Was I talking about fanservice during the last episode? Because I think I just hit the *****-******* jackpot. I saw the Hot Springs Planet Tenrei episode of Outlaw Star (not
shown on American TV) and the NEGIMA?! OAVs, but this may have been the most shocking single episode of anime that I’ve ever seen. AND THIS VERSION WAS CENSORED! Why don’t the guys ever get to use the single bath in these situations? (Because guys are gross and don’t take or need showers!) Yeah, I guess you’re right.
The blatant sexy-time that dominates the episode is displayed against the backdrop of the growing horrors of the outside world, and it is nothing if not effective. Police are making life-or-death situations on living humans outside the quarantine zone. The dead hunt sapien flesh while ignoring a small puppy. Society breaks down as the weak follow manipulators who spread falsehoods, rumors, and outright lies for their own benefit. All while Shizuka-san is running around with only a towel. A unique dynamic if there ever was one.
Confusing though; did they edit out the part where all the girls got drunk? And is the whole “guys protecting helpless girls” aspect really necessary. At laest there’s one respectable character in Busujima.. WHY IS SHE WEARING NOTHING BUT AN APRON!?
Interesting to hear the Blackwater (Xe) name dropped. I’d love to see how a knowledgeable Japanese civilian would react to that particular reference, given most Americans’ feelings on the mercenary company. It seems like anime have dealt with the matter before (GITS maybe?) but of course, never by name.