Go! Go! Yamada Defense Force



Seriously, the unicorns crack me up. Seems like J.C. Staff loved the surreality theme for this episode, haha. Oh and Yamada’s sleeping face really is cute.

After exploring Mayama x Rika last episode, Yamada is the focus this week with Nomiya coming back to play a role in this ever-tragic love triangle. Potrayed as the playboy type last season, he is coming into terms with his own immaturity and ignorance, ironically thanks to Yamazaki’s accidentally insightful views this episode, by realizing that his reluctance to be involved with Yamada is actually a sign that he loves her instead.

Over on the other side, Rika has a very disturbing development this episode however, with signs pointing to what might be an eventual suicide. She clearly hasn’t lost any of her love towards Harada-kun and we’ve already known that she’s still running Harada Designs to complete the projects that she and him have taken on while still together. The art museum project is proven to be their last and final project, symbolic of Harada’s dreams, and I would wish for her to continue on living after that. It does seem so that Mayama has noticed something from her as well…let’s ignore his stalkerish activities here… and next episode points to another Mayama x Rika episode. I would hope that Rika will be able to find the will to live on by the end of this series.


  1. hashihime Said,

    July 19, 2006 @ 3:45 am

    The unicorns are directly from the manga. They are one of my favorite things in the manga and I was delighted to see them featured just as prominently in the anime. Go unicorns! Go Ayu! Go Nomiya!

  2. Haesslich Said,

    July 19, 2006 @ 10:28 am

    You know, that shot you linked reminds me of the crazed look some people in xxxHolic get before they get killed – like the Monkey Paw girl in the story arc of that same name. :D Still, I’m glad to see Ayu throttling Yamada for his stalkerish activities… even if she’s still pining for him.

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