Kokkoro won the lottery and as a result, the Gourmet Guild is heading to the beach to enjoy a well-earned vacation. However, they soon find themselves in the middle of a battle between rival snack shacks!
Princess Connect! Re: Dive (Episode 9) – A Gourmet Getaway ~Fragrant Tentacles on the Beach~
The night before leaving for the beach, Kokkoro seeks Yuuki approval of her swimsuit and shares a guild on swimming with him. They practice on the bed and the floor, clearly excited for their new adventure. At the beach, Pecorine unleashed a massive wave washing Yuuki and Kokkoro out to sea. She then takes Karyl for a paddle and once they’re all back they bump into an old friend. Suzume explains that she and Saren have set up a snack shack on the beach and she invites them all to come and eat. It’s surprisingly quiet, especially given how good the food is. Unfortunately, it’s because of a rival snack shack. The Gourmet Guild offers to help them create a signature dish, but then the Kraken attacks the beach and puts everything on hold!
What did you think?
I was not expecting a beach episode in this series… but, I’ll allow it! One of my favourite things about a good beach episode is the beautiful blue skies and rippling water. I grew up by the sea and have lived near it all of my life until I moved to Canada. It definitely gets to me, especially as I haven’t seen the sea in several years now! My troubles aside, this was a fun episode and pretty much what I’ve come to expect from his series. It really is a lot of fun and I’m enjoying all of the characters, and yes, that means Yuuki too. I think his amnesia and the severity of it is one of the more interesting threads in the story and has the most potential. The way this episode ended it almost felt like the end of the season, which makes me think the main story will pick up for the last four episodes.
What have you learnt?
Surprisingly, I think that this series is currently my favourite for the season, tied with Fruits Basket. It has a lot of re-watch potential because the jokes are simple and entertaining and it has a fun energy that seeps into your brain. On top of that, the animation is always a feast for the eyes (get it? Feast… Gourmet Guild…) Anyhow, I really like the mix of characters and how they’re fitting in the vast array of side characters from the game. With so many, you’d think it would get confusing and a bit crowded, but they’ve found a really nice balance and I’m able to recognise them from their previous appearances. I just need to work out how they’re doing it. Re-watch!
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Adventure Begins ~Sautéed Mushrooms at Sunset~
- Episode 2 – A Moody Cat’s Mischief ~Warm, Golden Rice Balls~
- Episode 3 – The Epicurean Frontier ~Heavenly Fruit Is the Secret Ingredient~
- Episode 4 – Welcome to the Gourmet Guild ~Beef Stew at Nightfall~
- Episode 5 – Porridge Made With Love ~Topped with a Twilight Fate~
- Episode 6 – Melody of Departure ~Aromatic Spices under the Starry Sky~
- Episode 7 – A Light to Pierce the Darkness ~Like Two Sisters in a Pod~
- Episode 8 – A Little, Lyrical Kids’ Meal ~Country-Style Fried Eggs~
- Episode 9 – A Gourmet Getaway ~Fragrant Tentacles on the Beach~
- Episode 10 – Flowers in Eternal Darkness ~Cursed Pudding~
- Episode 11 – Evening Home ~A Crispy Quest Hot Dog~
- Episode 12 – The Whimsical Patissier’s Specialty ~A Memory of Labyrinths and Crepes~
- Episode 13 – Lost Princess ~Garnished with Smiles~
- Season Two
- Episode 14 – A Walk on the Gourmet Side ~Curiosity Is the Best Bouquet Garni~
- Episode 15 – A Moody Cat’s Hesitation ~Antipasto in the Moonlight~
- Episode 16 – Tea Party in the Mysterious Forest ~Afternoon Carries the Scent of Danger~
- Episode 17 – The Budding Detective ~Mirror Glaze on the Mind~
- Episode 18 – Light and Darkness as One ~Churrasco of Indecision and Resolve~
- Episode 19 – Code Name: Monika ~Bouillabaisse Is Best Enjoyed Hot~
- Episode 20 – The Prankster Pixie ~Cuore in the Mist~
- Episode 21 – A Letter to Join Feelings ~Arancini on the Green Hill~
- Episode 22 – Converging Hearts, Passing Souls ~Crepes the Flavor of a Promise~
- Episode 23 – Landosol at Sundown
- Episode 24 – Those Who Fight Back
- Episode 25 – Connecting the Pieces with You Once More
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