Last week I said that Mima was my favourite and now I get a Mima episode! I’m not sure how many people are watching Play it Cool Guys. I hope it’s a few because it is one of the most relaxing anime experiences I have had. In any case, it seems like the producers have decided to tailor the experience specifically to my tastes and I am quite happy about that. I would like to encourage more shows to go that route!
Big responsible guys being very bad with horror is a pretty common trope. I’ve seen it a lot. And it suits Mima quite well. But just because it’s expected doesn’t mean it can’t be cute. Because it was pretty cute.
By now, Play it Cool Guys has laid the cards out on the table. Since it’s a character study, what the show really has to offer is teaching us about its characters. And by now, we kind of know exactly who these characters are. Especially as the show likes to keep things very light, not to say a little shallow. So new episodes reinforce things we already knew rather than really teach us anything new.
For some reason, I like that even more. Maybe it’s the aforementioned deeply relaxing feeling I get from it. Not only does it have the lighthearted undemanding material, but now that material is also familiar just to add another level of comfort to the experience.
I will say though when Mima was thinking about a comforting experience, I really thought he would end up at the small animal café. I suppose it might not be open all night though. And Hayate is really the next best thing. Hayate’s inner life is quickly becoming the best running gag of the show.
All in all, it was a very sweet episode that I quite enjoyed for what it was. I feel like I can say that for all of them. There’s not much to say but that’s part of the charm…
- Play It Cool, Guys – episodes 1-3
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 4
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 5
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 6
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 7
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 8
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 9
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 10
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 11
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 12
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 13
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 14
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 15
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 16
- Play It Cool, Guys – episode 17
4 thoughts on “Play It Cool, Guys – episodes 20”
They’re all great characters. Mima is your favourite, eh? He’s up there for me. I think my favourite is Igarashi, followed by Shiki, then Mima. Igarashi is such a new character that I hope we get to see more of him. I generally love characters that are writers.
Mima is just such a huge dork…I mean they all are but he seems the dorkiest to me
Cute episode. It’s pretty good slice of life, though it feels a little to tropey for me to consider the show a character study. For me, the show’s biggest strength is mood. It’s just so fun and cute and relaxing – everything I want from a slice-of-life show.
I see what you mean. I’m not that familiar with these tropes but I need to watch a bit more sol