Once again we are doomed with another filler episode. At this point I wouldn’t be too surprised if half the series turned out to be filler episodes given the rate that To Love-Ru s turning out. Though I’m sure there was an athletics carnival chapter in the manga but I’m quite sure it didn’t turn out like this, so essentially this is still a filler episode. However this episode does have all the recently introduced characters and that they each actually get a fair amount of screen time.
Rito certainly has the worse luck when it comes to anything Haruna related. Such is the woes of a young man in love, nothing ever goes right. Haruna though seems rather passive about the things that happened between her and Rito throughout the carnival as wouldn’t she be highly embarassed about what happened and not able to face Rito? Instead she says it’s partially her fault which makes no sense. Saki was awesome this episode what with her competitiveness against Lala even to the point of changing the final event and even cheating to an extent. Very queen like but it certainly brought me a number of laughs.
I guess I really shouldn’t be too surprised by all the weird and zany things that happen in this series, like how the girls obstacle race involved life drama stuations, or Ren returning in full armour and a huge sword. Funny that as seeing Ren like that reminds me greatly of Guts from Berserk. Next episode it talks about Rito’s parents, so does that mean we’ll see Rito’s parents or will we see Lala’s father first. I’m guessing the later at this point.