In the Mai universe tradition, some clothing items stealing *must* occur and poor Arinko gets the short end of the stick here. Looks like Sunrise is making the Otome world quite realistic, with lily-infatuated otakus opening shops selling tons of
Gundam kits..Otome dolls. Hmm, wonder does it come with snap-off shitagi?
Speaking of shitagi, I miss the shitagi doroubo Orphen already T_T.
In all, this episode was some fun character development episode. I rejoiced at Chie with her blue rose fetish. Glad to see her hook-up with Aoi too ^_^. Mashiro, bratty as usual, provides some laughs especially during Conan-girl’s Kindaichi-esque “Anata wa hannin desu!!“ scene. Nao and Nina are definately good candidates to grow lilies. Ohh…. how I missed her “oh-so-sexy” claws….
Over on the antagonist side, Tomoe does some pretty good Bitchslap™. In fact, I want her to try it out on Arinko-chan ASAP. It would, at least, lift some boredom for us fans who are doing nothing but counting down to (1) Mai’s appearance
to pwn everyone with her DRAGOON system, (2) waiting for the infamous “KAZU-KUN? KAZU-KUN!!! I-YAAA!!!!!!!” and (3) producing all kinds of lily-related stuff.
Yeap, Sunrise sure knows their otaku stuff, where in the world can you get ORZ and lilies together in the same scene? Such a perfect symbolism of otakuism. Someone should nominate them for the Turner Prize.