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.