The group decide to keep an eye open for any possible future victims by checking the midnight channel every rainy night. In the meanwhile they have a school camp trip to go on. They buy ingredients for dinner, and while the camp will mostly be picking up trash, there are some people that go swimming in the river. Yosuke thinks of something and runs off on an errand.
When the girls reveal their creation, curry, it is even more gruesome than its predecessors in a long line of terrible anime cooking. It takes out both Yu and Yosuke, who wonder what happened for it to turn out so terrible. How is shown with a flashback to the girls following a strange line of logic, leading to them buying a variety of inappropriate ingredients for the curry. Yosuke gets pissed at the girls for essentially causing them to starve.
Fortunately, the fat chick comes to eat the rest of their food, because fat people are always hungry, and not only that, because she's fat, she clearly must have no taste, how else would she spend so much time eating everything she can so she can be as fat as she is? Because she's fat. And fat chicks are funny.
|First gay jokes, and now fat jokes. Well done Persona 4.|
The girls order takeout, which is a thing in the anime, but not in the game. And they even order enough for everyone. Meaning the girls are nice, and Yosuke is an even bigger ass for the problem being resolved so easily. Turns out Kanji is a friend of Konishi's, and after getting tired of being questioned about him, goes off to drag him there.
Yu asks if Konishi is being left out among his class members. Konishi says that people are being careful around him, because of his sister dying. Yu shares Kanji's second helping of food with Konishi and they hang out with him for a while. Konishi then apologizes for telling Yu and Yosuke that he hates them.
While picking up trash they remember that there is a murderer they need to be catching. They talk about their leads, and after meeting Konishi they are determined to catch the killer. Yu shares a tent with the other two guys, and him and Yosuke give Kanji a hard time about sharing a tent with him. Because he's gay. And as we all know, during the day gay people give style tips to straight people, but at night they become rampant sex beasts. Who roam the night looking for butts to sex. Like sex-werewolves.
Fortunately the girls are still awake because the fat chick also snores! So they are saved from sex-werewolf sleep rape because the fat chick can't breathe when she sleeps. Because of all the food stuck in there.
After knocking Kanji out the girls go to stay with the guys, because nobody wants to share a tent with a fat chick and a gay sex-werewolf. The next day the five of them go to the river, where Yosuke forces the girls to put on the swimsuits he brought, because they owe him for the terrible food.
Yeah, that plot point worked better in the game.
Fortunately it's all for comedy, so the guys get kicked off the twenty foot cliff into the water... Jeez. And then Morooka pukes upstream. And merriment is had by all.
Soooo...why was this episode rated TV-MA? I mean, I can imagine that it had something to do with the swimsuits, but...it's a cartoon, Hulu. And not only that, it's a cartoon that doesn't show any nudity. So why the MA rating?
The homophobic elements are still present in this episode, but are toned down in that the entire episode isn't about it. The scene in particular is when Yu and Yosuke give Kanji a hard time while they are sharing a tent. Let it be known, Yosuke is an ass. There was no debate on this issue, he's an ass plain and simple. He's not an unlikable character, but he is still incredibly close minded/a normal teenage guy.
The thing is, while the attitudes of the characters, and by connection the creative staff behind them, are in no way admirable, I still find an element of realism in them. Yes it's close minded, and bigoted, but I can easily see a teenage guy worrying about the possibly gay thug sharing a tent with him. Where this is a problem is that Yu has been shown to be accepting of a lot of personality issues. But suddenly this one is going too far? I can't help but seeing this as his personality gag being taken too far. The joke where he blatantly asks about their anal virginity is very much in line with the personality he has been given, but when you add that on top of Yosuke being an ass it becomes too much. Though I can't lie, I laughed at Yu's line the first time. Because I'm a terrible person.
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