Shoujo-tachi wa Kouya wo Mezasu Episode 3: It’s the First Time
“It’s about fangirling with all you’ve got!”
I found my favorite character.
I feel like things aren’t going to go well with this group because I feel like more than half of them have no idea what they’re doing. I guess they decided not to change the proposal Kuroda made in the end? A lot of butting heads, no agreements, but they all seem happier in the end? Yay?
So for some reason Kuroda has to make a training camp for their club meeting on the proposal she made. But really it’s all for the boring cliches she wants in her game like training camp activities, eating curry, and comparing bust sizes in the bath. Ah, Kuroda…I had no idea you were into trash tropes. You lost points with me. Then again bishoujo games are full of these tropes I hate. That’s why Akkina is better.
Akkina is also better because she has a better attitude about making this game. Kuroda has really planned out everything for the club to what kind of price game they’re making, the marketing, the company that’ll help them, their deadline, how many copies they’ll make, to how much money they will make. By the way the company should not be confused with Sega, it’s Zega. Okay? Zega, which is totally not Sega. She has all of this set up and she makes it very clear that they’re not in this to have fun, they’re here to make profits and to win. Because she really wants to win. And when they’re low-price game gains enough attention, then they’ll move on to make a full-price game. And really she’s only looking at the business side of things. Even though Kuroda loves bishoujo games she’s putting the fun last on the list, which Akkina calls out. Also, she really did shut down everyone’s ideas to how they can fix the game’s characters. Even though their suggestions were confusing…or they didn’t have any suggestion. But either way, that’s not the point. Kuroda just showed right there that she just isn’t willing to hear other opinions, and she wants things to be her way. She wants it to be a low-price game, with that exact deadline, with this storyline, with those characters, with no feedback from the others. Even though she has this team with her, she’s basically controlling this whole project. And I don’t like it.
And neither does Akkina and she had the balls to call her out on it. She leaves the camp but Bunta goes after her to get her to come back because he thinks she’s needed in all this. Other than her having experience around this type of stuff compared to everyone else that isn’t Kuroda, she also has the strength to make the experience fun for them because we sure as hell know that Kuroda won’t. And so she comes back and sticks with the group because the plot is kind of like a BL or something. Oh yeah, she’s really into BL.
The group just worries me because, again, I feel like they don’t really know what to do. Bunta was given the job as the writer and Kuroda told him he should get to working on the game’s plot, and she suggests that he ask the rest of the team what their thoughts are on making a fictional project. He gets various answers, some clear and some vague. Escapism, fangirling, love, something that looks like it’d be fun to draw. I guess he can work with something like that.
Also…love. Yuuka’s apparent feelings for Bunta came out of nowhere that even she looks confused when she gets all lovey-dovey. I don’t know if I like where this is going. Actually…I don’t think I do. This has been done before. Energetic childhood friend falls in love with the male protagonist, but she lays in the shadow of the female protagonist which the male protagonist has more time and interaction with. They’ve been hinting at maybe a romance with Bunta and Kuroda, and I don’t really like that either. Because I don’t feel anything from them. It would be extremely forced, but also would BuntaxYuuka. And it’s so cliche, but this show is kind of ridden with cliches but none of them have really been bothering me except this. Crappy romance writing can really ruin a show and its characters and now I’m afraid that’s going to happen because we all know how it’s going to end. Male protagonist falls for the female protagonist and has to reject the childhood friend when she confesses. Then she gets upset. And then that’s going to cause awkward drama within the team and they’re never going to make their game and then they’re gonna die.
Well, when Yuuka does get rejected I think she can model for Hentai Girl because she was seriously checking her out in the bath. She was even ignoring Kuroda in the meeting and drawing hentai sketches. This girl is seriously killing me. Be her Muse, Yuuka.