I'm starting to suspect that no one is actually reading this liveblog. Oh well.
Mustache explains that he intends to be nice to the girls and it's Minamoto's job to disipline them. Minamoto says that Kiritsubo (I can't keep calling him Mustache or I'll forget his real name) is being irresponsible (which he is), but Oboro defends him (the translation at One Manga
doesn't make much sense here, but I think she's saying that the fate of the world is less important than job satisfaction).
Cut to Kaoru undergoing a medical examination while drinking an energy drink and reading a magazine with scantily-clad female models in it. She asks why she has to undergo so many examinations, and suggests that he faps to her "growing body data". Minamoto is clearly Squicked
and responds with the question I want to ask her: "Why the hell do you act like a sleazy old man?" The girls all tease Minamoto some more, and he asks why they don't act like normal 10-year-old girls. Kaoru points out that they never went to a normal school or hung out with normal kids, which would explain a lot of odd behaviors, but still doesn't explain Kaoru's behaviors for me. I like that this manga isn't making the assumption that Kid Heroes
behave like normal children or normal adults, but Kaoru's behavior so far comes across more as appeal to a creepy Periphery Demographic
than psychological realism.
Kaoru blows up some of the medical equipment pretty much because she can (it's Played for Laughs
). She's becoming The Scrappy
for me. Maybe she gets less obnoxious later on. A nurse shows up and says there's some sort of emergency and it's time for another mission.
Kiritsubo tells Minamoto that an aircraft is about to crash into a skyscraper (this would be considered Too Soon
in America, of course). Meanwhile, Kaoru remarks to Aoi and Shiho that Minamoto will probably quit soon, like their previous bosses did. Minamoto suddenly realizes that the only aircraft around is the B.A.B.E.L. helicopter he's sitting in.
edited 15th Jan '10 12:42:30 PM by silver2195
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