Dear lord, just make it stop.
This episode was called ‘Map of the Future’. It could just as easily have been called ‘not/Hayato-sama angsts uguu’. And it was yet another strong reminder that Fish Eyes isn’t really the lead of this show, despite the fact that she is the female lead in a reverse harem show. While not/Hayato-sama soaks up most of the runtime with his sadface, Fish Eyes gets maybe five minutes of screentime, and spends almost all of it thinking about poor, poor not/Hayato-sama.
So, not/Hayato-sama is seeing double and is over-worked. His friends/classmates demonstrate that they are the biggest fucking morons in the universe, wondering aloud about the nature of his part-time job. Yeah, sure, they’ve all been fed the whole “oh, its his twin” story, but, even so, you’d think that by this point they’d start to get a little suspicious. However, this would require that the characters in this show weren’t total fucking idiots, so, yeah, can’t have that.
Break for bad J-pop and sparkles and glowing pink stuff! Also, there are some stars. Oh, and SHINING SAOTOME is apparently spying on them, because he has his own cameras all over the school. What a fucking creeper. AND SOMEONE ELSE IS TAKING PICTURES OF NOT/HAYATO-SAMA! RIGHT AFTER HE ALMOST PASSES OUT! WHOA-OA, DRAMA!!!
Of course, if that was dramatic, not/Hayato-sama has the best falling down scene ever, as he manages to drop his umbrella completely, careen into the side of a car, fail to brace himself, fall on his face, and then after being helped up a little, fall on his face again.
…well, hmm, actually, Bunny did have that stupid fall-on-his-face scene in one of the more recent episodes of Tiger & Bunny, so maybe there is some competition for that this season. Either way, it happens at 10:38 in the episode, so hop on it!
Blah blah, not/Hayato-sama is sick… and… wait… did he just wake up naked? Did his manager strip him while he was unconscious? In another anime, this is the part where a good chunk of the BL fandom would start hooting and nosebleeding. Actually, fuck, who am I kidding? They’re probably watching this shit too, given the large male cast. Fucking losers. I mean, its not like I haven’t been slashing the male cast the entire time.
Hilarious heart attack scene, and not/Hayato-sama can’t make it to practice on time so everyone hates him, except for Fish Eyes, who totally believes in him! The president of his talent agency is the one who has the heart attack after getting mad at him. He apologizes, because his wife is away. Uh… okay. Not exactly sure how that is relevant, but, hey, whatever floats your boat.
There is actually a decent scene here after the previous fifteen minutes of suffering, as not/Hayato-sama and his president have a heart-to-heart. The surprising moments of honesty about the idol industry continue, as the president talks about having seen a lot of careers and how fruitless it is to continue singing as an idol if you can’t sell CD’s. He does let not/Hayato-sama walk away, though, it seems because he views said sadface uguu’er like he would a son, having no children of his own. It could’ve been a more drawn out and exciting issue, yeah, but at least this was handled decently.
What follows is stupid, though, as not/Hayato-sama is further prevented from getting back to school by… traffic! Caused by fallen debris! OH NO!
He also calls his room-mate, Annoying Red-head, but the call cuts out, leaving Annoying Red-head jabbering at the phone as he wonders what has happened. I got very excited here; not/Hayato-sama was in a car! Maybe it got run over by a semi! Never mind that this would mean two episodes of tearful hospital scenes, at least he’d go away for a while!
Yeah, no luck. His phone died. And there’s so much traffic! Whatever shall happen?!
I don’t know. Maybe Day will throw her computer out a window only to avoid any more of this crap.
Also, no more screen-caps for Prince-sama, because my computer hates it so much it won’t screen-cap it and HOLY FUCK WHO CARES ITS JUST FUCKING UTA NO PRINCE-SAMA GEEZ.