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Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari | Mid-season review

There you have it, episode six now in the books. With only six more episodes to go, I wonder how everything will shape up. Especially towards the end, that being said, before I get to the end, allow me to share my thoughts on Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari and everything that has happened up until now.

I must say that the first three episodes (1 – 3) were completely different in tone to the following three episodes (4 – 6). I’ve already talked about thee first few episodes so I won’t talk about them too much again, but to sum it up, I thoughts episodes one through three were probably the most heartfelt and emotional episodes I’ve seen in quite some time. They are definitely episodes that could shake you and pull at those heartstrings.

Episodes four through six though are a different story. Were there still elements of emotion and things of that nature? Yes. I mean Yaeka now has a new friend in Sara, and instead of celebrating her birthday alone with her Aunt, she now has Kirishima and the Sakuragi family that she is now allowed to live with. That being said, episodes four through six differed from the rest because each episode felt a lot more laid back and felt more playful in nature.

The hart hitting emotions that were present in the first couple of episodes were not as present/didn’t feature as much; and you know what? I think I like that. The subtle change has done a couple of things. It provided a change of pace, and it gave the following episodes a happier and more upbeat feel.

I’m excited to see what happens next because I can only assume that we’ve now been introduced to who will be the ‘antagonist’ in this story, Masaya. With the declaration of “… wanting to kill Kirishima”, that’s quite the statement. Especially with how everything has gone so far, there hasn’t been much conflict which is the only negative I can point out at the moment.

One can only assume that Masaya, will be the one to disrupt the rather peaceful atmosphere we’ve had so far. How will Masaya be used? One can assume that he will a thorn in the side to the Sakuragi family, and the only way this character can get at Kirishima is if he targets someone who Kirishima treasures. In this case, it will be Yaeka.

Another dislike I have (this is a more general thing), I have with stories like these is that they’re predictable. But I guess that comes with all the years of watching anime, you know what’s coming regardless of whether or not you have read the source material. Once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. I think I’ve said that once in one of my blog posts way back when.

The predictability of anime and their stories has always been something I’ve disliked because at times, it is too linear. I understand why they do it, a linear story is easier to do in twelve/thirteen episodes. It’s also easier for the viewer to watch and understand because they know what could be happening next. Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari feels like it’s going to be one of those anime that carries a pretty linear storyline, which is a shame but I like the characters so it’s okay.

Overall, I’d say I’m very happy with how each episode has turned out and I’m looking forward to seeing how Kumichou Musume to Sewagakari ends.

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