Kami-sama no Memo-chou 09: Three loaded bases short of a grand slam
I think this is KamiMemo’s idea of a beach episode.
The rigid, uptight, upstanding moral defender side of me is pleased that the writers didn’t cave in.
The non-hypocritical, debased side of me is upset at not being able to see Min-san in a bikini.
So I always considered Sumo Wrestling to be the national sport of Japan, but as it turns out there isn’t actually an official national sport, and if there was, it probably ought to be baseball.
I knew that baseball was serious business, but I didn’t think it was serious business.
Pretty idiosyncratic for a country that seems to thrive off a love-hate relationship with the country that introduced baseball to them in the first place.
Also, if it weren’t for MoshiDora, I’d probably have no idea how baseball worked, and this episode might have been more painful than usual. Nice to know that my time spent watching and thinking about MoshiDora was only partly wasted, rather than completely.
Ugh, Yakuza Lite. Real Yakuza wouldn’t have bothered with silly games, they’d have risen the rent, then offed the arcade owner anyway. There’s no way the rent could match the earnings of a pachinko parlour.
Of course, if the owner could still turn a profit, they ought to drag him into banking and high finance.
Also I wished Nemo had meant the arcade baseball game rather than an actual match. It would have been funnier to see Yakuza thumping away at arcade machines rather than Narumi on a baseball pitch, but oh well.
Meo’s still around? And apparently only has one set of clothes.
Still, Meo is infinitely preferable to Narumi, faux-Thai and all.
And more Min-san.
This makes me long for that beach episode all the more. Min-san, Ayaka, Meo, and Alice.
Such a wasted opportunity, J.C. Staff, such a waste.
Have I mentioned that I hate it when Alice smiles? Correction, that I hate it when Alice smiles so often?
She’s supposed to be this unemotional analytic supercomputer in the form of a young girl. Then when she dazzles everyone with supreme intelligence once again she can give a little smile of superiority. I’m totally down with that.
But when she smiles so frequently Alice becomes less of a genius and more of a little girl. Which, I guess is completely normal and expected, but also rather boring.
I didn’t think I’d be missing Gosick’s Victorique this much.
So the instant Min-san’s oppai were given screentime I knew they would contribute to their eventual victory.
If one of my guy friends went through a gender op, I would be surprised, then resigned, then accepting. Then I’d probably try to troll
him her any chance I get.
Conversely, if a girl I liked went through a gender op, I don’t think I’d be able to have a proper conversation with
her him ever again.
Props to Yoshiki trolling Yondaime for all it’s worth.
It’s the little details that make things so much better.
This episode was honestly quite the letdown, but at least Narumi got flung into a vending machine.
So I heard Alice likes Pokémon #320.
Surprise! Predictions were right on the mark once again.
Excellent trade though. I’d have taken two fastballs to the face to have Min-san run at me again with those generous assets on display.
This is the smile that I’m talking about.
Of course, I’m surprised Alice didn’t attempt some trolling by turning up in a gothic lolita outfit to bat, but she probably knew in advance she’d only get it dirty.
Speaking of her gothic lolita outfit, she’s only worn it once. A crying shame, that. If I were her, I’d wear those elaborate ensembles 24/7. She lives in a permanently air-conditioned apartment, after all.
Narumi saves the day again.
I am no closer to figuring out the precise characteristic that makes me hate him. Probably because I spend much of each KamiMemo episode trying to not think about him.
See how much better this episode would have been if it was all about the arcade machines? Alice hacking into the arcade to ensure the victory.
It would have been like Nagato and The Day of Sagittarius 3 all over again, except with more Narumi getting smashed by Yakuza when Alice screws up for personal amusement.
All in all, an average episode with occasional highs. At least it didn’t drag onto the next.
KamiMemo’s making me miss Shinrei Tantei Yakumo. Mysteries that took place over two episodes – the first to introduce, the second to resolve – while still advancing the overarching storyline.
Maybe someday we’d have a mystery anime that resolves mysteries in the first half of the episode and introduce a new mystery in the second half while advancing the grand story arc. There would actually be something to look forward to each episode. In the meantime I’ll have to find a replacement for Sherlock Holmes for my mystery fix.