Taking headdesk to the next level…
Well, this one might stick. Five characters creating a club is pretty standard, but creating a duplicate club to rival an existing club could be interesting (you know how much I like a good competition). This is opposed to the usual “revive a dead/dying club” scenario that you normally see.
It looks pretty interesting. Just typical slice-of-life, but it has the advantage of an overarching “goal” in the background (one that isn’t as lofty as playing in Budokan or something). There’s some room for romance in the background…if I were to guess, the depressed girl Sakai Wakana would probably do well with the new guy (Wein?). The new guy seems fairly carefree and oblivious enough to turn her.
The opening and ending songs…well, they’re both good songs. I can’t really complain. If given a choice, I’d probably give the opening the edge. I can see that growing on me soon. As for the show itself, I think that music is always a solid theme to use to center a show. While singing was never really my thing (I was always more into playing music), it’s a lot less restrictive than a band.
It’s tough to keep adding different instruments to a band, but very simple to add more singers. Also, I get the feeling badminton guy and I will be good friends (I never get to play T_T).
Another mystery arc wrapped up. I’d say there were some things in this episode that may have been a bit excessive. For example, Mayaka going “you were wrong.” Then Satoshi coming along and going “yeah, dude…you were wrong.” Then Eru finishing up with “I’m pretty sure you’re wrong.” Yeesh…way to whack a guy while he’s down.
Also, Houtarou’s reaction to Irisu after figuring out the truth. It’s natural for someone to be that upset about being manipulated so much, but I don’t think it was necessary for him to so fervently question her words on “talent” last week. It almost made him seem desperate to confirm his talent.
In all, the Hyouka mystery was probably better. I’d say that this was probably one of the better ways to end this arc…probably. I guess the interesting thing was at the end where Irisu is talking with who I presume to be Houtarou’s sister. She seems to be quite the manipulator…wonder how far that will go. She also seems to be fairly adept with deduction herself…runs in the family? As for next week, I assume it’s gonna be back to the shorter mysteries. Or maybe just some random festival antics. We’ll see.