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  • Audio Rating: NA
  • Video Rating: NA
  • Packaging Rating: NA
  • Menus Rating: NA
  • Extras Rating: NA
  • Age Rating: 13 and Up
  • Region: All Region DVD
  • Released By: FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd.
  • Running time: 23
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Moyashimon

Moyashimon Episode #06

Moyashimon Episode #06 Review

By Chris Beveridge     August 14, 2010
Release Date: August 12, 2010


Moyashimon
© FUNimation

Aftermath episodes can be so much fun, especially when you can't quite remember a whole lot of what happened except for the end results.

What They Say
After some aphrodisiac-influenced antics, it's time to face the music. From freshman to grad students, including guys and girls alike, everyone must deal with the awkward aftermath of a very wild night.

The Review!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The aphrodisiac that appeared in the last episode certainly lent itself to so some fun moments, though they're ones that you can't help but feel highlighted the characters real personalities without the inhibitions they usually place on themselves. Hasegawa has certainly awakened to quit the room with blood everywhere and a lot of hair in her hands from the punishment she placed on Misato the night before. The girls are about to wake up together and Sawaki is hoping that things can go a little further with his life after everything that's happened. As much as the potential lesbian material is amusing, Hasegawa's uncertain time after waking up is still the best of them all.

Moyashimon has no problems in dealing with the ugly side of life as we've seen before with Sawaki having to shove his hand up a cows ass pretty deep. With the post-aphrodisiac world, the two Misato and Kawahama are dealing rather poorly with it all. Misato gets a double dose of it as Kawahama makes him some food to help recover from all the wounds he has, but it ends up making both of them horribly ill and they're in the bathroom having quite the rough time. On the positive side, it's balanced out by watching Sawaki and Kei trying to get a bit closer together after their tryst the night before. She's certainly still interested in him on some level and he's definitely wanting to get closer to her again, but there's an interesting twist. It seems that Sawaki can't see any of the bacteria that he could before, making you wonder if he loses that ability after a sexual encounter. Which is good to know since it means he really did get somewhere with the attractive Kei the night before.

There is quite the big secret to be revealed here and it's positively hilarious, leading to a lot of potential fun with it. That Kei's revelations come at the same time that everyone finds out about the two women who spent the night together only adds to the silliness of it. You have the pair of them in bed naked, Hasegawa in her quasi-bondage gear giving everyone grief, Kawahama showing off all the wounds he has and Sawaki passed out in the goth-loli girls arms as she tries to comfort him. It's all so positively over the top in a very comical way that you can't help but laugh at how it plays out. The only downside is that the microbes are kept out of the picture for the most part, though they manage to sneak in a quick appearance at the end.

In Summary:
This episode is a bit unusual in that we don't get the bacteria running commentary and silliness like we usually do. The episode does step it up significantly when it comes to other things though by actually working through the fallout of the aphrodisiac that took some time to get going in the last episode. The fallout is worth every minute of it, whether it's with the girls, Misato or everything we learn about Sawaki and Kei. Those two positively make the show and to be honest, I want to see that relationship bear some fruit and actually work. I don't want it to dominate the series, but I want to see if they can have fun with it and try to actually go somewhere with it. While not the norm, Moyashimon has a lot of fun and it left me grinning from ear to ear throughout wondering which shoe was going to drop next.

Features
Japanese 2.0 Language, English Subtitles

Review Equipment
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70" LCoS 1080P HDTV, Dell 10.1 Netbook via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.

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