The saga of Lelouch and the Seven Goddesses continues. Or is it six? Crap. Can’t remember. Anyway. I find motivated but put-upon and aggravated Keima far more amusing than generally disinterested Keima, so I’ve been loving these past couple episodes. Unlike most shows with allegedly smart protagonists, this show makes no secret of the fact that he’s surrounded by idiots – in fact, his living in a world where people are so simple that dating sim rules actually apply is pretty much the entire point. His dealing with the tiresome fact that everyone will inevitably fall in love with him has been pretty recently fantastic. Don’t worry, Keima. We’ve all obviously been there.
0:42 – “You’re not dating all my sisters, are you?” “Meh, can’t say.” Keima don’t give a fuck
1:01 – KEIMA DON’T GIVE A FUCK
3:24 – I love this show for its’ sophisticated humor
3:36 – Keima’s flawless shy tsundere impression
5:15 – Oh god
7:20 – I guess the rest of the class is taking this pretty well
11:17 – Wow, Keima can actually activate his own shoujo sparkles
11:41 – Yui brings out all of Keima’s best faces
12:19 – Keima should do all his scheming in one of those ridiculous maid headbands
13:12 – “Mom and Dad are so busy, I never get a home-cooked meal… I’m so happy I could cry.” Oh man, pulling out that plot angle, eh? She might be better than you, Keima
13:26 – Don’t worry Keima, I’m sure you’ll get used to it
14:17 – Do anime hoodlums practice that expression in the mirror or something? Is there a handbook for that sort of thing?
16:26 – “On the battlefield?” “Well, it’s ancient history now.” Because it’s literally ancient history.
18:01 – Jeez, this is one elaborate ride!
18:16 – Oh, it’s demons. That makes more sense
19:06 – This is awesome. I figured they’d just be making straight gags out of the Yui/Keima gender role stuff, but now Yui is actually fighting to save a catatonic princess Keima from the forces of hell. Rock on
19:51 – Oh shit Keima you so crafty
Right, and their teacher is just hanging out on the roof. That’s where I do all my foreboding contemplation.
Anyway, that episode was again pretty great, mainly because the Yui/Keima dynamic is way more interesting than the standard captures. Because of this, it worked well despite pulling back from the capture-juggling of the last two episodes. We’re kind of running out of Goddesses to capture at this point, so I guess we’re nearing the point where all the hell nonsense becomes relevant again. I’m not sure how they’ll handle that drama, but I’m mainly interested in seeing Keima as the leader of a hell-fighting team entirely composed of goddesses representing girls who want to jump his bones. That seems… complicated.