Sep 30, 2011

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Mayo Chiki episode 13

What the hell? Every anime information site I’ve visited over the past week stated that Mayo Chiki would only have twelve episodes. A week later and episode thirteen suddenly arrives, with any and all anime information sites now saying that Mayo Chiki has thirteen episodes. I think it’s very strange, but it did make my day.

All I can say about this episode, summarized in one word, is FINALLY! They finally focused on Nakuru. They started out with Nakuru working on her manga, but she couldn’t find the inspiration to continue, she had only finished the first half. She called Kureha, Masamune, and later on Kanade and Subaru for their help.

They changed locations every time, hoping Nakuru would get inspired in order to finish her work. Nakuru went shopping for clothing, manga, but none of that seemed to help. She was thrown off her game because a boy confessed to her, something that surprisingly didn’t happen to her a lot. She didn’t know how to deal with it, she was very insecure, mainly about her breasts. She was under the impression that her breasts were way too big, apparently not knowing that most boys her age love big breasts.

She went to Kinjirou’s house and asked him out on a date, hooray! She wanted to get rid of her insecurity, and she thought that Kinjirou could help her with that. They went out for a picnic as soon as it became dark outside. Both sat there on a bench talking, when it came to light that Nakuru was very insecure about her breasts, after which Kinjirou told her that everyone has insecurities, that it’s normal to feel that way. Nakuru thought that it would help her to push her breasts onto Kinjirou, hoping that his reaction would be normal, and that he wouldn’t pass out because those huge funbags were pressing up against him. It ended pretty normally, Nakuru was satisfied with how their date turned out, she finished her manga on time and she gained some self-confidence.

That’s all very cute, but I couldn’t possibly see this episode as the end of Mayo Chiki. It didn’t look like an ending at all, if anything it just screamed “To be continued!” as soon as those two ended their date. There were no credits, there are many questions that still need answering and several relationships that have barely started. There is more Mayo Chiki coming, that much is obvious.

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Sep 23, 2011

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Mayo Chiki episode 12

Yet another sad day, for today is the day where we get to see Mayo Chiki’s final episode, or so some communities claim. I’m standing firm behind my theory that this show was doing very well, it has a very large fanbase, it has a high viewers rating in Japan and the manga has been read slightly more than average. So I, based on all those facts, can come to no other conclusion that there is a strong possibility that Mayo Chiki might get a second season, or at least several OVA’s.

So the story simply continues and Kinjirou, who had regained consciousness from Subaru’s kiss on the cheek, decided to go after Subaru with the help of Masamune and her scooter. Kinjirou and Masamune arrive at some sort of shrine where they were last time during all those fireworks. Kinjirou walks towards that shrine where he finds Subaru just sitting there. Kinjirou made it very clear to her how he felt about all of this, and how Subaru should just come home. Subaru, who had calmed down, agreed to come home first thing tomorrow morning.

It was late, too late to go home apparently. The two decided to book a room for the night in a nearby inn. Kinjirou was nervous all night, especially after Kanade’s call, who messed with his mind by telling him that tonight might just be the start of his “first experience” with Subaru. He was really on edge, especially when Subaru stood up and they started talking, which resulted in Subaru lying next to Kinjirou, hand in hand.

The next morning they get picked up by Kanade and Subaru’s father, who was pissed off at Kinjirou, thinking that he might have defiled his precious daughter. All of them went back home and life simply continued. School starts and everyone hears the news about Subaru’s transfer, only to find out, by some, that Subaru is now going to school under a different identity, because she is no longer Kanade’s butler.

Kinjirou observed for as long as he could, but he decided to ask the help of all the girls that were pissed at him, because they thought he was responsible for Subaru’s transfer. They formed an alliance, after which they started this huge petition in order to get the old Subaru back, practically everyone wanted to sign that petition. At the end of the day they had collected several stacks of paper, all sign by people who want Subaru back. Kanade took all those petitions home to her father, to show him how much Subaru means to her and everyone else, how they want her back no matter what. Success! The very next day we get our old Subaru back, she was reinstated as Kanade’s butler.

Everything is once again back to normal. Subaru is once again a butler, Kanade is still the cute and sinister girl we’ve come to know and love, Kureha is still the same old wrestling fanatic that practices on her brother, Masamune is still the same shy girl who observes everything from behind the scenes and Nakuru is still the group’s glasses-fetishist. Life goes on.

Subaru, after school, calls for Kinjirou to meet her in the park. She wanted to thank him for all that he has done for her, not as Kanade’s butler, but as Kinjirou’s female friend. A kiss is coming, Kinjirou realized that and starts to get nervous, when Kanade, who had been spying on them from behind a tree, aggressively tells Subaru to just kiss him. Subaru grabs a hold of him and lands one right on the lips. Great ending, it’s the type of ending that leaves you wanting more.

This only confirmed my theory. A lot of ground has yet to be covered, for example the relationship between him and Kanade, there’s obviously something there. And what about Masamune and Nakuru? There’s a lot that still needs explaining, so I’m definitely expecting more Mayo Chiki in the (near) future.

