With Zoya joining the group, the Manager needs to contend with her maids not living up to the standards of the maid conglomerate group they work for, Creatureland.
As expected, the leaders of respective maid cafes are called up for a meeting. I find it funny how two maids mention Ranko joining Oinky Dink. Yes, they bring up what happened fifteen years old. Yes, this makes it evident that Ranko was out in cold blood when her head maid got killed and probably got busted. Still, I wonder about what Ranko has done since that incident. The mystery deepens.
Of course, the head maid of Creatureland called out three maid leaders. She killed one of them for embezzling money. The other maid commits seppuku for being incompetent. Somehow, the Manager got her life spared yet again despite the gross incompetency in running her café and the lack of loyalty to the company she is part of. Believe it or not, Creatureland probably runs its café with a franchise model, with the owner deciding the theme.
In short, the company sent a maid instructor to each café, including Oinky Dink Café. This feels like idol training from hell, Boot Camp or a reeducation camp, which you will find in North Korea.
Either way, I find it funny that the Manager realizes they haven’t done any maid activities lately. Not too surprising since they were killing a rival maid café, blowing up a casino, and sending a maid to the boxing rink. Will a maid instructor solve this issue? Sano, their instructor, is not apparently living up to standards as she had a bad feeling. If she doesn’t fulfill her duties, she must do seppuku.
To prevent this horrible fate, Sano wants to get Oinky Dink Café back up to standard. In short, she kicked the Manager and the panda out of the café as she put the maids on a strict regimen. But, of course, it takes getting used to for Nagomi to wake up early in the morning. 5:30 AM is not as early as I wake up at 4:50 AM to get ready for work and catch the train into the city. Still, it’s funny how Ranko had to slap her so she could wake up.
Sano made them do several maid exercises. She had them recite maid lines, practice dancing and cooking, and make a wooden sculpture with chainsaws. I find it funny how Sano scolds Nagomi for putting too much syrup. Yep, Nagomi believes the drink should have more syrup, but Sano wants her to dilute it. Probably so the customer won’t develop diabetes. She also had the maids critique each other’s shortcomings. But, of course, none of the maids can come up with anything.
Most notably, she doesn’t like how Shiipon’s Gyaru makeup and blond hair. Sano feels it doesn’t fit the maid aesthetic. Still, Shiipon is the rebellious one as she stages a rebellion and tells her coworkers to dump Sano since they don’t like her teaching methods. However, after a one-on-one meeting, Shiipon changed her mind after her coworkers convinced her to.
Despite a few days, Shiipon had enough and wanted to escape. Of course, Sano detects her, but Ranko somehow helps Shiipon to escape. Obviously, she wants to quit since Oinky Doink as she believes the café is a shell of its former self. I guess it is becoming a generic maid café. However, after seeing the Manager and the panda going dumpster diving for food, she changes her mind for now.
Believe it or not, she became a maid because she thinks it’s fun. She sticks it out more as she gives up her gyaru makeup and dyes her hair to her natural color. While she looks cute without that makeup and black hair, in a sense, she lost her identity as her 90s Gyaru appearance is what makes Shiipon.
After a while, they passed with flying colors. The funny thing is that it’s part of the plan as Shiipon allowed the Manager and Panda back in the café. Yes, it’s part of breaking the brainwashing, which makes it feel like the 1984 Super Bowl ad for the original Macintosh. It is funny how Nagomi, Yumechi, and Zoya chase after Shiipon, the Manager, and panda as Shiipon destroys the wooden statue. It is funny how Ranko stops Zoya as she lets Shippon fire a rocket launcher at the wooden sculpture representing their bonds with Sano.
Still, seeing the statue burn in frames with a rocket was hilarious. At least it breaks Yumechi, Nagomi, and Zoya from the brainwashing as they revert to their former selves.
In the end, Sano is in despair as she allows Oinky Doink Café pass but to revert back. When she returned a few days later, she was angry and tried to slap Shiipon. Of course, she knocked her down as her coworkers disapproved of Sano’s treatment of her. It looks like going to extremes and brainwashing them was a bad idea. Thankfully, there is one good thing to come out of this. At least Nagomi can draw on the Omurice properly now. All that ends well, except for Sano, who needs to do Sappuku now for her mistakes.