Note: This episode was originally reviewed alongside Episodes 10, 11, and 12. However, my thoughts on each episode was divided into separate sections so I later decided to make them separate posts.
The final addition to the main cast is a cute dog Dino takes care of, as per Maika’s request. I love that Maika names the dog “Owner”; it sounds ridiculous but the joke behind it amuses me so much. See, Maika intended the name to be synonymous with Dino’s Manager status but it instead sounds like the dog is a level above Dino in the Stile hierarchy. Evidently, the name fits too since Owner is able to manipulate Dino to do his bidding by threatening to eat his anime figurines.
Later in the episode, Aika decides to visit Stile to see what Maika’s job is like. Being the doting older sister, Aika can’t help but make small talk with Maika while the latter is on the job. Maika naturally gets annoyed but Aika mistakes it as her staying in-character. Perhaps the most amusing moment with Aika was when you find out how much of a stinking psychopath she is. She sees Maika crying over the counter, thinks Dino is behind this (when he’s actually cheering her up), pulls out a naginata and prepares to strike him down. Good grief, what kind of family does Maika have?
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