For an episode that had basically no Horo (I refuse to go by Holo), and focused mostly on Lawrence’s schemes and deals with Amati and Mark, it flew by. That’s what not having mid-episode eyecatches will do for you.
…Is what I’d be saying if it actually was over. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. For a second, I thought I was KyoAni. Please don’t hate me. Their subliminal troll attacks were too much for me to bear.
I mean the above title in the most complimentary of ways, as this was the best episode of the show so far, and what I consider the official start of mindfuck season.
The problem with writing about Sora no Manimani, I’ve noticed, is that it’s really hard to not go overboard with screenshots. There’s just so many awesome screen gags (mostly Mii-chan gags) that I’d hate to leave anything out. Of course, this is a much better problem to have than the Kurokami problem, in which a show is so bad I just don’t know what to say about it.
Why didn’t I just go ahead and write about this show from the start? Of course, even I didn’t know all the awesome (and Hina) that Hayate no Gotoku would deliver this season, this episode being featuring the latest Hina-Nishizawa hot spiciness, and the typical silly comedy that makes HnG so great. This episode had so much fertile material, I’m looking forward to the ever so enjoyable Hontouni’s THREESOME posts for this episode.
The good part (or bad, depending on how you look at it) about these episodes is this style of posting is so easy, it doesn’t take any thought at all.
The range of emotions Horo displays in this episode is incredible. From the flirty, teasing moments in the beginning when she finds out about Amati’s contract, to the playful exuberance during the festival, to her complete emotional breakdown at the end – all of it exudes such an intense and energetic vibe, it’s part of what makes Horo such a great character.