Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai – 3: I see what you did there.
I’d be lying through my teeth if I said that this anime, at least for the first 3 episodes, wasn’t about blatant and deliberate fanservice of the Meat that is Sena Kashiwazaki.
The meat of this episode (pardon the blatant and deliberate pun) is all about her, plus some side dishes of aristocrat loli, to cater to the other audience with whatever fetish they have.
I doff my cap towards anybody who dares to play eroge in school. I kowtow to any hot girl who plays eroge in school, and doesn’t give a shit.
And it’s a parody of The Sacred Blacksmith, an anime that was so average that even the fansubbers decided to drop it. The lead heroine’s name and figure still circulates around imageboards today, no thanks to her ample breast..plate.
I like the idea of fanservice that fits snugly into the episode, not random-ass moments of lolis getting caught naked all of a sudden during a serious episode (coughcoughkamisamanomemochoucoughcough).
So when Yozora suggested that Sena should read out the lines of the sex scenes in the eroge to prove that it’s not disgusting, I was like:
And sweet Lord, hearing Itou Kanae use an AV voice was nearly too much for my heart. ME GUSTA.
And this is Kodaka’s sister, Kobato. Who is voiced by Kana Hanazawa.
Let’s do the math. Kana Hanazawa, whose sweet succulent moe voice melts hearts, coupled with a loli ojou-Kuroneko imouto with heterochromia.
If this was Mortal Kombat, AV Itou Kanae voice was the last hit to FINISH HIM, then the producers bring in Kobato for the FINISHING BLOW.
Speaking about blow, this is Kodaka doing his best impression of Shinji Ikari in the movie End of Evangelion.
For the uninformed, this is the scene where Shinji pulled Asuka over on the hospital bed and accidentally exposes her boobs. Then he faps to her.
Nice one Kodaka. By any chance, were you thinking about your sister??
See what I mean by smoothly integrated fanservice? Sena wanted to learn how to swim as she wanted to protect her galge character at the beach. Never mind her delusional state, this is an excellent opportunity for us to see her in a swimsuit!
Ahh, such a fabulous sight. No need to resort to abrupt solar beams or black bars, or novelty censors. Rarely do we have a character capable of looking this good without resorting to cheap tricks to boost DVD or Blu-ray sales.
In what this series lack for censors, they make up for it in sheer volume, if you know what I mean. I think it is no accident that nearly half of my screenshots show Sena and her funbags in all it’s splendour and glory.
While lesser protagonists, or should I say weak excuses for male leads, would have already fainted from excessive blood loss, or have gotten into a tangle that puts their life at risk, we have Kodaka here who handles this pseudo-date LIKE A BOSS.
In front of arguably one of the hottest anime girls around, the deadpan Kodaka pays tribute to yet another anime, the deadpan faces of the Nichijou characters. Or as the British Government in World War 1 would put it, Kodaka is able to Keep Calm & Carry On.
Would you just look at the rate at which Haganai racks up the parody count? Sena taunts 3 guys who tried to hit on her, while doing her best impression of Kirino, JohnnyYandere’s first and only love.
Lucky for her, Kodaka came to the public pool equipped with his BAMF (Bad Ass Mutha Fucka) face, ready to unleash it on any unsuspecting guy who dares to hit on Sena.
This guy has got the balls and the face to match, and the wherewithal to know when to use it. I like this character; he’s a breath of fresh air.
I can almost forgive his shoddy dirty blonde hair. Cos he slicks it back. Forgive me, but I have to use LIKE A BOSS again.
He’s not afraid to scold Sena for not knowing her limits. I love his straightforward, strait-laced attitude, cos it gives us an excellent view of Sena’s underboob. ME GUSTA. Again.
Sena almost seems to like it, as a matter of fact. Kodaka is so badass, he doesn’t even need to try to make Sena fall for him.
I’m not sure what makes him so discontent to start with. He has a cute sister who has no qualms dashing into her brother’s arms stark naked to complain about not having hot bath water.
Just flipping his hair can make anybody accede to his demands.
All the girls in the rinjin-bu will probably fall for him.
And he complains about his sorry plight that people misunderstand him due to his hairstyle.
I say, FUCK THE OTHER PEOPLE and enjoy your life. You’ve got so much more to live for! Hell, if some higher immortal being tells me one day that I will have Kodaka’s kind of life, but I would have to dye my hair a dirty ridiculous colour, I’d say BRING THE DYE. I KNOW MY PRIORITIES.
Now we have this flashback, where Kodaka struggles to remember who his childhood friend was.
Let me take a stab in the dark. I’ve watched this scene from many different angles, and I’ve spent countless hours on analyzing every detail.
All I can say is, the evidence points towards it being that…
…Kodaka’s childhood friend is Ash Ketchum.
He wants to be the very best, like no one ever was.
The other match I could find was Yozora, but the possibility of that happening is like 0.000001%.
As Dumb and Dumber put it though, we shouldn’t discount this possibility, cos: