Now I think about that, other babies' attachment objects are blankets or favorite toys while baby Beel's is "ruthless bastard" Oga :: chuckle ::
Oh man, so much fanservice in one chapter. How did Tamura-sensei do it?!
I really really like this chapter. Ship-tease aside, I was apprehensive on how the author would swing it. The spoiler pics gave the impression that Hilda would take a clue out of a romcom manga and proceed to do inappropriate things around Oga, with him going "WTF" but then ultimately grit-and-bearing it because he feels guilty Hilda got this way in the first place. Boy, was I wrong!
While all those things DID happen, the way it was executed was pretty much flawless. We didn't see the moment Hilda woke up, but rather she woke up herself and essentially was herself, as Dolly12 has pointed out. She doesn't have the duty of a royal maid hovering over her head, so she was a lot more relaxed. And the biggest part for me was that Hilda wasn't really being that moe with Oga...she was being like that with Beel! The most cute and heartwarming part of the chapter was Hilda bonding and bathing with Baby Beel, that was so cute I can't even think straight! To me, the point of the amnesia plotpoint is to reveal how a character is at their core, without all those prejudices getting in the way. It totally succeeded in this chapter, because while Hilda drew a Lady GaGa sized blank spot at being called Oga's wife, she became instantly enamored with being Beel's mother.
Another thing I loved about this chapter is that Oga is acting like a normal person would in this situation. He flipped out and lost his mind at the end of the chapter, and even ran away. He was truly horrified, the poor guy.
But seriously, LADY GAGA? And Oga's family is the perfect fit for him. They are so convinced Oga and Hilda are a couple, I wouldn't be surprised if they start planning a wedding by the end of the manga. xD And I am now totally convinced Oga and Misaki got the deliquent and otaku gene from their mom.
I want to know what is going to happen at school! And poor Furuichi. Not only did Oga use his house to play games with En the previous night, Oga might go back there until he can figure out what to do about Hilda. LOL
What a lol chapter. Oga looks almost clever among the other members of his family. As everyone I'm curious to see the reaction of the others when they will learn about Hilda and the wife thing. Other awesome gags in perspective.
Now on a more serious matter, I wonder how she will be able to recover her memories. Will it be the start of a "serious" arc or like when Beelz and Oga switched body
^Personally, I think its going to be like Oga and Beel switching bodies. Maybe 3 chapters, max. The potential is quite high for this, though. xD
I think what I'm looking forward to the most is Aoi and Hilda meeting. And possibly Agiel, because we all know Agiel probably followed Aoi home after the big fight.
I don´t compare real babys with Baby Beel in the fact of growing. And welcome to your discussion.
I really liked this chapter. I really hope Aoi and Hilda meet soon because with Hilda being all wife like and Aoi wanting to be Oga wife, it should be comedy gold.
A jealous Furuichi is always a plus.
I think what would be awesome is for Furuichi to get creeped out not by Hilda's confusion over being Oga's wife, but by Oga's extreme dislike of it. Yup, next chapter is going to be awesome. xD
Also, did anyone read the New Year omake that came out in Saikyo Jump? Red Hawk Scans released the omake as well.
It. was. HILARIOUS. Man, comedy really is Tamura-sensei's forte. I especially loved the kappas and Oga being his usual, jerkass self. xD