The big day has finally arrived, but how did Komichi’s performance turn out on the big stage?
As was to be expected, there isn’t much to say about this installment. There is a cut to the next day after the sports festival when the students are having an after-festival party. In a nutshell, this episode is the moment you’ve been looking forward to.
I have to admit, the performance was exactly what I imagined it to be, and it was a pleasure to witness. Not to mention, Erika’s piano and violin abilities are on full display during the performance. Of course, some members of the crowd observed that some of the dances Komichi performed seemed eerily similar to the ones she performed during her cheerleading.
Also. I enjoyed seeing some of the activities associated with the sports festival. While there is a scene in which Hotaru makes blunders during a badminton match that makes me feel sorry for her, Komichi’s class, despite losing some events, managed to win the tournament. But I must confess that Hotaru is a delightful cinnamon bun, albeit one that might have used a little more development. So, there’s the manga, I suppose.
In terms of the following day, it’s clear that Kao had to wake up her older sister. Upon waking up, Komichi realized that the performance had been so strange, even though it had already ended. When she finished eating her breakfast, she headed to school and changed into her uniform. Erika was the first person to arrive in class, as was predicted. After a while, the rest of her students joined her.
I have to agree that Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku has been the most pleasant surprise of the season, owing primarily to its excellent art direction. Yes, there is some fanservice in the program, but it is done exquisitely. Because of the aesthetic direction and the soundtrack, it’s possible to characterize this show as such.
As was to be expected, the majority of the characters are likable. Yes, Komichi is a highly sociable and enthusiastic young lady who manages to establish a large number of new friends in her school’s freshman class. Given how athletic she is and the fact that she is wearing a different school uniform than the rest of the students, her popularity should come as no surprise. Yes, she must have a high level of self-esteem to achieve this because there may be those who would bully her if she did not. Fortunately, this is not the case in this situation, as she has a large number of friends.
She certainly considers Erika to be one of her closest pals. Some may argue that Erika considers Komichi to be more than just a best friend, given her interest in her and their shared interests in certain areas. Nonetheless, given some subtle moments like a desire to play the piano for Komichi’s performance, among other things, it isn’t all that shocking.
As a whole, Akebi-chan no Sailor Fuku is a charming high school female slice-of-life show that will appeal to the majority of fans of the genre. Without a doubt, I would have preferred that they had concentrated on Hotaru, given how adorable she is, rather than Komichi’s younger sister, Kao. However, I want to begin reading the manga at some time shortly, regardless of the outcome. It is hoped that it will be localized at some point in the future.