Since I’ve pretty much taken a break from covering anime weekly this season I decided to keep the compiled impressions going to make up for it. Enough episodes aired of the shows I’m watching to write more impressions of them so let’s continue from where we left off last time.
We kick off once more with the shows I’m most enjoying this season. Hitoribocchi is still adorable, hilarious and a delightful tale about socially awkward cuties. We learned some important things in the recent episodes (4-6):
1: Bocchi is a kunoichi and has Superhuman speed.
2: Because of that Rakota Sakita, the token foreign cutie of the show, wanted to become her apprentice, which Bocchi was obviously against but she soon came around and took her in. Bocchi needed to pass down her teachings to someone after all. There can never be enough socially awkward moe ninjas in this world.
3: We learned Aru can fire laser beams from her fingers and got a preview of her legendary tennis skills.
4: Episode 5 intensified Nako X Aru.
5: Miss Teruyo can transform herself into a triangle but it is useless against her greatest fear, Nako, who she still has no idea how to deal with.
6: Not only was Bocchi a kunoichi but a master of disguise and a gang leader. She truly is an awkward girl of many talents.
So yes. Hitoribocchi is still awesome. Oh. One last thing.
WA HA HA!
Carole & Tuesday still kicks serious ass. We got the awesomeness that was episode 4 (Unless you’re a purist) and Episode 5 had me going “Seriously. I NEED THE OST, ALBUM, EVERY SINGLE SONG IN THIS ANIME!”
Speaking of episode 5 I thought it was pretty cool seeing a well known yet still enjoyable setup taking place. What I mean is the difference between a performer who has all the backing and tools needed to become a mega star in Angela compared to Carole and Tuesday who are barely making ends meet but when they do get opportunities to show their awesomeness they make it count. I’m really looking forward to seeing the two sides eventually cross paths.
There was also the Tuesday’s family plot where her brother Shane McMahon under orders from Linda McMahon to bring her back. The above scene was neat in that it showed the landlord somewhat caring about our heroines despite not showing it. Shane eventually found the bar our heroines got their first gig at and, maybe as a sign of supporting his sister (or waiting to get her another time) he didn’t interrupt their performance. We know they’ll eventually have to confront him and, worse yet, Linda so it’s only a matter of time. Great stuff.
Million Arthur’s streak as my one of my favorite anime of 2019 continued in Episodes 5 and 6. Episode 5 was a neat “Hardcore Food Porn” anime parody and Episode 6 took the classic “The Impostor” setup and added some awesome twists.
We thought Season 2, Episode 3 was Dancho at full power. Episode 6 was like “Oh you haven’t seen anything yet boys and girls”.
We were also blessed with the highly anticipated face to face meeting between Yama-chan and Utahime. She’d seen her in person once before but this was the first time the two spoke to each other. It was worth the wait.
Now for everything else.
Cinderella Nine started getting better after episode 4 which was a flashback episode for Tsubasa and the ice princess joining the team. Let’s start with the former. We got more glimpses of the big game between Tsubasa’s Team and Ice Princess’. The former played their best and thanks to Tsubasa’s optimism played their best whereas Ice Princess played TOO seriously and her team lost. However, Tsubasa felt down afterward because many of her old teammates lost interest in playing baseball, greatly demotivating her. Luckily Tomoe was at the game and she was like “Let’s go to the same high school together. There we can form our own team!”. This got Tsubasa right back in the game.
As for the ice princess Shinonome she had a big tryout to join a professional team. While she played well enough she focused WAY too hard on being a great player. Luckily for her Tsubasa was stubborn and she convinced the team to come cheer on Shinonome. This being Japan Shinonome didn’t pass the test but on the bright side joined Team Tsubasa. With that the team had the minimum 9 players to form a team.
Episode 5 was the one we were waiting for as Team Tsubasa played their first official game against a team that had tournament experience.
Our heroines expected a difficult challenge and while they were DESTROYED by Seijo they at least held their own for a brief period. It wasn’t a flawless victory for Seijo but again our heroines were decimated. Tsubasa and Tomoe thought this loss would scare everyone away but of course everyone was far from done. They would play again one day. Methinks the rest of the show will be about Team Tsubasa trying to beat Seijo Academy.
One last thing about episode 5.
On to episode 6…hoo doggy.
Exam week was coming and our heroines took every opportunity to practice before needing to focus most of their time studying. During one of their practices Tomoe noticed that she was still struggling…but when she saw that even Kitty Hoodie was getting better it hit her hard how much she needed to improve. Tsubasa offered to help after exam week but this secretly didn’t sit well with Tomoe for reasons to be revealed later.
One day Tomoe noticed some Seijo players finishing their training at a shrine. She took the advantage to train herself when suddenly the Seijo captain appeared. Tomoe convinced the captain to help her train.
The older Team Tsubasa players spot Tomoe with the captain and call Tsubasa. She responded calmly to the situation…
Several days later the team devised a plan to get the two to finally talk things through.
Tsubasa: Why couldn’t we talk about things sooner?
Tomoe: Because you’re going too soft on me. I needed some serious training so I wouldn’t drag the team down. It felt like you only saw me as your sidekick and not your equal. That’s why we can’t be besties anymore. That way we can focus on being better on the field. Oh yeah. I’ve been working this study planner to help you for quite some time. Here you go.
Tsubasa: No more besties? Are you saying you don’t love me anymore? Are you saying focusing on becoming pro athletes means we can’t snuggle anymore? “F” THAT! I WANT SNUGGLES DAMN IT! I WANT YOU!
Tomoe: …I WANT YOU TOO!
On their way to future marriage. Yes indeed. Not besties, not comrades but something more.
Joshi Kausei is a solid comedy. Not much to add that I haven’t last time. You either like it or you don’t.
The show is still enjoyably random. I’m having a good time but a certain someone brought up valid complaints.
An evident Erica and Charlotte favoritism. Nothing against the two. They’re both cool in the main series but them getting so much screen time over the others is weird. Poor Lynette is the one who suffered the most because of this as she’s BARELY appeared throughout the show thus far. The biggest crime of all on a personal level is RAMBO’s love of big breasts referenced only once so far…ONCE! Another gripe brought up was “These girls aren’t the same characters”. This one gets a pass because it’s a comedy and characters acting out of character isn’t unusual. I will say Perrine STILL being madly in love with Mio is kinda weird as this mellowed in during the 2nd season and movie, especially because everyone realized Minna is Mio’s soul mate. Speaking of the yuri jokes between the top two couples are still going strong at least. Sadly RAMBO X Lynette hardly get to snuggle because as I said, Lynette hardly shows up. Still enjoying this one.
My friends Sir Nickolas and Other Joe were eagerly anticipating this one. I will join them in relishing the steamy tights so as to ensure they survive long enough to make it to Summer where the super mega shows await. Oh and I have never seen AXYPB this happy. His dream anime has come. I’m so glad.
And there we have it. Still need to catch up on Star Twinkle PreCure and Aikatsu Friends!
PS: “Hey OG. Aren’t you going to talk about the UzaMaid OVA?”
These two pics are all anyone needs to talk about. nothing else that happened in the OVA mattered. Just these two bikini goddesses.