|Black Hotpot Gives Girls a Bad Smell ___（;´∀`）|
Yaminabe wa Bishōjo ga Zannen na Nioi（;´∀`)
|Air Date||September 22, 2011|
|Opening Song||The Regrettable Neighbor's Club Two and a Half Stars|
|Ending Song||Egao no Dessan|
Black Hotpot Gives Girls a Bad Smell ___（;´∀`) (闇鍋は美少女が残念な臭い（;´∀`), Yaminabe wa Bishōjo ga Zannen na Nioi（;´∀`)) is the pilot episode of the Haganai anime series. It was bundled and sold alongside Light Novel Volume 7's limited edition.
These words first appeared as the dark and gloomy background soon changed to a beach resort. Kodaka Hasegawa was relaxing on a beach chair as he watched Kobato Hasegawa and Maria Takayama happily building a sand castle. Kobato then called out to Kodaka as Yukimura Kusunoki offered him some juice. Kodaka accepts it with a smile. "Senpai, please rub some oil on Rika after you finished your drink."
Rika Shiguma then took a sip of her own drink before winking to Kodaka. Somewhere further, Yozora and Sena are cheerfully splashing the sea water at one another, playing and running about. Kodaka smiled at such a heartwarming sight.
"I don't have...."
Rika then took off her lab-coat as a seafood hotpot is boiling away.
Rika then lunged towards Kodaka, hugging him from the back and demanding Kodaka to rub some oil on her back.
The scene then changed to the clubroom. Kodaka, Yozora and Sena were playing Monster Hunter and the three worked in perfect synchronization, and easily defeated what seems to be a high-level monster. The three then high-five each another and commented on how it sure was fun playing with one another.
Yet again, a hotpot was present as Kodaka asked the girls if one of them could spare him some health potions. Yozora and Sena both offered him to take theirs as the two argued with each other that Kodaka wants it from them. Kodaka could only laugh.
"I don't have...."
Kodaka then told Sena that he'll take some items from her next time. Sena then said that it will be a promise as Yozora tells Kodaka that if he needs something from here, he can come and take it anytime. Kodaka then agreed to both of them and begin their next quest.
The scene then changed yet again as Kodaka, Sena and Yozora singing Egao no Dessan together as the rest of the Neighbours' Club were happily cheering them on. While singing, another hotpot was shown...
It was now the day of a festival. Rika and Yukimura were both amazed at Kodaka's ability to catch gold-fishes with his paper net. Kobato later offered him a candied apple as Maria came and wanted to share with Kodaka too.
During the fireworks, Sena and Yozora both called Kodaka affectionately and both held Kodaka's hand as the trio continued to watch the fireworks.
Once again, a hotpot was shown to be boiling somewhere nearby...
The scene then changed to Sena's personal beach house again. The Neighbors' Club was shown to be playing cards. Kodaka then won the game first as the members praised him for his skills. Kodaka himself feels amazing. Kodaka then said that he is hungry as Sena suggested having hotpot.
Kodaka was confused as Yozora said that in summer, having hot pot is a must do activity as the rest, particularly Kobato and Maria were excited to have some hotpot.
"Senpai, please wake up, please come back....Senpai....SENPAI !!!"
An electric shock is seen as Kodaka suddenly have a flash of everything he had seen so far and he had finally woke up. Kodaka saw Rika, holding her taser, telling him that she cannot let him go on a fun trip by himself since it will be unfair. Kodaka then said that it was quite a dream as Rika asked what is it about.
"We were at the summer beach and Yozora ans Sena were having fun with each other."
Rika then said that it is impossible as Kodaka agreed. At the far end of the table, Yozora and Sena, both visibly exhausted, asked the other to give up. Both then picked something from the hotpot and forced it in their mouth. Yozora and Sena then both suffered the consequence of the food.
Kodaka then recalled back a few moments ago as Yozora offered to have a black hotpot as the members were all happy with the idea. Kodaka then wondered what happened as he looked on and saw Maria, whose eyes were pale and mumbles that a demon is coming. Kobato then tells her brother to escape while he can since he cannot beat it.
Yukimura was just moving his chopsticks without food as he kept calling Kodaka. Rika then said that if it were food that they've been eating, it would be disinfectant, but the smell alone instantly knocked out Rika. Yozora and Sena begin the round again and both ate something. However, this time, both cannot hold it anymore and with dead eyes, both turned to Kodaka...
"You idiots ! Don't do it !"
It was to no avail as the vomit slowly tainted the memories of Kodaka. Later, Kodaka opened the curtains, revealing that it was almost night time as Kodaka sighed and began to wipe off the vomit on him saying how this unfortunate story whereby the two heroines regurgitated on the very first episode, the story of the lives of the Neighbors' Club.
The story then ends for now...
During the credits, as the Ending song plays, pictures from the light novel appeared.
After the ending song, Kodaka was shown to say that he wished to forge a strong bond with the club members, how to hone their minds and bodies to perfection and using that strength, they will bolster each others' feelings, to empower the whole.
"This is the Neighbors' Club."
Yozora then stood there, confident and said those words.
The Opening Song of the Anime then came up as fragments of the anime were shown. The story the gave a brief introduction to the characters :
- Miss Troublesome: Mikazuki Yozora
- Meat: Kashiwazaki Sena
- Girl Genius: Shiguma RIka
- Wholesome cross-dresser: Kusunoki Yukimura
- Heterochromatic: Hasegawa Kobato
- Young Sister: Takayama Maria
- Protagonist: Hasegawa Kodaka
Kodaka then commented that he liked the song as Yozora said that he still has to improve it to please her. Kodaka asked how, as Yozora said that they just need to remove meat (Sena) from the song and footage as Sena angrily tells Yozora that she is insane and said that her absence improves nothing but, in fact, the anime will probably go down the drain without her.
Yozora then said that a meat like Sena is the only one who will go down the drain as Sena said that a goddess like her would never be that as Sena said that if she sang the Opening alone, it would have been perfect and would hog the top of all charts. Yozora then said that there is no way she could and tells her to think about the club and go to a fridge.
Sena asked why as Yozora said that it would remove the stink and asked Sena to appreciate her kindness as Sena said that Yozora doesn't have any.
Kodaka: "Speaking of which, what about my part ?"
Both Sena and Yozora: "YOU HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS !"
Kodaka resigned to his fate
"Hey meat, you've been playing that game all the time right ?"
"No, i did not !"
And hence, the episode ends.
- Some parts of the anime were additionally added scenes in Kodaka's imagination as in the original chapter, only the seaside beach activity remains while in the anime, the other additionally added scenes were actually improvised, and Kodaka's version of future episodes.
- Monster Hunter, (Monster Karidou/MonKari) was based on a popular JRPG game.
- Tokimeite Memorial Days was shown in one of the clips. It was based on the famous galge series, Tokimeki Memorial.