After the drama caused from the last episode, we get to explore the life of three otaku girls with Kirino playing eroge, Kuroneko babysitting her little sister and the other… well.
I have always wondered about Saori since she always seems to conceal her identity with the clothing and glasses she wears. The irony is Saori is a really attractive rich girl, which orders a maid outfit. That explains why she can afford so much Anime merchandise as proven by her sent package to Kirino. It was predictable from the foreshadowing of Saori in the previous episodes.
Kuroneko on the other hand seems to have a different personality when she takes care of her little sister. Quite frankly, her little sister is into Meruru so much that Kuroneko became disgusted, but still goes along with it. It seems that Kuroneko’s influence over her little sister doesn’t seem to work since she gives in and even makes a plush toy of the mascot to grow her sister’s interest a bit more.
Towards the end, Kuroneko is full of teenage angst by the stuff she writes on a social networking site. She acts the same way when she interact with other people, especially her friends… To her, it’s a way to cover up her shyness and the lack of social skills. In the end, she will eventually need to stop being so angsy so people will be more willing to talk with her, especially when she starts seeking for a job.
As for Kirino, I never knew eroge visual novels were serious business. She seems to scream at the computer when Rinko-chan is tsuntsun and gets really excited when Miyabi-chan says “Onii-chan daisuki!” for instance. She really enjoys the game so much that it disturbs Kyousuke’s studying. When I play visual novels, I don’t scream when I get mad at a character or get excited over an eroge scene. Actually, I disable them since I find it pretty disgusting.
Ironically, Kirino is so tsuntsun towards her brother, but happy towards the sister(s) in the game… Oh the hypocrisy! My theory is that she seems to understand little sisters opposed to big brothers since she is one.
Even though this episode was fillerish, it’s a pretty important one to transition to the next episode. The normal lives of Kuroneko and Saori was pretty surprising for people who just watch the show since viewers that haven’t read the light novel already got an impression of them before this episode. While Kirino can be creepy at times, especially with the eroge scenes, this episode was enjoyable compared to the last.
Lastly, this episode made me speculate about those maid outfits Saori bought considering the next title mentions cosplay. My assumption is that Saori is going to have her best friends (Kirino and/or Kuroneko) to dress up in one… If that is the case, I can’t wait! ¶