Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom | Episode 12 Review

Episode Twelve Thoughts

I certainly did not expect this! Who would have thought that Chino’s mother would be the main topic of episode twelve. More importantly, who would have thought that Chino’s mother had a history with Kokoa’s mother dating back to when they were in high school. It’s full circle, Kokoa’s mother and Usagi (Chino’s mother) were pretty much like sisters, similar to how Kokoa tries really hard to be Chino’s older sister. Usagi is also connected to Rize through her father because based on the pictures we see scattered throughout the anime. Usagi, Rize’s father and Takahiro were part of a band together. It was meant to be.

Leave it to Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? Bloom to have a scene that is meant to be extremely sentimental. This is what this anime has done extremely well at and is something I’ll always mention, the Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? series does an exceptional job at showing off scenes that give off that warm and fuzzy feeling as well as scenes that just make you smile; that is what episode twelve was filled with.

As I watched through the episode one thing was for certain, it didn’t feel like an ‘ending’ episode. It felt like our characters; Chino, Kokoa, Chiya, Rize, Sharo and company were about to embark on their next journey together and that we were all invited to tag along. That new journey, of course, being to explore places outside of the town they all live in; together. That’s when they have the most fun, when they’re all together. The power of friendship is strong with this anime, and is one of the sticking points throughout the series.

There isn’t much for me to talk about with regard to this episode because it’s the same as everyone other episode that came before it (minus the sentimental parts). Just like it’s predecessors, episode twelve is just like episode one through eleven because at it’s core, its friends having fun and exploring new things about themselves together. Episode twelve doesn’t deviate from that, it stays true to its lighthearted humour and to me that’s a nice way to leave off this anime. I leave the anime having known that I’ve enjoyed every episode.



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