Noto-sama BANZAI! Shihou Matsuri is now amongst my favourite Noto Mamiko roles. It’s just refreshing to see her voice Matsuri-chan in a way that expresses her carefree nature, yet with a maturity that acknowledges her own situation.
So, with this episode, it’s established that Matsuri is a supernatural existence, with some sort of ability that accelerates decay and sunlight is her greatest weakness. Also, she seems to be called “Yoru no wazawai” or “Disaster of the Night”. Her true nature isn’t really revealed yet, but it does seem that she is really a kind girl in nature.
My favourite scenes of the episode is where Matsuri tries to return her gratitude towards Yorito by trying to cook him a meal. She certainly has a unique way of cooking stuff and I can’t deny I really laughed out loud over her belief that machines will inevitably work after being kicked. Must be from her long experience with that vending machine.
Ano… isn’t that dangerous?
The other one is where Yorito thinks she ran off but instead finds her lying on his bed, looking upon the sky scape that is on his ceiling. Matsuri’s “zurui yo” just so effectively conveyed her feelings of longing for the sky and a profound sadness that her condition doesn’t allow her to see the true, blue sky even once. That was just a powerfully done scene there.