Yamashita may be a cleverly integrated plot device but he has character. He’s probably not as cute as the penguins but his inclusion in Mawaru Penguindrum always intrigues me. Sure they could’ve included him just to screw with us but nevertheless, he speaks with this
AkiraIshidaFuckIt’sNotAkiraIshida voice that seems from somewhere else. It’s like he’s residing in some other universe, a universe much different from Mawaru Penguindrum’s. I’m not quite sure what to make of it but every time he’s on screen you just have to wonder because he’s capable of moving things forward in a somewhat dramatic way and altering the course of things. Every character in this show has that potential but Yamashita is directly connected to Shouma and Shouma alone. I don’t think he’s interacted with anyone in this series, but Ringo seems to have him included in her delusions too.
I’m not really sure why I’ve started to talk about Yosuke Yamashita, he’s just a faceless side character. But then, if my life were turned into a movie or an anime most of the people around me would be turned into faceless side characters too. Maybe he’s just too normal to be given a face, maybe he’s Himari’s fated one. Whatever it is, I’m kind of a fan of this faceless dweeb.