Obligatory Akiba episode.
Actually I’m surprised how fast they jumped to the offline meeting part. But then again, the series only really starts from here, after Kuroneko is introduced…
Let me put it this way, Kuroneko is to Kana-tan what Suigintou is to Rie Tanaka. If you get what I mean, give yourself an imaginary pat on your back, with compliments from me.
Damn, I never would have thought of hearing the word “bitch” coming from Kana-tan.
After the introduction episode, this episode serves more as a jump-start and speeds up the introduction of some other characters that only appear later in the story (as far as I know). The manga took like 5-6 chapters before they got to the IRL meeting and I think the first novel volume’s second half was about this, so they’ve actually cut out the intervening parts of Kyousuke agonizing over playing the eroge Kirino gave him and the advice session from “Grandma”.
I personally think it’s fine though, since those aren’t particularly interesting, but getting a PM right after sending one, right after creating a new
mixi Wixi account and joining a girls-only otaku community was a bit stretching it though.
And just for the heck of it, cute shots of Kirino from this episode!
Still loving Yuuichi Nakamura’s Kyousuke. He really is perfect for the role.
Oh, and LOL at Maschera being a mashup of Suigintou and Lelouch.