Before anyone says a thing, yesss I realize that it has been over a month since my last Watamote post. I’m hanging my head in shame I swear. Sadly that little thing called adulating keeps getting in the way of my anime ambitions. It’s super annoying I tell you. That being said let’s talk about my favorite creeper Tomoki.
Hulu describes this episode with:
“Kuroki decides that the secret to being popular is to be shy and quiet. Later she decides to be a cabaret girl.”
I don’t even know where to begin with this one! Bahaha I’m seriously dying already. First off Tomoki IS the definition of shy. I’ll admit she isn’t exactly expressionless but I really don’t think that being to “outgoing” is Tomoki’s popularity problem.
Tomoki is bent on trying all of her schemes at least once though and I do have to credit her ambitiousness. So from the beginning of the episode she sets off to practice her “shy but cute” girl character. I have to admit she nails it although her stupid brother is no help! He better start being more helpful with her popularity goals or I’m going to squish him.
Tomoki spends the entire school day being completely shy and expressionless the only problem is that nobody notices her shy and expressionless behavior. That’s probably because nobody at school really notices her period. It does give her the confidence to try one of the photo booth things and order coffee at a coffee shop all by herself…
That being said she takes the pictures alone (don’t you usually do this with a friend?) and she ends up beefing it at the coffee shop in front of the cute barista but I’m still going to count this as a win! I mean you have to admit she is building her confidence. Plus, as an added bonus she decorates her brother’s room with her photo booth pictures since he refused to go with here. * Evil Laughter * We must take our small victories when we can in this show.
When she realizes that being the “shy but cute” girl only works when you have another character to interact with she movies on to grander schemes. It occurs to her that what she needs is confidence but where to get it? Obviously she should become a Cabaret Girl.
I tell you if she would have thought of this from the get go she’d be hot girl number one already. I am of course being completely sarcastic. We are talking about the same girl who practically had a panic attack when considering wearing “sexy” panties. This can only end in tears for Tomoki. I know this and yet… I CAN’T LOOK AWAY.
Tomoki first prepares herself for her inevitable life as a nightlife vixen by practicing her cabaret skills. This includes lighting cigarettes in a quick manner and learning to fix drinks while looking busty. Her drink making skills are wasted on Tomoko of course but she tries and that’s what counts.
After she masters the basics she decides she’s ready for her first job. I feel like she should have added more steps to this process like I don’t know, talking to people but hey I’m not the expert. She heads out to the seedy underside only to discover…it’s fucking scary there! There’s a lesson to be learned here. If you can’t handle a department panty store, then you can’t handle the risqué side of a bustling city. Take that lesson to heart.
The episode ends with her mom calling her and asking her to hurry home for dinner and to remember to pick up eggs. Honestly for a Watamote episode this is down right happy! Also the ending theme for this episode is different J I look forward to new opening/ending themes so I thought I would include this.
To sum it up my hopes for episode six is that at one point Tomoki ninja kicks Tomoko in the gut. She will of course need to run for her life straight afterwards and possible leave Japan or Tomoko will kill her but it will be well worth it to bring him down a peg!
What about you? How are you digging Watamote so far? Comment below!
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