It seems that Himeno is considering changing her hair style. Is it really a good idea?
In the first half, Himeno felt that her hair is a bit too long. It’s not so surprising given that long hair is time-consuming to maintain. Since she is a centaur, it’s difficult for a hair dresser to do work on her hair.
Then again, her long hair makes her appear like a princess. In other words, short hair will probably not look good, especially since Shino doesn’t approve at all. During middle school, Himeno cut her hair short. Shino asks Himeno with a sad look if she quit being a princess. In other words, it’s probably best for Himeno to keep her hair as it is.
While the girls give suggestions on what hair style Himeno should choose, Nozomi with long hair intrigued me. When Akechi dressed her in cosplay, she looks cute with long hair. I suppose that her work at a dojo would make long hair problematic. It’s such a shame. Even so, Nozomi still looks good with her current hairstyle despite Kyouko’s remarks from last time.
Aside from the hair styles, it seems that the gym teacher accused Himeno dying her hair during middle school. He didn’t know that she is a natural red-head. As a result, the police arrested him for discrimination.
Remember, accusing someone who dye their hair when it’s his or her natural hairstyle is a hate crime. So is cutting the hair halo as well. Tama mentioned that her hair dresser accidentally cuts off her halo. Apparently, cutting the halo off is rejecting your own race if you do it intentionally. She receives a certificate so she won’t get in trouble. In other words, things that involve any race can become a hate crime very quickly.
Still, the back-story behind’s Himeno’s mother’s side is interesting. It seems that her mother’s side is part of a royal family. A bunch of barbarians kidnaps the clan’s princess. Her clan went all over the world to save the princess. When they rescued her, she gave birth to a redhead centaur. This probably mean that Hime is half-Japanese with the other half is from European origin. Either way, it can explain the red hair from Himeno’s mother side.
In the second half, Kyouko is helping out her father. It seems that her dad can’t keep up with the schedule. In other words, she has to look after him. This can probably explain why her dad’s co-worker seems interested in his daughter because of her charm.
Meanwhile, Tama is working as an exorcist to make some money to support the family. As for Nozomi, she is working at the dojo. She is still undecided on what she wants to do in the future. Hopefully she will figure it soon.
Towards the end, Tama returns home and it seems that things aren’t going so well in her family. Her father probably lost inspiration given that his wife passed away. Now, he has to look after all the children while making enough money to support his family. This makes me wonder if he should just make art no matter what or find a different career. It’s up to him if he wants to become a lousy father or not.
In short, it’s nice to see how the political themes is handled, especially in terms of how society views discrimination. I find it ironic that the United States in the alternate reality decides to adopt communism with democracy. It’s because the United States in general hates communism. Then again, anything can happen in this show. ¶