Hello and welcome to my review of Episode 6 for Tada Never Falls In Love (Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai). Unfortunately, there has been some bad news this week, as Yuichiro Umehara (who voices Pin-sempai) will be taking a break from activities so that he can undergo treatment for a rare autoimmune disease. It’s not yet clear how far into the recording he is for Tada Never Falls In Love and other anime. Anybody who has been following any of my reviews knows that I am a HUGE fan of Ume-chan (I thought I would faint when I saw him up close for this stage talk, so I hope he has a smooth recovery, even if it means he has to take a long break from work.
Moving on, this episode of TadaKoi was the first where we finally saw concrete hints at romance between Mitsuyoshi and Teresa. Charles seems very angelic. It’s very suspicious…
Because you’ll catch a cold…
Japanese title: 雨男、じゃないぞ
Teresa’s betrothed, Charles, has come to visit Teresa during his university holidays. He visits the photography club, of course passing him off as her childhood friend rather than her fiancé. Although the members are skeptical at first, Charles uses his silver tongue to complement each member, and they quickly warm to him. When he goes to Tada Coffee, he not only wins over Yui, but he somehow wins over Nyanko Big! Ijuin then invites everybody to one of his ‘celeb’ parties, but Charles, Alec, and Teresa have other plans…
Ijuin, Tada, and Sugimoto have scrubbed up extremely well as they attend the party. Hinako looks especially beautiful in her kimono (which is very good at hiding her large chest). It also turns out that Charles, Teresa, and Alec are at the same party!
Not much really happens at the party itself, and luckily nobody questions too much about why Teresa and Alec are in attendance in such expensive-looking gowns. Teresa spots a pagoda in the gardens and instantly wants to visit as it reminds her of Rainbow Shogun. She has a deep internal struggle about whether or not she should go, but her weaboo heart wins! Although she catches a photo-taking Mitsuyoshi partway, they both get caught in a sudden downpour. Mitsuyoshi suggests they run for cover. He is kind enough to lend her his jacket to keep her warm. They share a very tender moment together talking about the North Star.
Alec searches the grounds inside-out for the ‘missing’ Teresa. It is clear that she was extremely worried, and Teresa and Alec leave the party. When they return home, it’s also clear that Alec is still not sure what to make of it all, and it is confirmed that Teresa is to return to Larsenburg after her studies so that she can marry Charles and become Queen of her country.
All I could say when I saw Alec’s dress was WOW! She looked absolutely amazing, from the halter-neck that accentuates her large chest to the loooong slit up her lovely legs. Did you clock the red soles on her shoes? She’s probably wearing real Louboutins!! Absolutely stunning.
This was the first episode where Tada really CONNECTED to Teresa. He has always been kind to her, and I don’t doubt that he would have offered his jacket to anybody in the same situation. However, he seems to be a bit more aware of her than before. There hasn’t really been that much interaction between the two of them, but their moment in front of the pagoda was very sweet.
The Courtyard Penguin
Some of Teresa’s usage of Japanese is very cute, and there was one joke especially which I thought was adorable. When she showed him the photo of the penguin-rock, Charles was kind enough to go along with it and say ‘Is it an emperor penguin’? And Teresa replies with ‘I took it in the schoolyard!’ Emperor penguin is ‘koutei’ penguin in Japanese, and schoolyard is also ‘koutei’. Teresa thought he was saying ‘this is a schoolyard penguin, right?’ That was very cute. The official subs by Sentai Filmworks also made a nice joke by using Courting/Courtyard, although not quite as cute as the original.
When Charles comes to collect Teresa, he hands Tada’s jacket back to him. This probably has a hidden meaning. He is telling Tada ‘thanks but no thanks, Teresa is mine’. Of course, I could be over-thinking it, but I cannot believe that Charles is the angel he appears to be.
Always make your heart rainbow!
Most of the comedy in this episode was quite subtle, such as Teresa’s internal conflict regarding party or pagoda, and Hajime following the well-endowed lady all around the party without actually saying hello. However, this episode was totally fine without over-the-top comedy. We finally saw a bit of development between Mitsuyoshi and Teresa, and I’m really invested in finding out whether Charles has a dark side. (I don’t know… having a gorgeous, angelic guy with Sakurai’s voice is almost too much). I’m worried the plot will be a little bit too predictable, but even if the developments go exactly as I’m expecting, it’s HOW it’s portrayed that will contribute to my enjoyment. I won’t write my theories here, but if you have any, then please comment or send me an email by clicking on my author profile!
Tada Never Falls in Love (Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai)