The episode title says it all, basically.
(Spoilers in this review)
The three elementary school children (Shouta, Riko, and… I guess Kanna counts, too, even though she’s actually a dragon that’s probably at least a few decades old) participate in a school festival. Kobayashi realizes that she really has to attend this event, so she starts working late into the night so she can take the day off from work.
During the actual event, we get to see Kobayashi, Tohru, Riko’s family (Josie? Or Georgie? and their parents), Shouta’s parents and Lucoa cheer on the youngsters. I was quite jealous of their situation, to be honest. My family came to see me play JV football only once and that was the game a player from the opposite team basically pinned me to the ground during kick-off. Like, why? I didn’t even have the ball. Did he wanted to prove he had a high T count by lying on top of another guy? Gaaah never mind.
Riko ends up messing up their baton relay race, which causes her to start crying. Kanna quietly watches her friend freak out before she received the baton from Riko and basically demolished the competition. Dragon lolis are nothing to sneeze at when it comes to physical activities.
The episode ends with Lucoa, Tohru, and Kanna deciding to head off to a distant place where they can actually let loose with their dragon powers. Kobayashi gives them the go-ahead and contentedly tosses a can in the direction of a waste bin. The office lady nails the shot.
Thoughts on This Episode:
- It was a pretty straightforward episode overall. Not much to really say.
- Takiya might have only gotten a few scenes in this episode, but he was vital in helping Kobayashi realize that she really should be trying to make time for Kanna. Good going, otaku buddy!
- Speaking of Kobayashi, it seems like she was using her parents’ example as a guideline in regards to “raising” Kanna. During the previous episode, Kobayashi tried to make Kanna bacon and eggs like her parents made for her when she was young. And in this episode, she muses that both of her parents were too busy with work to attend any of her festivals. But it appears that Kobayashi realized that Kanna is not her and should be treated differently.
- Perhaps I missed it the first time, but we (or at least I) learn that Kanna was banished from home because she pulled too many pranks. Why? Because she wanted attention from her parents. Still, she’s relatively well-behaved for a needy child!
- Elma is basically comic relief in this episode. I might like her a lot, but she doesn’t really bring anything to the show if she always being distracted by human goods.
- Shouta and Lucoa are up to the same ol’ antics. Even elementary school boys get distracted by large balloons, huh? The females in the crowd looked incredibly envious, too…
- RIP, Faf-kun.