Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi | Episode 7: Friends.
Natsumi is a great character. She’s the type of friend everyone wants to have. Someone who will be your friend even if it feels as though you don’t have any, someone who will stand by your side and support you. I mean, who wouldn’t want someone like that? I mean, I would love to have someone like that. The ultimate best friend. I liked episode seven in that it was all about friendship and comradery. It was an episode dedicated to appreciating those around you and all the friendships built, so in my opinion, I thought the episode was nice and very wholesome.
There were a few things about the episode that I enjoyed. While I love all our characters, shifting our focus onto someone who isn’t Igarashi and Takeda or Sakurai and Kazama was definitely a nice change. There’s only so much you can do with the same cast every episode. Having that one curveball every once and a while is nice for a change. With episode seven focusing primarily on Natsumi and Igarashi, episode seven gave us something else to look forward to and expanded on a relationship we knew was there but never got the origin story of until today.
The only thing that I didn’t like all too much was that the episode felt a little too jumpy. I say this because while we were trying to fit in flashbacks with Igarashi and Natsumi when they were in high school, we also had to in all of the regular cast members as well, and as a result, the episode jumped around a lot. So was it as choppy as other anime I’ve seen? No, not at all, but I will say the lack thereof transitions between these flashback points and the present timeline wasn’t as smooth as I thought it should have been.
This may also be just me, but while Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi is a comedy, it feels as though the anime itself emphasizes the various relationships found in the anime. I mean by this that there have been many scenes throughout each episode where we see characters being appreciative towards one another. Personally, I like that because it makes the anime feel warm and inviting.
Anyway, as you already know, heartfelt episodes are ones I love. So there is no secret, I did enjoy episode seven. 7/10
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