It’s obvious that the economy took a toll on everything, including the amusement park Eiko went to as a child.
Part I – Soap Opera Play House
I have to admit that this part was hilarious mostly because a girl forced Ika and others to play house with crazy situations. Risa simply sets herself, Eiko, Kiyomi and Sanae into Ika’s four-way, love triangle yuri fest. From the looks of it, Risa has a wild imagination through her obsession towards reenacting scenes from a soap opera on television and adding melodrama to the mix. Clearly, her parents forgot to turn on the parental controls to prevent her from watching it.
Needless to say, Eiko and Kiyomi had cute moments. Sanae on the other hand, well…
Part II – Screw the Planner, I just want to play!
Compared to the last part, it doesn’t have as many funny moments. However, it shows how often our schedule changes when something unexpected happen. Even so, I’m quite surprised on how many people still uses paper planners because most now use their smartphones and cellphones to plan out their day.
In the end, watching Ika lay out all the tasks for the day is funny because there are so many interruptions that she ultimately forgets about it.
Part III – Bittersweet Amusement Park Ending
This part in particular hits home in the silliest way possible. Sure, the economy isn’t so hot for the past few years because of the financial system meltdown, the debt-ceiling crisis and Occupy Protesters banging on corporate executives’ door for being too greedy.
Apparently, an amusement park that Eiko went to as a child had shrunk down so much that the teacups was the only ride there. To make things worse, it will close forever once the day is over. I’m surprised on how long Ika managed to ride the teacups since people would get sick of it within an hour. Thankfully, it closed on a high note and the owner became a lucky manager of a bunny girl nightclub.
Although subtle, the amusement park owner does has an uncanny resemblance to Tomoya’s dad from Clannad and voiced by the same voice actor, Hiroshi Naka (中博史).