A girl with a pair of glasses sneaks into a science room while greeting jellyfish. Um, yeah. Onto a completely different scene, Kodaka walks by, catching the fear of one-dimensional school girls. I can understand bad first impressions, but it gets ridiculous after the first few times. Maybe their houses got burned down by blonde people or something, I don’t know.
He enters the club room to find a miniature nun, which Yozora photographs to make him look like a paedo. For no reason other than to be a bitch. Didn’t last episode show that they were best friends at one point?
So our newcomer is introduced as Sister Maria, the faculty adviser and generic lolicon bait for the show. We get a backstory over how she was forced to offer her room to Yozora after getting beaten up or something. So, uh, still have no idea why the hell she’s one of the protagonist. No likable traits or anything the least bit entertaining in her being a bitch. But then, her victim has an annoying-as-nails voice. So I guess things even out.
After essentially becoming Yozora’s slave, Maria has officially become another member of the cast. And somehow, she manages to have even less depth than any of the characters, with her only personality trait being how she’s a kid. Nothing else. Just that she’s little. I’d also point out that she’s a dolt, but that’s par for the course here, ain’t it?
Kodaka laments on how he’s being watched, which makes Sena laugh since, after all, people stalk out of love. Wh-what? For a supposed light-hearted romcom, this show can give off fucking warped vibes.
Also, it’s odd how out-of-touch the writers are when it comes to portraying basic human interaction. We get to a scene where Kodaka’s walking around a group of scared-ass folks who run away as soon as he freaks out. What? Do Japanese people in this show’s universe now comprehend the concept of wrath? Or is it another race thing?
After walking around a bit more, Kodaka discovers his stalker in the form of our trap of the show, Kusunoki Yukimura. Apparently, his parents chose that name so he’d be a fine son of Japan or whatever. In other words, he’s the shameless Hideyoshi of the show. Congrats on having to rip off ideas from other crappy slice-of-life anime, writers.
Yozora then goes on a tangent aobut the fun of being a bully, but refuses to be lumped in with that group despite doing exactly what they do.
Apparently, Kusinoki has been stalking Kodaka because everyone fears him, and he wants to be feared as well.
So once again, we have another member of the cast. And didn’t we already get a midget five minutes ago? And you haven’t even developed that one. Now you’re already throwing another depthless piece of shit at us? Dirty pool, Haganai. Dirty pool.
At Kodaka’s house, he talks to his sister about the club. Kobato has another weeaboo moment, only for our sanity’s to be slightly spared by a scene cut to the school. So Kusinoki’s essentially become Kodaka’s slave, which lamentably causes people to fear him even more. But suddenly, he opens a sciene room to discover a comatose lab girl. After saving her, she wakes up and thanks him via the way of the Elmo.
We find out that this girl, Rika, is kind of a slut with her rape fantasies. So for the third time, we get introduced to another character with one single trait and absolutely nothing to define them.
She offers to dye Kodaka’s hair black so he doesn’t have to be feared, but since it’s his dead mom’s memento of sorts, he has to keep it. Because dead mom. Don’t mess with her.
Rika then plucks a hair out because fuck basic social skills, only to leave because science class is starting. You know, Haganai, there’s a difference between simply asocial people and genuinely unlikable freaks.
After that, Kodaka gets served by a Kusinoki in a maid outfit. The only reason he’s wearing that outfit is because Yozora forced him to. Show, you’re still not giving any reason at all for me to care about the characters. In fact, you’re giving the opposite. Now stop that.
They then talk about Rika, who’s supposed to be a genius despite speaking like a muppet. So in short, she’s the Kotomi of the show. And I thought I got away from that for the moment!
So Rika joins the club because she just happened to get the secret message from the poster a few episodes ago. Everyone looks at her with blank stares either because she’s creepy or the animators themselves were too bored to draw anything else. But suddenly, they pluck out an Evangelion doujinshi from her pocket, with tons of innuendo, bad sex jokes, orgasm faces, and everything. Once again, thank you for licensing such a classy show, FUNImation!
Rika then proceeds to offer sex to our main protagonist. But this is Haganai, so our main protagonist certainly can’t have sex. Or else that’d destroy the DVD sales!
So everybody surrounds her simply because of how much of a creeper she is, commencing the show’s end. And I thought the first three episodes were bad enough. This show’s such shit, that it derives from shit in order to maintain its shittiness. The absolutely maladroit quality knows no bounds. It could be considered a major factor in causing PTSD if its audience was actually big enough.