Shiori meets Takuma’s sister on New Year’s Day, who plans a future for his cute, small senpai.
Episode 6 — “I Can’t Resist My Instincts!”
In long-running romantic comedies like My Tiny Senpai, the element of “will-they-won’t-they” can often feel dragged out. For this anime, we know they will (just date already!), but the shy couple takes their sweet time. However, a serial writer can rely on his side characters to carry the entertainment when the lead characters show barely any progress in their romantic relationship. Takagi and Nishikata, from Teasing Master Takagi, would disappear for long stretches because their long psychological contests would get boring. Thankfully, their friends had their own adventures growing up, usually of Yukari’s unrealistic notions of love tempered by reality from Mina’s antics. That primed the audience for the next stage in the lead couple’s romance. My Tiny Senpai employs the same stalling tactics.
We already know how Mr. Manager has a sixth sense for romantic developments from his colleagues, so his dream calls are hilarious recurring jokes. Likewise, Chinatsu’s losing battle against her feelings for Otaku Prince Charming fuels her tsundere reactions from unsuccessfully rejecting the idea that her manager is her perfect romantic match. Delicious! Finally, the Shinozaki older sister lets the audience hurry up the romance between the lead characters. Get to the wedding! My Tiny Senpai uses its side characters in a comfy slice-of-life attitude.
Oh? Is it still Christmas? Shinozaki as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer? This didn’t happen at the company Christmas party. Ho ho ho. What a Christmas present! A soft squishy hug! Santa Senpai cares for her reindeer kouhai. This must be from someone’s overactive imagination. OH! It was Shinozaki’s dream! He captured her personality with that embarrassing misunderstanding about a hug. What? How does Mr. Manager know about Shinozaki’s cute Christmas fantasy?
Ah. My Tiny Senpai continues from Christmas. The Winter Comiket usually happens between Christmas and New Year’s Day. So, Chinatsu finished her BL doujin. Huh? Why is Mr. Manager sitting next to Chinatsu? He helped her draw it! He manages the product designers and developers, so Mr. Manager has software skills. Mr. Manager is also okay with cleaning up a sex scene page! Which way does Akina swing since he had “fun” working with Chinatsu on a yaoi doujin? What a title: You and Me. Uh oh. Chinatsu’s friend gets the wrong idea about Mr. Manager. Or the right one! Mr. Manager is an old-school otaku, making him Chinatsu’s perfect boyfriend. And her Prince Charming. Just date already! Hey. We’re supposed to say that phrase only for Shiori and Shinozaki in My Tiny Senpai.
It’s almost midnight, and Chinatsu and Akina are on TV about Winter Comiket. Fun. Shinozaki wears his bear jammies while Shiori is in her bunny loungewear. Happy New Year! Shinozaki welcomes more “power harassment” in the coming year. Mr. Manager has magical powers! He engineered a shrine visit with two texts. Hello bodacious Big Sister! She already knows he has a girlfriend, but Takuma doesn’t know that yet. I can’t even hear Mikako Komatsu, the voice actress for Rebecca Bluegarden from Edens Zero, in Yutaka Shinozaki’s character.
The My Tiny Senpai eye-catchers show a catgirl Shiori in a field of dandelions, then the real-world one happy at visiting a shrine on New Year’s Day with Shinozaki. Nyaa!
Okay. This is obviously a fantasy dream. Shinozaki wants to take home a smol Senpai kitty. This pussy petting is getting too hot for the internet. Death by cuteness. Expectedly. A sizzling dream, then Mr. Manager texted Shinozaki again! We have a recurring joke. Hoh. How did Shiori have the same fantasy? She wants to hump Shinozaki so eagerly. In a feline way! And in a human way? Har! Mr. Manager’s recurring joke got Shiori too!
My Titanic Oneesan Loves My Tiny Senpai
Yutaka is an observant older sister. She saw all the signs of a relationship in Takuma. This is odd because the young man has never had a girlfriend before, says My Tiny Senpai. Ha! This is a repeat of a scene of Yutaka with a different form-fitting sweater. She has flashcards! Do the Shinozaki siblings have similar tastes for cute kitties? Yutaka is also an overprotective older sister.
Hoho. Mr. Manager came to the shrine with Chinatsu! Yutaka likes this fluffy, nyaa-nyaa, smiley kitty woman! Chinatsu remembers how Takuma’s big sister acted. Ohoho. Mr. Manager sold Yutaka on pairing Shiori and Takuma together. Yutaka wants a little sister like Shiori. Done. From “just date already!” to “when’s the wedding?” Mr. Manager and Yutaka fight over who will give the wedding reception speech! Whoa. I see a dramatic movement between Chinatsu and Akina.
My Tiny Senpai (Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi) streams on Crunchyroll in Japanese audio and multiple language subtitles.
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I love how the side characters add spice to Shiori and Shinozaki’s burgeoning relationship. Chinatsu and Mr. Manager might start dating before them! But not if Yutaka can help it. Who do you think will get to make speeches at their weddings first? Let us know in the comments below or online on Facebook, Twitter, or Discord.