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Sep 16, 2011

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Mayo Chiki episode 11

My waiting has been rewarded, it was an very amusing episode. What I like most about it, is that even though it’s the eleventh episode, it’s not the final one.

The episode starts with a pretty normal day in the life of Kinjirou. Subaru comes to pick him up for school, he almost gets hit by Masamune on her new scooter and barely escapes death (That’s right, that’s normal!) and during his time at school he has to deal with the sinister Kanade.

Yep… It went pretty smoothly until Kanade shared her bento during lunchtime on the roof. Little did Subaru know that the Bento contained ingredients cooking in wine and whatnot. Subaru doesn’t really hold her liquor well and just a drop would be enough to get her drunk. In theory this would be every guy’s dream girl, but not for Kinjirou. The drunk Subaru acted all clingy and, thanks to Kanade, licked sauce out of Kinjirou’s neck.

Subaru is laid to rest after that little incident. Little did Kinjirou know that his day was far from over. Kanade suddenly got the hiccup, but not your everyday hiccup, it’s Kanade’s cute hiccup that apparently will attract the attention of any man or woman. During the process of trying to cure Kanade of her hiccups, which was no easy task, she slipped and fell down the stairs at school. Kanade sprained her ankle and was brought to the hospital.

Accidents will happen, but in Kanade’s family they aren’t without consequence. Subaru, who was unable to protect Kanade from getting hurt, was fired. She was no longer Kanade’s butler, so Subaru’s father came over to take care of Kanade.

Subaru ran away after hearing the bad news. But Kinjirou wouldn’t leave it at that and followed Subaru. Finally Subaru stops and Kinjirou caught up. The two quarrel for a little while but Kinjirou just doesn’t want to let her go. Unfortunately Subaru is dead set on leaving, so she says goodbye to Kinjirou. Gently she leans towards him and lands a kiss on his cheek, causing him to panic and pass out. This is it, the next episode is going to be great. Kinjirou will definitely find her, he has to! But it’s clear that Kanade has feelings for Kinjirou too, so I’m rather curious about what she’s going to do about it.

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Sep 10, 2011

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Mayo Chiki episode 10

Finally got around to watching this episode. I was really looking forward to it.

This episode focuses on Kinjirou’s little sister, Kureha, who’s celebrating her birthday. Now this doesn’t sound all too special, it’s just a birthday. But it seems that Kureha’s birthday is very special to her, because her brother was always there celebrating it with her. But he forgot her birthday last year and went to a concert instead.

Kureha spends her day with Masamune and Nakuru eating, celebrating, playing games and exchanging birthday presents. This is where, as expected, Kanade decides to show up with a present of her very own. She had instructed some nerds at school to create a video game, a video game for Kureha’s birthday. It was a very weird fighting game which displayed Kureha and Kinjirou as ingame characters. Kureha’s character was pretty normal, but Kinjirou’s was messed up… It was wearing nothing but boxers, and his attacks existed of nothing but underwear and cosplay attacks. It was really weird.

But the day isn’t over just yet! Before driving Kureha home, Kanade decided to give Masamune a present of her own. It was yet another weird game; displaying Masamune as a bunny-girl that has to catch a carrot that’s tied to a rope. Even if she catches the carrot, she’ll still be pulled right down by souls and whatnot.

Kureha finally goes home with the use of Kanade and her town car. Once home she’ll find a big box and her precious brother waiting for her. He apologized for forgetting her birthday last year and hopes he can make it up with this. A very touching moment indeed. As long as Kureha doesn’t stop torturing Kinjirou with her wrestling moves, that would be a big no-no.

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Sep 4, 2011

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Mayo Chiki episode 09

Sorry about the delay, I couldn’t find the time to write any sooner. Anyway, I’m very surprised. When I first read about this anime I wasn’t really all that impressed, but without noticing I find myself waiting for it. I really enjoy watching it, it never gets boring.

This episode is basically about Kinjirou helping out Masamune with her job at a maid-café. So yeah, it’s a regular maid-café that has a major staff shortage. Then Nakuru and Kureha also come to work part-time at the maid-café, to earn a bit extra and help out the busty owner. Now how could this possibly be a real Mayo Chiki episode without Subaru and Kanade?

Meanwhile Subaru got dragged into a butler-café by some guy who mistook Subaru for an employee. Subaru tried to explain the situation, but the staff there wouldn’t really listen. Subaru got a bit hot-headed and ended up destroying a door. Now Subaru is forced to work there to pay off the door she destroyed.

Now back to the maid-café, where Kanade is raising hell by making Masamune do all sorts of things. Kanade is really trying to piss of Masamune, making her write on her omelet with ketchup, call her Mistress and a whole lot more. The list goes on. At one point it’s time to close up, but it still isn’t a real Mayo Chiki episode where Kinjirou gets into trouble. Kanade deviously suggested that Kinjirou might have a maid-fetish, which caused all the girls there to distance themselves from him. Kanade’s diabolical plan was going smoothly. Kanade talked Masamune into showing Kinjirou her garter belts in order for them to see if Kinjirou reacts to it. Masamune wanted to know, so she flashed her garter belts and Kinjirou, because of his mental situation, was almost about to give in. But! Kinjirou was saved by the bell, or more specifically; by Subaru who showed  up right on time, after having worked at the butler-café to pay off the door she destroyed.

