It’s finally decided! Hinako’s gonna start up a theatre trope!
(Spoilers in this review)
The first half of the episode primarily focuses on Hinako’s years as a scarecrow for some old folk. So are we going to touch upon Hinako’s history as a wallflower every episode? Because I’m pretty sure this episode, combined with the previous episode, has told us everything there is to know about those years of her life.
I didn’t really appreciate how the old man and the old lady seemed to have forced the role onto Hinako. They could have been more patient with her and let her try to actually voice her opinion? Well, I guess giving her free vegetables as hush money was good enough so all’s well that ends okay.
The rest of the first half of the episode has Hinako interacting with the others during breakfast and learning about the theatre club’s flighty director.
Later on, Chiaki tries to talk Hinako into forming a theatre trope again. I’m not sure why or how she transitioned to telling Hinako to go for it seeing as they were doing laundry and Hinako had basically revealed that she can kind of talk to animals, but sure.
Hinako finally decides that she’ll be forming a theatre trope because she can’t handle working at the coffee shop or the book store. It’ll be situated inside the coffee shop and will be their attempt to bring in more customers! Furthermore, she’s going to be the leader (principal) of the trope! The others will help out, of course (Kuu wants to be of assistance to Hinako and Chiaki loves acting. Mayuki, however, is adamant she can’t be an actress. She’ll surely come around. Or else Kuu and the viewers would never get to see Mayuki dressed up as a princess and that would be a tragedy).
The end of the episode has the girls declaring their intents to perform on some prestigious stage one day. Um, sure. I doubt that will happen within this cour unless there’s some major time skips involved. At best they’ll visit the place and become dismotivated / motivated.
It’s actually moving at a decent pace compared to some of the recent slice-of-life shows I’ve been watching. Wow, it only took two episodes before Hinako decided to try to form a club/trope/circle!!!