By Operation Rainfall / May 22nd, 2022
We here at oprainfall don’t just love video games: we’re big fans of anime, too. So in celebration of the medium, we’re here to give you our thoughts on what we’ve been watching each week as we watch it. Old, new – anything goes.
Love After World Domination
After leaving off with another character seemingly getting a hint, this episode has us learning more about the Green Gelato, Daigo. He is the member of the team we’ve seen the least of and comes off being very serious and tough, but we see that last part fade quick. We find out that he knew Desumi when she was little, and believes he’s at fault for who she is. While he hasn’t figured out what Desumi does, she has always had a reputation for being absurdly strong. A portion of the episode is Daigo recalling their time together and how he fears how strong she is. After putting up a brave face to her, Desumi gets attached to him as Daigo “trains” her – most of which is how she nearly always kills him. While we know she is a strong character, it is funny to see how fearful Daigo is of her. He makes some suggestions to recruit her and finally challenges her again. There were some good parts this episode, such as the thought of the “Black Gelato.” Personally, I would say this one isn’t as strong as the other more Gelato-focused episode with Haru, but it still was good. It ends with another set-up for the next episode. Following the manga, I can’t wait to see how they pull off the next bit. – Walter
– You can watch Love After World Domination on Crunchyroll.
Ya Boy Kongming! (Paripi Kōmei)
This episode, like the last, follows Eiko and Kabe trying to really get back into their music. This episode actually has very little of Kongming, even less than the previous, the main focus being on the duo. It was pretty relaxed and somewhat slow this week, but it makes sense in a way with what happens. Kabe starts to see some fans of his and meets up with his school friend who got him into rap. These things get him back into a better state of mind to get ready for his next rap battle. Eiko continues to meet up with Nanami to sing together. While still trying to find her own voice for her singing, Nanami gives her a lot of advice to help her improve. Eventually, they decide to hang out together instead of their usual singing. Eiko pulls in some good moments with Nanami. We also get the hint of some of things regarding Nanami. At one point Kabe joins in for a short part of the song Eiko has been working on. Seeing how they work together on the finished product is something I’m looking forward to. – Walter
– You can watch Ya Boy Kongming! on HiDive.
Komi Can’t Communicate
Komi was one of my favorite anime lately, but it took me a bit to get caught up on this second cour thanks to life being life. But I’m really glad I did. This show continues to be just a warm, fuzzy, relaxing kind of show, and the latest episode had some really nice feel-good moments. It’s Christmas Eve, and the gang has invited themselves over to Komi’s house to celebrate both the season and her birthday. Compared to the usual shenanigans that happen when the crew get together, this time felt pretty subdued but still fun (excluding Yamai’s creepy obsessiveness and Agari’s dog fetish). Komi in a Santa outfit is too adorable for words, and I actually really liked the King Game everyone played. It was a great way to showcase everyone’s personalities in a (mostly) down-to-earth fashion. And while he didn’t make an appearance at her party, I’m enjoying the addition of Makoto Katai, the shy boy everyone thinks is a delinquent. Komi has a mostly solid cast of characters and I’m excited to see who else joins the crew this cour. – Leah
– You can watch Komi Can’t Communicate on Netflix.
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