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I bet you weren’t expecting a twist out of a sow like Play it Cool, Guys. Just when you thought you were safe and settled, bam, everything changes! That’s why you always have to have your guard up!
When I say “everything changes”, I don’t actually mean everything. Most things are still the same. Souma is still an optimist with no awareness of his environment. I was actually surprised when he managed to make it before the end of the game even though he got on the wrong bus. If anything, I’m impressed he realized it was the wrong bus before he got to Kyoto or something.
And Shun is still a dork with too much pride and a great athlete that’s just not quite great enough to make u for his spacing out or the rest of the team. Hayate and Mima managed to stay mostly out of trouble this week so that’s a plus.
I always like it when anime turn out to have been Sports! anime in the background the whole time. This week’s episode of Play it Cool, Guys really did feel like an honest-to-goodness episode of a handball anime. Maybe it was a bit parred down for the short runtime but a lot of the beats felt true to the genre. Especially the whole team goofing around together after the match. That could have been straight out of Aoashi (which I just finished a few days ago).
But what about that twist, huh? You thought we were done, didn’t you? If you look at the OP and ED as well as the colour scheme and the little bears, I can’t blame you for just assuming that these are the tiny day-to-day adventures of four dorks that seem cool if you don’t know them. But actually, this whole time it was the adventures of 5 dorks! We have the glorious first introduction of Sensei, the purple dork. And I quite like him.
He becomes more important later on i the manga but we should still get a few stories with him before the end of the season. I won’t say too much. I don’t want to spoil anything. I can’t believe this is the one show where I care about spoilers…