Astarotte no Omocha! is a Dirty, Dirty Anime – Episode 7
Is it just me, or does Astarottte no Omocha! have some form of sexual innuendo inserted into almost every scene? It wasn’t just this episode, but this has been happening over the past few weeks. It doesn’t detract from the show. Rather, it just seems… interesting.
Leaving innuendo for now, Naoya races over to the human world in order to pick up Lotte, with a lot of help on the part of Ingrid Sorveig, kuudere sage-supreme. Anyways, Lotte has been staying at Naoya’s place during her stay in the human realm and tries her best to keep Naoya away only to end up beaten. All Naoya has to do is simply walk into the house (it’s his house in the first place).
Once they make up, Naoya kisses Lotte on the forehead much to her surprise, and embarrassment. This gives rise to her magical powers, which transports both of them back to the monster world. Ingrid and Judit take note of this interesting development and ponder about it.
Afterwards, Lotte and Naoya go on a date together to an amusement park in order to commemorate their make-up. Asuha starts pouting when she finds out about this but soon cheers up when Erika, Lotte’s rival and classmate, decides to invite her along. Also, it seems that the toy is starting to get his own harem, instead of the other way around. Oh, the irony.
Astarotte no Omocha! has me torn between two sides. On the one hand, I simply want to drop this show as it’s almost border-line incest, consider Lotte’s and Naoya’s relationship, and it doesn’t have much gravity in its plot. Conversely, I have this part of me that’s telling me to shut up and enjoy the show for what it is. It’s amusing to see the antics that Lotte and the other characters get into and it’s easy on the brain, no huge twists. *cough* Stein’s Gate *cough*.
I guess you could also say that a major theme in this anime is growing up. Lotte’s development as a character as the plot progresses is dramatic. Arguably, she’s the most dynamic character in this anime as nobody else has any fundamental character changes. Queen Mercelida, Lotte’s mother, might have experienced some change, but not on the scale that Lotte has. She’s learned how to open up to people as well as make friends. That’s as good a lesson as any, methinks. Naoya and Asuha? They’re the same as ever, unfortunately.
So far, the part of me that’s telling me to simply sit back and enjoy is winning. There’s fun to be had in watching this series and I’d be a turd to bash on its plot. Speaking of which, this is a very, very, dirty anime. Just look at that orgasmic cat.