Episode 12 of Demi-chan wa Kataritai is the finale of this season (and hopefully of the whole show) and we get to have a treat: some bonus semi-nudity as demis and Tetsuo decide to spend their day at the pool. Sit back and relax as you bid farewell to a boring show by looking at some wet flesh under the summer sun, oh yeah.
Japanese Original Episode Title: 亜人ちゃんは泳ぎたい
Hikari asks Tetsuo to book the swimming pool on Saturday to have some fun with the girls. Tetsuo, who by now has successfully become a slave to the demis’ will, says yes and agrees to supervise them while they splash around half naked. What an inconvenience.
Saki is having a panic attack over whether Tetsuo will ever ask her out and what alcohol she should drink if he does. The day after, Tetsuo does ask her whether she is free on Saturday, but with completely different intentions. Saki comes to the pool along with the rest of the girls and Tetsuo encourages her to enjoy herself since she probably feels uneasy wearing a swimsuit in public. Saki appreciates and calls his behavior real love. Talk about misreading the signals.
She then proceeds to show him her swimsuit. Tetsuo makes an initial attempt to be decent but quickly gives up and looks at Saki’s massive breasts. The embarrassment is strong for both. Satake, that little annoying forever-alone twat who is spying on the girls, fall on his ass from the tree where he is hiding. Somebody should introduce him to internet porn. Saki tries to lighten up the air by making a joke about how Tetsuo can’t really swim (because his name means ‘Iron man’) and Yuki laughs uncontrollably. How exciting.
Saki makes one ultimate effort to seduce Tetsuo by analyzing how her relationship to him differs from that of the girls, but the guy is oblivious to sexual tension, apparently, and fails to catch her drift. Saki gives up.
Kyoko is multitasking, having a chat with Tetsuo (who as aforementioned is not swimming just yet) and playing in the pool at the same time. She explains how she did some research on legends concerning the dullahans, and assumes that the reason why they cannot cross rivers if because of the hazardous effects their head falling in running water would have. Hikari gets overly excited thinking Kyoko (well, her head really) has never been underwater and encourages her to do so. Tetsuo takes his clothes off (finally), jumps in the pool and pushes Kyoko’s head underwater. Kyoko is overwhelmed with emotions and contemplates the human condition.
The episode (and season) ends with Hikari and Tetsuo having a chat right where they first met. Their conversation is as poor in content as the rest of the show was.
Themes & Trivia
Sexual frustration: Unless it’s your first time watching anime that is not pornographic, you probably know that romance only goes so far… best case scenario, you get to look at some boobs and receive a complimentary hug. Poor Saki.
The decent man: With the majority of Japan’s male population being over 30 and with having had sexual intercourse, you would think that men in anime, when dealing with women who come to them so willingly would probably be a little bit easier to woo. Nope. Saki is struggling to get Tetsuo to take her out for a drink but he remains oblivious to her intentions. Maybe he is oversexed because of his spectacular muscles.
Tetsuo (鉄男): 鉄= iron, 男= man. Sinks in water. Get it?
Chris is an art student, usually confused and upset. She takes it out on food and the unfortunate people who exist around her. She enjoys complex storylines and hates unnecessarily prolonged action scenes. She firmly believes Naruto is everything that is wrong with humanity.