Nazo no Kanojo packs a beach episode, yet unfortunately, mizugi or not, this series fails to fuel interests – the story is abhorrent and only partially present, whilst the characters are nowhere near likable.
The plot of this episode is not even worth attempting to recollect as there is no value in it to begin with – it starts much the same as any other episode of Nazo no Kanojo. The series’ weak and naive male lead who allows his girlfriend to stop all over him for his own selfish visual gratification, typical to an adolescent, gets entangled in the idea of doing X or seeing Y with his “mysterious girlfriend” – and the episode carries along as he embarrasses himself in his futile, yet occasionally successful efforts.
This time around, he manages to get what he wants – the sight of his estranged female companion in a mizugi.
Aside from the ever-included disgusting spittle exchange, this episode is essentially no more than oppai emphasis – perhaps there’s a slight hint of intention in this episode for an exhibit of the further developing relationship between the leading male and female, yet this series has been on a consecutive streak of pointless episodes for a while now.
Indeed, one could say that these substance lacking episodes are all backed with the purpose of “showing how the relationship grows” between the main character romantic pair – although if the series has nothing more to show, then it has already blundered as a whole then and there. Thus far, there hasn’t been any progression met with the incidents of each passing episode. What even semi-beneficial strip of information did this episode contribute to the story?
Complaint would not be applicable if this episode was merely a change in pace from the usual – however it’s not, Nazo no Kanojo has no pace to begin with. The story is going nowhere – and that would be fine it the series preferred not to be one of the more plot driven types, although it began in a fashion which established itself as such, only to stall on a series of episodes which spin it 360 degrees taking it back to its starting point with nothing worthwhile achieved.
The protagonist saw his girlfriend in a bikini – and that seemed to be the single major revelation of this episode. Which unfortunately for this series, does little for the viewer unless they’re merely watching for the female fanfare – that is is fine in itself, although it degrades the anime quite a bit in exchange as it offers nothing else.
To top off the blandness, the series concludes on a note which it seemingly has decided will be the final phrase of every episode – the main character says his girlfriend is mysterious, and then, the credits roll. Rather than mysterious, it seems more so that she’s merely a queer. This series is certainly summing up to be a wad of spit.