Bunny girl Hosaka and yaoi doujin-ka Reika, wtf? God, the producers are freaking mad at times.
Welcome to the beach!
Maa~ beach episode as Shungo and gang get sent to a resort island to play. The usual beach episode cliche’s are used, including the infamous “rub sunscreen on my back, please” scenes. Damn, Reika is so sensitive. Although no onee-san molest this time, the sunscreen rub provides enough Miyuki Sawashiro squeals for this episode.
Ahh~~ the customary sunscreen
Anyways, Reika *still* won’t admit her crush, but she gets jealous with Shungo and Mayu playing around in the beach and tries to do them with him as well, but it doesn’t go all too well, and she runs off to sulk. Her final trump card was to ask him to see the stars together at night, but Shungo invites Mayu to do so first, and Reika walks away, feeling depressed.
When dinner time comes, the elder siblings have ran off and Reika is noticeably missing, making Shungo worried and he tries to go look for her, but Hosaka confronts him in a menacing tone and asks him if he really didn’t notice Reika’s feelings for him yet. Shungo is thrown off by Dark Hosaka but shrugs off the question and finally finds Reika, who was sulking around at the corner of the beach, conversing with her inner self.
Ooo… Dark Reika!
Shungo persuades her to go back, and when she stumbles around due a fall she had earlier, he offers to piggyback her back, and Reika takes on the offer. However, once on to him, Reika’s dark inner self emerges and starts to flirt around with Shungo. However, she abruptly stops, causing Shungo to think that Reika also is a succubus and she’s lacking in life energy.
He tries to kiss Reika to provide her with his life energy, not noticing Mayu who just reached the same area. Mayu turns around and tries to run away, but she gets caught in a trap. Shungo is also interrupted as well, by the appearance of a whole team of soldiers in Special Forces garb, surrounding him. Reika also awakens thanks to the ruckus, to a relieved Shungo, but now, he has to deal with the sudden appearance of the soldiers.
This episode was mainly Reika-centered, and it really makes me moe~~ for her, especially when she went off sulking after her repeated failed attempts to try to have fun at the beach with Shungo. It makes a good contrast after her always-serious demeanor all the time and shows that she does have a sensitive and sad side as well. Of course, it was rather unexpected that she also has a split personality, which I shall name as Dark Reika for now, who is extremely aggressive XD. Also, I was kinda shocked when Hosaka went in to his serious mode, and damn, he can be pretty scary when he does so.
This was quite a good episode, and in fact, I felt the production quality of this one has been the highest one so far, relatively speaking. Still wish they put in more effort on the general quality of the art. We also get some nice swimsuits from both Mayu and Reika, as well.
Interesting eyecatch this episode as well
Well, next week we’ll be introduced to a new girl, the white-haired bobcut in the OP and ED, who seems to be the head of a SF team or smth. I thought it was Reika’s bodyguard or something similar, but looks like it seems that she’s connected to the Ninomiya’s more.