Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic | The best episode.


Episode five of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic was the best episode so far, let me tell you about it.

What isn’t there to like about the fifth episode of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic? To date, I like many others, consider episode five to be one of the best episodes of the series. I certainly think it’s one of the best episodes by far.

This chapter has been one I’ve been looking forward to seeing for a long time and I think it’s even better animated. It was the one episode where the location was something other than the Shuchiin Academy. Furthermore, it was an episode which had less of the emphasis on anything romance, instead it was all about Shirogane-kun apologizing to Hayasaka in the best way possible, rap. However all that does it add onto the ever growing list of things Shirogane-kun do, which then requires his mother (Fujiwara) to teach her son.

What I loved most about this episode was just how well done everything felt. Like from an art design standpoint, I thought this episode was better designed, was more fluid, free-flowing and all-around clean. Which is something you cannot say about some anime. It’s crazy for me to think that some anime are not as well designed or animated as the fifth episode of Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Ultra Romantic. The fact that I’m able to say that confidently, I think shows just how great this episode was.

Like come on, the whole rap sequence where Shirogane and Fujiwara rapped was just so good. Their rap was extremely entertaining but it also wasn’t half bad. I loved how it had that old TV look from the early 2000s that you would associate with rap from that time period. I also loved how there were several references to other genres of music, like Kaguya mimicking Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. I loved that part very much so.

Oh and let’s take a moment to recognize whoever is the mastermind behind the ending animations because not only are they random but extremely well made (as per usual), but episode five in particular the ending animation was just too good. There are very few cases where you’d say that “x anime feels like a passion project”. To me, the Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai series as a whole feels like a passion project for everyone involved. You can tell a lot of effort has gone into every aspect of the show and it’s paying off in dividends. Without a doubt, episode five was the best episode and I don’t think there will be another that’ll match it (who knows?!).