「星を見に行った」 (Hoshi wo Miniitta)
“We Went to Look at the Stars”
While this might be a “repeat” for the show, it’s far from just rehashing old scenes.
Having a relatively minor role during the first season, I can clearly remember almost all the moments when Suguru busted out some insane skills when we least expected it. From shredding out on a electric guitar to creating a Good Smile level figure, I’m glad to see that we didn’t have to wait all that long to see some more of his skills.
Seeing how he always seems to give off that otaku-esque vibe whenever he’s doing something awesome, I should have saw it coming when he busted out some ridiculous moves during knock-down-the-ruler. From smacking his ruler back onto the playing field after getting knocked off to landing multiple hits with every shot, it’s a shame he ended up losing after so much hard work. Sure, it took the combined efforts of Hotaru, Ren-chon, and Natsumi to do it but in the end a loss is a loss, right?
Also, did you catch Komari’s dejected face after her ruler got knocked out? It was almost a little sad the way Suguru stepped right in-front of her before she could even get a retort out!
I can see the dolls coming!
Seeing how everyone in the show has their own little quirks, I always found it funny that Hotaru’s was her obsession with her beloved Komari-senpai. Sometimes getting lost in her fantasies or creating way too many dolls of her, it was always fun trying to see her wiggle out of getting caught. But I’ve always wondered – just how did Komari become such a beloved senpai to her? While I figured it was something big, it’s nice to know it was partly because of Komari acting like a true senpai and partly letting that childish side of hers take over in-front of her kouhai. In any case, the short shot of the sketch right at the end solidified the fact that the Komari dolls are soon to come!
I feel kind of stupid not getting that the “repeat” in the title would be referring to the show starting over from the beginning. I say kind of because even if I never figured out what was going on, the show’s is doing a great job at being both a sequel and a new show. Dropping little hints for veteran viewers while giving newer ones all the information they need to quickly figure out who’s who and what’s what, just about anyone could pick this show up and enjoy it. That said, it feels like they’re moving really quickly through the timeline so maybe there’s a chance we’ll maybe end up in the future? Like, maybe a future where Hotaru finally gets a freaking school uniform?
See you next week!