It’s proving to be purely ignorant to think that Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou has gotten good as no matter how exquisitely hilarious it gets – it still somehow surpasses its own degree of epic with every episode.
Much like it has been since essentially every episode, Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou hightlights the interactions of highschool boys and females – though this episode is exceptional in that the relationships seen here are more complex, deep emotions are involved in place of the usual gag based set-up. And opening the episode, a scene which shows the elder sister of one of our leading highschool shounen characters, Hidenori, self-destruct simply as her brother mentioned that she’s at home on Christmas every year.
Although she breaks out into senseless dramatic violence, Hidenori extends to his sister an arm of understanding – though she rejects it, simply boxing him in the face instead of taking up his rather valiant proposal of pretending to be her boyfriend so she can enjoy the sights of the city during Christmas without feeling as bad about being surrounded by couples.
Upon the conclusion of the opening sequence, the seitokai club of well mannered delinquents turns into, more or less, an odd jobs organization.
Tadakuni’s imouto makes an appearance after quite a hiatus – she blasts through the door, raunchy and uncivilized like your typical girl, though despite this, it seems she actually has a rather serious problem which she’s come to share with the cap wearing Karasawa, as well as the other student council delinquents. A kid confessed to her – however she rejected him, to which the two got into a fight, and ultimately, he hit her. She asks the highschool boys for aide – but they inform her its an issue she will have to solve herself.
Quite smoothly done indeed, the series doesn’t make a joke out of the imouto’s trouble – she actually goes to confront the perpetrator and all actually goes well, rather, the gag comes afterward. It appears that although he said he wouldn’t offer any help, one will see Karasawa hiding off to the side, relieved that nothing worrisome occurred. This alone wouldn’t be too amusing however, and so the series goes further to show how basically everyone was hiding, all except Tadakuni who never knew of his little sister’s predicament.
Back at the student council, now Ringo-chan barges in – as adorable as ever, she begins relaying her concern regarding her height. She’s bothered in that she’s told she’s chibi-sized by her friends, which she is – yet the delinquents tell her otherwise, mentioning that Ringo-chan is Ringo-chan. We agree as well, she’s truly cute – and there’s certainly nothing wrong with her height, though no matter, she insists to see the bishounen president of the student council as she knows he’s more straightforward in opinion.
However, the delinquents realize this will just end up in their president being beaten up as he’s typically inconsiderate – prompting them to do everything they can to distract Ringo-chan from heading to the next classroom over where the president is relaxing. After some less effective tricks, Karasawa for a moment has her flawlessly in his grasp as he mimics the “nyaa” of a neko – yet unfortunately, Ringo-chan apprehends the truth that there’s no neko, punching Karasawa, reverting back to normal from her neko mode, and heading off to see the bishounen seitokai pres.
As Ringo-chan walks in, he greets her in a manner friendly – then as she asks if she’s tiny, he gives a shockingly tender response, telling her she is who she is, and he (as do we) finds her wonderful just as she is. Disappointingly, Ringo-chan doesn’t accept these polite words – instead exploding on him with moe. Likely out of embarrassment, she slaps him – then proceeds to start down-speaking his kind words with a squeaky high pitched rhetorical question. And with that, all hope of proper communication with highschool girls has been lost.
Moving onto the last skit which is of “funky” highschool girls, we learn that the cute short haired brunet who always speaks against her friends’ negative ideas or impulsive actions, was long ago a bully, and that’s why Karasawa has a scar on his head. She seems to have certainly changed a lot since then, now being quite upstanding, and noticeably regretful of her past – however some things simply haven’t transformed over time, like the fear the boys in the area have of her, or her flat chest.
And on that note, her “friends” are very cruel in this episode – as if not enough she’s being dragged down in grief over memories of an ashamed childhood, they called her “flat chest” all the way to the very end of the episode, even after she starts walking off in sorrow. A sight certainly quite pitiful and distasteful to see – yet that’s exactly one of the reasons we love this series.