Seriously Derailed by Mayu

At least, with Mayu’s appearance, there’s no need to feel guilty. I mean, she’s supposed to be incredibly hot. But dammit, this is just going too far!

Probably NSFW.

I said she was cute and clumsy, didn’t I? She did that to herself… (No, it wasn’t believable.)

Hero, or Zero?

Steel. I’m telling ya, the guy’s made out of steel to not be all over that.

Edit: FYI, just waiting on the 2nd episode of Renta Magica before I call winners and losers thus far.

Second edit: I was going to put this in a reply, but it’s too important to the show. Spoiler: As of the second episode, Ryoko becomes the school nurse, so she can keep an eye on them at school. Reiko claims to be taking the maid position to watch them at home, though she’s really tsundere for him. The thing that bothers me is that Mayu isn’t being consistent. Sometimes she’s all over him, other times she’s embarrassed to be around him, and other times she’ll do things that make no sense, such as when she antagonized Reika. The writers are treating her like a blank wall they can hang whatever behavior on, depending on whether they want comedy, sex, or both. If anything ruins the show for me, it’s going to be that.

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4 Responses to Seriously Derailed by Mayu

  1. Seems to work now.

    I’m trying to figure out just what his older sister is after. I’ve come up with two answers: either she wants him dead or she thinks he’s gay.

    If he’s hetero, then effectively she’s asking him to sleep every night with a cobra. Eventually it’ll destroy him, wouldn’t you think?

  2. Ubu Roi says:

    I’m fairly sure she’s not under the impression he’s gay… although she might be, given the ending of episode 2. It might be something as shallow as she (and Mayu’s brother) just like playing games with people, especially given how they tricked/bribed/forced Reika into the maid position.

    As for cobra… nope. He seems to have some “resistance” to her power. Whereas other men faint from her slightest touch, he’s fine with Mayu all over him….which is usually the case multiple times per episode, of course. I suspect she could kiss him with no repercussions. There’s also been plenty of flashbacks (including in the OP) to make it certain that they’re childhood friends, but for some reason, neither of them remembers it. In fact, they’re shown kissing, as kids, in the OP.

    I’m sure the siblings do remember and figure it has something to do with their strange actions. The question is whether any of this will ever make sense, or if it’s just being made up as they go along. My money’s on the latter.

  3. I wonder if he’s an incubus? And doesn’t know it?

  4. Ubu Roi says:

    I’ve been wondering if he and his sister are both supernatural in some way, considering their feats of strength and other abilities (such as super-leaping). In the opening scene, Shungo defeats a polar bear that must have been about nine to twelve feet on its hind legs. Ryoko defeats one the size of a small hill, then suggests going to the jungle to fight tigers.

    The only thing I’ve been able to come up with is ogres, but I’d expect a more brutish appearance. What legends do the Japanese have that might explain their abilities?

    Edit: I wonder if Shungo is partially affected by Mayu’s powers — maybe something happened when she kissed him years ago, and it caused them both to lose their memory? Really, we’re over-thinking this….I’m getting more of a He Is My Master feel than anything else. (Minus the ecchi rich kid in the center, that is.)

    Edit: a further thought…. for a show that does this setup right, try DearS. The primary characters in DearS are believable and consistent, and the setup makes sense. This show isn’t meant to have those characteristics, which makes me regard it far less, for all that Mayu is the second coming of Mikuru.

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