Tamaki feels like she is wasting her youth but every time she tries to do something she gets scared and backs out. Then she meets Shirase who wants to travel to Antarctica because her mother did and went missing there.
I must admit, I really don’t buy into the idea that you have to travel somewhere to find yourself or that you are missing out on things just because you aren’t doing something extraordinary with your life so Tamaki’s main motivations as a character aren’t exactly hitting their mark in terms of making me care about her or the journey she is embarking on. That said, this first episode was pretty charming even if I did find myself a little indifferent to the overall story so far.
While I’m not convinced I’m going to stay on board with this for the season, I’m certainly wanting to know a little more about what the girls intend to do. However, the wanting to go to Antarctica just because your mother did motive isn’t really working for me either. What did work this episode were the interactions between the characters. Tamaki and Megumi make very believable friends and Tamaki’s initial interactions with Shirase were pretty solid.
I’m not such a fan of the visuals as the characters are all super shiny but the animation so far has been fine. This one is on a wait and see. If a lot of other stuff comes out, I’ll probably pass on this but it may manage to grab my interest a bit more in the next couple of episodes.
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