This week, the most unimportant of holidays took place, so I expected something along the lines of a Christmas special to be featured in the show. I was pleasantly surprised and Episode 7 of Demi-chan wa Kataritai was as casual and sexually frustrating as ever, just like a true Valentine’s Day. If I ever manage to rule the earth like I’ve been plotting for so long, my first command will be to ban this idiotic tradition.
Japanese Original Episode Title: サキュバスさんはいぶかしげ
Some middle-aged outsider weirdo that calls himself a policeman and probably fetishizes over demis invades the high school with his over-compensatingly blonde underage German lackey for reasons I still cannot understand, even after having watched the episode. By the time the preachy emotional monologues started I was already falling asleep.
Hikari runs around like a maniac (nothing new here) to inform her hot-ass teacher that there’s some sort of oversized pervert roaming the school. Takahashi-sensei, worried about the fate of his little group of lab rats, runs off to warn Satou-sensei, who is chatting away to a… how do I describe this? A very confused looking German kid that speaks fluent Japanese and sits on the floor crying. His name is Kurtz and he is really useless when it comes to not looking suspicious. Despite his pretty pathetic efforts, everyone quickly figures outs he’s somehow working on demis. Sakie accidentally touches him and he is not affected by her aphrodisiac powers.
The oversized pervert appears and the angry German kid tackles him with an abundance of grace and skill. Surprisingly, Sakie recognises the guy to be a policeman she has been working with since her childhood, and who is somehow responsible for monitoring her behaviour and ensuring her well-being. As Kurtz joins Takahashi-sensei to sign in the high school register, Ugaki the policeman and Sakie the succubus have a little chat on what’s going on with their lives. It doesn’t take Sakie long to admit that she is interested in a man, something that has never happened before. Ugaki blows her bubble by telling her that Tetsuo was definitely affected by her powers and that he is probably hiding it, since he knows so much about demis. Sakie looks confused for a few moments but quickly gets over it, probably thinking about Tetsuo’s ham-sized arms.
Kurtz roams around school and comes across the gang of demis, and as expected, Hikari starts questioning his hair colour, his different uniform, and the reason why he’s here. Unable to lie to save his life, he becomes even more suspicious to the girls. Yuki’s look makes me think she’s probably the only sapient human being in this school. He then runs away, and discovers two students drooling over unsolicited pictures of Sakie’s cleavage. He confronts and screams preachiness at them, but eventually lets them keep the photo, because their excuse for having it wasn’t that bad after all. Great stuff!
Ugaki sits alone in the smoking room inhaling nicotine when Tetsuo jumps in and tries to pass for a social smoker who only smokes every two years. Ugaki explains his role working for the Demi-Human Division, the discrimination demis had to endure in the past, and how modern societies along with the latest legislation have helped them in leading normal lives. He says that his work mostly has to do with monitoring succubi, and making sure they don’t cause trouble. At this point I thought he was gonna say something along the lines of succubi being used as spies and such, but unfortunately it was about them trying to cause trouble by pretending people molested them when they were the ones causing it… Which made me think of several horrible things I will not talk about right now.
At least the conversation ends with Ugaki saying he wants to create a world where demis can live comfortably. They both laugh awkwardly, throw away their cigarettes and chat away outside the smoking room. Hikari walks by and tells them off for stinking of cigarettes. Ugaki leaves the school feeling relaxed about meeting that new group of demis, and thinking that the only one he needs to keep an eye on is Sakie, as usual.
Japanese Trains: Japan is not the only country in the world that has implemented women-only train carriages because of the high levels of harassment and molestation taking place in rush hours. I specifically remember my Japanese language teacher telling me some guy was rubbing his elbow against her chest a few years ago. Thankfully she told the guy she would cut his hand off and he walked off terrified. Legendary Angeliki-chan.
Smoking in anime: Unlike in western culture, smoking is not that much of a stigma in Japanese media. Much as I understand the concept of smoking prevention, I do find censorship ridiculous in the creative industry, so I do like to see anime characters filling up their lungs with cancer, just like regular people.
I think that this anime has let me down. It started being very entertaining, but right now nothing is happening. The highlights of each episode are only Sakie’s awkward existence next to Tetsuo and the occasional boob joke. It’s not really going anywhere.