Mysterious Girlfriend X 7: This is Your Baptism
May 24, 2012 in Mysterious Girlfriend X
In this new MGX, we have two storylines with Urabe taking part in a relay race and Tsubaki braving an illness. However, when Urabe gives Tsubaki a magical cure for his sickness with her saliva, will it only fuel his possessiveness over Urabe and motivate him to want to keep her legs to himself?
We start with the main story of the ep, a relay race that is coming up where Yajima, the track team leader, takes a fancying to Urabe’s running skills and wants to recruit her to their team. However, Urabe decides she wants to poo on her parade and doesn’t want to take a part in her club despite her plans to run in the race.
Tsubaki tells Urabe that she should consider participating in the team as it is her chance to get more involved in school clubs. Urabe, however, ends up putting Tsubaki’s heart in a stranglehold as she tells him that she doesn’t want to because she wouldn’t be able to walk home with him if she did. This sparks something in Tsubaki’s head as he tries to glomp Urabe only to duck out of the way once again.
The next day, Oka catches on to Urabe’s reasoning behind not joining the track and finds out through luck that her problem is that she wants Tsubaki to have her legs all to himself instead of lending them to the track team. This can be misconstrued, so Oka rephrased it as Urabe wants her legs to be used for walking with Tsubaki instead of running with the team.
It just so happens that today, Tsubaki is sick once again. Coincidentally, Kouhei was sick a while ago so Oka tells her some words of wisdom on how she was able to cure his flu with ease.
When she goes over his house, Urabe gives him some of her spit which miraculously is able to cure him of his flu. Little did he know that the main reason why it cured him this time is because she was wearing her swimsuit under her clothes.
At this point, the show fesses up and reveals that Oka cured Kouhei of his cold with the same technique, but it was all a coincidence because Kouhei is a massive pervert that wanted to see Oka take off her clothes and it took her swimsuit (and other suggestive maneuvers) to get his rocks off and remove the cold.
Urabe runs in her race and while other adversaries tend to keep hopes down (Urabe’s fatigue and guys hitting on Urabe while Tsubaki can hear them), it’s Oka and Tsubaki’s cheering that pushes her towards the finish line in 1st place.
Tsubaki notices that the nametag on his locker was taken off, which he thinks was the work of some evil bastard jealous of him until he’s walking home with Urabe. Urabe is telling Tsubaki that she has decided that she doesn’t want to join the track team to his delight, but the icing on the cake comes when she lifts up her skirt to reveal his nametag being stuck to her leg as she claims that she wants her legs to belong to Tsubaki. The episode ends as Tsubaki claims victory for having Urabe willing to submit her body to him.
This was also kind of an odd episode where I’m not sure how to feel. It probably wasn’t the best idea to have Urabe reject extracurricular activities for Tsubaki considering that I would imagine that the show would want to try and give her a fulfilling high school life with her gaining a new friend and whatnot. Instead it just feels like Urabe’s development has been stunted by her refusal to join the team in favor of keeping herself tied to Tsubaki. Sure some signs that she truly likes Tsubaki would be nice, but this doesn’t seem like a good middle ground between “get the most out of high school” and “be more romantic about Tsubaki”.
It feels like the anti-romance where cutesy gestures of love are seen as “filthy” but abstract and backward-assed methods of love are it’s purest form. It’s even odder knowing that Tsubaki isn’t allowed to have her smile which is harmless and cute, but he’s allowed to have her legs which is practically a symbol of sexuality. The show is trying to have this “we don’t have to take our clothes off” moral message that kids are always rushing into love and screwing each other, and yet it still finds way to express sexuality in the worst ways.