Ninomiya-kun 02


Oh god…

Mmmm, yes. God damn, I really miss this kind of shows. Used to remember when I was still young and new to anime, there were tons of fanservice shows like Girls Bravo and Maburaho, but recently, it’s been a bit hard to find them. Ninomiya-kun is nicely filling in up this niche back.

This episode introduces the other girl in Ninomiya-kun’s little love triangle, the tsundere ojou-sama and seitokaichou, Houjou Reika, played by Sawashiro Miyuki, who undoubtedly fits this role like no one else. Of course she has a crush on Ninomiya, but doesn’t dare to admit it, so she barges in and challenges Mayu-chan, in two events decided by Ninomiya-oneechan, cosplay and… uh, “valley” comparison, if you get drift. She loses badly to Mayu in both, since Mayu is a succubus and by extension, a moeblob, oh god, I’m such a sucker for this types….


Rejecting the results, Reika demands a last chance, and Nee-san forces everyone out to leave her and Ninomiya-kun alone, saying that if she manages to seduce him, she wins. Reika runs to the next room, changing in to an oversized shirt (oh god, how long has it been since I’ve seen this?) and returns to charm him, but finds out that Ninomiya had fell asleep, due to having sleepless nights the past two days sleeping together with Mayu on the same bed. Seeing how defenseless he is… Reika tries to kiss him, but Ninomiya subconsiously reacts to her presence and knocks her out cold. Naturally, she loses and is now forced to live in the Ninomiya mansion as the maid.


Oh yes, that was really brutal, Mayu-chan.

Oh yes, the producers definitely know their market. Tons and tons of ecchi comedy fanservice and fun. Mayu-chan is really a moeblob…. Mai Kadowaki makes the most awesome moeblob sounds ever, but Mayu can be brutal as well… look at how she instantly insulted Reika when she first appears.

Sadly, it seems that the production quality will remain low, and the art can get really weird at places, but I guess I’ll have to live with it and hope they go the Nanoha-series way and redraw everything on the DVD’s. Goshuushou-sama has some nice art, but the quality is totally inconsistent at all… sigh.


  1. manga Said,

    October 12, 2007 @ 6:00 pm

    Seems like I have yet another show to look forward to :) liked the first ep and from the looks of it this will be even better.

  2. TehShien Said,

    October 13, 2007 @ 6:30 pm

    Yeah, I too was a little disappointed in the drop in animation quality. Well, first ep was okay, and I’ll be satisfied if it kept to that level.
    But many harem/fan-service shows seems to stuffer from this anyway : /

    …also, tsun-tsun meido is so my thing

  3. Avisch Said,

    October 14, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    This episode was pretty funny.

    I think we could have had more character development in this ep. But overall I was still happy. Brutal indeed “she’s a girl who always makes mistakes” to quote Mayu’s words

    Cosplay contest was funny.
    Reika- Giant winged costume
    Mayu- for something more common. small skirt :)

  4. Jayars Said,

    October 14, 2007 @ 7:35 pm

    It’s such a silly show. So silly that it’s funny. Other people call it cliched and done-to-death, but this show makes me LOL more times than many of the other “non-cliched” animes out there. Just because a show is unique doesn’t make it good, and vice versa, a cliched show doesn’t warrant complete failure.

    I’d happily choose Mc Filet Happy Meal over Foie Gras+Beluga Caviar+Black Truffles+Wagyu beef, even if they cost the same price.

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