Wherein I enjoy what I did not expect to.
Coming from the … established studio which gave us shows like Kanokon and Ladies x Butlers (the latter I surprisingly finished), initial expectations were hesitant at best.
The first episode was a bit heavy on the violence but… the premise held promise to easily fill a full cour, of course the danger of becoming a parade of minor characters notwithstanding. I made a poor joke comparing the setup and flow to Ookami but perhaps it and Medaka Box serve as examples of stories where a cycle of minor climaxes and denouements (sinusoidal!) occur while the interactions and trials push the development of the core characters.
Anyway, the drama presented in episode 2 surrounding the star-crossed Arashiko seemed more reasonable in causing PTSD and her behavioral abnormalities than what was seen in Working! (Someone one one!). Outside of the drama, had some very cute moments — I think the good presentation, directing, and acting all worked together to deliver a well-paced and evocative story.
Episode 3 closed the initial arc in a … satisfactory manner, or rather an amusingly shounen style — protagonist enduring a beating before raising to the occasion and blazing fists (lol). The highlights for me however, were a continuation of Mio’s cosplays from the first episode (forced on her by the venerable Michiru again?)~
I’ve heard the story continues for many (light novel) volumes so I doubt we’ll be given much about Mio’s story or see Taro’s problem resolved. Speaking of his “doM”, his fascination with abuse feels a bit overblown simply to facilitate the comedy or plot conveniently. Oh well~
SUDDENLY NURSE MIO TIME