So Kanade, who seemed to be pleased at how things turned out, took her leave together with Subaru, only to be followed by Kinjirou .Kinjirou wanted to know what Subaru meant in the last episode, it turned out that Subaru only wanted to upgrade the relationship between them from friends to best friends. Kinjirou probably mistook it as an confession of love. I think it’s about time that the relationship between Kinjirou and Subaru goes to the next level, but we’ll see.

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Aug 27, 2011

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Mayo Chiki episode 08

Alright. We have arrived at episode eight, and a great episode it was too. Kinjirou and his lady friends finally arrive at a hot spring. But not just any hot spring, one that is somewhat owned by Kanade’s family. Needless to say that the naughty Kanade is up to no good.

It doesn’t take too long for the story to develop. It’s pretty standard stuff. Kinjirou, unable to fall asleep, decides to get in the hot spring where, as I’m sure you can predict yourself, he finds himself alone with Subaru. Subaru, thinking that she was alone, was startled by Kinjirou’s appearance and freaks out. Now this is where you’ll find an unexpected twist. Subaru’s father suddenly shows up, wanting to bathe in the hot spring himself. Kinjirou quickly hides Subaru behind his back, hoping her father wouldn’t notice. Luckily for him that Subaru’s father isn’t that, shall we say… ‘Sharp’ because he did not notice at all. He just exchanged words with Kinjirou and left after getting annoyed by Kinjirou’s presence.

Yeah.. So that was pretty much it.. NOT! Subaru’s father appears yet again, this time with Subaru’s panties in his hands. The man is furious, thinking Kinjurou was up to no good, and suddenly mounts an attack on Kinjirou. This is where Subaru joins in, merely to give her father a free ticket to dream land with the help of a flying kick, in order to protect Kinjirou. You know how they say that; “what goes up, must come down”? Well they couldn’t be more right. Subaru landed beautifully in front of Kinjirou, completely naked for Kinjirou to see. It didn’t take her much time to send Kinjirou off to dream land as well.

Pretty exciting start for an episode, don’t you think? Well, it’s not over yet! We now arrive at a festival where everyone participates. But before all that, Subaru took Kinjrou, after he found out about it, thanks to her father, to see her mother’s grave. It was an emotion moment, as to be expected, which ended up in a lot of hugging and Kinjirou passing out because of all that hugging.

Now back at that festival where things are getting lively. It seems that someone, you probably already know who, organized a competition where everyone gets a paintball gun. The last person standing gets kissed by Subaru. When all is said and done, it’s between the drunk Nakuru, who defeated Kinjirou’s sister, Kanade and of course Kinjirou. Kanade, who took out pretty much everyone, took hold of Kinjirou’s glasses and threatened to destroy them. The glasses-fetishist Nakuru wouldn’t hear of it and obeyed kanade’s every word. The devious Kanade threw a fake set of glasses in to the air, in order for Nakuru to catch them. Kanade wanted to win no matter what, so she, as expected, took care of Kinjirou too.

Personally, I think it’s only a matter of time before Subaru and Kinjirou find themselves in a relationship. That much is to be expected, but we’ll see what happens.

 

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Aug 12, 2011

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Mayo Chiki episode 06

Time really does fly, it seems like only yesterday that I watched the first episode. I guess, in some way, it proves how amusing this show is.

So this episode is just another continuation of the previous one. The episode starts at their school festival. Kinjiro took Masamune, as promised, to the festival instead of Subaru, in order to keep Subaru’s secret safe. But Subaru couldn’t leave it at that, she kept a very close eye on those two, interrupting them whenever she thought was necessary.

At one point Subaru actually started clinging to Kinjiro, not leaving his side for even a second. So Kinjiro, the lucky bastard, had a beauty on each arm. The public, or rather his fellow students, took notice of it and ganged up on him. This ordeal led to a rather strange competition, led by Kanade, in order to keep Kinjiro from getting beaten up out jealousy. Whoever answered the most questions correctly, is announced the winner. Needless to say, it’s Kinjiro’s team who won the competition, saving him from getting the beating of a life time.

After the competition, the crowd started getting upset, wanting to know which one of those girls Kinjiro liked most. Nervously he picked up the microphone and announced to the whole world, while shouting, that he liked Kanade Suzutsuki above all else.

Then Kanade, after everyone, including herself, being surprised by that announcement, picks up the microphone and refuses him point blank. Kanade, while refusing to Kinjiro, keeps walking backwards toward the door, followed by Kinjiro.

Once outside, Kanade expresses how hurt she is by Kinjiro’s so-called fake confession. Wanting revenge, Kanade jumps up to Kinjiro, hugs him tightly and says that she loves him, making Kinjiro feel really uncomfortable.

Finally the day comes to a climax. Kinjiro meets up with Masamune as the sun is going down, introduces her to Subaru, who already has been informed by Kanade that Kinjiro was going along with Masamuna just to protect her. So Kinjiro has yet another girl to worry about, yet another girl who is after his heart.

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