Finally, we got to see some romance in Gakuen Babysitters (School Babysitters). Inomata was very likable in this episode and the fact that the whole class got involved in the scene makes me really wonder if Ryu is indeed an airhead.
Japanese Original Episode Title: その7
Yuki and the rest of the girls in the class start talking about how Kashima and Kamitani are the best looking guys and what aspects of them they like. Inomata is brought up into the conversation since there is a sort of rumor that she and Ryu are going out. Inomata hears this and goes in full red tomato defense mode. Kirin and Kotaro came to play with Inomata but ended up trying to show off Ryu’s best points because they thought she hates him. Long story short, everyone else realizes that Inomata likes Ryu except the people that are involved in this relationship. Next day, Kazuma has a cold and Takuma comes to the nursery without his twin brother, which makes him feel lonely and sad.
Girls’ discussion: I loved how they just chatted out loud about who they think is hot and why in front of the rest of the guys in the class. That was kind of cruel. After all the things they heard, it’s completely understandable for them not to realize what girls like and think that all is about the looks. Poor guys.
Inomata: In this episode, she said some things that made me go: ‘Yeah you tell ‘em, girl!’ First of all, when she snapped at the girls for the petty gossiping and then said: ‘At least, have the decency to shut the doors’ and then when Kirin and Kotaro left the nursery once again without anyone noticing: ‘Why are those people so desperate to send these children to get lost?’ I am not even going to argue how damn right she is! Apart from all that, she was very cute in this episode and I really hope that later on she will start dealing with her feelings towards Ryu and show up more to play with the babies since they seem to like her so much.
Kirin said it all: She couldn’t find any good points for Usaida because he is just bad. At least the babies know what is going on, ‘nough said.
Kotaro: This kid is just getting dragged by everyone and just gets along with it. What a pure and kind soul he has, or just really bad reflexes. Also, he can’t be more badass than this.
Themes & Trivia
To carry on with the naming analysis: Yuki Ushimaru’s name,aka the girl who likes Ryu, includes the word ‘ushi’ (牛) meaning cow. Not the most flattering word to have in your last name, but if you noticed, there is a shot of her holding and sitting on a cow plush toy in this episode. I love how they still involve the characters with the animals represented in their names, for example when Kirin put a sticker on her skirt and the sticker was a boar.
Okay, the situation with the babies leaving the nursery is getting out of hand. Can someone install a baby gate or something? How can everyone be so irresponsible? No wonder that the only babies that are in the nursery are teachers’ kids. Who else would trust this kind of place to take care of their kids? And once again, the award for the worst babysitter in the world goes to Usaida. Even Kotaro realized before him that Takuma left the room. You would think that after dealing with all these babies, his reflexes would have become a little bit better, but no, he sleeps like a baby himself, not giving a flying f*ck. I am pretty sure that if the chairwoman realizes that the babies just go around the school premises for walks unattended, she will be furious.
Lastly, did anyone else notice that Takuma and Kotaro left the nursery without wearing any shoes on? And then Takuma when he was leaving he still wasn’t wearing any shoes and no one seemed to care enough to get some shoes for the poor babies. If they would be carried all the way back home then fine, but they seem to walk quite a lot. Am I the one that is being weird because I don’t have kids or is everyone in this anime not capable of being a good babysitter or parent? Jeez.
I don’t understand women’s rating systems
If you were to understand your head would explode my friend. Looking forward to seeing next week’s episode for more cuteness, romance, and irresponsibility. Cheers!