A whole lotta talking. That’s what this week’s episode felt like. In fact, the climax of the episode revolves around Zhuge Loliang mounting a spirited defense of Guan Yu against false accusations…
… But how, pray tell, did our precious heroines get into such a predicament in the first place? Clicky below if you’re intrigued!
My previous quip regarding bust size and intelligence is put to the test this week: Zhou Yu and Lu Xun, the two Wu advisors, have both been blessed by bodacious bouncilicious boobies. Lu Xun even has a scene (with poor lil’ Zhuge Loliang of all people) where she becomes so enflammed talking about her love for books that she begins rubbing herself. I wish I were kidding.
Anyway… With only two episodes remaining I can’t cloak my disappointment with Koihime Musou anymore. I really did love the little bastard at first sight, toting its silly heroines, stratospheric skirt lines, and twisted takes on the historical novel. Now I find myself panting and grasping for the finish line. Every week I visit the series’s Wikipedia page, a tinge of dread curled in my stomach, just to verify if the series is indeed twelve episodes long and that no one has brashly decided to tack on another fanservice-filled season so they can sell two hundred thousand Ma Chao hug pillows.
Right. The story.
First a mea culpa: the annoying princess the girls had met in episode 08 isn’t Sun Ce, but rather Sun Shang Xiang… who, believe it or not, was an actual woman in the historical novel. I know, I know! The mind boggles at the thought. In history she was sister to Sun Ce and Sun Quan as well as wife to Liu Bei. In Koihime Musous‘s world, she brings her friends back home to her sisters and mother, who are quite angry that she ran away to escape her regal duties and give her a sound verbal thrashing while Guan Yu, Zhang Fei and Zhuge Loliang all come to realize that the Wu girls do liketh to showeth the goods. Then someone attempts to murder to Sun Ce and Guan Yu is blamed owing to her being alone at the wrong place and the wrong time.
Raise your hand if you care at this point about a mystery/court drama featuring Zhuge Loliang as the defending attorney.
Where has the freaking humor gone? Give me anything, anything to lighten the mood besides more boob-rubbing! Hell even episode 09’s shtick with the hilariously-voiced bear was more entertaining than this. I’m honestly considering episode 10 a wasted twenty-three minutes of my anime-viewing time. How can all the threads the show started to weave and subsequently dropped somehow tie all together in the remaining two episodes to create any sort of conclusion?
For a second I’m almost tempted to try my hand at the eroge to find out if it’s the source material’s fault. Then I remember it’s a fucking eroge and I’m terrified of the type of “wisdom” that the main character probably “imparts” to the girls, including the uber-intelligent underage one, and I react in pretty much the same way she does:
Two weeks until the new season! Keep the faith.