Himouto! Umaru-chan episode 02
Yep, I have to. This one really caught me by surprise. I thought for sure that I would have this because the heroine keeps turning into a chibi character, which is a type of character that I usually hate to see in anime.
I hate myself for this. It probably won’t be long before more chibi characters show up. That’s one of the things I’ve learned about the anime world; if you have one chibi character then there’s always one or two more waiting just around the corner. I will therefore not be surprised when suddenly Umaru’s friends, after having discovered her little secret, turn into chibi’s too as soon as they enter that room. Not that I mind at this point in time. If they look and act like Umaru then I’m completely fine with it. I find her quite amusing to be honest.
Yes, Umaru can be quite annoying, especially when she acts for things, like at the end of this episode where she really annoyed her brother to spend some of his hard-earned money to buy her a videogame. But that can be seen as one of her charms, I guess? Like that funny hamster thing that she insists on wearing as soon as she’s ready to enter her otaku-mode.
I think I’ll be quite pleased to write about this show as much as I like watching it. I’m kind of hoping that someone else finds out about her little secret just so that I can see how she will deal with it. I also think it is hilarious how her brother can’t do anything seeing as she always seems to get perfect results not matter what she does. I hope they will focus on that a bit more in the future.