Shota, Sweat and Beers – ‘Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou’ Episode 9 Review

What’s the show? Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou, Episode 9.

So what happens in this episode? We’ve established something of a comfortable routine with this show… even with an episode like this where nothing remarkable happens it feels warm and comforting and familiar.

Well this is going to make for a ‘riveting’ review, strap in readers! Gee, thanks for the vote of confidence!

Oh boy.

So does anything happen in this episode? Well of course it does, Aki helps Ayaka and Nishiki (the woman who works at the local liquor store) run the ‘Oktoberfest’ celebration that they hold every year but because the people who usually come help out are girls the only outfit Nishiki has for Aki is the dirndl (female lederhosen) so he has to cross-dress something he’s more than accustomed to thanks to growing with his sister and now living with Yuri who loves to dress him up in women’s clothing.

So more shota-service? If you want to call it that, maybe it’s even trap-service… I don’t know. What I do know is it’s absolutely adorable!

It’s been said before but Aki makes an adorable girl.

And the other segments of the episode? The school council girls go on a school trip to Kyoto while Aki is left behind with the caretaker.

~Oh~ sexy shenanigans ensue then? Surprisingly not, it’s actually one of the more wholesome segments as Ayaka’s sister comes for a visit and they cook sweet potatoes in the backyard and send pictures to the school council girls who in turn send pictures of all the yummy things they’re eating in Kyoto.

You’ll break the poor boys neck if you’re not careful!

That is surprising? And the last segment? Well~ things weren’t going to stay ‘wholesome’ forever now where they? Ayaka comes down with a nasty cold—not one with gross coughing and sneezing mind you just a fever that makes her sweat… a lot. And I guess what’d you call the ‘climax’ of the episode is Aki having to towel down her bare back from all the sweat and then dry the sweat from under her breasts. I mean I know breasts get sweaty so points for realism there but I can’t help but think this is catering to another very specific fetish.

Is it hot in here?

Let’s just leave that one there and move on… anything else to add? I don’t usually comment on things in a review that are non-cannon about the episode—so things like opening and closing credits rarely get a mention, same goes for the ‘ad-break’ positioned eye-catch art or as is the case here, the post-credit art. Every episode has ended with a nice piece of art from other famous manga artists depicting a character from the show but drawn in their own unique art-style. And while I’ve recognised a few, the one this week was by my absolute favourite manga artist, Cool Kyoushinja—who some of you might know as being responsible for Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. Unsurprising that he contributed an end-card artwork for this show considering how many big breasted characters and shota’s feature in his works, but I got a real thrill out of seeing it so I thought I’d share it—I’m even considering doing a separate post all about post-credit art…

This scene could easily come from any of his works, he sure does love his Shota x Big Boobs situations!

So basically, end-card art aside, it’s more of the same? Yeah, and I’m not going to complain about that—this show knows what it is, I think I know what it is too and I enjoy it’s seamless blend of cute wholesomeness and lewd situations!


Previous Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou Reviews:

Hit Me With Your Best Shota – Episode 1 Review
Shota In The Dark – Episode 2 Review
Amateur Shotagrapy – Episode 3 Review
Shota-gun Wedding – Episode 4 Review
Shota and Bothered – Episode 5 Review
When It’s Hot Outside Drink Lots of Shota – Episode 6 Review
Calling The Shotas – Episode 7 Review
Within Earshota – Episode 8 Review


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4 comments

  1. I was going to say that this got a lot bolder than most of Shin Oonuma’s shows get, but then I remembered parts of his other shows, and nah, it really didn’t. One thing that’s kind of been bothering me about this show is that it’s almost a textbook for grooming for future sexual harassment or abuse. Which leads to the thought that there’s very little difference between innocent shenanigans and problematic behavior (which is something I think everyone needs to keep in mind, really), it’s just how it ends up with consent.

    Another thing I kind of wonder about the Japanese is if they have much later growth spurts. I mean, they continually show middle school and high school kids as significantly shorter than 20-year olds. But Western kids nowadays are generally getting close to adult height at 13-14-15.

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    1. It’s kinda weird you mentioned ‘grooming’ as I literally just this second finished writing a review for Asobi Asobase Ep 9 that touches on that. I mean I guess I see what you mean by that I’ve often thought about how wildly inappropriate this show would be if the genders were reversed but because Aki is a boy being preyed on by girls we let it slide.

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      1. Actually, I think the only one who’s actually ‘preying’ on Aki is Yuri, and the show is pretty clear that Yuri is a bad individual. And that’s where it gets really fuzzy. Would Aki be better off if Ayaka was less in loco parentis? I mean, the main thing it’s done that’s even close to outright inappropriate was this episode with wiping her down. Apart from that, things like Yuzu sitting in Aki’s lap or Aki sitting in Nana’s lap don’t really have the power imbalance that makes those things really a problem.

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