I’m going to get my complaint about the new opening out-of-the-way straight up. What is with that song? Visually, the opening is still really fascinating but the song just doesn’t match the tone of the show and while maybe it’s pointing the direction we’re heading all it really did was pull me out of the mood to watch the episode. Definitely skipping the opening from next week.
Otherwise, this week March is back with a really strong episode. I love that Rei is aware of the change in him but that he isn’t really sure how to deal with it so instead he focusses on the challenge he knows how to handle, the tournament. That said, it seems like Rei realises he can’t keep going like this and it will be interesting to see what he decides to do next.
Rei is the right kind of self-aware character. One where his inner monologue actually does help you to understand him and his view on the events around him (rather than simply narrating the obvious) and it forces you to question your own decisions and actions. Really loving this show still even though some of the comedic moments don’t do all that much for me.
March Comes in Like a Lion is available on Crunchyroll.
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