While it looks sweet and cute, the first episode is not for the faint of heart.
At a glimpse, Satou might look like a sweet high school girl. Not only she is cute, she has a sweet personality and manages to captivate hearts of many men that go to a maid cafe. However, after she dated various boys, she finds the special someone and it’s not a boy. In fact, it’s with a little girl.
Yes, her name is Kobe Shio and she is adorable. Still, I find it quite interesting how Satou’s and Shio’s name means sugar and salt in Japanese and the last name, the type of meat. Apparently, Satou made vows for her that they will be together forever. Satou will make enough money so they can live together. Of course, things are darker in reality in comparison to her ideal world.
Certainly, Satou’s new job at a maid café had a hostile work environment. Apparently, she turns down Mitsuboshi’s confession. The next day, he disappears and the manager uses Satou as a scapegoat forcing her to work long hours. This is noticeable with her coworkers sabotaging her work so Satou have to do more work. It makes me wonder why Satou didn’t look for another job. I suppose this one might pay more or it could be a second job.
When Satou notices that her pay is incorrect, she confronts the manager. Yes, Satou slips into yandere mode from the manager depriving her time with Shio. It’s quite funny how she rips the manager a new one by revealing the manager’s dirty secret of kidnapping and molesting Mitsuboshi. As they say, two wrongs do not make a right. In this case, the female manager forcing love that is not consensual and sexually abuse a teenage boy is just wrong on so many levels. Satou calls her out on this and the manger is not happy about it at all.
Either way, Satou humiliates the manager without killing her. She also forces the manager to pay the correct amount for her work and set Mitsuboshi free. This really shows that you shouldn’t get in Satou’s way.
Aside from Satou’s sweet facade, there is a dark side of her, or rather her yandere tendencies. Sure, she cherishes Shio and buys food and even cable TV, despite not having all the channels, but there is a darker side. She has a padlocked room that contains blood on the wall and three dead bodies in different bags. I presume they are dead bodies of her former lovers or neighbors.
Either way, the first episode had its brutal moments. I wonder how she will protect her ideal life with Shio since people will eventually find out and threaten to ruin it. In short, this show is definitely not for the faint of heart as it gets gory later on. This show might be on the same level of violence as Mahou Shoujo Site. Still, it should be interesting to see how long Satou can maintain this ideal life without someone finding out and putting and end to it. ¶