Shirokuma Café – 10

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Short intestines?  Kawaii!!

A little change of pace this week, with the entire episode taken up by one chapter – “Mr. Handa’s Group Blind Date” (apart from a tiny segment about pot stickers at the beginning).  Actually, the pot sticker mini and the blind date chapter did have a common thread, trolling Penguin-San.  I thought it was downright rude of Panda-kun to just eat Handa-san’s “brown lunch” like that, to be honest.  What interested me this week was seeing Panda-kun’s keen interest in human social interactions, and the involvement of he and Polar Bear in same – we haven’t seen much of that, really.  Some highlights of the episode:

  • The BGM switching to a minor key (for the first time) when Handa’s social life was being discussed.  Very clever.
  • Handa-san’s diligent insistence on cleaning his bathroom.
  • Penguin-san’s “So it’s not me” when Panda-kun invited Shirokma-san to the group blind date.
  • Shirokuma-san’s “My hobby is capturing seals.”
  • “Can I bring seals from home?”
  • Super slo-mo of Panda-kun masticating.
  • The girls finding “Pandas poop smells like lemon” kawaii.

There’s a lot of fun little social commentary in this episode – gently mocking without being too cruel, as is this series’ wont.  I kept worrying that Polar Bear was being ignored in the group date, but he didn’t seem to mind – he was happy to devour the snacks and showed very little interest in the girls. And the girls come off as sort of affably daffy – office girls as kawaii obsessed as middle schoolers.   As for that new ED, I can’t quite see what connection it has with the show – pretty random even by Shirokuma standards.

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ED3 Sequence:

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2 comments

  1. D

    Just my two cents.

    Doesn't the girl in the ED resembles Ms Sasako with her twintails and bicycle? That's what immediately came to me. I think that's the connection if it's anything.

    No puns from Shirokuma but otherwise a funny take on group blind dates.

  2. I thought of Sasako too, as she was really the only possible connection I could think of… But it didn't really look like her to me!

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