This week was a great week to inspire Himouto fans. It was honestly like watch three different episodes which was great because the episode felt comfortably longer than a regular one.
This one was a focus on the side characters Ebina, Alex, and Kirie. Kiri’s portion about wanting to spend the day with Umaru at a theme park was adorably cute. Then we had alex who revealed that his past was no match for how he currently is where he gets along with many other people now. Then of course, the final addition was Ebina’s backstory where we learn about her past with heat stroke and what her brother did for her. Adorable and cute, Ebina wins our hearts every time. She later reflects on how she has basically set up Doma to be her brother who left when she was very young.
I immediately wanted to give her a hug.
Of all of the characters I feel like Ebina is the most honest with herself. While I love all of the action and fantasy shows on air this season, for some reason, Himouto! Umaru-chan R really just struck a note with me this week and I feel as if someone needs to talk about how positive and uplifting the series has been so far. I love the warm fuzzies and want more!
How far to go with your friends?!
My hot moment of the week is starring Shinozaki Haruka, our main character, and his great moment of jealousy over Kousaka Akiho. Haruka freaks out completely about the interaction between Akiho and a new male character. Haruka freaks out because he thinks that this new character is hitting on Akiho and really enticing her. Haruka then wonders exactly how close you can get with someone of the opposite sex. How close is too close exactly? From there, Haruka then scares off another one of our lovely Sho-bitch characters by trying to see how far is too far with the opposite sex. In this case, even holding hands is freaky as heck!
While Sho-bitch is funny and stupid, I find that this type of thing really makes people crazy. People freak out all of the time when they cannot decide where the line is drawn between two friends usually of differing genders (though that is not always the situation). Just how close do you get to some of your friends? And when is too close? Well, that is all up to you.
Things are getting out of hand
Our predictions are starting to become a reality, and small hints are finally paying off: Net-juu no Susume is confirming the past of Moriko and Yuuta, who know each other from a previous video game… even though they don’t know it yet. Yeah, 10 episodes look like a bad decision for such a good anime and we are feeling some KonoSuba vibes, so maybe it’s ok to dream about a second season? Anyways, let’s focus on the seventh episode, one of the most important ones so far. And why is that? Well, aside of that flashbacks, because Koiwai-san is now another player in Fruits de Mer! Another gender bender player!! As the complete opposite of Yuuta’s Lily, Koiwai’s avatar Harumi is a tall blonde in a sexy red dress, but with muscles worth of a body builder. This clumsy newbie will bring you great laughs, but Nico’s personality puts this on another level… although the only one who’s not laughing at all is Moriko herself. If having a double life and being the center of a love triangle in real life was not enough, now she’s doing it on the virtual one too! To be fair, Moriko and Homare are playing together consciously, she’s playing as a girl and she also knows there’s a man behind the not-so-girly Harumi; on the other hand, as Hayashi gets closer to Lily there are still a lot of things to unravel. Would you choose a weird but honest relationship or a mysterious one with equal probabilities of being the love or your life or the biggest disappointment ever? Let’s hope for the best...
He did what now!?
In this week’s episode of Inuyashiki, Hiro has achieved his goal of giving his mom the best life possible after curing her terminal cancer. After seemingly deciding to turn a new leaf, the police arrive at his home and his mom watches him fight them all off and escape with a superhuman jump as she cries asking “what did you do!?”.
Meanwhile, his face and name are all over the news saying that he is the murderer they’ve been looking for. The girl who had just confessed to him runs into him and offers shelter at her grandmother’s home. Hiro decides to leave in the middle of the night and simulates a gun with his hand, as he usually does before killing, and only points at the sleeping women without killing them, showing how Hiro has recently changed.
Later, as Hiro watches the news, his mom apologizes crying and humiliated. Hiro cries too, once again showing more and more humanity and a sense of regret for his actions for the first time. He then reads the mean comments of people criticizing his mother and saying she should die and saying the cruel things cowardly trolls and haters say online, visibly upsetting him.
And then; late at night, while Hiro is watching a comedy show, it is announced that his mother committed suicide. Regretful and tearful, he jets into space to cry over this very ironic turn of events, before he comes down and loses every bit of humanity he had just regained. So much for new Mr. Good Guy! He checks the comments on the online forums and decides to come for each troll and each hater personally. But he kills them through their computer monitors!! What!?
Although Hiro is a complete and total psychopath, and clearly not the good guy here, it’s hard not to feel bad for his mom’s death, especially since he’d decided to change; though the irony is appreciated. Similarly, one can’t help but feel a sense of satisfaction when he ends these hateful cowards right through their own screens. How he manages to “shoot” them through the monitor is beyond me, but that just adds more excitement to this memorable moment!
And that is it for this week! Thank you for staying with us until the end. What did you think? Did you see any of the hot moments that are discussed here? Be sure to let us know below!!