「俺はフレーでしか描かたい」 (Ore wa Fureedeshika Egakatai (11.5))
“I Only Draw Free”
Not content to only show us his wild side, this week’s episode thrusts Youta “Mayotama” Tsunashi back into the spotlight.
Connections, Connections, and Connections
They say that in the real world it’s not necessarily what you know but who you know and in the competitive world of professional manga, knowing someone probably makes getting your foot in the door a whole lot easier than actually throwing your foot in-between the door and the door jam. But besides that, I think the take away for this week’s episode ends up being something along the lines of exhausting all your options before giving up and making incorrect assumptions. Sure, there are some caveats to exhausting your options and the fact you need to be tactful when doing these things but great things can come from the most unexpected places. Like in this week’s episode where Kaoru ended up being the one with the connection to someone in the manga/anime world! I’m sure we all had the same expression as Mayotama and Hajime when Kaoru casually revealed such precious information. But it’s precisely because of those moments that you never count someone out!
Besides that small point that I barely noticed, there really isn’t much to talk about this week. I’ve never been one that’s good at catching references to other shows unless they’re really pronounced so maybe there was some of that but I didn’t notice much. That and I’m personally not a huge fan of Mayotama-based episodes but that might just be me.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week!