Just like I had suspected, Team Kitayama’s project ended up as a movie of still photos. Thankfully for them it turned out really well for them as the film was well received. It was great that we sort of got to see the production of it, though the way the episode set it up it got in the way of the actual film. It would have been much nicer if we got an uninterrupted watch of their film since the little we did see looked pretty nice. Another big disappointment was also not being able to see Kawasegawa’s film since her team’s ended up placing in first and getting a lot of praise. Especially when the show kept bringing up that they filmed at the same train station, it would have been nice to see how theirs turned out as well for comparison sake. I mean, Kawasegawa sure was haughty but she gave praise when needed to so at least she’s a good sport.
Especially when she goes up to her sister and asks why Kyoya’s group didn’t place first when they should have. So the red hair wasn’t a coincidence, huh. I think her sister’s reasoning was kind of lame since even if they didn’t plan to use still photos for their project, it just shows their talent to think on the spot and find a solution for their predicament. And if they could make something praise worthy from a sticky situation, then that at least deserves some extra praise. Still, third place isn’t too bad (depending on the number of teams there were). And hey, looks like little sis is going to join them so that should be interesting.
With their film doing so well, Team Kitayama is more fired up than ever to improve themselves and work on their next goal. We also learn that Nanako really enjoys singing but…she’s actually really terrible at it. And with her seiyuu, that’s pretty funny. It would have been even more funny if Nanako sang a Poppin’Party song terribly, or even an Argonavis one but I guess an anime song makes more sense. At least Rurouni Kenshin’s OP already has a cover in Bang Dream, even if it’s another band. ANYWAY! They seriously are pushing for a harem in this show, which I don’t necessarily care for since harems aren’t my thing. I just think it’s funny that every single girl gets blushy around Kyoya when, again, he’s nice and determined and all that…but he’s kind of boring and generic. So it’s the typical harem basically. :/
With the conversation with Tsurayuki last week, and Shinoaki’s this week, there’s something that I’ve been wondering. It’s painfully obvious that everyone in the Kitayama share house besides Kyoya is part of the Platinum group from the future that Kyoya adores. I don’t know if this show will bother going this deep, but I wonder if Kyoya’s meeting them and being part of their lives will affect the future in some way. The possibility was there when Shinoaki wanted to quit her art. And there was Kyoya grabbing the idea for their project from a story Tsurayuki wrote in the future, which possibly won’t get written anymore. So far this show seems pretty relaxed so it could be that this show won’t even bother mentioning that notion of maybe Kyoya ruining the future, but that would be pretty amazing if it at least touched on it more. It would be lovely if this show was ambitious enough.
This was an okay episode, better than last week’s but nothing too amazing. We’ll see what they’ll do from here.