They actually attempted to tell a story in this episode, one of tragic love. Of course, it all ends horribly, with the narrator telling Kyoko her chest isn’t meant for harboring affections, instead only existing to be fondled. That’s nice.
I just noticed this while in the edit, I’m surprised I didn’t catch this before. The GIF above was made from the Tokyo MX broadcast version of episode one. It remains 100% unchanged on BD. With all the blank boobs and obvious nipple adds coming later, I had just assumed the TV broadcast would be 100% nipple free.
Though mostly non-nude, this was a decent enough fanservice manga (based on the light novel of the same name). I thought the anime was pretty average, though the unexpected nude scene in the final blu-ray certainly came as a welcome surprise.
Those who follow a certain Japanese anime blog probably already saw this, but those who haven’t, screencaps for Maken-Ki Two’s second blu-ray have now hit the interwebs and dare I say that it looks even more impressive than the first volume was.
It is interesting to think that back in 1982, this anime probably passed as a family comedy. Today I can only imagine the reaction to a series with so much sexism and inappropriate nudity among other unseemly themes. Actually, we’ve seen stuff far worse, but it didn’t come in a family sitcom type of package where most of the characters are little kids.