Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san – Episode 4 Review (Evil Anime-tion)

Oh, look. Everyone else sees it too. So, in other words, Nishikata has absolutely no excuse. Go figure.

Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san
Studio: Shin-Ei Animation
Genre: Slice of Life, Romance

CVoyage: It is getting painful, Bob.

EvilBob: She keeps throwing hints at him! But he Just-

CVoyage: Doesn’t-

C/B: GET IT!

Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san
“How? How do I keep losing? What am I doing wrong?!”

CVoyage: “I just wanted to enjoy my youth.” Dude. Dude, really. After the conversation the two of you just had. Mah dude.

EvilBob: “Good luck!” your friend says, giving you a thumbs up. And what is your first reaction to that? “With cleaning?”

CVoyage: You, sir… are an idiot. You can’t even make the excuse that he’s socially awkward! He’s not! And even if he was, being socially awkward doesn’t make you inept! Heck, look at Net-juu! Gah!

“They’re still being really nice to us! Even now!” “T-there, there.”

EvilBob: But…

CVoyage: But…

C/B: It’s still freakin’ hilarious!

CVoyage: Really. This should have gotten old, by now. But I can’t feel anything but joy. What is even happening? Why can I only smile at this? Why do I not want to throw Nishikata to the dogs?

EvilBob: Because deep down inside there is some good left. Not much, but there is the tiniest sliver of hope.

CVoyage: …I’d be more than happy to throw you to the dogs.

EvilBob: Shutting up.

CVoyage: And Takagi. This girl… she just… I…

EvilBob: …That is bizarrely appropriate. I’m pretty sure that girl is the answer to world peace. Just send her to all the negotiations and watch every war come to a screeching halt. But aside from that, hey, you got your wish.

CVoyage: Eh?

EvilBob: A little more character interaction. Not a lot, but a little bit.

CVoyage: Huh. So it seems. I hadn’t thought about that. But yeah. A little more side character stuff that actually involves the two of them. That first skit, for example. And then the skit where our favorite trio of girls winds up tailing the two of them.

EvilBob: And, uh… speaking of that skit…

CVoyage: I know, right? The part where Sanae and Mina started dubbing the two of them like they did with the cats? That was just downright precious.

EvilBob: And eerily accurate.

CVoyage: Anyway, I can’t really help but love this. Nishikata’s dimness is honestly a huge factor in what makes this so entertaining. It’s not like he’s completely oblivious to the signals. He sees them as easily as anyone else. He just doesn’t know how to process them. Which is a slightly more interesting approach overall, and makes for some relatable, endearing humor. Takagi is as adorable as ever, and her antics are priceless. Seeing her schemes unfold is… well…

CVoyage: At this point, one shouldn’t be surprised by this, but the show continues to be an absolute delight and Super Effective.

EvilBob: Yeah, it’s still just about as Evil as a Super Villain (10). We didn’t really mention this, but it was interesting seeing how she acted when he didn’t show up, right away. And then when she thought he was sick. It really helps add a bit to her character. And that’s always a good thing. But if you’d prefer something a bit more outlandish, check out my latest review of Ryuuou No Oshigoto!

Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san

CVoyage: Yeah… let’s be honest. This is way better. If you still haven’t checked it out, though, Karakai Jozu no Takagi-san is Simulcast on Crunchyroll, Mondays at 11:30am EST. And that’s basically all we’ve got for you today, folks.

EvilBob: Thanks for letting us waste your time, people.

CVoyage: As always, thanks for reading. Keep up the awesome…

EvilBob: And Keep it classy.

CVoyage: Take care.

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