Oh god, Mercelida x Ursula scene nearly knocked me out. That was way better than the “reveal”. Guess Mercelida is confirmed for true connoisseur. AWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAHHHH.
Man, they really went all out on the fanservice in this episode. I guess it’s been stored up for quite a while, just like Naoya in this episode eh? Really, from the banana boats, bikinis, Mercelida, Judith, and Naoya getting ‘violated’, this episode sure didn’t hold back much.
I like how the show is doing a good job smoothing out Mercelida’s character as both a succubus and as a mother though. In the manga, you get a feeling she’s a lot more irresponsible as a mother and would rather give in to her urges. In the anime however, the initial trauma cause aside, they’ve been doing a good job at cultivating the mother-daughter relationship between her and Astarotte, and the little chat they had this episode was a nice touch. Considering in the manga, the events went quite a lot differently, this was a better use of the beach episode instead of just making it all-out fanservice time. I really can’t believe it myself that I am liking a fanservice show for using airtime to have character development instead of flashing panties or boob-plants. Surprising isn’t it?
Another thing I’m glad is that the idiot colonel dude has been taken out from the show. His antics were more stupid than anything and there’s only so much one can take of small dick jokes. Glad to see it’s totally not in the anime. On the other hand, Sigurd looks to have taken over some of his parts though, but hey, at least he doesn’t run around with only a cape like a streaker! Also, FOREVER FRIEND-ZONED dohohoho.
Oh I’d mouth2mouth anytime with you, Asuha-chan!
Ini-chan needs more screen time
Yes, I’m going to get everything out right now!
Poor Naoya getting traumatized again.
Naoko’s making another appearance again next week…. ORZ