So we now have a full team and a shiny new goal (though personally I think a national competition only a few months after assembling a team is probably overly ambitious). We also finally confronted Sho’s predictable trauma but by the end of the episode he’s ready to move forward. I kind of get why we went from 7 members to 15 this quickly but it means that our new members are difficult to understand and remember (admittedly they clearly thought about how to visually differentiate the characters but their personalities for the most part remain a mystery). It will be interesting to see how this plays out and it maintains its positive and upbeat tone.
Cheer Boys is available on AnimeLab.