Aiura Episode #08 Anime Review

Aiura Episode #08 Anime Review

Aiura Episode 8

Some days you do just want to be called Captain.

What They Say:
They don’t always see eye-to-eye, but that just makes these high school girls’ daily lives more fun. “Their lives happen when nothing is happening” in this anime based on the lackadaisical four-panel manga. *This story features high school girls, but there’s not much romance, and comedy has its place. Don’t expect too much extravagance.

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
When someone like Kanaka gets a bee in her bonnet, it’s hard to dissuade her from it for obvious reasons. Such is the case here as she implores with Saki about joining a club, largely because she wants to be called captain and have the respect of others. But she has no clu bin mind and Saki is flat out uninterested in it. Amusingly, the more Ayuko goes on about the different clubs they can join, the clearer it becomes that Kanaka has nothing going for it. And not just in terms of clubs either, but because she again seemingly has no interests outside of just enjoy her time on her own rather than reading, writing, music or other types of clubs like the culture one. It’s cute, but it also reinforces that there’s not a lot to her.

In Summary:
Aiura continues to charm with its characters and delight with the quality of the presentation and animation, but it also shows its weaknesses with the characters themselves. This episode highlights it more than some of the others simply because as we see more and more of Kanaka, there’s not a whole lot there. While a lot of kids certainly don’t participate in clubs, the more she declined different types of clubs, the more you see her as someone without any focus or serious interests. Nothing to be passionate about except whatever excites her for the moment. Which is great at the moment, but as a larger view, it just reduces Kanaka’s potential greatly.

Grade: B

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

Review Equipment:
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70″ LCoS 1080P HDTV, Dell 10.1 Netbook via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.