of the episode, it all got a little bit boring… I mean, I understand what they were trying to do, resolve the issue of Hayakawa interfering in their relationship by showing her the bond between Urabe and Tsubaki, but this is something that’s happened a couple of times now, to different degrees. Sure, so now there were two naked girls, instead of just the one, but so what? Naked girls do not make a masterpiece, at least not in anime. Greek sculpture maybe, but not anime!
I’ll admit, I didn’t approach Nazo no Kanojo with the most positive of mind-sets this week after having been made to sit through and write about a highly contentious episode, (something I don’t much enjoy doing, believe it or not- I much prefer being positive) only to have what I’d written be openly mocked on a forum. Apparently I’d gotten it all wrong, apparently claiming ownership of a woman and all her assorted body parts is A-OK! Pfft. Whatever, the guy likes Bodacious Space Pirates so clearly he doesn’t know what he’s talking about! Anyway, as I was saying, I didn’t approach this episode with the most positive of mind-sets but, it was difficult being crotchety and curmudgeonly when I was given exactly what it was I’ve been wishing for, progression.
A beach episode!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!