Ben-To – 04 Impression
This week we are introduced to a new character – The Beauty by the Lake.
Sometimes I wonder how they come up with these names. =_=”
I had missed last week’s impression of the show simply because I was busy. =P To put it short, I found last week’s episode to have started out pretty strong in the comedy department but then it had lost it’s steam when the writers decided to do the whole “fighting to get your food makes it better” idea.
Random appearance, faceless brown girl from the Monk group. =P Did you spot her?
This week on the other hand felt totally random to me. It was not as entertaining as some of the other episodes and while there were some parts that I had liked, there were many scenes that felt like they did not glue together with one another. In other words, it had felt messy. =/
The whole OP was a tad odd since it had focused a great deal on Shaga Ayame, if it weren’t for the random food products I would have thought I was watching the wrong show. =P
What I did like in this episode, was the on-going joke between Shaga and Satou – the whole “Ne, how did we end up in the friend zone?” thing was funny despite it’s total randomness.
What was totally odd and disturbing was all the fan-service in this episode. It had felt like boundaries of fan-service was pushed to a new level in this episode. The whole groping the cousin thing did not sit well with me, also Shaga groping Oshiro and removing her bra was a tad full on. To top it off, we even had that bath scene between Shaga and Shiraume. Definitely a tad heavy-handed on the fan-service, but I am sure some of you are enjoying it =D
Another thing that I had found funny was Osiroi’s reaction to Satou borrowing her uniform. She had started to fantasize about Satou being an Uke! Lol! What disappointed me was that her novel was not as raunchy as I had expected it to be since her character had been giving off this super “fangirl” vibe the whole time.
Then came the supermarket scene. The fight between the Ice Witch and The Beauty was fun to watch, especially when Ayame had started using chopsticks in her battle. Sadly, Ben-To had to be Ben-To and throw in a line about food and respectable fighting.
My biggest question about all this fighting is who the heck is teaching Satou how to fight? =_=” He seems to be powering-up at a pretty rapid rate and we don’t actually get to see how that is the case. I assume the Ice Witch would training him if not what’s the point of the club, but we are never shown any training footage. =/
Episode Rating: 6.5/10
Overall, this was still a fun mindless episode but definitely not the strongest one thus far. It was good that we get to see a hint of a deeper plot brewing in the background of this series (as expected) and with new schools from other districts coming into play in this series, I can’t wait to see how all of this plays out.
Ra’s Question of the Day
Tofu. Love it? or Hate it?
Personally, I don’t dislike it with a vengence but I would much rather eat a whole bunch of other things before eating tofu. =P
Verdict: Hate it. =)
P.S: Answers like “don’t really care” are not excepted. =P If you are leaning more towards the darker side of not liking it then you should declare your hate! ^-^b