No one lives in a world like Gakkou Guarashi’s without experiencing some sort of hardship.
Ever since the show started, I’ve been extremely curious about how the story was going to handle explaining Miki’s existence. Technically not joining the group until a handful of chapters in the manga, it looks like we’re finally getting some mostly canon back story for her. I say mostly canon because there’s one huge detail that’s a bit different from the manga, but does such a great job at what it’s replacing that even I’m surprised how well it works.
That One Detail
Getting back on track, you have to really give some props to Miki and Kei for all the work they did getting their safe room setup. From gathering food and water to making sure they had working plumbing, it seems like a paradise when you’re talking about places to holdout in during an epidemic. That said, you have to wonder, when does leaving your established base of operation become the correct move when it comes to overall survival? Supplies will eventually run out and if it’s clear that help isn’t coming, when do you have to take the initiative to save yourself? Some of which are questions I don’t have an answer to, but would love to hear your opinions down in the comments. Because, as much as I didn’t like Kei leaving Miki, I can’t really fault her. And on a personal level, I don’t know if I’d have the strength to “leave” my safe place unless all hell breaks loose and the situation literally forces me out.
Taroumaru You Sly Dog!
Seeing how Taroumaru is completely different than how he was in the manga, all I can say is that I feel something really bad is going to happen with those special skills of his. While I can accept him somehow getting a heavy sliding door to open in a school, I’m going to draw the line at a window that opens INWARDS. C’mon Taroumaru!
With the story turning things down a little by jumping into beginning of Miki’s back story, I was actually pleasantly surprised with how things have turned out thus far. Even though I know what’s going to happen, there’s a completely different feel seeing things animated and I can’t wait to see next week’s events alive and colored. Sure, there’s a chance things might get changed up, but no matter how big the changes, expect your adrenaline to get pumping next week!
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See you next week!