|I have my last final tomorrow and really should be studying, but honestly. Utapri is obviously more important. Don’t even try to convince me otherwise.
Well, Cecil seems to be fitting in there nicely. He obviously still has issues with the whole idea of being an idol (or at least, he doesn’t fully realize what the job entails), but I’m expecting that to be his conflict of the season. The guys seem to have accepted him as one of their own, and there don’t seem to be any massive conflicts between them now. …I guess all he needs now is to get serious about the job since he still seems to be avoiding his responsibilities and not doing his idol homework or whatever Camus gave him to do. I’m just waiting for the episode where ~he realizes in his heart that he wants to be an idol for real and officially joins STARISH~. …God this show is cheesy. (Though that’s a good thing).
…But now there’s an Uta Pri award? Really? Is this going to end up like Love Live, where they throw this out there and then don’t accomplish anything due to drama suddenly rearing it’s ugly head? Well, pushing aside how they’re just suddenly throwing this out there (and an Uta Pri committee exists too? lolol where have they been hidden the entire first season?), I guess we have our plot point for the season here now. While I’m not entirely sure what the Uta Pri award entails, I’ll hazard a guess and assume that it requires hard work, fabulousness and all of that other show biz nonsense that Utapri likes to emphasize.
“Let’s all sit around and act concerned/pretend that Syo isn’t totally within hearing distance.”
Syo certainly worked hard this episode. I don’t know about a real life director being so lenient on having so many cuts and wasting film on having a guy fail to preform like Syo did, but you have to admire Syo for not giving up. Especially considering last season, where he had a problem with heights (nice subtle callback there, Utapri). Obviously, he’s over that now and I guess there was just an issue with himself this episode. But nothing that couldn’t be solved by helping Haruka in her incompetence.
Oh man, of course Haruka falls off the wide and perfectly level bridge when she was nowhere near to the edge. It kind of makes you wonder about the actors Syo was punching off a bridge of similar height in earlier scenes. …While completely unnecessary explosions were happening. Anyways, it was fairly typical to have Syo overcome his problems that way, but it certainly was effective. I guess helping Haruka helped him… relax or something? Plus she reminded him that he was also a fan I guess? I don’t even know where Syo’s problem came from since everyone seemed to think it was something different, but I guess saving someone is an effective way of solving… whatever psychological problem he had. The feeling of being a fan does seem important though. If your whole goal about being in the industry is because you felt passion watching it in the first place, it does seem like a good idea to keep that. You know, to help motivate you later on. So while I’m not entirely sure what the problem was, the lesson taught here was actually a pretty good one.
Ah, Haruka may have fallen off a bridge, but at least she was able to do her cheerleader duty and inspire Syo in his time of need. Let’s give her that at least. What Cecil said about having Muse in her soul certainly makes sense (maybe even more so than in the games) since she’s pretty much THE inspiration for every character in this. …Plus the scenes afterwards were adorable, all the way up until the end of the episode. I’m glad they’ve upped the romance (or at least, implied romance) since the last season.Between this and Haruka actually doing things, it looks like they’ve fixed the problems that made people unsatisfied with Debut. …Maybe the creators learned their lessons after the extremely poor reviews that Debut had. And maybe I’ll pick up All Star. …After I finally get through AA and SS, which have been sitting on my shelf gathering dust since the last season of the anime ended OTL.
Well, this was both more and less random than we’ve seen from Utapri for a while. Shining, Ryuuga’s fighting moves and the completely unnecessary action movie explosives were all entertaining. On the other hand though, it was a lot of Syo being moody on his own. …Which actually wasn’t that bad, considering that there were reprieves of comedy throughout his angst. I think I express how great I think this show is every week, but really. This just brightens my mood every episode. Shining gets better every week as well, as the attitude problems with the senpai are being brought down a level. Hell, they were actually helpful this episode! …I think I’ll have to do a review of Debut, just to get out how much of a disappointment it really was. Well, at least 2000% is successfully reminding me about what I liked in the series.
This level of amazingness just can’t be ignored.