This may be the hardest show I have to cover, all week.
Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai
Studio(s): Silver, Arvo Animation
Genre(s): Harem, Comedy, Romance, School, Shounen
And before you ask, no. It’s not because I have a lot to talk about. Quite the opposite. If you thought I had hardly anything of note to say about last week’s Kimetsu no Yaiba, you’re in for a shock, mate. This episode of We Never Learn! was basically just three skits. A “Meh” one, a “Cute!” one, and a “Kinda Funny?” one.
I hesitate to come up with anything to even say about this episode, as only the middle segment even showed progression of any kind. The first one is just about Fumino going on a diet which… eh. I don’t think it was quite exaggerated and cartoonishly outlandish enough to make that fairly mundane problem funny for me, personally. It’s also nothing I particularly have issues with, so relatability isn’t even on the table. And heaven knows I ordinarily wouldn’t care about relatability. But it was the last standard I could think of.
The Rizu portion was cute, though! Mainly due to the introduction of a new side character – Rizu’s self-proclaimed “rival,” Sekijo. I like her. She’s amusing and her obvious desire to just be friends with Rizu without being able to just say so was adorable. But she’s also astute, which I like. What’s more, though, it brings another thing into the equation that I was wanting. Student side characters with names for these guys to interact with on at least a somewhat significant scale. That way we could see how they handle other people of similar social status being around them and how the outsiders perceive their situation. Rizu, of course, wears her heart on her sleeve, as previously mentioned. So having someone there to observe her just makes it all the more amusing.
Then there’s the current frontrunner for Best Girl – Uruka. Her skit was fine. She wound up forgetting to put on a certain article of clothing and got all bent out of shape about it. The skit mainly worked because her character is so animated about everything and her seiyuu is really great at delivering a lively performance to enhance the whole thing. To this skit was fine. Overall, I’d say the episode was Junk Food. I’m not really likely to watch it again. But it was hardly unenjoyable.
What’d you think? Let me know, down below. Thanks for reading, as always! Keep up the Awesome!
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