Random Impressions Summer 2018 (Week 6): Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi, Shichisei no Subaru

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Time for some random. I haven’t talked about these shows in a while.

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi Episode 20

I haven’t really talked too much about this series because it has maintained a general status of being “okay”. The emotional stories don’t really hit particularly hard, but they’re not particularly bad. The series itself just kind of goes through a bunch of character stories. In all, I think my opinion of this series has been mired by poor expectations.

I don’t get the sense of what Aoi contributes to the hidden realm other than being someone who can cook food from the apparent realm. This series is effectively a tale of the problems you can solve with cooking. And like I’ve said, it’s not really a bad thing…just not what I was looking for.

Well, I guess they’re making progress.

The one part I thought was weird was that the second half of the series has seemed like a kind of “reset” on Aoi. I think the series plays to its strengths by introducing a new set of characters for Aoi to befriend, but it feels a bit too much like a repeat.

Shichisei no Subaru Episode 5

I’ve generally avoided talking about this series too often because I haven’t really been enjoying it. I can understand that the characters have drifted apart from losing Asahi, but it’s still not fun watching them act like jerks throughout the entire series.

You know, three guilds banded together to kidnap Asahi, and I still have no idea why. They keep talking about her Sense, but that can’t be the only reason, right? It’s not like she has to use it for their benefit if they “obtain” her. I feel like this could have been set up better. I want to know why Asahi randomly became a MacGuffin.

So, does the game want Subaru to get back together or something? Maybe I made the mistake of stopping one episode before the explanation or something…

Ro-Kyu-Bu Episode 5

Why is it that a loli looks even cuter in chibi form? Anyways, this episode, the girls start a training camp with Subaru for the class basketball tournament. However, Takenaka is also in the same class as the girls, so he would be on their team. The girls tell Subaru that Takenaka decided to play soccer instead. However, Takenaka shows up at their training camp, revealing that Mihoshi “accidentally” signed him up for basketball. Even though he is on their team, Takenaka refuses to practice with the girls (of course) because he does not want to play on the same team as Maho. Subaru tries to figure out what’s going on between the two, and recruits Tomoka to help him come up with ways to get them to make up (much to Tomoka’s embarrassment). All of their attempts fail, so Subaru decides to talk with Takenaka alone. Takenaka explains that in all his years knowing Maho, she has always been able to learn new things quickly. Whenever he tried to become as good at her at something, she would just become bored with it. He resents her taking up basketball because he doesn’t want her to get bored with it the way she does with most things. However, as the two get back, they notice that Maho has been secretly training by herself at night. I’m kind of curious about how Takenaka’s gonna work on the team with the girls. Also, Saki’s reaction to Subaru’s secret meetings with Tomoka was just priceless.