Sakurasou’s third episode transpires through a cycle of superficially portrayed emotion – jealously, drama, and whatever other spices make a conventional slice of life, alongside the usual needless nudity.
Our incompetent protagonst whines to his forgettable friend Jin regarding his own lack of capability. He explains that Jin has his scripts, Misaki may be senile, yet she has anime, and despite Shiina’s autism, our heroine still has her manga and art. Realizing that even the mentally deficient have no need for him, our protagonist’s ego is flushed down the drain. His feeling of self importance now diminished, he continues to wallow in self pity as he again realizes that he, much like many harem characters, has no redeeming features whatsoever.
On that note, it’s quite baffling he had any sense of importance from the start.
In a pathetic attempt to pass blame, he then pushes fault upon Shiina for his own inability to leave the Sakurasou – explaining that he was instructed to take care of her against his will. Yet of course, like any insolent fool, he accepts the task regardless of his own whining – offering to take care of Shiina, as well as a hoarde of the nekos he dragged with him for no apparent reason.
Even when opening the door to freedom, the indecisive male lead still cannot figure out what he wants to do. Seemingly the only one with an ounce of logic, Jin, slaps the whiny male lead in the face with reality – telling the disgusting insect of a leading male character not to blame his personal problems on others.
The protagonist then decides to remedy his loser status by finding a niche at which he can excel – and what a more unoriginal notion of a teenage boy than deciding to make their career that of game design. Going to some “Let’s Make a Game!” website, he then decides to ask the unseen resident programmer of the Sakurasou about how to make a game – however, as his indecisive nature kicks in, he decides not to ask.
A day later, the following morning, weak male protagonist and friends are putting up signs around the school to find homes for the lost cats – because this is definitely somehow relevant to the nobody of a leading character finding his calling in life.
Now beating a beaten corpse, as if it wasn’t already enough in the second episode, more twisting of words occurs as Shiina asks the protagonist to “go out with her” – inciting loud and embarrassing confusion from the brown haired ponytail girl, who evidently not having learned last time, thought it was a confession of love. Of course, the dolt heroine merely meant having the protagonist take her out somewhere on Sunday – yet as if it were fetishistically obsessed with such misleading spins, the plain question was taken way out of context.
Nonetheless, the zero of a hero tells her to ask elsewhere.
Another wasted span of 24 hours, the stupid male is awoken again by the obnoxious oppai girl.
Whist the act of yelling and slapping him in the face was more than enough, the animators decided it was also necessary to have her pull his pants and undergarments off for no comprehensible purpose – perhaps intending for it to be a humorous scene.
This all still failing to be coherently related to the original issue of protagonist having no meaningful role, the oppai girl spontaneously starts explaining that Jin and Shiina have gone to a love-hotel – reasons unknown.
Immediately changing his mind like a child when a toy is taken from them, forgetting that he was sobbing in dismay a mere while earlier, the petty kid feels the need to “protect” Shiina – albeit from what, unfortunately we do not know. His attempt is established as vain and pointless, the drunk teacher of the Sakurasou explains that Jin left with Shiina merely to aide in her manga creation. However, disregarding logic as always and thinking only of himself, the “hero” rushes out to “save” Shiina.
Although having declined her offer of a date, the freak still feels the need to stalk her – hounding down her location and following her into a shopping mall. What started off as a preposterous quest to save an innocent Shiina turns into nothing more than an intrusion privacy and personal rights – made even more exemplary of the term “terrible” when this is all capitalized upon with by worthless encounters.
Time elapsing fruitlessly, the outcome of the entire ordeal is that this was all apparently some masterplan to drag the male leading character into a run-down orgasm motel – the moral of the story being not to ignore friends who wish to go to a love-hotel with you.
Despite having a script to write, along with animate with his partner Misaki, the megane toting male still offered to assist in Shiina’s progress – on the other hand, the protagonist is merely sloth-like and selfish, absent of any greater goals or productive struggles. As a direct result of his idiocy, the episode is an inconsistent slosh of assorted childish complaints.
This episode was one colossal round of crying – everyone’s feelings were getting hurt, even if simply thanks to their own assumptive personalities. Those not the consequence of the character stemmed merely from a lack of communication. This episode truly allows one to understand why these kids are in the “House for Misfits” – the key consistency amongst them being that they’re all moronic.
Although the anime does keep one guessing, particularly due to the main character’s hesitation on every aspect down to what underwear he should adorn, it seems that the only reason to watch Sakurasou is to follow the downward spiral of this broken youth – not to mention, for the heroine’s moe and occasional oppai scene.