Butts: the episode. And a couple things to mention once more. Domenico Vacca is a real Italian clothes designer. If you don’t recognize Ikushima’s voice, you should watch Yuri Kuma Arashi. If you don’t recognize Jugemu, you should watch Joshiraku. And just to round it out at three, you should watch Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda too. Now, be off and enjoy all the innuendo in a show with thoroughly unerotic art.
They really weaved together a lot of different plotlines this episode, and it ended up becoming a wonderful tapestry. It’s that balance of loveliness yet gravity of reality that pulls the show together. Even though I love the students, it feels like I’m at the point where I can relate to Mato-sensei the most. It’s a bit worrying, but at the same time, I can be inspired by Pikari too.
Welcome back to Okada’s wild ride. Please keep your hands and feet safely inside the cockpit, be aware of your surroundings, sit back, and enjoy your flight. It was really quite incredible how much research this show has required after even a single episode, and I’d like to share a tiny bit of that information here for your benefit.
Military Ranks, as indicated by insignia
Hisone and Nao are Airman Third Class
Okonogi is an Airman First Class
Kakiyasu is a Lieutenant Colonel
Sosoda is a Major General
As usual, there were a couple of interesting references and jokes snuck in. For one, the term “HePiRe” is pronounced the same as the word 屁っ放り, meaning a useless person. There’s also the net slang マジレス, literally meaning serious response, which a couple people I consulted suggested was akin to being “baited”. And minor metals are a real thing, look it up if you’re curious. Other than that, I fucking love this shit, it’s like coming back home after dealing with Lostorage a year and a half ago in addition to two year Okada withdrawal symptoms. What’s really interesting is watching this in the context of her earlier movie Kokosake and how her two protagonists contrast with one another. I have high expectations, and I’m ready to go.
Despite being Advance, I’ve got to say that Teko was quite Aggressive! How lucky we are that this got a second season. It looks like Kokoro and Pikari’s imouto are here, which means that we should be getting into supernatural territory and hopefully the Peter storyline too! I’m always up for more Amano Kozue and her lovely worldview, so I hope you’re ready to take a dive and go exploring in yet another beautiful, blue world with us.
Whoa, where’d this come from?! I finally found the time and motivation to get this done (cough cough season 2), and I forgot just how much I loved this show somehow. Other subs have been out for this for a long time, so this is really just for my own selfish benefit and the feeling of accomplishment, but if you haven’t seen it yet or have been waiting, then please enjoy! Tomorrow we’ll be working on the new season, and from here on out we’ll try to get it done on the date of airing.
A lot of this episode felt like something out of a fever dream. Anyway, there are two things that beg mentioning. First is about houtou, a form of udon. You can look it up for yourself in that link there, but the reason that Takeda Shingen keeps appearing in the background is because legend says that he invented it. Second is a weird thing that Rin keeps saying, the wasei-eigo “match pump”. Basically it means “to stir up trouble to get credit for the solution”, and comes from “lighting a match and then putting it out with a water pump“. I have no idea where they possibly got this from.