Spring 2019 Anime

Getting Wet – ‘Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?’ Episode 2 Review

Getting Wet - An Anime QandA Review for 'Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?' Episode 2

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What’s the show? Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!? Episode 2.

And how’s this episode? There’s a certain fear that comes from a comedy having a predictable gimmick, I mentioned it briefly in my review for the second episode of ‘Ao-chan Can’t Study!’ as well–but comedy often works most effectively when it’s unexpected. Sure some classic comedy can be funny no matter how many times you watch it but some comedy relies on ‘shock factor’ to garner laughs and ‘Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?’ walks an uneasy line between being clever enough to warrant multiple views (or just multiple turns at a joke) and being a one-trick pony banking on the lowest common denominator.

Damn if she isn’t cute as heck though…

That sounds like a criticism… It might be, but I’m just being honest. I think this show is genuinely clever with its turn-of-phrase and comedic timing and VA performances and it also happens to trade in the kind of silly/sexy shenanigans that people write off as juvenile. A “thing” can be multiple things, a “thing” can be smart ~and~ dumb.

Ultimate underboob!

Kinda sounds like you’re just making excuses to defend some horny show you like. And is that so wrong? It does what it does extremely well… it also has some surprisingly romantic moments which makes all the shenanigans almost serve a purpose beyond the facile. I mean, we go from boner jokes to having Kana-sensei meeting Kana’s kid sister and mother in the space of a few minutes! (Yes, I know there’s more to it than that but I’m trying to make a point here!)

Spoiler alert, its his dick!

So this episode is still focused on Sato and Kana–didn’t you say last week that there were four teachers and four students? Yes, and that’s still true, I just think the show is going to more or less wrap up the story for each of the characters in 3 consecutive episodes before moving onto the next pairing. In a series that obviously wants to forge a connection between the couple in question and the audience this is the smartest narrative strategy–even if it makes for a slightly more repetitive experience overall. Personally I’m just excited to meet the tanned teacher in the swimsuit, I already know she’s best girl based on looks alone!

I uh, I um… I’ve got nothing witty to say here…

Previous ‘Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?’ Reviews:

Learning Love The Hard Way – Episode 1 Review


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3 comments on “Getting Wet – ‘Why the Hell are You Here, Teacher!?’ Episode 2 Review

  1. I don’t like how they’ve censored even the AT-X showing of this show, but I am enjoying the comedy. I’ve read the manga and it’s quite fun and sexy. I’m sticking around and having a good time.

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    • It is annoying that the AT-X version is uncensored but it just means that (hopefully) it inspires more people to buy the blu-rays, it in turn makes more money and we get more high quality ecchi content.

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      • That’s clearly their play, but it’s a dumb fucking play to wait months to see the uncensored version. Titties or riot!

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