What’s the show? Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai, Episode 4.
So how’s this episode? It’s the start of a new ‘arc’—rather we’re done dealing with Mai’s ~disappearing act~ and we’re on to a new girl, though she’s not technically new since we saw her in a previous episode as she tried to fight our protagonist Sakuta for helping out a lost child (she thought he was a “lolicon”).
Oh, nothing, it’s just well… this review is kind of ~normal~ so far and your previous reviews have been, well… all over the damn place! Just sayin… It’s because this show has kind of become “normal” by which I mean the unique gift this show was in the previous 3 episodes has dulled into what could be considered a ~good~ episode of a ~good~ show. Like I don’t have any complaints, least I wouldn’t if the show wasn’t so sublime as it had been so by comparison this episode is considerably weaker.
And why’s that exactly? Can you quantify it? It’s become the show I expected it to be when I first read the premise, it’s become… ‘predictable’. And I don’t mean that in any specific narrative sense, I just mean it’s more or less become a television anime set in a school about relationships and varied weirdness and… how do I put it… okay the first 3 episodes were like a flawless feature film and this episode is like the hurried sequel. It’s got the same parts as the first, the same actors, the same setting, etcetera but it’s just not the same.
So what’s it about? Well as I predicted in my previous review this episode (and arc) is focused on Sakuta helping out another girl, Tomoe who is suffering from a specific case of ‘Adolescence Syndrome’ but it’s not just her who’s feeling the effects as Sakuta too has fallen into the problem. That being a particular day keeps repeating itself ala the movie ‘Groundhog Day’ until a significant enough of a change can be employed to divert it from its repeating course.
I thought you liked the movie ‘Groundhog Day’? I do, its great, check it out if you haven’t already. But this is kinda not even that, I mean he only repeats the day I think 4 times before breaking the loop by ending up in a compromising position with Tomoe in front of Mai and, uh… *sigh*
What? This show is good, this show is great but man I hate talking about it… Like I have faith enough in this show that whatever shortcomings its suffering from right now will come good eventually. This isn’t some dumb harem, this is ~clearly~ written by an intelligent individual so I’m going to stop complaining and just say I look forward to what comes next!
But what about th— I said, I look forward to what comes next, dammit! End of review!
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