Denki-Gai no Honya-san episode 6 goes all the way back to being a half way sane show about Sensei-chan making manga and Umi-kun being the only thing that keeps her from totally falling apart!
If that makes this week’s helping of crazy sound a little tame, well… it was!
Sensei needs to make a deadline. Umi-kun and Hiotan volunteer to help her. They help her for 4 days, each day after working a full day at the store. Umi-kun stays at night to help too, and make sure sensei actually sleeps and/or doesn’t stay in ‘baby mode’ for too long.
On the day of the submission, right after the final page is inked, Hiotan pours ink all over it and WAHHHHHHH crying. Everyone is crying.
Later, Hiotan and Director’s X tie Sensei to a chair in an undisclosed location that looks like the war-room set from Doctor Strangelove! They have one goal and one goal only: to address Sensei’s utter lack of girl power and they’re using the secret footage shot by Director’s store cams to do it!
Sensei is, ba Director’s narrated standards, appallingly ungirly. She even gets an ungirly 5-hit combo for wiping herself down with a wet-nap and showering in the store sink!
What to say? Denki-Gai no Honya-san was good this week, in that it was occasionally funny and full of love for it’s core romance, but that romance has never been that interesting. Heck, the ‘i can’t finish my manage help me’ freak out plot isn’t that interesting either!
What saves this week is the second act, where we back track and retroactively see all the gross and silly things that Sensei was doing off camera and before she had help. Her own embarrassment about all this was pretty funny too.