Mysterious Girlfriend X 04: Oka-y? (Danger Approaches!)
The shojoness gets amped in this episode as a sophisticated opponent enters the scene, Miss Oka. Not only is she into Urabe, but she’s also dating Tsubaki’s boyfriend Ueno, dramatically increasing the potential for mayhem. As of the end of this episode she has more knowledge than anyone else in the show. There are four major facts in play:
a) Tsubaki and Urabe are dating
b) Oka and Ueno are dating
c) Urabe has a spititual [my coinage] connection with Tsubaki
d) Urabe has a spititual connection with Oka
Urabe knows a + c + d, but she’s yet to know b. Tsubaki knows a + b + c, but he has no clue about d. Ueno knows only b. Oka knows all four. And they say knowledge is power! Top that off with her wondrous bento-preparing abilities (much prized in the Japanese isles) and you have a really fearsome character.
I love Tsubaki’s dreams. They’re so demented and innocent at the same time.
Next episode is going to rock, I can feel it. Kudos to the writers for letting the show go at just the right pace. I mean, if the story is good, there’s no need to race ahead or whatever. Even if this is just 13 episodes, if each episode is good, it just means the second season will be green-lit all the faster. I’d rather have a stroll through this tale and wait for a second season than get taken on one of those rushed tours where you see everything, technically, but you can’t remember a thing.