This week on our favourite mindless trash anime, its time for the hotsprings episode. This, much to my relief, brought back some more instances of Karen’s desire to impress and Minato’s commando like survival instincts, which help freshen up the otherwise cliched proceedings; at least slightly.
We begin with the bus journey from hell, with everyone’s favourite pervy teacher bawling out some kareoke numbers like this little gem:
I hope I’m not the only one detecting the slightly less than subtle innuendo in those lyrics…
Junnichi is less than impressed, though everyone else seems to be clapping along out of…pity, is it?
Karen getting quite literally fired up for the journey.
Though she’s a boastful rich girl stereotype, I can’t seem to hate her. Maybe its the determination.
I guess she gives new meaning to ‘fiery personality’. Heh…not to mention it looks like they spent at least 70% of this weeks animation budget on those pretty flames…oh well…
After ascending the longest hill in the history of man, we arrive at the 5 star resort that has been booked out for our predominantly girl party. Junnichi has a pervy moment over his sister again; and conversation decends into how his previously scary reputation has gone down the toilet, and he’s become known as a closet pervert rather than the Geno Killer.
Needless Yaoi moment, much to the girl’s amusement.
Anyway, Karen interprets Junnichi’s apathy as him being discontent with the facilities and begins to put another one of her ludicrous plans into action (ye gads…)
Geez, Minato, I know you have super strength, but surely that’ll make his face saggy…
This plan is actually just a super secret hotspring; which they have to trek through mountains and forests to reach. After more discussion about Junnichi being a pervert, Minato goes into survival mode when she hears a bear roar; and dashes off to attack.
But after 10 seconds (LOL), Junnichi goes into a panic she’s not returned already, and goes after her. Only to find that she’s stripped butt naked and is now sharing tea and biscuits in the hot spring with the bears in order to get to know them better.
I guess this is where the PedoBear legends originate from…You go girl!
Well, that made me go WTF, LOL…
As you might expect, this week has immense amounts of steam censoring. To encourage hopeless fools to buy the uncut DVD versions, no doubt… (sigh)