I predicted that they’d get to Antarctica this episode, but I was wrong. I had forgotten that Australia and Antarctica aren’t exactly close… This episode had been educational and was pleasant overall.
- Finally setting sail! I would have thought that Kimari and Shirase would be the ones to topple over. Maybe Shirase is tall enough to not have to lean far?
- Yorimoi…I feel so offended. Not that I’m a 17/16-year-old anymore, but I sure was unproductive back then. Good for you girls…
- To be more cynical than I need to: how much of it was really their accomplishment? Shirase earned a million yen but didn’t end up having to use it, and everyone kind of got a free ride because of Yuzuki. I think it makes more sense this way, but the sense of achieving a dream rather than having it granted would probably be more powerful.
- Honestly, just let Yuzuki do the job… She’s there for this very purpose!
- I said that Hinata was best girl earlier on, but now I’m changing my mind. Best girl is Yuzuki! She’s realistic and adorable. I also like her voice (though I like Hinata’s voice as well; she reminds me of Nozomi from Love Live!).
- Just look at those mountains of rice Shirase and Kimari are about to eat! And Yuzuki, as expected, eats very little. I was curious to see how much Hinata’s eating, but it never gets shown. I still love how subtly Yorimoi slips in extra info for its viewers.
- You can sure learn a lot from certain Cute Girls Doing Cute Things shows. I don’t watch documentaries all that much and have no real life experience, but the anime seems to be a pretty accurate depiction of sea expeditions. I like learning new things while being entertained.
- *Squints*…is that the Hindu god Lord Ganesha?! Oh my, it is. Has this plushie always been there (I only noticed it just now)?
- Sea-sickness. According to Kanae, land-sickness is a thing too. I did not know that. Anyways, this looks and sounds dreadful. It’s probably the first major obstacle the girls experience since they were granted permission to embark on this journey.
- The choice to be a part of this dangerous expedition is an accomplishment in itself, I suppose. The girls suck up their sea-sickness and embrace their challenges. Maybe because the major conflict is not so much internal this episode, the emotional impact to me as a viewer wasn’t as strong as some of the previous episodes.
- This sounds more epic with the background music. Honestly, Yorimoi is pretty good at choosing OSTs and insert songs at the right moment.
- Gin also mentioned seeing the storm as a battle earlier on. I’m really liking her more and more now. People who see a challenge in everything are great…
- They basically slide right down to the railing and get swallowed by gigantic waves multiple times… Isn’t it freezing out there? I bet they’re all gonna be sick next episode.
- Not a bouquet of fresh flowers, but flowers safely kept in a glass dome. I feel like this speaks something about Gin’s character. But on a practical level, it’s so that they can last for a while in Antarctica?
It was a nice episode. If I have to name one complaint for the series so far, it’s that I wish the girls’ bonds got developed more. The reason it feels a bit lacking to me is because although Yorimoi does an excellent job showing how intimate they are as a group through the subtle details in their daily interactions, we know too little about most of the characters to truly feel the bond that they’re developing. Especially Kimari and Hinata – it would be nice to know more about those two’s stories. Unless Kimari just doesn’t have a story, in which case I would be kind of disappointed.