“A pool, so basically……swimsuits!”
back for my favorite meal of the day and another episode of Ben-to. Just because the Monarch has been dealt with doesn’t mean Sato has it easy now, the gang travels to an indoor pool park to participate in the poolside ben-to fight it’s known for. But there’s still time for some long overdue fanservice.
The only complaint I have with this episode: Not enough Asebi, possibly the most dangerous ben-to fighter out there, and she gets next to no screen time or actual plot points. Though I did appreciate that it seems store owners and “Gods of Discounts” actually grasp the weight of the situation they present to the ben-to fighters, and actually work to make it interesting.
This latest battle features not only a fanservice advantage, but also a new battlefield, the open water. Free to drift with currents, four ben-to, placed in freshness-sealed bubbles, were released into the pool, which makes it ever harder for a fighter to stake a claim on his lunch. Swimsuits also presented a new challenge, though more so for the girls (and Sato). Just when it looks as if Sato has thrown in the towels and is headed toward the locker rooms, he surprises everyone by riding pool jets to the honor seal ben-to, using a discarded costume fin (torn of earlier from the dolphin suit the God of Discounts was wearing) for added mobility. Several innuendos later, and Sato stands victorious…and naked, in front of Oshiroi…Shiraume is quick to point out his fatal mistake.
Next episode seems to feature Sato recovering from some “unforeseen accident”…is it safe to say Shiraume has something to do with it?
Until next time,