The sixth episode of Demi-chan wa Kataritai has the expected focus on our cute vampire, though things aren’t exactly what we expected.
We know we said that there were three possibilities regarding what is happening at the Takanashi household. But none of them were happening there. The Takanashi household is like one big happy family. It is slightly disappointing especially considering how gloomily Himari asked Takahashi to meet her parents.
It is possible, after seeing the happenings of their house, that Himari said this because she didn’t want Hikari to be given special treatment. Hikari does get a lot of it: she has her own fridge where she hides stuff for later, she seemingly gets some extra love from her parents, her dad dyed his hair to match hers, Himari’s name was chosen to rhyme with hers, and she almost always gets away with anything. Himari probably feels that this special treatment makes Hikari look like she has some kind of disability. Mrs. Takanashi also says something about Hikari not exactly being like other normal girls her age.
It’s like her parents are confused as to how they should treat Hikari and they end up giving her some extra attention which Himari probably doesn’t want. Hikari probably doesn’t mind it, but it seemingly irks the little sister.
Another thing: while Mr. Takanashi didn’t look like he was having any issues with his eldest daughter, his wife did seem somewhat tired, as if she was so worried about Hikari’s well-being that it was wearing her out.
While this week’s episodic tale could have been better, it did show some nice family moments. The sibling quarrels were nice to watch and showed the sisters were fclose. Despite being annoyed with Hikari’s general negligent and relaxed attitude, Himari does put up with her and she’s pretty caring. Despite having helped Hikari do her hair for who knows how long, Himari still ended up being worried when Takahashi read something to her regarding vampires being unable to see their reflections. There is some seemingly unnecessary drama here but it shows just how much Himari cares about her sister. Hikari’s family always keeps her vampireness in mind and Himari has started to think that she may have done something terrible to her sister.
There is a nice part where Machi’s headless body is patting Takahashi’s head while being unaware of the fact that he is awake. We don’t see any blushing or whatever from Takahashi and he just stays there motionless, well aware of the consequences of getting up at that moment.
Sakie also tries her hand at testing Takahashi’s limits by releasing some of her succubus charms. His willpower ends up winning and that makes Sakie believe that she can have a normal relationship with him. By the looks of the next episode preview, we’re probably going to be getting some flashbacks of Sakie’s school life which should be interesting.
One thing worth noting here is that in line with Kusakabe Yuuki’s change in the last episode, the opening sequence changed slightly. The gloomy Kusakabe is replaced by a cheerful Kusakabe which is a pretty neat change.
While this episode of Demi-chan wa Kataritai could have been better, it was still a good enough outing. Next week’s episode is also intriguing, with Sakie’s past coming to light.
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