Unlike the last three episodes, some people in the anime blogosphere went gaga over this one fanservice scene. I wondered about it when I watched this episode. Fortunately, I did not get the same reaction from that scene. I probably did not react to it as much since I saw the comedy value in it, not the naughty side of things.
We know that Kyousuke and Kirino are not on good terms with each other. Kirino forces him to play her games that he refuses to play. In addition, Kirino badmouths her brother in front of her friends in her room. That and her tsundere personality added more to the fire. It seems that everything went haywire after Kyousuke receives a package from Saori. Kirino takes the package from him with excitement. When he discovered that the package had porn, he barges into his sister’s room and takes it away. As a result, Kirino goes ape shit on Kyousuke. They accidently fell on each other during their fight over the package.
The fanservice scene caused some discontent in the blogosphere. Some are saying that the scene was distasteful and disrespectful towards women. I do not get the disrespectful towards woman part from that scene. Since when groping a girl’s breast a sexist thing to do? Perhaps they are confusing it with Bakuman, where most of the content continues to be sexist towards females. I just do not see it with the blatant panty shot and Kyousuke groping his sister’s boobs accidently. I suppose people would not overreact if Kyousuke done this on a girl that is not part of the family and not blood related. Also, you cannot compare this scene with the ones in Nogizaka Haruka Purezza since Purezza’s fanservice is shitty.
After that incident, he gets to talk to one of Kirino’s best friend, Ayase. She was a pretty nice girl that was so surprised over the whole incident. I do not blame her; I would feel that way if I saw them doing that sort of thing.
The second part of the episode is the Summer Comiket. Kirino forces her bother to go along with her friends, Saori and Kuroneko. They buy stuff at the Comiket until she found out that the SisCaly disk was sold out… Fortunately, there was a contest to win one. Out of nowhere, Kuroneko tries to beat the staff member in a fighting game contest and she was surprisingly good. Eventually she beats the crap out of the staff member’s character and wins the limited edition SisCaly disc. She gives it to Kirino in the end since she knew that Kirino wanted it.
Unfortunately, when they are heading back home, Kirino’s best friend, Ayase accidently finds out about her secret. I guess Kirino did not hide her love for anime and eroge so well since she was carrying merchandise that was obviously from the Comiket.
In the end, the episode rather entertaining even though the fanservice scene could have been better. I felt that way since other animes such as Amagami SS had the male lead falling onto the girl and his hands landing on the breasts. I think that they could have come up with something more original.
As for Ayase knowing about her best friend’s secret… I guess we have to wait until the next episode to find out.