Anime Reviews: Medaka Box Episode 07 – Does Everyone Do This? // My own tune!!

Plot Summary
Kikaijima is trying to make a friend in the Student Council
after becoming Treasurer. She and Zenkichi are left behind to watch over
things while Medaka and Akune go off to handle some requests together. Both
Zenkichi and Kikaijima are unable to start and continue a conversation. This
leads to some hilarious moments. Kikaijima makes Zenkichi pay for the few acts
that have happened between them.

How to not compliment a girl.

Shiranui happens to come in when she sensed
Zenkichi needed help. She shows off the hundreds of pictures that she took of
Medaka kissing Kikaijima at the Inter-Club Aquatic Meet. Kikaijima manages to
stop her from sending the photos off to be distributed.

She remembers the day Medaka met up with her
and chose her as the Treasurer. Wanting to follow Medaka’s example, she decides
to kiss Zenkichi. Medaka and Akune arrive back just in time to catch Zenkichi
trying to hold off Kikaijima from trying to do something very awkward that they’d both regret.

It’s not what you thought it was.
Yubaru is an artist from Team Special and what he wants is
the ideal model to paint. First up is Medaka who he deemed to be a goddess but
says that his art cannot convey her true beauty.

I have to agree with him on this.

The next ones are Isahaya from
the track team and Nabeshima who Yubaru says are both too scary to paint.

They don’t seem so scary.

fourth choice is Kikaijima who refuses at first but when offered money, changes her mind quickly only to have her morale quickly deflated once
Yubaru crushed her spirits.

The last resorts were Zenkichi and
Akune who Yubaru quickly gives up on.

As if all hope was lost, Shiranui
appears, looking for Zenkichi as Yubaru realizes she is the model he’s been looking for and is able
to paint his work and enter it into a contest. Afterwards, Medaka remarks on
how Shiranui accomplished the request instead and took it as a defeat for the
Student Council.

My Opinion
I enjoyed the first half way more than I did with the
second. This is due to the first half focusing on Kikaijima’s character. I
never thought that it was possible to make a scene with only two people in one
room being awkward with each other but this episode made it work and it turned
out so well.

She’s cute this way.

Aside from the unusualness (is that even a word?) between Zenkichi and Kikaijima, the
episode did really well with giving some insight on how Kikaijima ended up
becoming the Treasurer without it taking up so much space while at the same
time keeping it entertaining. Shiranui’s intervention was just the icing on the
cake to get the awkwardness to go away.

The second half was okay. It was played for laughs but the
character Yubaru, while I understand that he is an artist who does art for
himself… he was one selfish guy.


Continuously being displeased with each of the
characters until Shiranui stepped in. It felt to me that this episode was to
help Shiranui get more spotlight which I don’t mind at all. In fact, it was
hilarious when it was her  and not the other girls that made Yubaru’s artistic mind run wild. When Yubaru said he needed a model, he probably meant he needed
someone that wasn’t too well figured. If he had said that, the events of the
second half would not have happened.

I just don’t understand the appeal, you guys.

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