Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko Episode 2: The Fairy Doesn’t Get Mad

‘Today, I wanted to show you what makes us commoners happy’

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Summary: As Yōto takes Tsukiko to an animal café to discuss their next move, they coincidentally discover that Azusa is working part-time as a maid. They intend to approach Azusa following her shift, but are forced to flee when they are reprimanded by a janitor for taking shelter from the rain near a love hotel. However, they soon find her working at yet another part-time job, later discovering she lives alone in an apartment. After Yōto confronts Azusa about this, he asks her on a date to get her away from work, with Tsukiko deciding to follow them. However, Azusa is less than happy with Yōto’s choices for date venues, so Tsukiko steps in and they instead her to an arcade, where Tsukiko wins Azusa a stuffed turtle. Despite managing to get along, Azusa gets a bit upset when Yōto brings up the topic of friends. Just then, the track and field president and Tsukiko’s older sister, Tsukushi, shows up, forcing Yōto and Tsukiko to flee when she enquires about their ‘date’. When they return to the arcade, they discover Azusa being tormented by some girls from her old school, leaving her cold towards Yōto and Tsukiko, believing them to have strung her along.

 (Source: Wikipedia)

 So… Youto is still a pervert, Tsukiko is still Kuudere and Azuki is a more interesting character then I thought she was. My bad?

Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko Episode 2 Image 0026 I’m beginning to warm up to Tsukiko’s new personality… I mean, it’s in no way as awesome as her previous moe form, but it’s still cute (and slightly awesome). I do however really like the seemingly more perceptive side to her new personality. It gives her character an interesting quirk which isn’t blatant and in your face (like Youto’s perversion) and it spices up the romance side of things… oh yeah. Honestly, I’m only watching this because ‘romance’ was a listed genre (and because it’s a light novel adaption… I love light novels!)… I’m a terrible person, I know. Going off topic a bit here, but this show isn’t listed as a harem (which is good) and there are seemingly like six girls going to be around him, all of which (I presume) he may at some point harass with his sexual antics… sexual antics that will seemingly make them all fall in love with him… sexual antics that if acted out in real life would put you in jail! Ehem, I digress… I’m hoping that the romance side of things stays between Tsukiko and Youto, otherwise we’re going to end up on the last episode with an unresolved romance and if you know anything about me you’ll know that I hate it when shows start a romance and don’t finish it. It’s one of the single worst things imaginable. That is all.

 Before I get REALLY INTO it, I’d just like to say that… that was a pretty bad date! Wedding dresses? Gynecology? Youto?! What have you become? Oh right, a pervert… wait! No. This is not acceptable! No one in their right mind would take a girl to a gynecology on a date! Oh all right I’ll forgive you… seeing as it is a romantic comedy after all…

 So today’s episode was pretty much all about Azuki and her life outside of school. Turns out that pretentious princess Azuki is just that, a pretentious Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko Episode 2 Image 0027princess. The girl who I once thought was a pompous bitch is actually a girl pretending to be a pompous bitch. Makes sense. Anyway, Youto stalks Azuki in an attempt to retrieve his… ‘facade’ and finds out that she’s actually working several jobs in an attempt to keep up and pay for her princess performance. Honestly, if I was female and wanted to… wait why is she doing this again? I was going to say that I would be too lazy to keep up that ridiculous performance but then I realized that there isn’t really a real reason for her being the way she is? Or is there!? Turns out that she used to be bullied at her old school, a school where she had no friends and was basically a Tsukiko (who seemingly has nothing better to do with her time other Hentai Ouji to Warawanai Neko Episode 2 Image 0028than stalk Youto). Now we’ve yet to find out the whole story behind Azuki’s past but it really does make her a more interesting character. Not only does it seemingly give her a reason for being the way she is (proud, imposing and somewhat taciturn), it also gives her character the required depth to become ‘notable’. Now she’s not just the girl who stole Youto ‘facade’, but she’s also the girl who has issues, issues that Youto needs to resolve and issues that are genuinely interesting and heartfelt. Pretty much everyone has been bullied at least once in their life and so her situation is somewhat relateable. I say somewhat because I don’t know many people who have been bullied out of their school, y’know? It’s interesting to see her change from the bombastic character who parades around the screen for the former half of the episode to the lethargic and withdrawn character who we see crying at the end of the episode. For a romantic comedy it kinda got a bit dark at the end there… and I like it! Let’s move on before we get depressed.

 Tsukiko… she DEFINATELY liked Youto. This episode made it so obvious and I love it! Problem is (and I knew this was coming), Youto, of course, fails to see it. Why is every male character in romantic comedies this oblivious? Maybe one day it will become the norm for characters to notice and then I’ll get pissed when male characters notice TOO MUCH, but until that day I’ll remain annoyed! How dare Youto be so ignorant! On the other hand it’s only the second episode and he has yet to develop feelings for her so I’ll give him a break. At least we can watch him slowly fall in love with her? Anyway, Tsukiko is SO CUTE. Not moe cute, but cute all the same. Also, how does she not get fat (a very girly thing for me to say, I know)? She eats SO MUCH. And it’s so cute… ANYWAY, Tsukiko didn’t get much character development in this episode… Until it was revealed that her parents are dead, her sister is the seemingly psychotic captain of the running team and she is, without a doubt, in love with Youto. I’m really looking forward to seeing ‘her episode’, I mean, any character whose parents are dead usually has some sort of emotional baggage that makes romance interesting. But I’ll move on before I bore you to death with more Tsukiko talk (not that she’s a boring character on anything, but I’ve got more to say!)

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 Tsutsukakushi (what a ridculously long name… guess I’ll just copy and paste it from now on…) appears for like five seconds and then disappears. At the moment she’s just a plot device that is used whenever Youto wants to me big boob jokes/squeeze big boobs and I like it! It’s funny and it gives the show its own original flavor (because, y’know, the shows about perversion…), but I’d like to see some Tsutsukakushi character development! Maybe she too has an interesting back story… who knows?

 Time to round this review off! Azuki is becoming more interesting, Tsukiko is cute, Youto is reaching the epitome of perversion and Tsutsukakushi has big boobs. Yes. Next weeks episode is definately going to be the make or break point of this anime, how will the handle the situation that we’ve been presented with? They have to route, two options – the serious tone route and the ‘make a joke out of it’ route. I think that they’re going to go for the former because even for a romantic comedy the latter seems insensitive, but I digress. No matter how they do it, I’m sure it will be great… Now give me MOAR TSUKIKO EATING!

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Chris

I'm just a normal guy, chillin' on the internet in search of a place that I can call my sacred hang. What more can I say?

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