What the Hell did I just watch - Was this even the right series? I've referred a few times to Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo's confusing plot points, but this wasn't just confusing, it was plain random.
For some reason, episode nine of the series leaves the normal character roles and universe behind entirely, instead bringing us some kind of bizarre baseball-related filler episode. Akiha as the "Masked Pitcher", an evil player using mysterious "QT" powers to defeat every team in the women's baseball league? Itsuki as a former baseball player, kicked out on account of her own QT powers, but invited pack to take on this Masked Pitcher? Leopard as the Demon of Baseball? About the only real link to the bread and butter Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo story is the insertion (sorry, bad choice of words) of a Leopard-related penis joke.
Last episode, I discussed how this series has no right to be anything other than utter rubbish, yet somehow manages to be entertaining. Well, this episode also has no right to be anything other than utter rubbish... Only it is utter rubbish as well. Filler episodes are one thing, but entirely pointless filler episodes set in a different universe are quite another, and no matter how cute Itsuki looked in her various hats there was really no point to this particular episode at all, nor was it really amusing in any real sense of the word. Why bother making a full length twenty-six episode series if you're going to try and pass off stuff like this slap-bang in the middle of it?