And Thus Uruka Officially Laps Everyone Else In This Race | Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai | Episode 12 Review
I’m growing tired of repeating myself, now, but… Uruka is very much still best girl.
Can I just stop this one at saying Uruka is seriously the best? Talk about a full-circle arc. It can be kinda perilous from a narrative standpoint, showing a character’s development retroactively. But this is a great example of how to really get it done. The flashbacks of this episode to Nariyuki and Uruka in middle school and the effect he’s had on her attitude towards things – especially given the event that kicks off the second segment – is just excellent. And I really liked the whole segment with the unintentional, but misunderstood, confession, towards the end. It was cute!
The first segment, though, was great for other reasons. An entertaining, awkward situation that sees Uruka and Nariyuki trying to get back to status quo after the awkward interaction between them, a while back. And Fumino even gets in on this one, which was fun. She’s really begun to step up the ranks in her own right for her efforts as Nariyuki and Uruka’s “relationship coach.” It leads to some amusing interactions, especially as she spies on their meeting to help them through it. The texting situation was funny as well. And it looks like it’ll finally be next episode when she admits to herself what her own feelings on the matter are. The interesting thing will be how she tries to go about supporting the other two, after coming to terms with that realization.
That said, the episode featured a surprising lack of other characters. No Rizu, no Kirisu, no Asami, just Uruka and Fumino. It was actually refreshing, in a way. Uruka hasn’t really gotten a lot of solo time in a while and Fumino’s been one they’ve slowly built throughout background of the other girls’ routes, up until now. I think it makes her an ironic dark horse of this whole thing. Even so, it was an all around fun and engaging episode that let us really explore Uruka’s character and Nariyuki’s impact on her, overall. I very much enjoyed it and would certainly call it Super Effective.
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