Hidamari Sketch x Honeycomb [Ep 4]
Beach episode. ‘Nuff said.
Okay, maybe it’s wasn’t a beach episode per se, but almost the entire main cast is in swimsuits. Even the senior principal’s in on it! Thankfully, there wasn’t a lot of saucy fanservice so I didn’t need to worry too much about being caught watching ecchi. XD Did have to pause at moments and pretend to do some work though.
Anyway, on to the highlights!
100,000 yen sure seems like a good deterrent to any accidents, as Yuno repeatedly proves throughout this episode. I’m not a fan of high-end photography, so I’m not sure how much a typical model costs around here. Sure see a lot of people swinging one around though. How much is a typical DSLR camera at your end?
Moving on, Nakayama’s failure at taking photos of the boys seemed absurd at first, but after thinking it through, I guess I would be as bashful if I had to take pics of girls in swimsuits. XD
Another highlight was Natsume’s reappearance! Her tsundere accusations as lovable as ever, she even joins hands with Hiro to cheer on Sae. I could just die from the shot of them as cheerleaders…
Even during the swim meet, Yoshinoya’s back again with her cosplay. This time, she’s wears a rather uninspiring and typical mizugi emblazoned with her name. Still, it’s funny that she thinks it’s a swimsuit fit for a teacher, isn’t it?
Anyway, I’m missing the main topic here-swimming! Nori, Sae and Miyako-seem to have a knack for swimming as they all placed first. Miyako’s was the most nail-biting as she held her breath in a front crawl for a while. I know how to swim, but that was just way above my standards…
On an interesting note, the last scene with the gang around Nori’s PC had an interesting angle with the viewer facing them from the PC screen. SHAFT really has a knack for thinking up these unique views in their shows. It’s like she’s watching me watching her watching her PC……
Finally, I think I can say with certainty that there’s going to be a topless bath scene in every episode. It’s been four episodes now and the streak doesn’t look likely to end soon, what with Yuno keeping it up with her baths. Not that I’m complaining, I’m just curious if this is a trend or accepted norm of Hidamari. Any comments?