Last act guys. Will Yura finally learn to accept herself, or will this all turn out to have been one continuous delusion? The line between fiction and reality seems kinda shaky in her tortured-ass head, and this episode is being directed by the same guy who handled #4. After this fantastic last act, I get the feeling this show is going to end extremely strong, so let’s just get to it.
1:15 – Love this shot and the music. Selling stuff like moe airsoft as something worth being invested in is an uphill battle, but they’ve done it spectacularly
3:26 – Finally, a worthy opponent
3:56 – Adorable
4:39 – I was just about to think, “man, that’s pretty on-the-nose” with the “I’m home” stuff, and then they get even more ridiculous . Great sense of fun this episode, especially considering what we just jumped out of
5:21 – Good gag. They’re also using a ton of great faces this week – very classically Gainax
13:16 – Man, really didn’t see this episode coming. You got me good, Gainax
19:11 – NOW KISS
Sorry. Pretty much any provocation will do that
21:25 – Ending with the same song, mirroring the first episode’s opening. Again, class
Great finale. Completely unexpected but actually totally appropriate. Yura hit the turn last week, so this was just reveling in actually having honest fun with her friends. And it was nicely structured, and very funny, and had great facial expressions, and the world even went crazy again for a little while and fuck if the show’s explaining any of that. Very satisfied. Alright, let’s make this brief.
…and now I check the comments and realize I missed a next-episode preview. Well, it’s probably gonna be a silly bonus episode kinda thing, so hopefully the fact that I just wrote my damn review won’t bite me in the ass. Fuck. Cya next week.