Well, episode 6 really wasn’t anything special. Not bad, just more of the same. The cast rounds out a bit more with the introduction of Kotone and Akari Kirishima, the twin daughters of the local (somewhat lecherous yet kindly) monk. Typical twin story elements occur (mistaking one for the other and etc.) as Kotone is attracted to Junpei because of his misfortune (maybe she’s a reverse vampire?) and Akari beating him up thinking he is a pervert.
Additionally the story from episode 5 continues with Mizuno trying to figure out if Junpei really feels the way Nagi told her he does, and what exactly his relationships with all these other woman truly are. That said.. nothing really develops on that front that wasn’t already established last episode aside from two new characters (the twins) to be confused by. Sadly, Nagi and Kanako have little screen time this episode as well. I say sadly because they are by far the most interesting characters in Nyan Koi (along with Junpei). They deserve more screen time.
Animation this time around is still great, though some might be upset because of the blatantly censored out pantsu shots. I wonder what they will do for episode 7 which looks to be the hot springs episode every comedic anime is required to have at least one of.
This would have been a review of Episodes 5 and 6, however I wasn’t able to view Episode 6 in time. My apologies.
If you recall from my last article, I really enjoyed episodes 3 and 4. I’m happy to report episode 5 is also quite good. This episode really gets the romantic comedy juices flowing as we now have three girls vying for poor cursed Junpei’s attention, while there is only one of them whose attention he really longs for. Classic (Clichéd?) harem anime plot device I know, but still fun and it really works here because all three girls are drastically different.
The problem with harem anime is that rarely by the end of the series is there a clear victory. Sure there is always a obvious leader in the race for the boy’s heart, but most of the time the anime ends with the more than one girl still clinging to him in hopes he will choose them over his destined love (Tenchi, Girls Bravo, etc). I’m sure most studios do this to spare the viewers from watching a character they love getting their heart broken, but still by the end of the series I want resolution dammit!
Junpei however doesn’t have this problem, which is a welcome surprise. While he is too shy to actually spit out his words and tell Mizuno that is likes her, he has no qualms about being blunt and telling this fact to Nagi while apologizing and saying he is flattered to her own feelings about him.
Another good episode, I don’t want to spoil much about it. I’ll just say this episode does wonders in expanding the relationship between Mizuno and Junpei. And of course it ends on a cliffhanger… D’oh!
Also no cat requests in this episode, but it is a two-parter, so maybe they are in episode 6.