Oh, hey, he’s back.
EvilBob: All right. Pay up.
CVoyage: Um… what?
EvilBob: I called it. I knew exactly how Yoh would react to Kokonotsu hiring Hajime. Said from the very beginning. Now pay up.
CVoyage: …You do realize that just because you ‘called it’ doesn’t mean there was a bet in place, right?
EvilBob: But I’m the poor, so pay up.
CVoyage: …All right. How much Monopoly money do I owe you?
EvilBob: …Should I take that as a no or…
CVoyage: Let’s just talk about the internet situation. So. Now that the shop has a website, they’ve received their first order. And it’s in the form of a gloriously over-the-top sentimental letter.
EvilBob: I wonder who could possibly have written that…
CVoyage: Does it really even matter?
EvilBob: No but I’m pretty sure we know who it is.
CVoyage: Meh. Anyway, the kicker is where they wind up delivering the dagashi to – the hospital. And who should be the recipient but Yoh. Because of course it’s Yoh. Who else would it be? You think they’re actually going to put production time into a new character we know absolutely nothing about? O’, naive viewer. This show is what I like to call “Good on a Budget.”
EvilBob: This time it was dagashi made from real squid.
CVoyage: Basically candied calamari…
EvilBob: And apparently it tastes really good with beer. Exhibit A…
CVoyage: But we’re getting mildly ahead of ourselves. This is the first time we’re seeing Yoh interact with Hajime. It’s a good thing Kokonotsu actually told him about her. Otherwise, this could’ve gone far differently.
EvilBob: Can we talk about Yoh’s injury? He did just injure his toe, right? Why’s his whole foot in a cast?
CVoyage: And while we’re on the subject, why’s he been gone for a whole three mo-… huh. Oh. Oooooh.
CVoyage: I’ll tell you later. But after that-
EvilBob: And drunk Hajime.
CVoyage: Right. After that, it’s time for a crash course in THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP.
EvilBob: So remember how Kokonotsu wanted to be a mangaka? No? Well, you’re not alone. He forgot too.
CVoyage: So he decides to get back to it with a manga artist workshop… review… thing in a couple days. And in that time he has to complete his entire manga. Can he do it?
EvilBob: I’ll put it this way. College Deadlines.
CVoyage: …so no, then.
EvilBob: Not a prayer.
CVoyage: But that’s okay, because he has his FRIENDS!
EvilBob: Saya will make the coffee!
CVoyage: Toh will player the videoga- wait…
C/E: Oh, he screwed.
CVoyage: Well, at least he’s got Hajime to work on the background art.
EvilBob: So. Hajime is Art Student confirmed.
CVoyage: Overall a pretty fun episode, if a bit tamer than usual… but only a bit. And that primarily still stems from the absence of Hotaru. But she’ll be back… next episode, if the preview is to be believed. Yoh and Hajime’s first interaction wasn’t as bombastic and witty as I expected, but it was still a lot of silly Junk Food fun. At least for us. Not so much for Kokonotsu. And I did like how it actually pointed out what we’ve been saying this whole time – that Kokonostu’s really begun to stand up in that role of the shopkeeper.
EvilBob: This episode was about as Evil as a Super Villain (10). While I was hoping for Yoh and Hajime’s first meeting to be more outrageous, myself, I can’t say I was disappointed. I’m just waiting for her to meet Hotaru, though. That’s gonna be – no pun intended – sweet.
EvilBob: Okay, pun intended. All of the pun. Yes.
CVoyage: If you’d like to check out something else “sweet,” maybe Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san is around your speed. This one’s been covering it since it premiered.
EvilBob: Or, if you want to indulge in more junk food-y goodness with us and enjoy the last few episode of Dagashi Kashi 2, it’s Simulcast on Crunchyroll, Fridays at 10:30pm EST. That’s pretty much all we’ve got for you today. And that’s all we have for you today. Thanks for letting us waste your time, people.
CVoyage: As always, thanks for reading, folks. Remember to keep up the awesome.
EvilBob: And keep it classy.
CVoyage: Take care.