So I was reading Divine’s latest post on the setting for this episode and found myself disagreeing with what he was saying:
“More so than swimsuit and beach episodes, I always enjoy watching sports festival ones. They’ll never measure up in terms of fan-service, but do provide a complete change of scenery with the same characters. In the case of a series involving a perverted student council, it’s even better because it provides them with a new avenue to approach their jokes. A lot of them were the usual witty wordplay ones, such as Shino’s rehearsal of the proclamation of upholding sportsmanship that was twisted into a skinship and sexual intercourse one, while others were of the slapstick variety that always works wonders on me.”
Of course, this is a legitimate claim but I find myself enjoying these episodes less than perhaps the beach and swimsuit episodes. Not only because there’s less skin but there’s a more focus on the physical activity more than perhaps the relationship between the characters. I’m not saying there wasn’t any more bonding – Shino seems to have something for Tsuda and that judo girl seems to have that intimate moment with him. Nice.
So the school festival is on as our student council finds itself in preparation for one of the bigger events of its year. Naturally, Tsuda finds himself on the written work but damn, he’s a good writer. I mean, if he is able to make every girl cry like that (much to the interesting effects of the moral officer), I wonder what he really wrote. That whole cat and sailor thing really didn’t fit in place into the whole episode and makes you wonder what Tsuda really wrote in his student council report. Naturally, such talents can be used elsewhere but I guess everything is simply revolved around the activities festival today.
All the different activities were nothing out of the ordinary, but rather simple race and relay events. Tsuda didn’t do anything particularly impressive. The best part of the day had to be Shino’s misunderstanding of the pitching of the tent – I fell in love with her reaction to Tsuda claiming that he sets up his tent in front of his entire family. That would explain why his sister is so oblivious to matters clearly above her age – it runs along in the family. I wonder how Shino managed to bring the bondage bear into her place without her parents… never mind, I haven’t seen any decent adults in this show. Decent, mind you.
Aria seems to get tied up a lot, Shino provides the best punch lines, and Suzu seems to have finally some advantage in her height by not getting hit by the flying soccer ball. That girl must’ve kicked it very hard to almost knock out Tsuda. That random crap with the sailor George and the whole ending was obviously there to pad the time wasting as I hope this series will not become. Maybe if Kaichou wa Maid-sama did more of that, maybe it would’ve saved a lot of interesting time.