Hitoribocchi no Marumau Seikatsu Review Episode 10


The Student Becomes The Master’s Friend


Hitoribocchi Episode 10

I kind of knew I was over this series when, in a week where I was tight for time, this was one of the first episodes I just skipped watching with the intention of getting back to it. Now the anime is finished and I’m only just watching episode 10 with two more to go and to be honest, I’m kind of indifferent as to whether I finish it or not.

Oh, don’t look at me like that.

That said, Hitoribocchi did deliver a pretty solid tenth episode where we finally deal with the master-student dynamic between Bocchi and Sotoka after Bocchi makes friends with the pancake girls from last episode and Sotoka gets really jealous. Okay, it’s kind of silly but it does force what little plot we have here forward. It also pushes Aru and Nako into supporting roles that allows them to both operate at their best bringing a few genuine laughs to the sidelines of this episode.


Outside of the progress on the friend quest, we get the usual high school antics with the closing ceremony, followed by a shrine visit for New Year’s, and morning greetings. There’s nothing overly new to be seen but if you are enjoying the cast than seeing them in the different situations will be fun enough.


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My takeaway was that Bocchi has some pretty incredible origami skills (then again I think most people who can actually do origami are incredible given I tend to get stuck midway through the directions of most creations). Her new style Shuriken are pretty cool and watching Sotoka and Bocchi running from the room to throw it together as friends was very smile worthy.

Even my cynical self admits that is pretty cute.

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2 thoughts on “Hitoribocchi no Marumau Seikatsu Review Episode 10

  1. It’s a shame that you feel indifferent finishing the show. I had it down as anime of the season. I get that slice of lifes can be a bit samey sometimes though. :/

    1. I just haven’t connected with any of these characters. Senryuu Shoujo has worked for me and I’ve found it quite adorable this season, but this one just never clicked.

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