Impression – Date A Live, Episode 08

Date A Live

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impression:

Well, things progressed in a way that was very much expected. Going on a date with three girls at the same time can be very difficult. People should not assume that they will be able to get away with polygamy, even if Shidou’s situation has been forced onto him. The date with Kurumi was an inevitability, but what went down with Tohka and Origami was a little unexpected. Let’s go over what happened during each of the three dates.

Tohka has gotten pretty aggressive.

Tohka has gotten pretty aggressive.

Apparently, trying to act sexy will work on any man regardless of the fluidity of your execution. Tohka was upset that she couldn’t eat lunch with Shidou and this resulted in the three judgmental girls giving her aquarium tickets. The two check the place out and they end up getting food as well during Shidou’s back and forth between the three girls. It has been hinted at that Shidou may be harboring real feelings for Tohka and I could definitely see them being end game. Their initial interaction during the date was adorable and I know my sister would be happy if they ended up together.

Lingerie shops are not always the best stopping point for a date.

Lingerie shops are not always the best stopping point for a date.

I say that they should not have picked out lingerie, but it is more normal in real life. They always make things really awkward in anime and that kind of confuses me. Maybe it is a western thing to do that on dates. Having said that, they only ended up their because of Kurumi’s bold nature when it comes to Shidou. I want to say that their date got the least amount of screen time because of what happened when Shidou was away from Kurumi. Do you remember how she murdered those guys in the last episode? Well, it happened again. Only this time, Shidou has gotten directly involved in the situation. I guess we are getting a standoff in the next episode.

Kurumi may be bold, but this is just crazy.

Kurumi may be bold, but this is just crazy.

The date with Origami is what had me pretty intrigued. It started because Kurumi had attacked her in the previous episode and she feared for Shidou’s life. No matter how odd she may seem, Origami does genuinely care about Shidou. Although, making him stay with her for an indefinite period of time and suggesting a stay at a love hotel remind us that Origami is not all there. Having said that, she did realize very quickly that Shidou was in danger regarding the Kurumi date. I honestly feel bad for Origami because I think that she is going to lose to Tohka and that is not fun when she has stalker level devotion.

I get a little uneasy at aquariums.

I get a little uneasy at aquariums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Opinion of the Show.

I am really interesting in what is going to happen moving forward with this series. What began as a romantic comedy has become something that is… Well, it’s still that, but they added a villain and that is cool. I guess that Kurumi doesn’t only consume people because she shot that guy we got to see with a target painted on his stomach. Her character may actually give us some insight into the spirits because I assume that she has some knowledge regarding their kind. She was able to appear without a spacequake easily and she already had information on Shidou. Plus, I assume that all villains are plotting something after being jaded by the truth of a situation. That is kind of standard when it comes to anything. Mana is probably a spirit and that would be the explanation for her abilities. Shidou has spirit powers and that sibling connection would be an interesting direction to go in. I am not exactly sure how I feel about it as of now, but I am not completely opposed to it. Probably the most eye-opening thing that happened in this episode was Origami’s drive to help Shidou. Her character has been comic relief for the most part and it was nice to see her true feelings in a more innocent form. Keeping Shidou safe is different from simply stalking him. I guess I am looking forward to some questions being answered next week.

I wish this was a little less sexual.

I wish this was a little less sexual.

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