I finally figured out how to create those nifty header images Karandi uses and I’m having way too much fun with it. I just want to make a bunch of headers…who needs an actual post!
It seems like every week I’m repeating myself when I talk about this show. But I mean that in a good way. Right from the start I found Midori super relatable and as such I don’t need much development for her because I get her. Cause I act like her. And well, that was still true this week.
I think Tsubame is endearing but a bit underused. This week she was endearing but a bit underused. She was also very fetching in a Tux. Rwar. Just me? Moving on.
Both Karandi and I have made no secret of our love for the character of Kanamori and guess who my favourite was this week, I’ll give you 3 guesses! It was Doumeki. It wasn’t but Doumeki’s character design still rocks.
Kanamori is great, and if you’ve been reading our reviews you already know why. This said, occasionally throwing Sakaki into the mix to act as her nemesis of sorts really brings out the best in the character. It wouldn’t work if Sakaki is always there, in fact using her sparingly as they have is the way to go, in my opinion. It certainly made this episode a lot of fun to watch. Like a clash of the titans, if titans were high school girls.
Once again, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken tangles practical considerations with artistic ones and once more I really liked that. It just grounds the series with this sense of potential reality which makes me care about it a little more. I know it’s a fictional story but sometimes I feel like it’s trying to say something about a real industry and I’m more than happy to listen. Heck I really want to know in fact.
In the interest of balance, I will say that some scenes in the latter half of the episode went on a bit too long for my taste. Maybe it’s because I just don’t understand and relate to sound design as much as I do other aspects of the production. Even though Doumeki is amazing and could really have been my favourite character in a show without a Kanamori, there were instances of them just listening to things or scouting sounds where my mind kind of drifted and I found myself checking stuff on my other screen instead.
It was really only a few moments though and they didn’t make the overall episode not enjoyable. If I was binging this show instead if watching it week by week I probably wouldn’t be having these moments at all.
What I’m saying is that Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken is still an excellent series and I look forward to the next episode!
Thanks for Reading From
Irina and Karandi
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Images from: Keep Your Hands of Eizouken. Dir. Masaaki Yuasa. Science SARU. 2020.