Okaa-san Online Episode 5

Okaa-san Online Episode 5

This is a Territory for Children, Filled With Hopes and Dreams. For Children. That’s the Important Part!

Today was supposed to be my review of Cop Craft episode 6, but I couldn’t get the episode to load, so here we are. That review will be posted on Wednesday instead. So if you were hoping to find it here today, don’t worry, it’s coming.

With that out of the way, let’s get into the fifth episode of Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Okaa-san Online. Honestly, I don’t think there’s all that much to discuss regarding this episode.

We met some new characters who I’ll discuss, but other than that nothing of importance happened. So I’ll also be examining whether or not this episode counts as filler. And to spoil that, I’m leaning towards yes.

Finally, I’ll find something to go off on a tangent from because there needs to be something to make this review worth writing, and I don’t think the contents of the episode are enough. It’s a shame that this series has such dramatic highs and lows rather than being consistent across the episodes.

In Another [School] With My [Mom]

If there’s one thing In Another World With My Smartphone gave me, it’s an easily recyclable format for section titles. As the title implies, this week’s episode was a school episode, and of course, Mamako was present. And just from that sentence you can probably see why I think of this episode as filler.

I thought this anime was supposed to be about going on adventures with your mom so that the two of you can bond? What does going to school have to do with that? In fact, parents aren’t even supposed to be in the school, so how does this further the bond between mother and child?

Mamako in a school uniform from the anime series Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Okaa-san Online
Mamako in a school uniform

However, I will forgive this episode’s random school setting at least partially because it gave Mamako an excuse to wear the school uniform teased in the previous episode. If she bought this outfit, does that mean she also purchased the other outfits we saw her try on? Maybe we’ll see those again in the future.

But let’s be honest, there was absolutely no reason for there to be a random school episode in this series. My guess is that it was supposed to be funny, but I don’t believe any of us in the group I watched with were laughing.

Medhi & Medhimama

The only good things to come out of this episode were Medhi and her mom, Medhimama. And before I actually discuss these two characters themselves, let’s dive into their names, because I refuse to believe that Medhimama is the real name of Medhi’s mom.

Up until this point I assumed that everyone was using their actual names (except Wise apparently). Mamako goes by Mamako and Masato goes by Masato after all. However, I guess Porta actually picked that username to reference the fact that she’s a porter. I thought it was supposed to be a tongue in cheek “coincidence” on the author’s part.

As for Wise, even after it was revealed that her real name is Genya, I didn’t suspect that other characters weren’t using their real names as well. It made sense to me for her to go by another name. First of all the name Genya is gross, and second, calling herself “Wise” is totally a classic Wise move.

Medhimama casting a spell from the anime series Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Okaa-san Online
Medhimama casting a spell

So what about Medhi? We can assume Medhimama isn’t her mom’s real name, but is Medhi her real name? If it’s not, I don’t know what it’s supposed to be referencing. Wise’s name references how much of a prodigy she thinks the is, and Porta’s references her class. I have no idea what Medhi means unless it’s supposed to be like the word “medic.”

And that’s a good transition into the character discussion. If Medhi’s name is a reference to the word medic, then it makes sense since she’s a healer. A healer is something Masato’s party desperately needs. So far there are two swordsmen, an offensive mage, and a porter.

Also Medhimama is a support sorceress. While Wise seems to focus more on offensive spells, Medhimama has only been shown to cast debuffs on those around her.

Was that a Filler Episode?

So was this episode a filler? As mentioned back at the start, I would say yes. However, even though the plot wasn’t furthered and nothing of great importance happened, we were introduced to two new characters. And, one of those characters, Medhi, is going to be joining our party at some point.

With that said, I don’t think we needed this entire, mostly pointless episode to introduce Medhi and her mom. Just from our initial interaction with them it was clear what their characters were like. Medhi is a wholesome, beautiful girl, and her mom is completely obsessed with her and thinks her daughter is better than everyone else.

But, I don’t think that’s actually Medhi’s true personality. This wasn’t revealed in the episode, but in the ED we see Medhi acting a bit more mischievous and ganging up on Masato with Wise. So I guess you could say this episode served to set up our expectations of Medhi so they can be crushed when her true nature is eventually revealed.

Conclusion

What did you think of this week’s episode of Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? Did you like the more filler-like nature of this episode? Or did you think it was a waste of time? Let me know in the comments as well as where you would rank Medhi compared to Wise and Porta so far.

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  1. It is not filler is that this novel is a list of every cliche that exists in the light novels and and he crosses them out as an onsen episode, school episode, the beach episode, the episode where a monster with tentacles attacks the girls…

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