In terms of how wholesome an episode can be, episode eight of Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi was the most wholesome. So in that respect, episode eight was definitely one of my favourite episodes. Generally speaking, anime that have “Golden Week” episodes remind me a lot of those Summer festival episodes you’d normally see. However, since golden week episodes are less common than those festival ones, I enjoy them a lot more. That is weird for me to say because generally speaking, I think both scenes share the same sort of vibe.
Now having had the time to reflect on the episode as a whole, the more I think that Kazama and Takeda are the complete opposites. Takeda is oblivious to the feelings of Igarashi, but he’s able to express himself freely and without issue. While Kazama, knows that there’s something there between himself and Sakurai, but he’s unable to express himself freely and without issue.
Bottom line, I love just how warm and inviting this episode has been. It’s definitely one of those feel-good, happy moments that everyone enjoys to watch from time to time.
Takeda checking on Igarashi and suggesting that they hang out together during Golden Week, I thought was a nice moment. In large part because it felt like one of those days where you’d spend it with one of your best friends. Then we had Kazama and Sakuari going on their first genuine ‘date’ together and to me, as someone who loves shipping characters together, this is one I will always get behind and support. It’s not everyday where you get to see two supporting characters develop feelings for one another. It’s almost like Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi is an anime that has a 1A and 1B regarding who gets to be the stars of the anime. Episode eight was the episode where Sakuari and Kazama were the stars of the show and I loved it.
I think any anime that is a Comedy, Romance, Slice of Life, should follow a similar deal with its characters, like the ones in Senpai ga Uzai Kouhai no Hanashi. I say this because the supporting cast gets almost as much screen time at the main characters, and there’s something tangible with regards to the supporting characters too. They do not feel like they’re there only to support the main cast, they have their own little thing going on alongside the ‘main’ storyline and that just makes the episode a lot more enjoyable.
In short, 8/10, I would definitely watch this episode again.