A new episode brings a new acquaintance and a new challenge for Ami! Can she handle riding 100 km?
(Spoilers in this review)
Well, we finally get introduced to the mystery girl in the OP. I wonder what her role in Long Riders! is going to be.
Later on, Ami, Aoi, Yayoi, and Hinako talk about the Azumi Autumn Ride, which is 160 km long. Ami is not confident that she can ride for that long, but the others manage to convince her to try out a 100 km practice ride first.
Ami ends up getting psyched about the practice ride at home, which leads to the gag that happens every episode. Emi’s impression of her big sister must be pretty bad by now.
During dinner time, the
most beautiful woman in the show Ami’s mom mentions that Ami has been eating a lot. I was worried there was going to be some sort of dieting subplot, but thankfully I was wrong!
The fab four then go on a trial run. Pretty biking images incoming!
Then they pull into a place to grab some grub and rest. What did I say about the food scenes?
Also features some
lovers friends feeding each other. Caramel ice cream, though? Ami, your sweet tooth is too much for me.
At their next reststop, Hinako gestures for Aoi to stay quiet about their next destination. Turns out it was the final stretch of the 100 km. Ami, you did it!
Also, seeing Hinako without a fang when her mouth is open is jarring. Fang or riot!
Relieved that she pulled off 100 km, Ami heads home to pack for the Azumi Autumn Ride. Her sister and her mother are worried for her and Ami is not sure if she can do this, but she’s willing to try! Dang, that was pretty cool, Ami.
The rest of the episode features a car ride where boobs are abruptly brought up, the girls registering for the event while talking about food, the girls checking into an inn and visiting its hot spring, and Ami getting reassured about the event by Aoi late at night.
Then it’s time for the event. Let’s go, Team Fortuna!
Some decent progress happening in this episode now! However…
…next week’s episode is titled, “The Azumi Autumn Ride Part One.” This seems to imply that the Azumi Autumn Ride takes at least two episodes. If this series is a one-cour, then there’ll only be 2 more episodes left. Will the girls ever get to participate in a fleche??? It’ll be a bummer if the series ends before that happens.
See you next week.