I know it’s just the kanji, but it looks like Mamoru has a sad, tiny rat tail that he’s trying to grow out, and coupling that with his INEXPLICABLE OUTFIT, it looks he’s trying SO HARD to be “cool” this week. That is even more hilarious given the content of their conversation.
Mamoru stretches out with overly-casual laziness.
Mamoru: YEAH SO, I talked to THE OUTERS the other day. *pauses for inevitable reaction*
Ami: *gasp!* THE OUTERS?!
Rei: Oh, Mamoru! I had no idea you were THIS cool!
Usagi: *touching his arm, feeling faint* Mamo-chan!
Mamoru: Yup, yup. Just me. We had a meeting. *examines his fingernails and shrugs* It was okay I guess, you know. Secret stuff. We all transformed. No big thing.
Mako: Mamoru, I know I’ve never said how you remind me of my old senpai and I’m sure that’s made you crazy when literally every other male I encounter reminds me of my senpai—
Mamoru: Some women too. Not that I noticed.
Mako: —but your coolness reminds me SO MUCH of my old senpai!
Minako: Even in your daydream I can’t see you as cool. Not gonna happen, sorry.
And then Mamoru crashed back to reality and noticed everyone was looking at him even more strangely than usual and wondered if it was too late to return his new wardrobe which consisted of 94% black denim.