Ah, the fun of alcohol.
What They Say:
Kaoru is an OL you can find anywhere, serious and works diligently, but her husband is a super otaku and more-or-less a NEET. She is caught up in one of her husband’s whims one day or the subject of his concerns another, but the two are so close that it’s embarrassing to even watch them!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
While we’ve had material with other characters, I keep finding that the time between the two leads is best. This episode has some fun with Kaoru as we learn she’s a problematic drunk as she gets really big and crazy when she drinks a lot. Hajime reveals some of it in comical form as he tells her how she insisted on having her way with him, but she can’t remember any of it. Which is good, since she’s mortified by it. It doesn’t seem like Hajime is lying about it though as he just sees the larger problems that can come from how she gets. So when they’re out together the next night, he does his best to stay sober and make sure she doesn’t get out of control. Which doesn’t last long overall between the food and alcohol. Watching it spiral as it does for her – and him – is scary and hilarious at the same time.
When Kaoru’s drunk, her inhibitions go out the window and she is, in a lot of ways, more honest about her feelings and desires. Which is a common thread for many people that drink a lot and reveal parts of their true selves. The two have some comically difficult times here and while I can understand the cringe some will feel over particular phrasings and words, there’s a lot to like in seeing how Hajime does what he can to keep things from going bad and as Kaoru tries to understand what she’s really like in this situations but unable to stop enjoying drinking.
Streamed By: Crunchyroll
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