Rika-chan kawaii yo Rika-chan

Rika kawaii yo Rika

Ahh~~~ she so cute, and Tamura Yukari is using her voice to her utmost potential.

First off, <3 to WinD for releasing ep.9. This marks the start of the Tatarigoroshi-hen, where Satoko is poised to be main focus this time. This arc is also quite famous for single-handedly establishing the Suki Suki Satoko faction and I would love to see how.

The short prelude that follows the start of every arc is much less gorier this time, but still as shocking as the rest. This time round, we jump to the time where K1’s parents leave him home alone and he’s forced to make his own dinner, but almost burns the house down if not for the timely appearence of Satoko-chan. I’m starting to feel the force of the SSS here.

Other stuff happens as well, as the disappearence of Satoshi is clearly told here, as well as the death of Satoko’s parents. Kantoku, who was mentioned briefly in the first arc is revealed to be a pedo as well, and he turns out to be the doctor and the manager of the baseball team.

This arc also seems to contain less on the funnies, although there is still that Keiichi with a golf club part, and seems to be much more serious and tragic in tone from the previous ones. Rena is back with her emo facial distortions here, which we have surely all grown to have love (and fear) for.

Random and funny screencaps from the episode to follow :

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More Rika kawaii-ness

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K1, getting a bit too excited after a game of Pangya.

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Best question of the day.

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Kantoku is a pedo.

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Rena is back with her emo face distortions!

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  1. Skane Said,

    June 11, 2006 @ 8:16 pm

    This brings back to mind the theory that Rena and Mion are not really friends, but avatars of a God and Demon respectively. The reason why they do not attack each other? The same reason why a country would not nuke another country that has nukes. Mutual destruction. :P

  2. Lina Said,

    June 11, 2006 @ 9:27 pm

    Much like the Landsraad and their Great Convention :D

  3. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 11, 2006 @ 10:00 pm

    Hmm…interesting theory, but isn’t the Oyashiro-sama the guardian of the village from ancient times. I thought the original villagers worshipped him too.

  4. Zzz... Said,

    June 12, 2006 @ 2:35 am

    Gods and demons are not necessarily mutually exclusive here. Gods sometime demand horrific, evil if you really look at it a certain way, sacrifices and some interpratation of ‘Oni’ puts them as ‘guardians of the land’. And the amalagam of long dead anscestors lines are often seen as gods in their own right. Remember Shinto as most of us understand it is not the end all be all of abroiginal Japanese belief, that was very much a creation of government to pursue intergration. Spirits, gods, demons are universal but belief vary widely from place to place. And the village of the setting is far enough in the middle of nowhere that the national government didn’t even blink when it first considered burying it under a lake.

  5. panzerfan Said,

    June 13, 2006 @ 11:15 am

    well I rather refer to those ‘god’ as Demiurge.

    (All of a sudden I wonder if a little bit of Nanoha will slip out of Rika-chan. I am not looking for Rika-chan doing a Raging Heart though :P)

  6. mizuki Said,

    April 18, 2007 @ 6:08 am

    i like the the first 3 picture… it’s so kawaii but the last too is a bit scary but still like it =]

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