It’s hard to tell since they’re being subtle about it, but this is a show about glasses.
|Yes, look at how subtle they’re being. This show just screams subtlety with absolutely everything that it does.|
We finally got a look into some of the characters this episode and the reason why Hayato is considered the annoyance of the club. His glasses are fake, but yet, he’s distantly related to the first Japanese man to ever receive glasses from the west.
It was nothing deep and meaningful, but at least it explains the group dynamics a bit. I can only imagine the horrible emotional conflict the members of the meganebu must go through every day, having a fake in the club, but being unable to reject him completely due to his family’s great historical importance. Yes, this surely must be the reason why these characters never accomplish anything. They’re too busy living in pure emotional turmoil over the fact that a fake glasses wearer is within their ranks. To be fair though, Hayato’s character is fairly annoying anyways. …And yet, it’s also perfectly understandable that one would want to join a club if the leader came in riding on a glasses-themed piece of extremely advanced technology.
…I wish my childhood had been this weird.
As for Yukiya, I guess his thing is that he attracts bad luck? …Maybe this is why everything the meganebu seems to do ends in an explosion, even though nothing remotely bad seemed to happen in the last episode (minus the explosion) and when he was testing the frames. If I didn’t know that this anime had a deep and thoughtful plot behind it like it so obviously does, I would have said that this sudden character trait felt tacked on. In any case, I guess it makes sense how Yukiya can be so devoted to Akira’s cause , since he saved Yukiya from a lonely childhood of having insensitive children laugh at him. Or maybe it’s just Akira himself. I don’t think you even need BL vision to see how oddly close these two were being.
I don’t even know what this would be called, but I’m challenging my glasses-wearing friends at it the next chance I get.
So I guess they’re still trying to make the legendary X-ray glasses and always have been trying to create them since the beginning of the club. But… didn’t they already make successful X-ray glasses in the last episode? Why not just remake them using whatever method they used before?
Though that might be expecting too much intelligence from these characters. Again, these club members seem to be idiotic geniuses. They had a hover machine (or whatever it was; it flew and that’s the important part), and actual working X-ray glasses. Imagine what else they could make (though maybe this is all just Yukiya, since he seems to be the mechanic of the group). However, all of their time and effort is put towards the WAY more noble cause of glasses instead. Just glasses, and anything to do with glasses, apparently.
…In the end, the amazing thing here is the fact that the meganebu is a real, established thing in this school, since they were announced in the assembly and everything. Who knows how long it’s been around, but whoever was in charge of overseeing the creation of new clubs saw the meganebu formation sheet, went “Yeah, this seems legit. Let’s give these guys a club budget”, the meganebu somehow managed to convince a teacher to oversee them, and thus this club was formed. Even after things seem to explode every other day, nobody even cares (though maybe they’re overlooked a bit since I vaguely remember the characters saying that they go to an engineering school).
…And it was in the moment where they showed the new club room that I realized that these character’s megane fetish faaaar surpasses my own. They had a table shaped like glasses. A table. Where would you even buy something like that (or that ceiling wallpaper and all of the other glasses themed things they had in the room)? Or maybe that’s just the kind of household furnishings this town sells, since Akira’s room is all decorated in glasses as well. Anyways, this is still a fun show to lose braincells watching. No, it has no plot to speak of, but look at all the BL intonations they keep throwing out to keep the fangirls happy. Note how there wasn’t even a mention of females this episode, let alone naked ones. Plus I’m genuinely interested in seeing just how the hell this club was formed in the first place (threats? an equally devoted megane fetish? the club administrator made the mistake of saying ‘yes’ in order to make everyone shut up and finally leave him alone?). I’m hope they’ll go into that eventually.
Plot twist: this all somehow ends in the meganebu solving world hunger.