Another season, another anime collaboration with Irina from I Drink And Watch Anime. For Winter 2019 we will be talking about ‘Rinshi!! Ekoda-chan’ and I will be represented by the bold text!
Hey Irina, Episode 3 is here, long story short everyone is animals now.
I found this art style really endearing, I’d love a full length (maybe not 25 minutes, but at least more than 1 ep) of this, cute animals navigating the perils of love and life and sex and dating. But then again I’m weird… I gotta admit, this style isn’t really my thing, it’s my least favourite of the three, maybe because it’s the least unusual. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t hate it, I’m just sort of neutral towards it. Also, it just look so old school to me.
And we meet Ekoda’s sister! I kinda guessed she’d have a sort of antagonistic relationship with her sister. It could have been playful rivalry. The fact that Ekoda still seems to be living a home was a bit surprising. I assumed she was an adult, it sort of changes my perspectives of the previous episodes.
I loved the part about the tanuki putting some rope in boiling water to soften it up intended for ropeplay and her father finding it and there being awkwardness about it. That was a fun story. For some reason I like the cheeseburger bit as well.
Also enjoyed the callback to Ekoda wishing she had a pet. Nice overarching plot element!
They sure packed a lot in (that’s what she said) this episode. But still 4 minutes is not enough! I want more Irina! This one may have gone over my head. As I was watching I had that feeling you get when two of your friends that have know each other forever talk about stuff that happened before you met them. I understood everything that was going on but I still feel sort of left out. Not sure I’m explaining it right.
I think I related to this one more than the previous two, her talking about the “birds of prey” the kind of girls who act cute 100% of the time I’ve known some girls like that and while the men they are with find it endearing everyone else around them does not.
I related to and understood Ekoda on a sort of base, visceral level (and recognized a lot of her experiences) in the past two episodes but this time I really felt like a spectator and couldn’t find that previous connection at all. I also want more.
Episode 3: done! Look forward to episode 4 on Irina’s site next week!
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