Well, I might have to take back what I said about Takkun being the key to the comedy in this series. We got a heavy dose of him this time around and it didn’t seem to help much. I am not even sure if they were going for comedy in this episode because I never really felt compelled to laugh. Oh well, stuff happened.
It turns out that Otohime doesn’t just work at the fishing supply shop. She has taken up multiple jobs like selling popsicles. Working your way back up to the top is not a simple feat. It seems that Otohime tried to take what was left of her money and take a crack crack at the stock market, but that all fell through. Trends can help, but a lot of that stuff is very speculative. It seems that her feud with Muromi is the result of a misunderstanding that is not easily cleared up. The two actually have nothing against one another. Takkun tries to help them out, but things don’t go too well on that front. A night of drinking together with Levia-san may have helped, but we didn’t actually get to see the results of that. I should be surprised by the fact that a convenience store manager is fine with mermaids visiting his store, but that isn’t odd for this series. There were some jokes here and there, but this wasn’t really a funny episode.
Current Opinion of the Show:
I don’t know what to say anymore. They finally gave the straight man screen time, but they didn’t really try many jokes. I feel like this wasn’t even meant to be a comedic episode and that confuses me. Well, it may have been meant to be a comedic episode, but I just didn’t find it funny at all. I don’t remember the last time I watched an episode of anime as silently as I just did. There are two more episodes left in the series and I am just waiting for things to come to a close. I don’t know if I can keep wasting twelve minutes of my life every weekend.