Muromi’s ability to shape the world through her past actions continues to provide much hilarity.
What They Say:
Trapped by a gang of deadly sea animals, Muromi has only one chance of survival.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Muromi-san has expanded the cast well across the series so far, of course it’s bringing in more and more varied creatures and people, such as the kappa we had before and now something that’s like a squat cobra of sorts. But in the end, Takkun is just trying to go through his life as always and isn’t really paying much attention to Muromi, which frustrates her since she wants everything to go her way. Her method of getting his attention at the start here is hilarious as she takes the cucumber idea and runs with it by presenting herself as the actual gift to him, all wrapped up in a bow. Of course, she’s just so incapable that she can’t exactly do it right and it just looks like a hilarious mess instead.
Thankfully though, the series doesn’t feel like it’s forced to spend time with Takkun and it shifts to Muromi spending some time at the South Pole where she ends up trapped by a huge number of penguins that want her attention. Her fear is hilarious and the way she views her future with them is equally hilarious. But this also brings her into contact with Levia again, who herself got lost and ended up down there. And she does her best to protect Muromi, much to the chagrin of the penguins (and penguin lovers!). The first half plays all of this up well before things get back to Japan, where Takkun has his own surreal moment as a seal has shown up on his pier and is looking for some attention. This lets Muromi have some fun with the seal, but it also goes off in other areas as well as a coelacanth shows up in another segment and we get some fun deep under the water as well.
Expanding Muromi’s world is a big plus for the show and seeing how it does this is very much appreciated. I love that the show isn’t just a constant between Takkun and Muromi and the usual kind of romantic comedy trappings. We get stories without either of them at times and when they’re together it doesn’t always go for the expected. Though this episode doesn’t do much with the varied pasts and histories of the characters, we get a lot of cute bits that hits up penguins, polar bears, seals and more as it rolls along and just how Muromi has shaped history in some ways as well. There’s a lot to like here, but Muromi-san still feels like a quirky acquired taste. One worth having.
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