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Winter Watch: Recorder and Randsell #9

The Miyagawa sibling's neighbor, Take, is the Ms. Bellum of this anime. Only lazier...

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Episode 9: Take and Finding a Job
Summary: Takeni has quit his job again and searches for comfort and sympathy from Atushi and Atsumi.
Air Date: Mar. 1, 2012 / Available on CrunchyRoll for Free Users: Mar. 8, 2012
Run Time: 3:00

Warning: This article contains spoilers. We suggest you watch the episode HERE first.

I think Atsumi was expecting a marriage proposal.
I think Atsumi was expecting a marriage proposal.

Time to pop the question! I find Take to be an interesting character. His taste in clothes and the lack of a eyes brings an air of mystery. Yet, you don't allude to marriage and then only ask for care!

Take gives Atsushi more of his old clothes and admits to quitting his job because his ex-girlfriend worked with him. Take also talks about not eating properly because his mother refuses to feed him until he finds a job. He still lives with his mother? How old is he? Either way, this lazy guy practically asks Atsumi to marry him in order for her to take care of him. Then decides to get a part-time job because: "You don't go straight to running a marathon."

In the end, Take gets 100 yen for doing the laundry. So he really takes things slowly. It was funny that Atsumi expected a marriage proposal from Take because of the history they share together. I have to give this show credit for one thing. These characters are all well established into their own fictional back story, and they require no flashbacks to tell what had happened before. Like in this episode, how Take suddenly talks about taking care of Atsumi when she was younger and how she said they would get married.

Verdict

This show will never make me laugh out loud, but at least it is a quick and entertaining three minutes. I do wonder if there will ever be a sense of growth with these two main characters (no pun intended). At least this episode didn't resort to pedophile jokes or height references.

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-- Geo (sora_thekey) 24/7 geek! -- Follow me on Twitter: @Geo_sorathekey

ZombiePieon March 14, 2012 at 10:58 a.m.

I continue to enjoy watching your interest in this show progressively decrease.

sora_thekey moderator on March 15, 2012 at 3:25 p.m.

@ZombiePie said:

I continue to enjoy watching your interest in this show progressively decrease.

You are enjoying my pain?! (Wait 'till you read the next one!)

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