Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai
Studio(s): Silver, Arvo Animation
Genre(s): Harem, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
This episode was just great, allowing each of our three heroines to make their appeals for the lead spot in the harem. And Uruka just came out swinging. But that isn’t to say the others didn’t pull their weight. Motivated by overhearing a conversation between the headmaster and a previous tutor, Rizu and Fumino really stepped it up, this episode. I especially like Rizu. For being such a stoic character, she really wears her heart on her sleeve, and you can definitely get the sense of how much it hurts her to be given up on, as well as how grateful she is to Nariyuki for not doing exactly that.
Fumino, of course, is driven by the same, thing, but is interestingly less obvious about it. Probably because she just understands better how to manage her emotions. Which is very fitting for both of their characters, actually. But, that being said, Fumino gets a bit less screentime, this episode. Or at least less of what I’ll call “active time.” That isn’t to say she’s completely out, though. Quite the opposite. While Fumino is sick for much of the episode, and therefore not able to directly contribute much, a lot about her character is implied, here. And that’s just as effective as having her actually do things to inform her character. Because it makes them seem more rounded and like they actually live their lives when the camera isn’t on them. Still, though. Rizu’s a bit ahead, this week.
But the show stealer, this time, was Uruka. She’s cute when the scene calls for it, she’s spunky, she’s thoughtful, handy to have around. What’s not to like? Everything Uruka does in this episode just makes me like her, all the more. From helping take care of Fumino to helping Nariyuki win a figure for his little sister, Uruka is just an unexpectedly sweet girl. The reveal that she used to want to be a princess is adorable (especially her having apparently been tan for literally ever). And the question did come up as to when she gave up on that. Frankly, things like that don’t just come up and go away. There’s a story there, and I’m dying to see it unfold.
So yeah. A great, funny, cute episode with a lot more of the heart that the show promised from the beginning. Though I honestly can’t wait to start getting into the meat of the series, coming up. Should be some good stuff and I look forward to seeing how well they can flex their drama muscles in this show. This was a sufficiently Super Effective episode, and I’m eager for more!
But what’d you guys think of it? Let me know, down below. As always, thanks for reading, folks! Keep up the Awesome!
Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai Reviews
Episode 1 + 2
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