The jokes fell flatter than usual this week.
I started to wonder when I began to sour on Nyan Koi! and I think the problem with these recent episodes — aside from some strange similarities with Kampfer — is really how slow and typical everything has become. I dug through some of my old posts of Nyan Koi! and found this:
Nyan Koi! is kinda stupid but the show’s hyperkinetic pace makes it somewhat entertaining.
In comparison, the energy is all gone now. With the series winding down, loose ends are being tied up and gags are being replaced with “character development.” The only problem is that I don’t care about these characters. In fact, I can’t care.
Junpei and Sumiyoshi’s relationship ultimately means nothing to me if it can’t deliver the laughs, especially when anyone with a clue knows either Mizuno will win or nobody does (what a sad contest they’re all in). It’s even worse when the anime itself doesn’t even try to wholeheartedly sell the coupling as an authentic pairing.
A good chunk of the episode was essentially filler involving Junpei and Chizuru. This episode thus only serves to delay the inevitable. Perhaps it’s a consolation prize for some tiny fandom out there — I don’t personally know — but if I had to guess, they’d likely pair Junpei with one of the cats first. To wrap this up, I just want to see silly hijinxes; without the comedy, what does Nyan Koi! truly have going for it? I wouldn’t say the show has turned bad… just insignificant.
Slightly off topic, the movie they watched in this episode reminded me of this video. It’s about a dog instead but it serves the same function:
Have fun with that!