Himouto! Umaru-chan Episode 7 Review

Rating: 3.5/ happy clouds Crop_35 Clouds Transparent

Oh that awkward moment when someone throws out your anime figure box with all the spare parts. Umaru nearly has a heart attack but mostly recovers quick enough… quick enough to manipulate and guilty her beloved onii-chan into letting her laze around for the rest of the day. Himouto! Umaru-chan Episode 7 (2)Despite the fact that Taihei is such a functioning adult I’m surprised he’s so concerned over the things Umaru is concerned about… even though the things Umaru is concerned about aren’t actual responsible things. That night, Umaru wakes up to find her older brother gone… later she realizes he went out to buy her a new doll and I guess she probably feels just A LITTLE bit bad she guillted Taihei to such extremes. Umaru’s antics never get old.

As a mid-episode interlude, the Doma siblings head to a ramen place with their neighbour Ebina. Umaru realizes the bowl of ramen is so oily and fatty that she can’t help but LOVE IT. I love the cutesy exchanges between Umaru and Taihei, where Umaru picks food to share and swaps with her brother when it gets too spicy for him. Pleasant interactions to watch all around ^^

Himouto! Umaru-chan Episode 7 (19)Ironically, we find out that all of Taihei’s co-workers have younger sisters who are all in Umaru’s class. Previously, we saw Taihei bump into one of the new interns and he ended up being Sylphynford’s older brother. This week we meet Kirie’s loud and brash older brother who insists on meeting Taihei’s younger sister. When he does see Umaru, he is so flustered by her cuteness.

Speaking of the very blue starry-eyed ojou-chan, Umaru as her gamer alias UMR, has taken to hanging out with Sylphynford more on a regular basis. This week they head to an old fashioned candy store. It’s such a novelty to see someone being even more childish than Umaru but Sylphynford is just a grossly inconsistent and outlandish character.

Himouto! Umaru-chan Episode 7 (24)At the end of the day, Taihei ends up getting lost on his way back from work and has a pretty fazed out wander session down his local streets when he encounters a cat. When he gets lost he remembers his past memories with Umaru and even his mother. to be honest I’m immensely curious as to what happened to the Doma siblings’ parents but the series seems too light to reveal any sort of tragic back story. Despite the fact that there was no real coherent theme to the slice of life snapshots through the episode, I immensely enjoyed all of it and continue to look forward to more of the show 🙂

– Cloudy

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