Ah, birthdays. Spending them alone isn’t fun, so why not spend it with friends and family. In Kureha’s case, it was a good idea to spend it with her friends who aren’t any more sane than she is.
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I found it funny, you know, how Kureha spends her birthday at a friends place, and then at a rented public establishment. Usually this sort of thing is done at the subject of the day’s home. At least that’s how we do it in Germany, but then again, Kureha’s still a kid, so she needs to have her fun at a Chuck E. Cheese’s type of place XD
product series placement in Anime.
I gotta hand it to Usami, girl’s got cooking skills. At least I don’t have to see that cliche here, of a girl who can’t cook. My biggest question though, way back in episode 05, after Usami does her swimsuit shopping with Jirou, and she gives off a vibe that she doesn’t want to go home so soon… Is that because of the Ringu girl and the 2 Chuckies? Speaking of which, that “The Ring” must have been some movie if it’s still parodied to this day. Anyways, is this like Mawaru Penguindrum where they can’t see the horror characters, or everyone just chooses to ignore them…
This makes the second series that I can pull a “Lipstick teacher” nickname…
Probably, the best part of the ep is clearly the Birthday song, I tell you I’ve heard that typical “Happy Birthday” used and abused in this country (where they, for some reason, like to yell “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” all of a sudden as if they are trying to let the whole world know. I note this because in Germany, for the most part we don’t sing it at all (or this is something only the older adults do in comparison to a child), so hearing this song in Mayo Chiki, and the different kind of lyrics that was used, really brought a smile to my face, and Kureha is in good company.
Who wants to make a bet a Dakimakura with more skin would sell more than this? XD
Kureha recounting her memories of birthdays past was also fun, as we see just how much Kureha did her Jirou takedown training, which I have to say Kureha is well mannered to pick on someone her own size, at least with the teddy bear, and then as the days gone by I think that bear was her perfect sparring partner as she was able to handle Jirou himself in the years to come. Maybe we can now thank Jirou for actually handing himself that Gynophobia, all thanks to that bear? Hmm….
Look at Jirou’s leg. That seriously has to hurt.
Of course the end of the ep, I can’t tell who got the last laugh. Kanade, in all her sadistic ways, or Usami, apparently the new character that’s easy to poke fun at. I say ever since ep 06, she’s been enjoying the company of her new friends so much that they in turn seem to toy with her quite easily, which… would actually make her gullible…