We got a sweet treat this episode
There are two kinds of Sad KAOS on the show. First is the funny kind where her pessimism is presented in an amusing manner. Then there is the legitimately sad kind where most viewers, especially women, want to traverse their screens and give KAOS a BIIIIIIG HUG! This episode featured the latter Sad KAOS. Not only was her latest draft rejected once more by her editor Mayu but her manga didn’t have a single fan. Her mom didn’t count unfortunately.
Wanting to get bonus points after the events of the last episode Ruki was the first to comfort KAOS in her time of need. To add to the comfort the girls openly admitted that their minds are just as naughty as hers. This helped cheer our adorable lead up. They all told KAOS to never give up, never surrender!
Later that day the girls were all worried about KAOS and couldn’t concentrate on their manga nor their upcoming exams. Koyume was trying to focus on her work so KAOS suggested the two talk about it to lighten up the mood.
No explanation needed regarding what was on Koyume’s mind while drawing her manga. The two agreed they needed help with their studies and headed to the other room. When Ruki told Koyume the top two reasons she couldn’t focus on her studies KAOS and Koyume responded with the following.
Ahhh. To be a young sexy lesbian in love.
Luckily the Matron was there to help lighten the mood once again. When Tsubasa didn’t feel like studying either she showed the girls a secret technique to help memorize difficult terms and names.
Flash forward a bit and Koyume tried applying Tsubasa’s technique during exams but she had the same old thing in mind. Hopefully she did well.
Meanwhile Miss Nijino had her own personal struggles being a teacher and fan of Tsubasa’s work.
Suffice to say she felt ashamed but ultimately couldn’t hold back her fangirling throughout the episode.
On the evening before exams Miss Nijino called Matron Ririka to air her embarrassment leading to the latter inviting her out for drinks after exams. She would invite someone else. Someone familiar.
At the bar Editor Mayu was the first to get drunk and aired her grievances about KAOS and herself. She felt horrible for constantly criticizing KAOS’ work but at the same time couldn’t sugarcoat the fact that KAOS’ manga weren’t very good.
To lighten up the mood the Matron Ririka brought up their old high school manga they drew to reminisce about how “lame” their manga was back then. We learned that besides Matron Ririka being a retired Yuri mangaka Miss Nijino was a retired Yaoi mangaka and…Editor Mayu’s art style was similar to a certain #SpiritAnimal’s. She then invited the two to the dormitory.
At the dorms the two hotties couldn’t contain their urge for the booze, leading to a drunk Miss Nijino pinky swearing that should she not get married Matron would take care of her for the rest of their lives. Surprised but willing Matron Ririka accepted despite a jelly drunk editor warning Miss Nijino to not joke about that with the Matron.
After some fun scenes about Miss Nijino’s baby smooth face without makeup and her fangirling over Winged-V we got back to Editor Mayu still worried about KAOS. She went to her room so she could make sure she’s focusing on her manga and not slacking off watching anime as usual.
First of all Editor Mayu was right. Second magical girls are “usually” gay. Unfortunately some of them are straight and as we all know there are VERY FEW magical girl shows with good het romance subplots. VERY FEW.
Anyway Editor Mayu saw KAOS resisting the urge to relish the magical yuri goodness to focus on her manga, as much as it hurt her.
Wracked with guilt over her harshness and not wanting KAOS to give up on her dream like she (kinda) did Editor Mayu sent words of encouragement…in her own way. Like LuzeriP I too am not a fan of tough love but when it’s effective be sure not to overdo it.
Oh and there was also something about the dormitory closing down soon. We’ll see where that goes.