This episode brings the in-team tension to a head, has Hisashi try to quit, and then has a touching resolution before we go to a New Year’s training camp for a training and cooking montage. It’s fun to watch and we finish on a nice positive, but I can’t help but wonder why the rigid guy has to loosen up to fit in and why it isn’t the irresponsible guy who never quite get’s it that doesn’t have to pick up his act. The brocoli guy is seriously irritating and as a team member he kind of sucks. I would have definitely preferred an outcome where he started to take something a bit more seriously. Though, Hisashi definitely needed to learn how to give criticism without being offensive. Cheer Boys remains an enjoyable, if fairly pointless, watch.
I am however concerned about the fate of Kazu’s grandmother.
Cheer Boys is available on AnimeLab.