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Hyakko takes it slower this week and does a Tatsumi-centric episode. I just love character development episodes like this where they show the impact of the “boke” on the usually lonely “tsukkomi” character. Guess I’m a real sucker for tsun-tsun tsukkomi relationships.

Evidently the material wasn’t enough for one episode so after the ED there was a long extended preview of “Alternate Hyakko” with the school getting attacked by evil organizations and whatnot while Torako is their only hope and must fight with Suzu and some generic-delinquent guy that I don’t remember seeing at all in the show so far, as well as a bunch of other characters too. It seems there’s a hint of Torako having a younger sibling too. Remember all the random shots of the elementary students of Kamizono Academy?

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Wonder why they couldn’t just extend the Tatsumi episode for a bit more longer? The extended “preview” was actually quite out-of-place if you ask me.

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Art session gets turned in the gravure photoshoot, lol. Ayumi being deliciously cute, especially when she looks so helpless, is pretty much expected, but when Torako lets her hair down…. wow!

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In fact, so hawt that Miss Bisexual actually pulls off a Lupin the Third on her, XD.

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Next week, cat episode. Hey, doesn’t that cat look familiar?

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This. Show. Is. Pure. Comedy. Gold. Seriously, I bust a gut from laughing to hard at this episode. This keeps up and I might put this show in my Top 10 for this year. I haven’t seen such original and flawless comedic execution in a long while. My funny bones were truly tickled well by the antics of Torako.

We’ve got a bunch of new cast this time, ranging from proudly bisexual iincho Angou Nene to the scientifically inclined Suzugasaki Chie (Hocchan!) along with some other misfits as well. The first half generally revolves around Torako being dragged to do Disciplinary Committee work by Nene in the morning, while she scouts for potential “targets” amongst the crowd.

The comedy gold starts in the second half when Torako & Co. bump in to Chie testing her new robot (Made in NASA!) and they tag along as well. It’s revealed here that Tatsuki is real ojou-sama when she accidentally blurts out that her father is the CEO for a huge electronics conglomerate. The fun starts when Torako gets an idea from seeing all the various past projects of the Robotics Club and assembles a Mecha Torako to allow her to skip class by having it take attendance for her. Of course, the class teacher doesn’t take too well to it. Torako obediently attends the next day but this time, Mecha Suzu appears instead. I loved his reactions. He was literally shedding tears of blood. Oh god, this was the best laugh I’ve had since Krauzer’s Public Rape.

I’ve got nothing but respect for Orikasa Fumiko’s Torako now for the ability to make me roll on the floor laughing, literally. When Mecha Torako appeared, I was paralyzed with a wave of laughter so hard, my brain broke. It was just. so. HER. And the sensei’s reaction was seriously made of awesome too, with the tears of blood erupting from his lachrymal glands.

I can’t wait for the next episode. I hope I won’t break my brain again like this week.

P.S. Am I getting cursed with all this numerical post titles. I mixed up the numbers again!

P.P.S: Inserting a cap of Mecha Torako for great justice.

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Oh my god, Hyakko went from “mediocre” to “awesome” in this episode. It so feels like a grown up version of Ichigo Mashimaro. Is it pure coincidence or fate that Orikasa Fumiko does both Torako and Miu? They both are genius at eliciting the laughs. Orikasa Fumiko should be given roles like this every year just to have something to brighten the days up.

Anyways, they went overload with the sports references this episode, going from baseball (Mezase, Koushien!) to tennis (Mezase, Wimbledon!), basketball (Mezase, Madison Square Garden!), and soccer (Mezase, World Cup!); Torako hillariously referencing all the famous names associated with the sports they’re playing from Sharapova, Hingis to Ronaldinho and Magic-Something. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed this hard to sports jokes. Must be Torako’s charm. It’s hilarious how she manages to land hits on Tatsuki every time they play something.

Looks like I’m gonna enjoy this show for the Tatsuki – Torako dynamics and the laughs. This show might even be a keeper for me too. I need to recover from a busted gut now.

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Fall 08: 「Hyakko」 Impressions

Hyakko = Maigo Monogatari (Lost Child Chronicles? XD)

Torako Straight Left was pretty damn awesome though. The LEGCRACK made me wince hard.

That being said, doesn’t seem to be my type of show though. It feels like a much more wackier Sketchbook to me. TheBigN would sure love it though. It’s his type of show.

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