Posted by psgels on 13 February 2011 with categories: Mitsudomoe



This episode breezed through three entire months as we visit the new year, valentine’s day and april fool’s. It neither was the best nor the worst of this second season, but again it had some sketches that were really funny. My favourite was the april fool’s one, with its excellent punchline (seriously I’ve had nearly the same trick pulled to me when I was a kid, only it wasn’t on April Fool’s).

The worst was the valentine’s sketch, though. It’s the umpth one about the triplet’s father invading the school and being mistaken for a pervert. It’s good that the creators didn’t drag it on for too long though, like make an entire valentine’s episode out of it. That probably would have been really boring. The new year’s sketch meanwhile returned to the toilet jokes, but it had some really good ones.

Beyond that, this episode also took Satou’s three stalkers to a completely new level of creepiness. It was by far the most disgusting part of the episode when Mitsuba started throwing those snowballs. This is just one of those sketches that’s wrong on so many levels, but at the same time really well delivered so that it becomes hilarious, unlike for example the urine jokes of the first season that were just weird and forced.

The parents meeting meanwhile could have been good, but that one felt a bit forced to me. It seemed just like “let’s show off some crazy personalities that the parents of the different children have”. It would have been appropriate for early on in the series… but there are only two episodes left.
Rating: * (Good)

3 Responses

  1. qwerty says:

    There’s at least 3 episodes left, not 2.

    I had heard they were stopping at 8 and wasn’t expecting a 9th so I don’t know if they’re going beyond the 9th episode but there’s a title listed for it in the shows wikipedia page.

  2. deedee says:

    Don’t forget Chinese New Year too!

  3. Kaza (brazillian) says:

    the snowball was the best for me, I laughed so hard on that one LoL…

    still the parents meating wasn’t the most funny, but it was fun to see some parents…

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  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 01:00 PM)
    @Bagel, it’s more than just that. Getting these things posts is like a luck of the draw. At times it won’t let me write in the editor, other times it does but the text is white and sometimes I can type but I can’t put in pictures. Oh and I never have the buttons that allow you to make text bold and whatnot, unless I switch over from using firefox to IE. But then I have the buttons but I can’t type!
    Fuck wordpress
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:51 PM)
    @Aidan hm. you might be missing the privileges for creating categories.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:51 PM)
    @Ninja, ABP was crap from the get go. You just realized it.
    Also if no one picks up Seven dealy sins I don’t mind covering it. I read the manga so I know the drill.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:49 PM)
    @K-Off, You mean put the grisaia posts into a catagory? I can’t. I mean I seriously can’t. WordPress is screwing up with me. I can barely manage to get the things posted. I can put shows into a catagory, however I cannot create a new catagory. For some reason the add new catagory button is missing for me. Create a grisaia catagory for me and I will put them into it.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:28 PM)
    i see. man, these villagers are so exaggerating. river dries up for a day and somehow you lose all your money…there’s definitely something fishy here. who is in charge of their finances?
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:23 PM)
    @Jalapeno Bagel I mean there were certainly examples in history where reliance on monocultures was so heavy that the viability of that monoculture could mean the difference between social stability or total collapse for a society, but it wasn’t incredibly common IMO. I mean usually it was a more complicated set of circumstances with the viability of the monoculture being more a symptom than a cause.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:21 PM)
    @ninjarealist I agree. although to be honest, I really would not have known it was a Trigger production if no one told me. even the music is spot-on slice-of-life romcomy. thing. +1 for diversity.
  • Jalapeno Bagel
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:20 PM)
    @ninja ah well not specifically Japan. like, in a lot of fantasy/medieval sort of series in anime/manga have that kind of situation for some crises.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:18 PM)
    @Jalapeno Bagel I feel like a lot of that is the animation. There’s just always something cool or funny to look at. The character animations are just fantastic and it constantly keeps your eyes entertained.
  • ninjarealist
    (Thursday, Oct 23. 2014 12:17 PM)
    @Jalapeno Bagel If you’re talking about rice in Japan, the doom was more a factor of the rice’s value within the economic system and the pains involved with being unable to pay taxes etc. Most Japanese peasants did not even eat rice.

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