OP: 「ヒトリゴト」 (Hitorigoto) by ClariS
「リア充委員長と不敵な妖精」 (Riajuuiin-chou to Futekina Yousei)
“Class Rep with a Normie Life and A Fearless Fariy”
The characters in this show are so damn good.
After an impressive first episode, Eromanga-sensei returns this week and pushes the bar even higher. Straying away from the deeper issues that were introduced right at the end of last week’s episode, this week’s shifted the focus to the various side characters who I hope we get to see a lot more of. Because if this episode was any indication, it looks like no one is going to really be a “side” character in this show.
Starting in order of introduction, let’s first dive into a conversation about the super high tension girl known as Jinno Megumi. Class rep for the class Sagiri would be a part of if she actually left her room, I don’t think I’ve seen a girl quite this pushy in a long time. With a cute smile that has a tiny hint of mischief hiding behind it, I was loving every second of Megumin having her way with Masamune. Leaping between two extremes be it dick jokes or feeling up Masamune in a fashion that was erotic but not dangerous enough to have the police called, it was hard not to giggle as I watched Masamune (and Sagiri by extension) get toyed with. That said, I couldn’t get the feeling that there was some ulterior motive behind all of Megumin’s toying around. While I’d like to believe that she’s doing it partially because of what type of character she is as well as because of her wanting to literally know everyone in her grade, I just couldn’t get it out of my head that something more sinister might be at work. Luckily it’s still early in the show and there’s no telling where things might be headed so I’ll tuck that fear away for now.
Moving on, let’s chat about Masamune’s amazing editor Kagurazaka Ayame and Yamada Elf-sensei, both of whom left a pretty stark impression on me after their confrontation. Starting with the former, I’m so happy to see someone who’s not afraid to call people out on their crap as well as put people in their places. Between telling Masamune all of his submissions were junk to literally kicking out an adorable loli with elf shaped ears, I can’t wait to see more of Ayame in the future. Following that, I have to say that for a rival character I’m surprised just how annoying but not without reason Elf-sensei was. Seeing how she’s obviously here to stir up some drama as well as hopefully push Masamune and Sagiri closer through “work”, I can appreciate when someone who’s successful tries to utilize some of that success in order to keep finding more success. In any case, I hope we get to see a more well rounded Elf-sensei in the future since the rival shtick can only work for so long.
Overall, I think we had a pretty successful second episode. With the story progressing along smoothly and tension slowly building on all fronts, I’m getting excited just thinking about how all of this is going to play out. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get to see a wee bit more familial bonding between Sagiri and Masamune. See you then!
P.S. No I didn’t forget about Honya-chan. I’m just waiting for the right time to talk about her :^). Also, how blessed are we with these opening and ending sequences? ClariS and TrySail? -dies-
ED: 「adrenaline!!!」 by TrySail