Shiori, Shinozaki, and coworkers plan a hot springs trip with bathing suits, outdoor spas, and late-night fun!
Episode 8 — “Isn’t It Time for Good Boys to Go to Sleep?”
How much ecchi fanservice can My Tiny Senpai cram into one episode? I don’t know, but it tried to find out. The anime showed Shiori in three styles of bathing suits, and the allegedly pure office lady chose the smallest one! The leading characters, Shiori and Shinozaki, made up for lost time here after the last two episodes relied on side characters to drive the comedy and fanservice. But was it too much? For one hot springs inn trip, we had an anime season’s pool episode, the season’s spa episode, and a season’s overnight traditional inn episode! Three in one! Plus, how many hentai tags did My Tiny Senpai fill out? This show loves its audience and its secondary market merchants.
The episode even included a scene for the gushy romance fans. We know that Shinozaki is head-over-heels in love with his Senpai but would never act on his feelings unless he receives a signal from Shiori. Shiori’s barriers need to crumble before she gives him the green light. The one instance of Shiori thinking about Shinozaki as more than her kouhai is turning his plushie stand-in around when she dresses. But now we have another one! After Shinozaki re-tied her bikini top, Shiori wished for something more from Shinozaki than an apology. Her pout and dismissal felt like a girlfriend mad at her boyfriend. He should know why she’s miffed even when she can’t articulate it! I think she wanted an expression of gratitude for pressing her breasts against his crotch instead of asking for forgiveness. That’s the polite thing to do after public pool paizuri.
Oh, right. Chinatsu is the fujoshi otaku in My Tiny Senpai. An ikemen gacha card that Chinatsu scored in her mobile game inspired a desire to visit a hot spring inn. But didn’t they already finish all the New Year holiday stuff? That’s not a vacation for Chinatsu! I also want to see a naked Chinatsu in the open air. Shiori already envisions petting hotel cats. Oho. What if Shinozaki joins them? He can see Shiori-Senpai wearing a thick towel! Or would that be a thicc Shiori wearing a towel? Mr. Manager says this time of year is a slow time for the office, so why not take a paid vacation day? Is January usually slow for product design and development? Hah! Chinatsu blushed at “being fine” with Mr. Manager coming along. Mr. Manager would get opportunities to watch three love routes happen! Sold! Let’s go!
Chinatsu is happy to get out of work. Shinozaki was surprised that Shiori had a driver’s license. Shinozaki can be the designated drunk if they get together. Oh! Shiori’s wish came true! Hotel cats!… that ignore her. Hey! That’s right. We’ve never seen Shiori pet a cat either. Chinatsu is still a cat magnet. Oh boy! This is the My Tiny Senpai pool episode! Chinatsu chose a modest bathing suit. Shinozaki wonders what Shiori will wear. A girlishly cute one or a mature classic one-piece? How about a tiny, barely-there black bikini? Smooth Mr. Manager easily compliments his female coworkers. Look at the blushing Chinatsu! Oho. Shiori suddenly became shy when Shinozaki said, “You look nice.” Bad luck for Shinozaki. Shiori covered up her bikini because of her self-consciousness and couldn’t swim. How can Shinozaki ogle Shiori’s bodacious body now?
Tiny Senpai, Big Problem
Swimming lessons in an adult setting instead of a school anime. My Tiny Senpai jams all the formulaic conventions inside one episode. Har. Shiori has natural flotation devices. What? Even the foot cramp and almost drowning scenario. Shiori can swim when it counts. Aw. Shiori could barely hold back her tears of relief. Ack! Sudden toplessness! And more sudden public pool hidden paizuri! Doujin artists: Do your thing. Oops. Not so hidden! Chinatsu and Mr. Manager saw the whole thing. Wait a second. Shiori is angry but won’t tell Shinozaki what she’s angry about. Is she fishing for a compliment about her breasts pressed against his crotch? Hahaha! Pout! Did that feel good for her? I have questions!
The eye-catchers show Shiori wearing her teeny black string bikini at the beach and a filmy, gauzy hotel yukata on a porch.
The pool episode is over. Let the hot springs hotel episode begin! Chinatsu is a size queen in her own right, just not when she’s next to Shiori. Uh oh. Shiori has enjoyed the trip until now but feels she needs to regain her Senpai status. That’s a recipe for late-night shenanigans in My Tiny Senpai! Yup. Drunk Shiori wants to pamper Shinozaki! Who gave her liquor? No one. But no one stopped her either! A doujin plot starts now. Spill liquid on the crotch, then someone else wipes it up. Ecchiness ensues. Chinatsu realized what was happening. Let the pair be alone. Take your time! Enjoy Shiori’s intense Senpai pampering course! Oh dear. SHAFT did the last toothbrush service scene I saw. Have there been others before now? Straight to bed. Nothing could be misinterpreted here. No, sir.
Cutest Ghost Ever!
Ha! The hidden closet sex doujin plot starts now! I want a Shiori-Senpai heating pad. I’m sure it has extra massage features. Uh oh. Where did Shinozaki put his other hand? It’s the ghost-in-the-closet doujin sex plot! Hahaha! A ghost came out of the closet! And Shinozaki thought he was safe. All he had to do was put Shiori to bed so she could sleep off the liquor. But no! She wouldn’t let go of him! It’s time to make those wedding plans, Yutaka.
My Tiny Senpai (Uchi no Kaisha no Chiisai Senpai no Hanashi) streams on Crunchyroll in Japanese audio and multiple language subtitles.
The best thing about pool episodes is our favorite characters wearing a bathing suit that looks like lingerie. We get to see body parts we’re not supposed to see! For example, bare belly buttons. Shiori and Chinatsu showed theirs here, but if that’s not enough, the J-List store has an art book for you. Artist Mignon lovingly illustrates naked midriffs in Hesodashi Look.
Did you enjoy the triple play of fanservice episodes? What’s your theory of what Shiori wanted from Shinozaki after he pulled down her bikini top? And how did you feel about the lap pillow toothbrush service? Let us know in the comments below or online on Facebook, Twitter, or Discord.