What happens in Episode 11 of Restaurant to Another World?Dragons, BIRD PEOPLE, other dragon, TWO BIRD PEOPLE; Nekoya is busy dealing with non-humans once more this week. And if you thought sushi was the only popular raw fish dish out there, WELL, THINK AGAIN.
Japanese Original Episode Title: カルパッチョ / カレーパン
The black dragon humanoid that fought for the world’s preservation millions of billions of years ago has a part time job in a restaurant, and APPARENTLY, a crush on the chef. Besides the billions of millions of years of wisdom, she doesn’t know what love is, and that other world Japanese-western style cook is about to show her. Mhm. He also gives her free food, so this could be nothing but a win-win. Hai, Taishou!
On the other hand, somewhere on these deserted islands in the very middle of nowhere where angry beard castaway guy (also known as Alphonse Flugel) used to reside, very weird singing bird people exist. They are called sirens, and boy they like to sing. Hope you got your Greek mythology facts straight, everyone. So, two annoying teenage sirens take over beard-man’s cave and find his money stash, which they of course use to have a totally civilized meal at the other world restaurant. Its door appears somewhere that looks like Pride Rock, but with grass and sea instead of hormone-crazed antelopes. Having no table manners whatsoever, the teen-sirens raid the piano and start singing the more abhorrent musical composition there ever was, causing the chef’s and Aletta’s ears to bleed. Thankfully, Kuro the dragon girl is there with her dragon ears, and BOY IS SHE UPSET AT THE CHICKEN KIDS. After being disciplined, they finally sit down and order carpaccio. Quite the delicacy for someone who’s never been at a restaurant before. Then again, they do eat raw fish. Raw fish… (*drools*)
After the little troublemakers get out of the way, the Nekoya trio sits down and enjoys some very oily deep-fried curry buns. Aletta wishes Kuro a safe trip back home, without being aware that:
She lives on a moon rock, alone
She is enormous, with two sets of very sharp teeth, and has lived for gazillions of years.
Over and out.
Dragon smex: Do dragons have sex? I’m sure this is the question in everyone’s minds right now. Does Kuro want to get her scales nuzzled, and if yes, can she do it with a human from another world, as regular as the Chef? And to this, dear reader, I have to answer, shame on you. You are forgetting RULE 34.
Priorities: Despite her recent abnormal infatuation with the Chef, dragon girl still cares more about food than she cares about love. And that’s the only right way to do things if you ever want to achieve happiness, enlightenment, and everything nice. Take notes on dragon logic.
Regularity: Bird people sleep in nests and sing their hearts out to hypnotize stupid fish, they have wings and don’t know what money is, but hey, they’ve got a fashion sense, okay? They spend time on making and wearing clothes, while they live and sleep in caves near the sea, swallowing half dead seafood. That’s civilization y’all. Don’t say they’re not people. Also, casual intense shot of the bird-boy’s butt, what’s up with that?
Who taught you how to siren: They could have put a bit, just a tinsy winsy bit of effort on the siren’s piano song. I wanted to gauge my eyes, my ears, and several of my intestines out, listening to this abomination. Then again, I suppose you can’t expect much from a show with such a drop in animation quality. I guess they’ve got a budget to work with, eh?
Closed mouth talking: The most hilarious (and, admittedly, the most enjoyable) part of the episode. If these things ever learn how to use telepathy, I’m moving to a moon rock with Kuro-chan.
Aletta’s menu knowledge: Okay, I guess she’s clueless on how this world’s food works, but you’d think that having worked there for 11 episodes, she must have learned the menu. NOPE, she needs to rush to the Chef every single time someone asks for a recommendation. That’s some dedication to the workplace, isn’t it?
Themes & Trivia
Carpaccio: Giuseppe Cipriani’s famous ‘thinly sliced raw things dish’, which I’m personally very fond off. Named after the Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio, not to be confused with gazpacho: that is cold Spanish soup from Andalusia.
Siren: Ancient Greek mythology grossness, that is bird people who sing to sink ships and stuff. Potentially man-eating gourmets.
My last hope for this show is Kuro’s love life
Boy oh boy, would I like to see something else than people being impressed by rather regular western food! Surely, human-dragon sex sound a hell lot more enticing than that. I wonder if the chef will get chaffed.
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