I don’t know what it was about last week, but even though I avoided late nights and behaved like any responsible adult who is still off work, my pace of sleep is very shifted. Not so reset, but it’s like fatigue comes and hits me when I least expect it. That and while I was told this week’s episode of Oshi no Ko was particularly strong, the HIDIVE site being what it is, I can’t access it. There is one good thing though since I found out while typing this post that according to a Weibo leaker it is getting a second season.
Skip and Loafer Episode 7
Last week we had the first lovers quarrel. As for this week? Well, I’m not entirely sure, to be honest. As each episode passes, we see Shima becoming more and more charismatic, no matter what we think of his character design. And while Mitsumi remains an open book, the fact that, even after halfway through the show, he still doesn’t want to talk about himself, remains a bit of an anomaly to me. This is something I kind of touched on in the last few posts, where I found her overly cold attitude about life a little unnerving, especially since it contrasts so much with Mitsumi’s. I probably over-analyze that way, and should just accept Shima for who he is, and nothing more. Heck, maybe the new girl who seems to be from his past life as a child actor can help me with that.
On the contrary, this episode served more to conclude sub-plots than to work on the main one. Takamine lost the student council elections to a preppy sophomore kid who doesn’t seem to really care about the council, which upsets her greatly. Summer vacation is approaching and all the girls are eager to get Shima’s contact details, which he deletes. the reason being that he’s sure none of them actually want to be “friends” with him. Speaking of summer vacation, what are all these jerks planning to do? It’s definitely the kind of show that would have a fireworks episode, but will it also have a stereotypical beach episode?
I think the thing that every high school drama show tries to do is capture high school life in the most idealistic way possible. Here in Jump and moccasin, those teens who are still struggling with teenage emotions are doing their best to deal with day-to-day life. And even when things go wrong (like with Takamine’s election defeat), they use it to become better people. These moments aren’t presented as mere fluff in the show, but as actual moments that affect them deeply. Mitsumi freaks out over miscommunication last week, Egashira is depressed by how everyone is so transparent when she has to maintain a facade, and even Shima is frustrated when people want to bring up her childhood past. actor.
The character designs in this series are all ones that I really love or respect, and that’s something I don’t say often about these kinds of series. There’s usually always a character that I completely hate. I don’t expect Shima to open up anytime soon, but the fact that he’s trusting these new high school kids more and more is surely a good thing for him, right?
But yeah, this week’s episode feels like wrapping up some subplots and making room for what could be called a “final arc,” where the popular new girl in class forces Shima to s open up on itself.
Tonikawa: Over The Moon For You Season 2 Episode 7
The lovely couple have returned from their honeymoon at the spa, to find their air conditioning unit in the back room they live in has broken in the middle of the hot summer. Now if you looked Tonikawa from the very beginning, you would know the kind of person Nasa is. Taking that AC unit apart and fixing it would be a very Nasa thing to do, so it really surprised me to see him wanting to go buy a new one instead. After thinking about it a bit more, a new unit would be easier on the electric bills. And thanks to that, we meet the latest batch of secondary characters.
First comes tomboy Nakiri who owns a mechanical parts store and was a classmate with Nasa when they were both in middle school. I thought the conversation the three of them had was rather interesting, despite the short scene. Nakiri is surprised that Nasa is getting married so soon and so suddenly, especially after hearing how he and Tsukasa first met in Season 1. She also explains how she thought he wasn’t really interested. by romance, as it is not. Not being married myself, I guess I can’t speak to how people fall in love at first sight, which happened here. Imagine a world where Nasa didn’t get hit by a truck, ended up in high school, and lived a totally different life.
And our next secondary character is Kaname’s crazy classmate, Kyuuma, who makes a similar point. All these people that NASA knows or is surrounded by are shocked at the idea that someone like him wants to get married. He’s been the go-to guy for these people when it comes to notes or accounts or fixing things, and they just think love and romance would be obstacles for him. But then he explains to them that meeting Tsukasa and getting married opened up his life more and broadened his horizons. This week is a bit more of a filler episode, and it’s very likely that we won’t see Nakiri or Kyuuma again this season. Just like many other supporting characters we’ve had this season, they’ve come and gone. Kaname acts more like a main character since she appears in every episode (when she didn’t in Season 1), so the only real consistent supporting character currently seems to be the new house cat Toast.
As mentioned, HIDIVE has been very mean to me this week, and even after 2 days of trying I can’t seem to load Oshi no Kothe last episode. So many people have talked about it too, because the critics all seem to say it shows a new side to Aqua as he has to deal with another farcical in the entertainment business – the kind of storyline that made the show so strong in this spring season. So what I’m going to do is cover episodes 6 and 7 in next week’s post in an extended segment. That way I can talk about that particular episode in more detail, given how well it was received. In the meantime, let’s move on to the off-season show…
Lycoris Recoil Episode 7
It’s a very different change of pace for episode 7, compared to the last episodes where the action scenes have been quite dominant. Instead of a shootout, we get an episode that takes a closer look at the characters themselves and finally answers some questions viewers might have. We already knew that Chisato was a child of Alan, but we also discover in this episode that Majima is one too… and that he was responsible for the attack on the old radio tower. Other than him surveying footage of Chisato and thinking he’s met his match, we see a lot less of him in episode 7, as the focus is much more on the big boss of the Alan Institute himself. :Shinji.
Chisato finds out that Mika has a long history with him, and so follows him to a meeting with the two of them, dragging Takina along as well. Through their espionage, they (and we in turn) find out that Shinji “entrusted” her to Mika after she had her (artificial heart) surgery. She’s said in past episodes that she intends to find the person who saved her life, and she’s able to do that in this episode… so why doesn’t it feel as wholesome as I m was expecting it? Well, I’ve long suspected that the Alan Institute isn’t as philanthropic as they claim, and that even though it saved his life, Chisato received this artificial heart for another raison. A couple more tinfoil hat theories from me, but that’s what made this show fun to watch, precisely because we’re drip-fed with little bits of information, and it’s up to us to to assemble.
Going back to Majima though, I love how he’s no longer portrayed as a random, crazed terrorist bent on causing as much chaos as possible. He has a plan: destroy DA and kill the agents of Lycoris to get them out. He’s someone with a past: a child of Alan, and the one responsible for the attack on the old radio tower. And it’s someone you actually are to want Chisato and Takina must also be eliminated. And so now that we’ve had that respite from the action, he’ll no doubt return now that his fellow hacker has acquired a USB key that can give him access to DA’s database.
I’m still bitter that I couldn’t keep up with other Oshi no Ko fans this week…all because HIDIVE’s video player doesn’t like me right now. As mentioned, next week’s coverage will be extended, and I see it as a hidden blessing as I can watch both of these episodes in much greater detail. Also, if the rumors are true and there is a second season, it will be something a lot of people will tune in to.