You could tell pretty easily that they called in the series compositor this episode as a sort of “here we are” review episode. Every character had their own place in the story, as is her specialty, and things not seen since as early as episode 2 of the show came back through references sprinkled throughout. It felt very “complete” or “whole”. And it was the perfect preparation for the very special episodes coming over the next two weeks.
That said, there are a few things that need noting. Like how Lily attributes this week’s quote to a German poet, when in fact she is referencing an American scientist who is referencing a Roman philosopher. Or how Mahiru’s idea of a good teacher is literally the opposite of what a real proper teacher is like. Or how Yume snuck in a certain meme during the middle of the episode. But with that in mind, it was well crafted, and basically was a fun way to have the moral of the summer for the kids.
We’ve moved servers, but due to my incompetence our seedbox and XDCC aren’t up yet. I’ll get to it this week, but for now you shouldn’t notice any terribly different things.
Hopefully we’ll have two weeks Elza-free. 🙂
You’re banned from my heart.
Same. Elza is in my top three Stars girls alongside Ako and Yuzu. This is an Elza hater free zone.
Okay, I shall dislike her attitude in private….
12:51: Intimating -> Intimidating?
Thanks for the episode, almost crossover time!
Also, now that Hime’s back in Japan, is it time for Elza to return to her true goal?
I didn’t even know intimating was a real word.
Was Laura’s statement about having “problems with four-character idioms” some kind of joke relating to what gets her going?
In defense of Mahiru, many non-native English speakers learn it through entertainment and media like music, games, movies, etc. I never really studied english seriously, but I can hear, read and speak in english just because of english subbed anime and videogames (that may explain the many mistakes I make tho). But ok, I will agree that a good teacher should do more than just screening a musical, lol.
Anyway, thanks as usual. Hearing Akari’s voice again in the preview got me really excited for the crossover.
To be honest, had you not said you were not a native English speaker I would have been none the wiser.
The reference to Pikotaro’s PPAP at 15:54… Simply AMAZING!