Finished Episode 6, a.k.a. "I'm gonna give you a million yen to fuck off"
. I like how they've made Nagoya's comic absolute honesty into a weakness in an unexpected way. His guilt at living with both girls at the same time means he constantly feels he has to prove himself worthy of it, and although he's already aware of this he continues it by reflex. I think that response, at its core, is quite believable. His being self-aware enough to know that wossname-blondie represents someone he might eventually
fall for and then trying harder to get rid of her so he wouldn't be tempted was quite mature, for the comic values of mature in this anime.
That said, blondie wore on me a lot in the past two eps, and I don't like that she's still around. I know that there has to be difficulty to keep the story interesting, that it'd be tedious to keep having the two girlfriends be the source of those difficulties, and someone unwanted trying to get into
the relationship is a nice twist on the expected "someone's gonna discover us and be hostile to the relationship" problem, but still... all this stuff with blondie's got a tad overwrought. The preview showed the next ep will be about her too, so I'm going to endure and hope.
Does anyone else find the little background details of Saki and Nagisa getting more comfortable and familiar with each other as co-girlfriends to be really cute? It feels like there's some serious commitment to depicting an actual polygynous relationship underneath the comedy.
I just wish Naoya didn't get beaten up quite so much. I know they're doing it as a reference to typical harem protagonists, but still, it's a bit much...