Binan Koukou kinda phoned it in this week. Rather, it didn’t have many jokes and the central plot, which featured Yumoto getting a cold and putting on glasses that changed her personality, was… yeah. It was strange by any standard.
So there’s not much to summarize. Yumoto gets a cold and has a 99 degree temperature. His glasses cute-boy first year friend (and manager of the baseball club) tells him to go home and his brother makes a steamed onion remedy.
Yumoto returns to school the following day wearing glasses and acting very sensible for once. This magically makes him more cute, which gets many clubs to ask him to become their manager, which sets off the friend that was introduced at the beginning.
The friend turns into a baseball… dog… monster… thing and zaps the Battle Lovers with his fire/lazor vision. He’s really powerful and kicks their butts because Yumoto doesn’t transform but hides instead.
Fortunately, Wombat-san knocks off the glasses and Yumoto returns to normal and defeats the monster with ease.
So that was a thing. I’m really not sure what to make of it. Honestly, it doesn’t follow this show’s rules and I don’t know enough about Magic Girl conventions to know if this is a thing?
For example, while Yumoto’s change is definitely attributed to the glasses it is never explained why. The student council has no involvement with them and neither does the journalist society. So why? Who knows…
I can’t say I’m happy with this week’s outing. Even if it wasn’t weird, or had more than a few half hearted jokes, none of the characters even seemed that invested.
And don’t get me started on the hidden doors that were discovered in both the Earth Defense Club and Student Council office… they are obvious set ups for a future encounter but, without any explanation (or interest from our characters when they find them) it just added to the ho-humness.