Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair Episode 8 – Anime QandA Review

What’s the show? Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair, Episode 8.

And what’s this episode about?

Umm, you just posted a picture you didn’t answer my question…

You did it again? You know you can’t just keep posting im—

And now you’re inter—

Hey! Stop i—

If you don’t stop with all these—

I’m warning y—

Seriously! Are you going to tell me what this episode is about or not?! …I would have thought that’d I’d made that abundantly clear at this point… It’s a beach episode! And quite possibly the most “beach episode” beach episode I’ve ever seen. Actually scratch that, it’s the most ‘Last Period’-ish beach episode I’ve ever seen.

And what does that mean exactly? It’s strange and silly and filled with irreverent humour and very specific references and commits to it all fully and with such a sense of reckless joy!

Uh-huh. And it also introduces literally 22 new female characters (or so says a Reddit post) for the sole purpose of having them appear in bikinis. If that isn’t commitment to delivering a satisfying beach episode then I don’t know what is!

22 new characters? Are you kidding me?! Remember this show is based on a gacha-style mobile game! All these girls would be unlockable characters in the game so all the show is doing is giving fans of the game the chance to see their favourite characters relaxing by the beach in skimpy bikinis! It’s a win-win for fans of the game and casuals like myself who have no knowledge of the series! It’s fan-service fan-service, or ‘fan-serception’.

Right. And so is girls in bikini’s all this episode has to offer? Oh ye, of little faith, I said it was a ‘Last Period’-ish beach episode did I not? It has one of the best purely ~visual~ gags I’ve seen from this show, I wouldn’t even do it justice if I tried to explain but let’s just say it’s very reminiscent of the Looney Tunes only a bit more adult…

Anything else? Oh you know, monsters possessing swimsuits, shark-attacks, references to North Korean military aggression, you know the usual anime beach episode fare.

…Great, uh, so I guess this episode comes recommended then? Yep! Bye!


Previous Last Period: the journey to the end of the despair Reviews:

Episode 1 Review
Episode 2 & 3 Review
Episode 4 & 5 Review
Episode 6 Review
Episode 7 Review


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