What’s the show? Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai, Episode 7.
So how’s this episode? It’s the beginning of a new arc–or rather two arc’s as we’ve got two ‘Adolescent Syndrome’ mysteries cropping up–albeit one is obviously taking the focus, but it’s still fun and interesting to have both come up within this episode. It makes it feel less ~artificial~, if that makes any sense.
Not really, but whatever. So who’s having ~problems~ and how quickly does Sakuta abandon Mai in order to help the new cute girl in trouble? Ouch! Savage AF! But yes, predictably Sakuta is all up in both girls’ metaphorical business helping them out as much as he can. The first is Shoko Makinohara–a girl we briefly met in a flashback some episodes ago–and who was Sakuta’s first high school crush. Except now she’s turned up two(ish) years later as a middle-schooler! But the actual focus of this arc is our favourite science girl Rio Futaba, who has a doppelganger of herself running around–not that she can actually be in the same place as said doppelganger but she definitely exists.
Wait, what? Basically because Rio has such a big crush on Yuma (one of Sakuta’s friends and co-workers) her mind has created a more confident version of herself in an effort to perhaps win his affections and through “quantum teleportation” it allows her to be in two places at once–at least to the cognition of people observing her. Trust me when I say the show does a much better job explaining what’s going on–or at least as much as they want to explain at this current point in the narrative, it’s not nearly as ~sci-fi~ as it probably sounds.
Uh-huh… and how does Mai feel about all this? Well thankfully Mai is even more included in the narrative than she was in the previous arc, which makes sense seeing as the previous one was about Sakuta pretend-dating another girl and she couldn’t ~really~ be too involved, whereas this time she’s very present. And the scenes that Sakuta and Mai have together are just so natural and beautiful and sweet and honest and endearing that I swear if the author does anything to separate these two love-birds I will find him and I will–
No, stop there. I get it, you’re passionate about these two young lovers. Indeed, I’m just trying to articulate how well I think they’re written and how ~committed~ I am to their, uh, well commitment.
Loud and clear. So your thoughts on the episode overall? I like to think I’ll eventually stop being surprised at just how well-written and polished this show is but that hasn’t happened yet. Once again I was in awe at what I was having the pleasure and privilege of watching and until this show stops being (almost) flawless I doubt I’ll stop having that feeling.
Previous Rascal Does Not Dream Of Bunny Girl Senpai Reviews:
The Power of Perception – Episode 1 Review
But What If They Forgot You? – Episode 2 Review
The Science of Love – Episode 3 Review
Groundhog Date – Episode 4 Review
Life Is All About The Little Things – Episode 5 Review
Different Types Of Love – Episode 6 Review
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Categories: Fall 2018 Anime