Now that’s a suggestive episode title.
Spoilers in this review)
This episode in a nutshell:
stressing the importance of communication along with cooperating with others
displaying the exploration of sexual roles
encouraging a typical yet useful mindset when it comes to creative art
spreading overused beliefs regarding greeting customs in France
Not much else to add besides the fact that both Yun and Hajime learn about how important it is to talk with others if needed. They in turn develop as characters slightly, but the last half of the episode is more centered around Aoba. Seeing the Eagle Jump employees grow as characters as the series progresses is quite the treat and I’m very glad this season is continuing to emphasize this characterization.
Hifumin checks in on people’s progress. She’s become proactive (due to her new position)!
Yun is aware she can’t make a deadline (despite lying to Hifumi) and Hajime is struggling with ideas for game design.
Yun-nee-chan is forced to skip out from pulling an all-nighter in order to return home and prepare breakfast for her kid siblings the following day.
Yun apologizes for her lie and asks for Hifumi to reprimand her. Hifumin starts acting like a dominatrix in response. Despite how this is probably sexual harrassment, the scene is funny.
Hajime attempts to come up with designs for underwater levels. Hazuki pushes for balance and the inclusion of weaknesses (since Hajime’s initial proposal solved the traditional obstacles associated with underwater levels – slowness and inability to breathe).
Thanks to brainstorming with her co-workers, Hajime settles on a great idea that provides perks while featuring drawbacks. Good going!
Eyecatch. I love the eyecatches for New Game!!
Hifumin is too soft on Aoba and she gives her a few more days to work on a character design for the Queen, the final boss of their game.
Kou chooses to let Aoba figure things out for herself. After some encouragment from Rin, Aoba decides to try to learn as much as she can about the Queen.
Hazuki gives Aoba some backstory for the Queen. She also tells Aoba that the Queen doesn’t necessarily have to be a full-grown woman.
After hearing about the Queen’s lonely past, Aoba settles on this design! It only took her a few days.
Meanwhile, Kou whips this up within a few minutes. Heaven and Earth!
Hotaru, a highschool friend and clubmate who went to France, showing how the French greet each other. This is very common in anime and I wonder if it’s actually true.
The episode features some onsen fun, but nothing of value happens during said moments. Hotarun and Aocchi have a heart-to-heart while Nenecchi is out buying ice cream.