Denpa Onna takes a break from the usual round of moe fan-service to bring us a baseball episode. Also, fan-service. Some baseball, mostly fan-service. Moving on.
Niwa talks to Ryuuko who does a bunch of weird, cute stuff.
Niwa talks to Meme who does a bunch of weird, cute stuff.
Niwa talks to Maekawa who wears a bunch of weird, cute stuff.
Niwa talks to Erio who does a bunch of weird, cute stuff.
Some baseball is played and a new weirdo is introduced, does cute stuff.
For some reason episode 09 felt particularly hollow to me. Perhaps superficial is a better word? How should I know? What am I a writer or something?
Increasingly episodes feel like watching someone play galge. Which is fine because as I’ve said before I’m into the aesthetics and a few characters tickle my fancy. However, a large part of me is ready for the whole thing to be over. This much concentrated moe is exhausting. The cute sensors in my brain feel like my lungs after a flight of stairs. I can’t even imagine what the original light novel reads like without the cutesy images and fluffy voice acting behind it.
I wouldn’t be opposed to a little last minute “holy shit we only have 2 episodes left” drama. It would be a shame for this show to go out with a whimper. An adorable, blue-haired, short-skirted whimper but a whimper nonetheless.