It’s just something to write about, okay? Frankly, I’m waiting for better days in the spring season, but I still haven’t checked the convenient chartfag for updates on what that may bring. I guess I just don’t want to jinx it. Anyways, onto the crappy harem…
Is it me or is it a pattern that a lot of foreigners in these anime happen to be otaku? As for Estoh herself, she seems like a mouthpiece for some deeper frustrations:
She’s referring to this high-powered school teaching people of painters and operas. God forbid anyone learns of Van Gogh and Mozart before Kishimoto Masashi. Great mangaka or greatest mangaka?! Anyway, like I said earlier, some deep-rooted frustrations in Estoh:
So what’s-his-face gets roped into helping Estoh make a cosplay photobook. They go around the school trying to convince (heavy emphasis on the ‘con’ part) girls to participate. Naturally, Flameheart takes umbrage at the lurid depiction of women in Estoh’s project. How is the shounen hero gonna get himself out of this one?
Look at his furrowed brow. He’s determined. T-they worked hard on it! That makes it okay to treat women like a piece of meat… because they worked hard on it! Just, like, deal with it. Man, what’s sad is that I don’t even know what they were going for with “Super Diva.”
If it’s a parody of mahou shoujo anime, it’s not a particularly good one. Kannagi did it better. If it’s not a parody, then it’s just kind of a lame duck.
Back to the shitty photobook, the final obstacle is getting Mimina to participate. Butler Dude tells her she should just do what she wants. Yeah, that’s a good plan! Except she thinks they’re doing a doujinshi so she gets roped into (her words, not mine) “embarrassing” outfits. So much for diving headfirst into doing whatever you want.
Seeing Akiharu (oh right, that’s his name) being so helpful got Flameheart’s loins aflame so the next episode is all “plot development:”
I’m quite used to the spoiled nature in which anime loves to portray in their female characters. Flameheart having a billion maids doesn’t surprise me at all:
Nor is her dad arriving in a helicopter much of a shock.
Really, you should see some of the opulence in the Japanese dramas like Mei-chan no Shitsuji. But back on subject, what is with the father-daughter embrace. Slurping noises? Seriously?
And what the hell is “foreign style?”
Later on, while going for a swim, Flameheart’s legs are attacked by red lightning bolts. I’m not lying.
Red lightning at the beach. They could have contrived for something better. Maybe a jellyfish stung her and she’s paralyzed temporarily from the waist down. Maybe her legs got tied up in some kelp. I dunno, either of those seem to me more plausible than some red lightning bolt. Shounen hero saves her, of course, and we end with this:
When you zoom out, it kinda looks like a giant larva latched itself to his face. That could have been an interesting anime.