Jun 20, 2024

Okay, so like, Eromame Episode 2 is TOTALLY trying to be all deep and stuff. It's like when you put on your dad's suit jacket and pretend to be a grown-up, but it's super obvious you're just a kid playing dress-up.

So, remember Jun'ichi from Episode 1? Still a creep, surprise! This time, he's got his hypno-eyes on his childhood friend Himeno, who just so happens to be a famous idol. Talk about convenient! It's like finding a twenty dollar bill in your pocket, except instead of being happy, you feel kinda icky.

Jun'ichi uses his magical mind powers to make Himeno spill her guts – turns out she's totally in love with him. Shocker! He then uses this totally not-weird confession to justify, you guessed it, more hypno-sex! They're like two ships passing in the night, except the ships are crashing into each other repeatedly and one of the captains is making the other steer with their eyes closed.

BUT WAIT, there's a twist! Enter Rise, a rival idol who wants Jun'ichi all to herself. She's like the school bully who steals your favorite toy, except the toy is a creepy dude who likes mind control.

Rise tricks Jun'ichi into drinking "aphrodisiac juice," which is totally just apple juice, but whatever. She pretends it makes her super thirsty for him, and they get busy. It's like watching a train wreck, you know it's bad, but you can't look away.

Rise eventually confesses she made the whole thing up, hoping to scare Jun'ichi away from Himeno. But instead of freaking out, she's like, "Challenge accepted!" and decides to fight for Jun'ichi's... affection?

The episode ends with Himeno finding Jun'ichi and Rise together. There's a whole dramatic showdown, tears are shed, accusations are thrown around like spitballs in a kindergarten class. Rise shows Himeno the hypno-sex tapes, because nothing says "true love" like blackmail!

The episode ends with a cliffhanger. Will Jun'ichi choose his hypnotized childhood friend or the crazy stalker idol? It's like trying to pick between broccoli and Brussels sprouts, they both kinda suck.

The whole thing is just a big ol' mess of irony. Jun'ichi claims to love these girls, but only when they're under his control. Himeno and Rise claim to be rivals, but are basically fighting over a used band-aid.

Honestly, the best metaphor for Eromame Episode 2 is a dumpster fire. It's loud, chaotic, and you can't believe anyone would willingly stand near it.