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「ブシツ, ダイバクハツ!」 (Bushitsu, Daibakuhatsu!)
“Club Room Go Boom!”

The highlight of this episode was getting further development from Erika. We learn that anime was important to her childhood as it was the one common ground she was able to have with her classmates as a transfer student in an American high school. Don’t know how she got PreCure on her TV in the States back then unless she had access to international channels or channels in Hawaii/Canada, got an HDMI for online subs, or took a time machine to current year to watch Glitter Force, but we’ll go with it. It’s also neat that she wasn’t outcast for her anime love, and made two friends in America who got her into their cosplayer circle.

Not only does it explain the sentimentality that Erika has about cosplay and anime, but it shows us how special anime is as a means of creating bonds. The anime club means hopefully forming long-lasting friendships, but it also means tackling the friend that got away; Tsubaki. In this episode, it’s revealed that they used to have a strong friendship through their love of anime, and often cosplayed together. Tsubaki would eventually be the force that relentlessly wants the anime club abolished, but this episode made some headway in developing the complexities of her character.

It seems that she has a deeper reason for wanting the anime club gone and denouncing anime as meaningless, but whether its motivated from her own personal fallout with anime or by the powers that be that are forcing the student council to get rid of the anime club is anyone’s guess. The magical elements have vanished from the show for the time being, but I can see the other person on the line with Tsubaki as the one trying to prevent Pandora’s box from being opened by the anime club. The leeway she’s willing to let the anime club have after Erika confronts her might steer more towards it being a mishmash of personal responsibility and lingering resentment.

The episode retains its funny anime subculture nods like buying multiple copies of a show for spreading the gospel, event tickets, or Bluray revisions. Additionally, it was hilarious to see the anime club trying to help out other student clubs with their responsibilities as they accidentally blast the speakers in the student council room, and cause an actual explosion in the cooking club room. Some anime have destruction that is fixed right away as a short gag, but Kai literally blew up a section of the school with a microwave, and the show continues panning towards the destroyed part of the school building like it is absolutely canon that Kai blew up a classroom without consequence. Kouki was actually funny in this episode with his writhing and gushing over how amazing idol anime are. I wasn’t a fan of how Arisu took it upon herself to include a large Bluray collection and cosplay wardrobe into the anime club’s budget, or Miko’s first instinct in the face of conflict being to dog-pile on Arisu, but they’re still pretty entertaining. I’m still wondering where on Earth this series will go from here with all of the concepts they’ve introduced up til now, but hopefully they’ll start addressing the show’s ongoing developments soon.

October 30, 2017 at 9:12 am
11 comments »
  • October 30, 2017 at 11:15 amWorldwidedepp

    but it shows us how special anime is as a means of creating bonds. The anime club means hopefully forming long-lasting friendships,

    Well, how long i am an Reader and Fan of RandomC? Since the time of Oni? Well, i found this site trough Animesuki forums.. when Claymore got aired.. i think

    2007…. today it’s 2017

    Uh… why i am now all of a sudden feeling old?

    • October 30, 2017 at 11:17 amWorldwidedepp

      Psst

      <— Look at my Avatar.. It say its all

    • October 30, 2017 at 3:50 pmWorldwidedepp

      extra: I also suggested him to search for more bloggers that want to write about Anime, but do not have an Webspace for it.. and voila!!

      Also at that time i had an other page bookmarked, someone called Wrexx.. but he had to end the blogging because of his work

      Ai… i could write more History.. but it would bore you to death

  • October 30, 2017 at 11:21 amWorldwidedepp

    http://randomc.net/image/Animegataris/Animegataris%20-%2004%20-%20Large%2018.jpg
    I try to explain: I bet behind her back is her Butler, trying to play this game for her

    • October 30, 2017 at 3:14 pmChoya

      I actually didn’t catch onto the butler being behind her back. I assumed she was just dressing up like an old hermit to go along with the shogi theme, but it’s funny to see how much assistance she needed with playing a game of shogi.

      • October 30, 2017 at 3:43 pmET

        Wasn’t this a reference to Hikaru no Go?

  • October 30, 2017 at 1:55 pmHalfDemonInuyasha

    “Additionally, it was hilarious to see the anime club trying to help out other student clubs with their responsibilities as they accidentally blast the speakers in the student council room, and cause an actual explosion in the cooking club room. Some anime have destruction that is fixed right away as a short gag, but Kai literally blew up a section of the school with a microwave, and the show continues panning towards the destroyed part of the school building like it is absolutely canon that Kai blew up a classroom without consequence.”

    And yet despite those screw-ups, you have the clubs all cheering for them at the end and thanking them for their honest and earnest help; the cooking club even thanking Kai for blowing up the room because it allowed them to get it renovated like they wanted to do. XD

    Maybe Kai does have some sort of hidden powers if he could make a simple microwave blow up like it was an IED, lol.

    • October 30, 2017 at 3:21 pmChoya

      It’s some bizarre world they’re painting. The student council really wants to get rid of the anime club, but it’s their potential failure in making the drama club’s costumes that the student council is banking on being the nail in the anime club’s coffin, and not blowing up a classroom.

      It was pretty hilarious to see the clubs talk about how the anime club’s screw-ups were actually beneficial to them. Or the idea that the cooking club sees the microwave explosion as an effective way of pressuring the school to take renovating their room more seriously.

      The extent of the explosion does lend itself to the possibility of Kai having some real magical prowess to have created a chain reaction that immense. It didn’t look like he was microwaving anything dangerous too like foil or electronics.

      • October 31, 2017 at 12:29 pmTepenga

        It’s all based on reality… the microwave explosion that is. One of my best friends da tried to microwave some popcorn one night. Well, let’s just say that it is the real reason for the beautiful Lyrids Meteor Shower. Fancy-smancy science blokes will try to tell you that they are caused by Comet Thatcher but that is just a cover-up. No, the truth is the poor fella could blow up a cracker by simply placing cheese next to it.

    • October 30, 2017 at 3:47 pmWorldwidedepp

      Perhaps in this room (behind the closed door) is some sort of message writen on the wall… like xyz loves xyx

      And i bet this one is their Teacher and are now afraid that this will become public. so he try to sabotage the club before they find the truth

      you see, so much fuss for so little things

  • October 30, 2017 at 3:46 pmsosbrigade1991

    This anime is incredibly genuine, and I like that it is able to retain that warm slice of life feel while also feeling like there is just SOMETHING on the horizon. The cast is also very likable. This is one of my favorites this season.

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