Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku Episode 4: Apathetic Coup d’etat

Eruna is still her creepy perverted self, but she hangs out with the drama club and we get a great look into Akama. I still think the same about Eruna, and no I haven’t checked out the songs yet….midterms week. *collapses* But she won a little bit of points for me in the end.

[HorribleSubs] Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku - 04 [720p].mkv0073What I didn’t expect was that we would get a deeper look into Akama. He has a pretty traumatic past, traumatic in the sense of a child. He had a little brother, who was sweet, kind, friendly, and well-liked by everyone. His little brother would be the one to take the spotlight while he would stay back in the shadows. He was more apathetic, didn’t smile, wasn’t people’s favorite. In their childhood, their parents got a divorce. His mother left the house along with his little brother, leaving Akama behind with his father. Divorce can be extremely difficult for children, but to also be separated from your sibling is even worse. And the reason why they were separated, he thought, is because his little brother was perfect, he was better than him and his mother wanted his brother, not the sullen kid that was him. And it obviously hurt him. And ever since, he’s been putting on an act, trying to be like his little brother, and learning to smile and fool people. Even fooling himself. But one person that reminds him he’s just fooling, is Asahi (astronomy cutie). Because Asahi reminds Akama of his little brother so much, every time he looks at him he’s reminded that he’s trying to be someone he’s not. And he’s afraid that people will notice this about him, and leave him alone. And this is where Eruna wins points.

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She still accepts him. Eruna always noticed something weird about Akama whenever Asahi was around, and she was able to realize his act. But she never wanted to stop being his friend, because she simply likes him. She also says the rest of the club probably realized themselves too, but they still like him just as much. They even had a little party and hung out in his room for their After-School Six thing, which was nice. For once, Eruna didn’t irritate me. Bravo.

After-School Six? What’s that? Probably the best thing in this episode. Because we got a look into Akama, we also got a better look into the rest of the drama club. Practicing her attacks on Himi, and losing, the club pays Eruna a visit and bring up the topic of starting up a little class for practicing for the rookie battles. So Eruna agrees, and it consists of her and the newbies of the drama club. Where they become, the After-School Six! More like Big Hero 6, amirite?

[HorribleSubs] Mikagura Gakuen Kumikyoku - 04 [720p].mkv0044…….Yeah. So the six of them meet after school every day until the day of the rookie battles start, and they practice and learn together. And they were a bundle of fun, I don’t understand why Eruna won’t join the drama club when she becomes really close friends with them. She said she didn’t felt like she fit in in any of the clubs she visited, but I think she’s a perfect match for the drama club. I mean, Eruna is dramatic herself. And she’s always living in her own little dream world, fantasizing weird shit. I think she’s absolutely perfect with the other weirdos in the club, and they’re fun together. But yeah, she’s in love with Seisa or whatever. Whatever, keep sleeping in your sleeping bag if you want to, and make whatvever club you want.

The day comes when the tournament is set up and the opponents are picked, and Eruna has to go up against Katai, the pink-haired girl that joined the calligraphy club. The fight was actually pretty cool, and I loved Katai’s attacks, like the ink horses. But of course because she’s the main character, Eruna wins. Before she had trouble using her Toy Gun, but in the battle she used it fine. I guess the After-School Six really did help her. Hm. Good for her I guess.

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1 Response

  1. Wanderer says:

    Congrats: with this episode you have begun to see just a bit of what made me come to like Eruna much more when I watched the songs. Now go take 15 minutes and watch the things: it took you longer to watch the episode that you wrote this post for than it would take you to watch the videos for those five songs.

    In other news, I now suspect that the Toy Gun works based on Eruna’s emotions. She can’t just SAY “tension max,” she has to actually feel it. During the battles with Katai and Himi she was getting fired up by everything and was able to use her attack, but the battle against Seisa wasn’t actually a BATTLE: Seisa slept through part of it, then let Eruna phase through her, then crushed one of Eruna’s crystals before anyone could even see her do anything, and so on. There was no “tension” there, no real rising of emotions that comes from facing a challenge.

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