On yet another episode of Restaurant to Another World, new and old customers arrive to the Nekoya, try some food, argue about it, and of course, leave very impressed. I don’t know about you, but I was very surprised.
Japanese Original Episode Title: クレープ / 納豆スパ
The Land of the Flowers, a place where fairies with massive breasts (proportionate to the tiny bodies, of course) live, is blessed with the appearance of the Nekoya’s door. At first, the fairies freak about it and prepare to invade with a deadly fairy squad, but then realize it’s just a restaurant. Their boss/queen (who I’m guessing is sitting on the throne thanks to her cup size) asks the elven half-witch Victoria we were introduced to on Episode 5 to explain to them what they should eat. She recommends a fruit crepe, and buys it for them, requesting from Aletta to cut it in tiny pieces that still look pretty huge as the fairies are holding them. The queen eats first and is, of course, amazed, and the rest of the fairies follow. They make a deal with Victoria by offering her a valuable seed to pay for all their future meals and every Saturday a selected group of fairies goes on a field trip to eat at the Nekoya.
In the second part of the episode, Fardania, the vegan elf from Episode 4, is visiting her father’s hot old friend, Christian, whose house stinks due to his efforts on fermenting elven beans. He offers to buy her a meal at the Nekoya, and orders natto spaghetti, pretty full of himself and sure to impress his friend’s young and gullible daughter. However, Fardania’s superior palette detects the potential natto has to offer when served with rice, and humiliates Christian into submission.
Casual eye candy: How to add a large number of sexy women in any fantasy environment: fairies. They’re half naked and have huge breasts, it’s uncanny. You just copy past their bodies then add custom hair and clothing and …PROFIT! Quick tip: make sure you animate the damn wings.
Size-wise: Was I the only one surprised when realizing that the fairies where tiny, when standing next to the door? The guardian is quite the ugly creepy thing, by the way. And why on earth could he not fit through the door? What is the point of his existence anyway?!
Fairy fashion: ornamental flowers and skimpy outfits aside, who the hell thought of giving the fairies shoes – and such ugly shoes at that. Is being barefoot a crime in Flowerland?
10 customers, 1 dish: Even though it could seem like a good title to a continuation of a series of rather disgusting internet videos, it is a real thing: if you’ve ever worked in a restaurant, you’ve probably come across these hordes of noisy people that invade, take up 15 seats, then order 1 coffee. And trust me, it’s not because they’re tiny fairies who need to share human food.
Christian: Had high expectations for him, being given the sexiest name in the universe, having blonde hair and a hot-old-guy-voice, but he just felt like an old perverted version of Link from The Legend of Zelda.
The Chef cannot get used to Kuro: Him freaking out at her telepathic communication style made me giggle.
Themes & Trivia
Natto: A traditional Japanese food made from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis var. natto. Some eat it as a breakfast food. It is served with soy sauce, karashi mustard and Japanese bunching onion. Considered a superfood by many.
I don’t think I can take much more originality
Two episodes left for this season to end. I hope something dramatic will happen by the end, because this episode structure is getting really exhausting. Also, the animation – I mean come on, make an effort. These inanimate fairy wings were driving me crazy during the whole episode. At least I got reminded that I want to try natto.
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NEXT TIME: Carpaccio / Curry Bun (カルパッチョ / カレーパン)
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