True fact: Girls have many problems.
I’m a little disappointed that things slow down a bit but there are still moments of genuine laughter. The holiday season isn’t much of a theme but that one scene between brother and sister is sweet and funny. What’s with ill-tempered sisters anyway? I mean, if girls want to be she-devils throughout the series’ run, at least pull it off like the guys’ teacher and make honest mistakes about when the new semester actually begins. Girls hitting guys isn’t that funny anymore, you know?
The new semester brings about new problems. For one, the student council is now a business of sorts for girls from other schools. Tadakuni’s sister, Ringo and a random hysterical girl looking for a dog all come for counseling. The end results are as expected but they didn’t anticipate making good cash for their kindness. By the end of it all, the best part is seeing Ringo again and she makes a darn cute recurring character because she’s often an object of ridicule whether due to male wit or female misunderstanding. Ringo still takes it like a champ but physical violence usually ensues.
Even with a slight decline this episode, it is still entertaining and honest-to-goodness fun. Maybe that surprise factor is starting to wane a bit but seeing that I find myself chuckling (or laughing like a maniac) week in and week out, there’s always that benefit of the doubt when I give my thoughts on the series. I only wish, though, that Tadakuni would star again because his lines and screen times have been diminishing drastically. I think his gags are the best because of his straight man routine and his propensity for good but fictional story-telling. And, of course, more Literature Girl scenes would be appreciated, though I’m not sure how much further you can blow past the breezy talks.
GO Rating: 3.5/5
Why isn’t Hidenori starring in Area no Kishi?