This sort of thing is especially important in an all-boys school, you know…
I was worried about Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu Love! having “legs” comedically speaking, but if anything the series seems to actually be getting better. Last week’s episode was great, and for me this was the best so far without a doubt – truly hilarious start to finish, and the satire was razor-sharp.
- An entire episode dedicated to male moe? Given the themes of this series and what it’s satirizing, it could hardly be more natural.
- Yunaga Tsubasa as the glasses boy, Megawa (“It’s glasses”) Rui? Perfect. There’s a good deal of self-mockery in his performance, too, and it – and the character – nail every element of this stereotype (and gives new meaning to the term “baseball boy”).
- Mysterious door between the Earth Defense clubroom and the Seitokai room? Sign me up.
- Plenty of An-chan at last, and he delivers (the brotherly love). His fraternal devotion is so great that he sees right through Yumoto’s camo.
- That’s not what I thought Goura was going to do with those negi.
- Hints of more An-chan to come – Wombat’s “I wish I could recruit him” and Prez’ “Who is that man?”
- Yumoto turning into the idealized moe kouhai because he puts on glasses, which he needs because he barely has a fever.
- “His motives for fighting are so absurd that I can’t predict his next move!”
- The Love Fighters finally appreciating Yumoto’s value in a fight – but only when he gets so deeply into-character that he’s too scared to transform.
- Megane-Yumoto saying “It’s indecent!” to Wombat’s attempts to bribe him by offering unlimited cuddling pretty much verifies what I’ve been saying about that all along.
- Our Goldfish finally has a name (Hireashi) – and an Osaka-ben.
- Goldfish talking about eating sushi in Ginza.
- Any show that has a cast member from Speed Racer is OK in my book. And Ohtake Hiroshi (Sanpei, AKA Chim-Chim) is Hireashi. And judging by the preview, it seems Hireashi may be in-league with Zundar, and possibly even his boss.