Special A – Episode 08May 26, 2008 at 4:15 am | Posted in Special A | 11 Comments
Tags: fangirling, meh
Urgh…I was supposed to do reviews of episode 6 and 7 on my livejournal, but certain circumstances made me unable to. I was going to do a double review, but…now that episode 8 is out now too. I think I’ll just give up. *sigh* Those were pretty good episodes too. I was kind of excited when I watched them, but since that’s died down now…it feels like it would just be a bother.
But! Finally! The Hawaii episode! I’ve been waiting for this since the anime first began. The overall plot of this episode is kind of boring and generic, but there’s some good KeixHikari moments to make up for it.
Oho~! I love it.
So, the SA are off on their little trip, going to Hawaii. On one side of the plane, Hikari is incredibly excited, on the other an aura of doom surrounds Kei. He’s still incredibly bothered by what happened in the last episode (When Hikari showed just how dense she is). When they get to the hotel, Akira decides they should go shopping. Ryuu can’t go because he has business to attend to and Kei doesn’t go either because he’s in a bad mood.
They go shopping, have fun, but when they get back (or the next day, I’m not sure), Ryuu asks a favor from everyone. A client of his family’s business son is there and they sort of need to babysit…or really just entertain him. His name is Chitose. He decides he wants them all to be his family for the week. Ryuu is the brother, Megumi and Jun are the grandparents, Tadashi is the weird uncle. Kei is the father and the mother is…Akira. Kei and Akira are obviously both very unhappy. And Hikari gets to be…Peso…the dog.
Because Ryuu is in a tight spot, everyone agrees to play along with Chitose’s little game. Even Hikari Peso who gets pet like a dog by Kei. Later at dinner, Hikari is forced to eat on the floor. After Kei’s offer of having “Peso” sit on his lap, he sits on the floor beside Hikari instead. But Akira shoves herself in between them. Chitose is unhappy with all this and decides to leave, Ryuu convinces him to stay and sit in his lap and stuff, Megumi and Jun get jealous. Later on everyone is exhausted. Chitose is out on the beach and Hikari sees him watching another family.
The next day everyone’s wearing swimsuits to go to the beach. Kei asks where Hikari is but pretends like he doesn’t really care. But when she comes out he shows otherwise, but alas…Hikari is wearing a dog suit. As they go to the beach everyone is depressed, except Hikari who is being very energetic. But Chitose orders her to talk like a dog…so she does. Things pretty much continue in the same way. Megumi and Jun get jealous a lot, Hikari tries to help Chitose, random beach fun.
But later Chitose orders Hikari to get a flower or something (wasn’t really paying attention). She has to swim out to this island and climb up a big cliff to get to it. So she took off her dog suit and wore her bathing suit before swimming out. Just as she grabs the flower, the rock she’s standing on breaks and she starts to fall down, but Kei grabs her by the arm. It seems he went ahead…or something. Then he pulls her up and this happens.
Hikari brings the flowers to Chitose, who is clearly unhappy. He runs over to Ryuu and pisses Jun and Megumi off by saying Ryuu is coming back with him (or something). This makes Megumi so upset that she’s about to scream, Hikari comes in time to cover Chitose’s ears, but gets the full blast of Megumi’s voice. Once it’s over, she’s in a daze. Chitoze acts like a brat, but since Hikari asks if he’s all right and stuff he apologizes and says he lost. So then Kei takes off the peso ears and all is well.
Later on everyone’s tired and laying around. Except Hikari who went to give something to Chitose. on the beach, Chitose meets up with his older brother who is none other than…Yahiro! Hikari seems very surprised to find this out. Hikari has something she wants to ask Yahiro, so she agrees to go along with him back to his house…or something. Either way, Hikari’s going back to Yahiro’s house.
Well, that was a crappy summary. Sorry, I was just incredibly unenthusiastic about most of it. For anyone looking for a better summary, reading chapter 13 of the manga would probably be best.
Ah~! As people from my livejournal know, I’ve been looking forward to this episode for a while. But they cut down two of my favorite parts. T_T
Heh…but that’s okay because they added in the best anime-original scene so far in this series. Oh that scene made me giggle.
The difference between their auras is amazing isn’t it. Hikari‘s all happy and I think this is the most depressed and frustrated we’ve ever seen Kei. Hikari is such an oblivious girl. She figured out that there was something bothering Kei in this episode, but she has no idea what. I know that it’s easier to notice if someone likes someone else than it is to notice if someone likes you, but come on!
lol, poor Kei. He has so much patience for a guy with such a short temper. I don’t think it’s been mentioned yet in the anime, but he’s liked Hikari since before they were in Junior High. That poor boy. It’s pretty entertaining, but seriously…poor Kei.
I just thought I’d mention this again. The anime went through a really sudden, “OMGWTF” character design change in episode…5? Yeah, I think so. But I’m happy to see that they’ve pretty much already gotten used to it. I guess that’s why they’re professionals.
The animation itself is lazy as hell though.
lol, American flag and English. I have nothing to add here. I just think it’s funny that they added in the flag. That’s all.
Most annoying shota ever. Okay, maybe not, but still. He was cute at the end. Heh, watching this episode though, I was like, “He really is Yahiro’s brother.” He’s good at manipulating people, isn’t he?
Aww…see this is one of the scenes that they cut stuff out on. They showed Kei getting a little excited about the idea of Hikari being the mother, but…no one imagined Kei’s newly-wed dream with Hikari. So disappointing!!! But at least Kei and Akira’s reaction of being paired together was still good. lol, worst match-making ever.
Because of their incredibly lazy animating, this scene got cut out too. Why did they animate Hikari and Kei catching bugs back in episode 4, but can’t animate Kei picking up Hikari? Why!? I missed out on one of my, “lol, Kei you pervert” moments. Unforgivable!!! That scene was great! *sigh* But I’ll deal with it.
Kei seemed to enjoy Hikari being a dog so much more in the manga and it freaked everyone else out. I really wish they’d added that in.
Well, this scene was still the same. Inviting Hikari to sit on his lap. Heh. This was my second favorite scene from the manga, so I guess this makes up for it a little. Though I’d rather they changed this one than the other one. Poo.
lol, Kei you pervert. Actually, in the manga Tadashi and Kei have a couple of bathing suit pervert moments. Heh. But poor Kei, Hikari came out in a dog suit which is like…the opposite of a bathing suit.
Best anime-original moment…ever. Well, no that goes to a certain moment in episode 25 from a certain mahou shoujo anime, but this made me go *squee*. Seriously, moments like this are awesome when they’re anime-original because you totally aren’t expecting them and then there they are.
Heh…Kei got to see Hikari in a bathing suit after all. And closer than he expected. Kya! Awesome.
Since I didn’t review episode 6, I’ll just go on about Yahiro here. The anime definitely did his character right. The voice works, the character design good. Yes, I approve of Yahiro.
And also, for those who don’t know, Yahiro’s appearance = development. Akira gets character development when Yahiro appears and Kei and Hikari almost always move forward in their relationship. Though, with Hikari’s denseness, they just take small steps forward.
So, Akira gets some backstory in the next one and Kei and Hikari’s relationship moves forward. We’re still following right along with the manga since this is all from chapter 14.
Heh…and next week is…that. Oh I’m looking forward to it~! Because that leads to that and then…kya! That! Oh, I’m looking forward to the episode where Kei gets sick. Who’s with me!?
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