Episode five is the most promising episode yet as the girls head off to the coast for some fun in the sun.
Previously there had been nipple sightings in episodes 1 and 2. However, these were just static shots of either ‘imagined’ nudity, or nudes of generic non-characters (erotic drawings by DoublePeace-sensei). There hadn’t been a real nude scene yet for any of the harem characters. Until now.
The episode opens at the coastal villa where the girls play in the surf.
Later they all ask the MC to apply sun lotion on them. Naturally for a series like this, they all remove their tops for the lotion to be applied to their backs.
Sadly, no nipple sightings here, not even from a happy accident (as was seen in Kanokon, To Love-Ru, or Infinite Stratos). Thankfully, they partially make up for this missed chance a few minutes later as MC-kun happens upon his sister in the shower:
I like it when a show saves their best art for the nude scenes. Hopefully that continues here the rest of the way.
End of episode.
The art quality was SERIOUSLY bad in the opening few minutes. Thankfully that (mostly) corrected once the swimsuits came out. Overall this was the best looking episode in the series so far. They seem to be managing their production budget in such a way that the pervy shots look (relatively) great, even if a lot of the more mundane scenes look embarrassingly bad.
Amazingly, this series will be the only ecchi series of the entire year to have specials on BD. Given how well the shower scene was executed here, it lends itself to some real optimism for how the specials will pan out. Remember that this is being done by the same guy who did Masou Gakuen HxH, a show that put a lot of thought and effort into its blu-ray specials.
With five more episodes to go, this episode teases what this little ecchi anime is capable of. Hopefully there are plenty more of scenes like this. Not to mention an appearance by the wannabe loli Esaka.
A side note (not that anyone cares), but this is IMO the most unfairly criticized anime I’ve seen in quite some time. It’s rated way lower than a lot of ecchi anime I’d consider vastly inferior (Isuca, to name one). This show commits the cardinal sin of looking cheap and ugly, but the story is solid, the pacing is perfect, and the harem are all sexy and likable. It’s definitely not a chore to blog this, if anything I’m bummed that there’s only five more episodes left.