Although most of this episode was you classic love potion dilemma, we may actually be seeing a major event in the near future. How near? Next week’s season finale may hold some actual importance. Oh well, this week focused on swimsuit clad antics. Let’s get to it.
Well, the entire gang ends up on a camping trip. This includes everyone at the house, Kurei, Luhy, and Yoichi. They are eating barbecue and enjoying some time in the water when Hasta takes everyone to an abandoned house that he found while on a walk in the forest. Obviously, a bunch of strong aliens wouldn’t get scared by an abandoned house, so they needed something else to make this interesting. Apparently, the chocolates that everyone not named Mahiro ate had a love potion in them. Shanta ends up in love with Mahiro’s mom, Luhy loves Nyaruko, Yoichi is fishing, and everyone else loves Mahiro. Nyaruko and Mahiro escape and end up in a cave together. Nyaruko talks about how she has powerful feelings for Mahiro and that she wouldn’t want him to love her because of some drug. The antics were fun, but something else was going on in the background.
The Banshin are robots that were made in order to protect the very weak deities of Earth. They basically admitted that Nyaruko’s older brother killed a bunch of Earth deities in the past. Well, they were starting up the Banshin project in order to basically relieve Nyaruko and Kuuko of their duties. With those machines, they no longer need to leave two of their agents on the planet. Luckily, the project could take up to five hundred years, so Nyaruko has enough time to spend with Mahiro. Well, that fell through because it seems like that project ended in about a day. That could mean the end of Nyaruko and Kuuko’s stay on Earth. I guess we will find out next week.
Current Opinion of the Show:
I like where things are going. I want to focus on what the end of the episode means. We are definitely getting one of those “we don’t want to leave” episodes next week. I guess Nyaruko and Kuuko will have to fight their boss on this one. Will Mahiro admit that he doesn’t want to see them leave? Of course he will. The real question is whether or not he will admit that he wants Nyaruko to stay because of love. There is the possibility that something like that could happen, but I honestly don’t know how long they plan on making this story. I doubt that the series will be over next week. It’s not like there are a lot of unfinished plot lines or anything like that. It just feels like they don’t plan on saying that the second official season is the end of things. We have known for almost the entire life of the series that Nyaruko is probably endgame, so I don’t think we will get huge development next week. Oh well, at least the next episode will hold some significance.
I guess that I should be talking about the gag. We got a lot of parody hits and they were pretty nice. What I really enjoyed was the new twist on the alien food thing. The meat ended up being from Earth, but it was from a dinosaur. I will not question how the aliens have access to dinosaur meat. I think that I would have found the love potion element funnier if they focused on characters that I like. Hasta’s part was creepy to me. Not because he is a guy, but because his voice actress is Rie Kugumiya. I did not need to hear “touch my special place” in her voice. I think that ruined my day in all honesty. I wanted more out of Kurei, but she is basically destined to be a supporting character. I guess a love potion episode was inevitable. If nothing else, I can say that I am excited for next week’s finale.