Mayo Chiki Episode 3 – Girls Get Wet, Seriously!
It’s been said before, and I won’t be the last one to say it again but Mayo Chiki’s saving grace is the skillful balance that’s struck between all of its elements. You have beautifully twisted characters like Suzutsuki controlling everyone else through her schemes, though they’re well-intentioned, and gynophobes like Kinjirou and aichmophobes like Subaru Konoe. Funny how the two main characters each have their own weaknesses.
Kanade Suzutsuki takes everyone to a water park after telling Kureha, Jirou’s sister, that she’s happily going steady with Jirou. She’s suspicious at first, that is, until Suzutsuki agrees to help Kureha in her pursuit of Konoe. Poor girl, she doesn’t know that she’s a reverse-trap.
Suzutsuki pairs Kureha and Konoe together before she has her fun dragging Kinjirou around. The group reconvenes later on and finds Kinjirou and Konoe teaming up to save a girl drowning in the pool. They succeed and all seems well until Konoe realizes that Suzutsuki and Kureha are gone. A phone message tells them to go to a construction site nearby. Kinjirou sets out alone after punching Konoe in the gut so as to knock her out.
Jirou faces off against this strange wolf-man in one-on-one combat and winds up getting beat to the floor. His tenacity shocks the assailant and just when he takes out his knife, Konoe jumps in, overcomes her fear of knives, and dispatches the foe. Kidnapper subdued, Konoe rushes over to Suzutsuki’s side and the two of them reaffirm their everlasting friendship.
When the masked man reappears relatively unharmed, everyone braces themselves for another fight until Suzutsuki reveals that the man is actually Konoe’s father, her family’s main butler. She did this in order help Konoe with her phobia of knives. Back at the mansion, everything returns to normal, with Suzutsuki teasing and manipulating information, and with Kinjirou getting chased by girls.
I swear, Konoe sold her soul to the devil just so that she could be this cute. Why, if she didn’t then how in the world is she so full of HNNNNNGGGHHHH. To the uninitiated, HNNNNG is basically a feeling that is something along the lines of “moe” or “kawaii” in that it’s intangible and is very hard to describe. Hell, you just feel it when you have your first “HHHNNNNGHHH” moment.
Okay, that was a nonsensical paragraph, but it’s still very much true. Legion upon legion of fanboys melt at her charms every episode or so. As for me, I also like me a bit of Suzutsuki. This wiling temptress is the one behind the scenes, pulling on the strings. Without her instigating each and every one of these situations, the show would go nowhere. So three cheers for the not-so-obvious catalyst responsible for everything in this show!
We’re only at episode three of this show and I’m already a fan. That’s a work of genius right there, brother. Sprinkle your viewers with every machination of fanservice and “HNNGH” and you’ve got it made. Instant hit. That being said, I’m also following this show as I want to see how Kinjirou slowly chips away at Konoe’s outer shell. Though she’s gotten rid of a large portion of it, there remains the a tiny bit of her that refuses to acknowledge her existence as a female. What’s more, there’s a twin tailed tsundere character and a girl with cat ears in the opening, more fanservice win?
Posted on July 24, 2011, in Anime, Episode Reviews, Mayo Chiki! and tagged Anime, Episode, fanservice, Is, Kanade Suzutsuki, Kinjirou Sakamichi, Kureha, Mayo Chiki, Review, Subaru Konoe, Swimsuit, This?. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.