Not sure exactly how much there is to say about this show. Decent amount of random comedy following Tsumiki, who can’t express her feelings for Io. Joining them, we have Mayoi, an energetic girl who likes to tease Tsumiki, Hime, who gets random nosebleeds from cuteness overload, Kikue, the teacher who’s just a bit clumsy, and Sakaki, the token pervert. I thought that a lot of the jokes were pretty funny, but some of them seemed random (like the banana peel thing).
Tsumiki’s interactions with Io are pretty entertaining. Tsumiki’s an interesting character…the romance made me think she couldn’t possibly be like Konata, but then she shows off some impressive video game skills and I have to make the association again. She says tsundere lines, but she just seems too soft-spoken to fit the role. I’d say she’s just shy. The opening song fits the theme of the show, but I’m not a huge fan of it. The ending song is probably worse (>.> I really don’t like these types of songs). I wonder how long they can keep this up. I hope they don’t let things get stale.
With this week’s episode the astronaut exam begins. As Mutta notes, only two or three people will be making it out, and this week, the show introduces the three most likely candidates. I thought that the way they decided to introduce them was really cool, using the interview. We all know how stressful an interview situation can be, and throwing something like a loose screw into it can make it even more nerve-wracking. Three people get chosen to be astronauts and only three people notice the screw?
That can’t be coincidence. While it’s possible that one of those three will be cut to add to the plot, it’s highly likely that Mutta and the new characters, Makabe Kenji and Itou Serika, will end up making it. With each episode, I keep liking Mutta’s character more and more. The whole idea of automatically choosing the hardest option is something that you don’t really see in a character, but it’s a mentality that I’ve always had. That being said, I sure hope I don’t burn out in the future in the way Mutta did…
We don’t learn all that much about the new characters this week, but it looks to me like the personalities of the main three are fairly balanced. Serika seems fairly carefree and polite, Kenji seems very confident, and Mutta is…panicky and tense. Should be interesting. I’ve heard that the series will end up only being 12 episodes and that 50 episode or whatever thing was just a mistake. If it really is 12 episodes, I’d say the pacing seems just about right. If it’s 50, then it feels like stuff is happening really fast. Either way, I’m looking forward to the next episode. We might learn more about this Itou Serika person….