I had to do it, and I’m not ashamed.
I don’t have much to say about a majority of the introduction because it’s badass gay ninja spies doing badass gay ninja spy stuff.
Oh right. They get a power boost by eating special spices called spyces such as Yuki’s cinnamon. My spice knowledge is poor so I don’t recognize the others.
After completing their mission we switched over to leading lady Momo and her mom checking out the night lights when she noticed silhouettes of the ninjas from a very long distance. A certain blue haired one felt being seen. We’ll talk more about Momo in a bit.
The next day on her way to school she spotted some guys throwing cigarettes on the walkway. She wanted to scold them but got cold feet. Luckily her aunt appeared and scolded them. She told auntie about her goal of making new friends on the first day. Unfortunately she was too nervous to talk to any of her classmates.
Luckily her friend from another classroom Yua visited her to melt the ice. While Momo told her about what she saw the night before two familiar girls overheard and later befriended her.
It was Mei and Goemon. Mei invited Momo later to where she worked part-time for some grub.
On their way there they ran into Yuki and Aoba. Momo went gaga for Yuki while Goemon was like “Aoba-senpai’s super cool too, right? RIGHT!?”. Momo told them she knew about the lovely seniors from some info she dug up. Mei was like “Looking up info eh? Noice.”
They went to Mei’s workplace, which was a curry store called Wasabi where Momo met Fuu…while Mei was being chummy with her…
Inside Momo was introduced to the mascots, an owl, frog and raccoon (or most likely a tanuki). She then impressed everyone by identifying the spices used in the curry by scent alone. No sooner did they finish their meals and formally introduce themselves that Momo surprised them yet again. Speaking of mascots be sure to pay attention to the amphibian.
Momo could sense people’s physical (and maybe emotional) condition with her tongue. By now viewers will have figured out that Momo has incredibly enhanced senses (Sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch).
On her way home there was a robbery. Momo wanted to try and stop the thief but again got a cold shoulder. Luckily a sexy officer was nearby and apprehended the thief. She was a good friend of Momo’s dad, Officer Ayumu. She told her that there’s been a recent increase in criminal activity. Momo told her about a post-graduation paper and she considered becoming an officer like her late father (The trope will never die…) but she didn’t have the confidence. Ayumu offered to help her after work. The two parted ways as Ayumu and her partner were called to investigate another crime.
Back home as Momo gushed over briefly talking to her beloved Hanzomon-senpai she started getting a bit worried because Ayumu wasn’t back yet. She remembered something similar with her dad and…She had to go investigate.
Momo found the officers in trouble and tried to be brave by taking a picture of the (mostly) sexy gang but the leader wasn’t about to let her get away.
Luckily our hype ninjas arrived to kick some ass. Some cute babes vs hot babes (and Stunt Granny) combat ensued.
With the gang beaten down but the Stunt Granny got on an escape truck. Momo checked on Ayumu but Yuki shot her with mind wipe bullets. They were going to do the same to Momo depending on her answer. Long explanation short they’re members of the Tsukikage, a secret organization formed since the Warring States Period to protect the region from the evil crime syndicate Moryo. Although they erased the minds of Ayumu and her partner they do have contacts within the police higher ups.
As the chase went on gunshots caused the car to skid a bit and this happened…
The conversation and chase continued. Next up they told her about Mr Frog hiding in her pocket listening in since leaving Wasabi. Yuki knows…Mei said she was the one who told the others Momo would make a great addition to the team. Plus Yuki didn’t have a partner. You all know where this is going. Momo said she didn’t have any combat skills whatsoever to which Fuu said “Neither do Mei and me”.
Yuki said something along the lines of “Your actions determine how you develop your confidence…with some extra pinch of Spyce of course”. All this while being badass because that’s what most anime girls do best. Momo was convinced to join the team to protect the city she loved…and to be closer to Yuki-senpai but she left out that part.
Interesting how most of the Fall premiere episodes I picked up had post-ED scenes. This one featured Moryo agents punishing their gay subordinates and then report that there’s a traitor among the Tsukikage. Because this is a spy show and traitors are a tradition.
Along with Vampire KinMosa this was the 2nd show of the season I had 100% confidence its premiere would be awesome. I was right.