“High School Queen”

Um, this is basically a screencap pimping post, so if you have a slow connection, be warned.

Yes, Sheryl fun episode.

First Ranka formally transfers in to Mihoshi. Then Sheryl shows up at school and causes a whole ruckus when her panties get stolen. Final nail in the coffin comes when Sheryl also transfers in to Mihoshi, under the piloting program. Looks like Slave-kun Alto-hime is in for a extremely fun school life ahead. Maa~ he did lose Sheryl’s precious earrings in the last episode. Sigh, failure.

While not as awesome as “Star Date” was, this episode sure provided it’s share of humor and overall fun with the cast members. Sheryl proved to be awesome as she always is, and one just can’t get mad at her as she gives her 100% at all times despite the much trouble it causes.

It seems though, that every Sheryl episode inevitably results in a depressed Ranka, and it happens again as well this time. Like it or not, Sheryl’s brilliance does get really too bright at times for Ranka. However, she does get to meet the mysterious harmonica boy at the end of the episode, so she also gets a step forward. I gotta say though, Carrot Ranka was wwwwwwwwwww.

There was also cameos of Macross Zero’s Tori no Hito and the Mayan tribal paintings at the beginning of the episode. The issue’s most likely gonna be tackled upon in episode 10, based on the Newtype spoilers, but I didn’t expect them to include the footage in so soon.

Also, they better re-do this episode for the DVD’s. Production quality was a bit shabby this episode, but still presentable I guess. Well, them Thai animators manage to not screw up as badly as I was worried it will, so I’ll give them some slack.

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38 freaking screen caps. Thirty eight. I am freaking mad.

19 Comments

  1. Ryggim Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 12:59 pm

    You can’t blame someone who is a Sheryl Fan XD hey, first post bwhahahahahaha

  2. bakaneko Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

    Wow. As I scroll down the post, the quality of the screenshots just gets worse and worse.

  3. beamknight87 Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 1:30 pm

    The amount of QUALITY in this episode is passable to me after the orgasmic episode 7 of last week.
    Mainly a LOL episode

  4. Wild Goose Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 2:10 pm

    Look on the bright side, at least it ain’t as bad as Nanoha StrikerS. *sighs* Goddamn 7arcs can’t be consistent and didn’t do the research.

  5. Crusader Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

    It has its moments but if I hope they revisit some of these for the DVDs as well. I just hope they get better as time goes on. At least we know what they save the budget for.

  6. Deranged Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 3:13 pm

    Although it looks like a fun episode, I can see they really had to budget after the blow out last episode XD

  7. 8ghosts Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

    I counted 40. I must be blind o_O.

    Sheryl ftw

  8. Ithekro Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

    Dammit, why am I picturing a dominatrix Miyuki from Lucky Star?

  9. shadowlancer Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

    yah, a “break” episode. fun stuffs. Also next episode titile is “friendly fire”? oohh that doesn’t sound good.

  10. panda monium Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

    Sheryl is win, and that is all that needs be said.

    PS: Ithekro, you’ve broken my mind o_O

  11. Myssa Rei Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

    panda monium: Well, I think they do share VAs…

  12. The Sojourner Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    I have not seen this episode but what happened to ‘Bye Bye Sheryl’? haha

    Looking forward to it.

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 8:51 pm

    >>The amount of QUALITY in this episode is passable to me after the orgasmic episode 7 of last week.
    >>Look on the bright side, at least it ain’t as bad as Nanoha StrikerS. *sighs* Goddamn 7arcs can’t be consistent and didn’t do the research.

    Yeah, it isn’t all that bad. It does get really awkward during scenes with a lot of movement, but hey this was outsourced to Thais, which are pretty new at this, I hear. At the least, Sheryl’s looks didn’t got fugly much.

    >>I counted 40. I must be blind o_O.

    It is actually 40. I cheated on 2 screenshots. :))

    >>Dammit, why am I picturing a dominatrix Miyuki from Lucky Star?

    I so lol’ed.

    >>Also next episode titile is “friendly fire”? oohh that doesn’t sound good.

    Judging from the preview, it looks like a flashback to Mikhail’s past, with a bit of loli Klein Klan. Oooh I somehow sense dark past ala Macross Plus style!

    >>I have not seen this episode but what happened to ‘Bye Bye Sheryl’? haha

    “Bye Bye Sheryl” isn’t gonna happen for a while!

    Now that Sheryl’s signed up for piloting courses, I wonder will we see her piloting a VF-25 herself… or better, a VB-6 LULZ.

  14. Tenryu Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 9:48 pm

    >>Ithekro; i bet their going to joke about in the Lucky Star oav… heck i know i would… lets hope for the best

    the animation is a bit off but bareable cause it kind of suits the episode

    and yay more Klein next episode

  15. wolfx Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

    Kuro: HAH? 1st Filipinos then now Thais? When will Malaysians join into the fray?

    XD

  16. Heero Yuy Said,

    May 23, 2008 @ 11:48 pm

    OOOoooooohhhh!!! Doesn’t that 3rd picture just make you wanna just run up and give her a hug!

    I think this is the first show ever that I like the cutesy character over the tsundere one…

    I attribute this to the fact that Sheryl isn’t a real tsundere imo, since she’s more tsun-tsun and teasing, and her soft side isn’t really dere-dere so much as it is just….nicer than her normal self. Also, this is one of the few shows where I actually find the ‘cute’ girl to actually be cute. Just to give a little more frame of reference, take Fate/Stay Night for example. Rin Tohsaka was almost textbook tsundere, and Saber was….well, she had cute moments but wasn’t quite really cute in the genuine form. And in Lucky Star’s case Tsukasa was more ditzy/moe than really cute.

  17. Haesslich Said,

    May 24, 2008 @ 7:04 am

    … orz. I knew the animation would be bad, but it looked… well, Ranka looks nothing like Ranka, but at least Sheryl’s face kept its definition… most of the time. That, and Luca’s hands are all over Alto during the ‘hime’ presentation, while Nanase and Mikhail merely point at him.

    Let’s check the credits list to see if a certain Code Geass writer who’s been putting Rolo the Shota too close to Lulu shows up here.

    Now what did they sneak into Grace O’Connor’s coffee, or oil, or whatever she had that morning? I mean, that was a weird grin… although given last week’s intro, if that was Grace on the table,s he’s like the Major in having a full-body prosthesis.

  18. DrmChsr0 Said,

    May 24, 2008 @ 9:51 pm

    Good Sheryl, you look kinda cool.

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