What’s the show? Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair, Episode 6.
Why are you still talking about this show? Nobody cares about this show… I care about this show!
Did you take a look at the views on the previous episode review? Uh, well… yeah of course I did. I’m obsessed with ratings as you should well know by now!
Yeah, and so you should know more than anyone that, getting 7 (seven!) total views on a blog when you’ve got 100+ followers is pretty much a clear sign you need to just give up with these reviews. Never! I’ll never stop singing the praises of this silly little show! If anything it makes me more committed to keep reviewing this show in the face of such reckless hate.
I don’t think it’s “hate” that’s keeping people away more like absolute ambivalence. Well, whatever! I’m going to keep reviewing this show until it’s MAL ranking raises above #6000.
Uh-huh, good luck with that. So what’s this episode about anyway? It’s the reveal to the worst kept secret we’ve all been waiting for! Campanella, provider of quests to Haru and Co and all around best girl is finally revealed to be Blackblack, the dastardly mastermind and financier of Team Rocket-esque villain group Wiseman!
“Worst kept secret”? Well it was all but telegraphed in the very first episode that Campanella was leading a double life. And what ensues in this episode is basically the classic sitcom trope of a character accompanying two groups of people while constantly having to switch between personas in order to keep up appearances. It was so trite I half expected a laugh track to accompany the proceedings.
So it’s derivative then? I’d criticise this episode for its unoriginality were it not exceptionally well executed. Besides, there’s nothing inherently wrong with leaning into cliche—especially in a comedy—as long as there’s enough character around it to compensate for any perceived deficiencies in the repetitive nature of the narrative.
Anything else to add? Whoa! Quick to jump to the end are we? Listen there’s a lot to like about this episode. Low-key Harry Potter references, not to mention Universal Studios and Disneyland influences either visually or narratively. Much like the Episode 4 where all the characters became exceedingly wealthy this episode is very reminiscent of late 90’s early 2000’s Nickelodeon cartoons for better and for worse. Also, one more thing…
What? Well, I mean the last review had SEVEN views! And not only that I naturally assume half of my views are already ‘polite views’ you know the kind, where you click on a post, let it load a second, get the gist of it, give it a like and then move on to the next one?
Oh? Sounds like someone’s trying to confess. Listen, I fully admit I sometimes just click a blog post skim over the basic points and give it a like. So if you did actually read this far down, drop me a comment—let’s call it a little experiment…
Uh-huh… Well this was kind of a train-wreck of a review. Apologies to all 4 of you who actually read this.
You know you’re going to look like a massive idiot if this review ends up getting a decent amount of views. It’s a risk I’m willing to take! “WISEMAN!”
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Categories: Spring 2018 Anime