Welcome to Winter Watch, a look at the latest anime season. Please Teacher's third series continues and the protagonists are ready to film a movie about aliens. Coincidence? Oh! and Rinon kills Tetsuro by the way...
Episode 5: Sempai is the Heroine
Summary: It is the first day of summer vacation and the first day of the movie shoot. Remon tells the crew that the movie is about an alien, who comes to earth, and has an encounter with a boy. After a tough day of shooting, Tetsurou drops a bomb on Kaito.
Air Date: Feb. 8, 2012 / Available on CrunchyRoll for Free Users: Feb. 15, 2012
Run Time: 23:43
Warning: This article may contains spoilers. We recommend watching the episode HERE first.
The first day of summer has arrived and Kaito, along with his friends, are ready to begin filming a summer movie. Ichika and Kaito seem more comfortable with each other's presence which makes it easier to get on with the film. Remon, being the director, writer and camera-(wo)man, came up with a movie about an alien who arrives on earth and... [Enter adlib here]. With nothing else to add to this synopsis, Remon decides that everybody should make it up as they go along. Tetsuro becomes a killed Man in Black and Kaito accidentally becomes the main male protagonist. At the same time, Mio and Kanna work behind the scenes in an abundance of jealousy towards their respective romantic competition. The day of filming is done with plenty of moments that made me laugh enough to redeem past (comedic) mistakes.
After the successful first day of filming, the second day of summer is rained on. Ichika and Kaito stay indoors but Kanna decides to go scout the competition for Kaito's affection. The trio spend the day together eating and talking about personal matters like family and Ichika's strange cooking skills. During their talk, Kanna brings up a taboo subject, how long will Ichika stay for? Kaito realizes that his feelings for his roommate are futile, since she will end up leaving someday, something that Ichika realized in the last episode. The embarrassed Kanna leaves on a guilty fit to "accidentally" find Tetsuro being showered on. Kanna and Tesuro share a past, which is why she asks for help with her crush. Instead, that night, Tetsuro reveals to Kaito Kanna's feelings towards him.
I love it when a series' episodes periodically get better. Waiting in the Summer is an excellent example of that. If you go back to read my thoughts of the first episode, you'll see that I was not convinced with the direction of this show. Now, either I am becoming complacent or it is actually getting much better. This episode brings up a lot of questions though. Say that Remon's plot for the group's summer movie is not a coincidence. Is it possible that Remon is aware that Ichika is from another planet? She did ask that Rinon would play Ichika's ship's interface, something that the creature actually is. By the way, Rinon continues to be the cutest thing ever! Why is it that Tetsuro is so oblivious of Mio's feelings? Why is Kanna so oblivious of Tetsuro's feelings? Why is Kaito so oblivious of Kanna's feelings? Why does Mio spend her nights naked in her room with a stuffed, giant panda bear?!?
This show is finally at the point where I eagerly await the following episode. I think I might be enjoying this series better than Please Teacher!, which is saying a lot. From Remon's creepy laugh to the love-pentagon, I can honestly say, I am enjoying the heck out of this anime. I just need more Rinon in my life. Maybe a plushie?
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