Hundred – 04

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I’ve taken over Hundred from Hannah, but she didn’t say anything about reviewing it seriously, so I won’t be, and if you actually take this show seriously, do not read this.

One thing I think we can ALL agree on is that Hundred’s first three episodes were seriously deficient when it came to the presence of girls in love with Hayato in one form or another. Seriously, where’s the love for this guy?

That starts to change in a hurry, as sparring with Erica und Fritz earns him the adoration of random extras, and famous idol Kirishima Sakura, who is all pink, natch, has seen YouTube videos of his battles and wants him to be her bodyguard.

With three Savage modules believed shot down but still unaccounted for, it’s the perfect time to put 100,000 warm bodies in mortal danger. The show must go on!

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Baaaaw loogit Big Bro Hayato being a Good Big Bro, securing a ticket to the concert for Karen! Sure, she’ll be one of the people in danger if things go wrong, but family should stick together, especially in potential battle zones. Besides, the fresh air might do her some good…or kill her.

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Aww, sorry Emilia. I guess Hayato can’t keep everyone happy all the time; inevitably making some girls who like him happy means making other girls who like him (or in this case, girls disguised as guys who like him) unhappyor at least disappointed. But hey, at least we know Emi didn’t surrender her key to Hayato’s room.

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Sakura’s very very pink, sure: Pink hair, pink eyes, pink flowers, pink cheeks…she’s pink, capiche? Other than that, she’s your typical dime-a-dozen anime idol, without any particularly exceptional qualities…except perhaps the brazen audacity of holding a concert in an unsafe place, putting her fans in danger. But hey, she’s taking their money and the fine print’s right there on the back of the ticket: Kirishima Sakura LLC is not responsible for death or dismemberment by Savage, etc. etc.

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She’s also a total tease and Hayato takes the bait, embarrassing her in the process when he takes her up on her worryingly detailed plan to marry him.

She also leaves her clothes and underwear carefully strewn around the bathroom when she calls him in to hand her her PDA, because this is 1993 and PDAs are a thing and you do NOT just leave them on the countertop and leave the bathroom, no sir, you have to hand the PDA to the naked girl in person while stepping over her bear pantsu which are an “exception” to her usual pantsu, which are vintage PDA-themed.

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Because this is Macross Hundred, Sakura’s fight is on the stage, and her “weapons” are her voice and a sleek flight suit that is extremely skintight and very similar to her skin tone, making it appear like she’s wearing barely anything at all when she’s actually covered neck to toe.

Sakura’s ability is called “Fairy Tale Fairy”, and I don’t know why Hayato doesn’t just say fuck it and storm off after being subjected to such a terrible ability name. Instead, he watches Sakura fly around for approximately seventy hours.

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His duties for the first day thus complete (who needs a bodyguard when they’re ASLEEP?), Hayato returns to his dorm and is elated to find it deserted, hoping to take a bath by himself.

Early on, Karen read Hayato’s fortune in the cards and warned him to be careful with women and water. I’ll just say for the record that he does not follow her advice.

But Emile/ia is in there and invites him to join her, so they get in some nice nakedtime that’s actually quite subdued until she pounces on him, they end up in an awkward position, and she runs away calling him a pervert. But the scar she got in a tragic PDA accident years ago is healing up nicely because he’s around, so it’s all good!

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Well, not ALL good. Three human-looking baddies whom I assume are Savage (or half-Savage variants) are staking out Sakura’s stage, assuring us they’re on humanity’s side, but not coming off as very convincing. I mean, for a start, where are their PDAs?

But hey, I’ll take Hayato & Co. fighting human-ish Savages than slow, lame monster-ish Savages any day. But why wasn’t THIS in Karen’s card-reading?

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Author: sesameacrylic

Zane Kalish is a staff writer for RABUJOI.

2 thoughts on “Hundred – 04”

  1. Well this was typical Hundred fare. Two bathroom walk ins (but only one semi-accidental and somewhat reluctant ), one pair of bear pantsu, an over excited idol with a somewhat useless if decorative hundred, a plotting tsundere Saito-Kaicho (its not like she has something in mind inviting Hayate to her summer house or anything) .and no savages at all. Plus we have Three Naughty Variants who have turned up (possibly at the urging of music fans everywhere) to cause havoc at Sakaura’s concert – obviously Hayate will be up for protecting Sakura (much to the disgust of music fans everywhere). However our three villains are likely to find out Hayate is not alone, not with Emilia, possibly the Saito-Kaicho and maybe the wonderfully named Liddy Goldberg just nearby…

    My real question for this week however is what’s with Karen the hospitalised imouto? Firstly she doesn’t look very sick at all but spends her days living it up in a hospital bed reading fortunes in the cards and hanging out with a personal nurse. Her hospital room has no machines that go beep. She can go out on outings and eat desserts. She can go to idol concerts. Just how sick is this imouto really?? Still she wouldn’t be in the hospital unless there was something desperately wrong, right?

    1. Yeah, the Karen thing doesn’t make much sense. I assumed she was a Bedridden Brocon Imouto because…they wanted him to have a Bedridden Brocon Imouto. If you’re holed up in a hospital most if not all of the day, day after day, it’s gotta be for a reason. And yeah, you’d think that reason, whatever it was, would also prevent her from going out, eating sweets, attending huge, physically and emotionally strenuous musical events.

      But this is Hundred. Switch Brain Off Before Watching!

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