Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara – 02

Kanojo ga Flag-Nanami needs Convincing

Tsundere Nanami can’t just admit to what she wants

 I was surprised at the tone in the premier episode of Kanojo ga Flag, because it was a lot more serious and darker than I thought. Not that it was bad, but just different from expectations. Let’s see what happens moving on to the second episode.


Yep I am joining Highway in a tag team review for this really odd harem comedy about flags! I really enjoyed the first episode and found it to be surprisingly super serious for the most part or will it be like that all the time? Probably not but we shall see!


A Bit More Light

Kanojo ga Flag-Magical Little Sister

Magical imoutos in dream sequences

The second episode lightened it up quite a bit, and got pretty silly at times, but it also ramped up the comedy. We were worried about a trickle of characters coming in, but instead we got a flood. Thankfully, a lot of the characters in the OP and ED sequences seem to be friends and acquaintances, so fears of a gigantic harem seem to be going by the wayside. Instead we’ll just have a smallish harem.

Kanojo ga Flag-Really familiar okiku-nee

Kikuno is a little overfamiliar

I’m not even sure that there will be too much of a harem. Kikuno seems to be happy with Souta finding other girls, not being the jealous type at all (and given  plenty of opportunity for it, which she breezes right by). Akane seems to be happy with everyone. Megumu, hilarious throughout when people mistake him for a girl (which Souta never does, a great character trait), seems to just want to be friends. So that leaves Nanami, who really seems to be the obvious love interest for the show. They even have that brilliant line of Akane’s “Oh, are you dere now Nanami? Yay, you’re not just some disappointing tsundere anymore!” This epsisode was really funny, and did a great job setting up more of the show without having it feel like setup.

Kanojo ga Flag-The ladle can be handy

The ladle comes in handy

Fantastic Characters

Kanojo ga Flag-Not Surprising why he gets mistaken

I can’t imagine why anyone thinks he’s a girl…

If you have seen the opening or ending you know that this series has a lot of girls and at the start of this episode we are introduced to a mysterious girl named Sakura who I can only guess is obviously the one responsible for giving Souta his special flag seeing powers and what was the deal with the strange chess game she played with him involving a Ninja, Knight, Dragoon, Bishop, Thief, Summoner, Samurai and apparently the Mage is the toughest one of them all? The only thing I can come up with is each piece represents a different girl that our main character conquers? If that is true I wonder if Nanami is the Mage piece in all of this since she has yet to reveal any kind of flag. So who else do we meet beside Sakura at the start? After her we meet Kikuno as the childhood friend and older sister type who is super protective, we also meet Tsumugi who appears to be a child and she just so happens to be the elder of the school, next is Mimori who we saw wearing some strange armor and she is the student council president and last but not least Megumu who looks like a boy but everyone refers to him as a girl? I get the vibe that she is going to be just like Yukimura from Haganai; however it is clear to all of us watching that it really is a female especially with Hanazawa Kana providing the voice! Now that we have met most of the girls that will follow Souta finally introduce what is left? For one they are moving in with him of course because they successfully restored his house to living status and now they need a place to stay but damn I sure hope he can survive living with all of these girls.

Kanojo ga Flag-Poor Megumu

This was hilarious every. single. time.

Extra flags!

flagzz (2)

The older sister type was fun!

flagzz (3)

Beware of this moe face!

flagzz (4)

Akane has moe-spiral-power~

flagzz (1)

She cracks me up!

End thoughts

A really good episode. I laughed every time they went to that color drained picture of Megumu (with sliding in from different sides), even when you knew it was coming. And a HanaKana trap is a fun thing to contemplate. The tempo of the show is still really high, especially any time it’s Akane and Nanami talking, but it doesn’t seem to get tiring. Plus we got some supernatural backstory, and a lot more normal action. I liked that they’re not running the flag thing into the ground, it should keep it a lot fresher throughout the series.

Well I am quite happy that we finally met some of the main cast because damn there are so many girls in this series and once again I find it extremely hard to choose my favorites besides Akane right now but I guess if I had to choose one of the new girls I would go for Megumu as my second favorite for me. So what about you? Out of the new girls introduced this week did any of them stand out to you as being fun or are you interested in knowing more about Sakura and how Souta plans to get his life back to normal? Either way I am starting to enjoy this series.


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18 Responses to “Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara – 02”

  1. Di Gi Kazune says:

    I prefer good olde Mr. Steam.

    • Highway says:

      I dunno, having Okiku-nee’s ladle do the censoring didn’t hurt my immersion the way that steam or shadows do. It was something that you got used to throughout the show (and she wasn’t doing anything differently in that scene, it was just in the right spot). I actually didn’t realize it was censoring Nanami until a second look.

      • skylion says:

        I have to say, I prefer Mr. Ladle to Mr. Steam, Sunbean-chan and Shadow-kun. For all the reasons above.

        No having said that, I prefer lack of censorship, period.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Yep this was some fun censoring lol

  2. belatkuro says:

    If you look at the names of the characters, you can actually know which piece is which.

    Knight= Nanami Knight Bladefield(duh)
    Magician = Mahoutsukai = Akane Mahougasawa
    Summoner = Shoukanshi = Kikuno Shoukanji (Okiku-nee)
    Thief = Touzoku = Megumu Touzokuyama (KanaHana trap)
    Dragon Knight = Ryuukishi = Tsumugi Ryuukishibara (loli boss)

    Which means he needs to gather the remaining pieces; Samurai, Ninja and Bishop. And the clue to get the Ninja and Bishop was mentioned by that Sakura girl. The parts about the Knight and Magician refer to Nanami and Akane obviously. Akane’s is probably done as she was conquered/taken care of first and was certainly the most troublesome.

    Let’s just hope this goes anywhere at all.

  3. skylion says:

    This episode is one of my favorite examples in what this medium is capable of. Controlled Insanity! Just such fevered pacing, but you can detect a strong guiding hand behind it.

    You know, I thought I was in this show for Nanami, but Megumu is going to be hefty competition. For a not quite buy maybe it is harem show. Do we have to make up our minds on that at all?

    • Highway says:

      Indeed, the show felt on the edge a couple times, but never got to ‘runaway’ status. Of course, if you take Kana Asumi, and tell Ai Kayano “act like Kana Asumi alongside Kana Asumi” you’re going to get something approaching this. But they did a very good job keeping Kana Asumi, in particular, in control. It’s something that could spin out of hand really quickly, I think.

      • skylion says:

        Asumi Kana doesn’t want to be fed, she wants to hunt.

        • Foshizzel says:

          Asumi Kana ftw bro she is in a lot of anime this season but all the roles are hyperactive so she is playing the same role for every show!

          • Highway says:

            She is, I think she’s playing the same character in three shows now.

            • skylion says:

              This is nothing new for her though. Is Ika really any different from Nyalrko?

            • Highway says:

              Kana Asumi’s got a ton of range, from Yuno to Popura, from Nyarlko to Mio Kitahara, from Miya Tachibana to Blanc. But this season, it’s three characters that are almost exactly like Nyarlko.

              (and if you mean Ika Musume, that’s Hisako Kanemoto 😉 )

  4. zztop says:

    What does everyone think of the OP?

    It’s worth noting that the singer, voice actress Yuki Aoi, also voiced the sullen, morose Akira of Valvrave. Which is a far throw away with the cutesy style used here.

    • Highway says:

      It’s not the worst song, but listening to Yuki Aoi sing isn’t really my idea of a good time.

    • Foshizzel says:

      The OP is alright I found it to be kind of an average opening but it reminds me of D-frag and Haganai.

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