Final episode, NOOOOO. This was such a good run for Chio’s School Road, and I’d love to see it continued, regardless of its rich lewd content.
Japanese Title: たったひとつの冴えたやりかた / 雪ちゃんはまとわない
Chio is spending some quality time with her doggo when Chiharu shows up, upset, as usual, quietly stalking Chio. Turns out this time she just needs help with her homework and is not trying to shove her fingers up someone’s butt. Chio, being older, has a genius idea to make money: she helps Chiharu walk around and collect empty cans, hoping to sell them at the nearby factory for some cash. Unfortunately, not only she provides Chiharu with completely false information on how to properly recycle, but also their earnings are so pitiful that Chio bursts into tears. As they walk away disappointed, they meet with Manana who is standing in line for a sale. As Chio is trying to drag her away so they can go to school, some people offer to buy her place in the queue, and Chiharu comes up with her genius business plan.
Later, Chio and Manana are discussing streaking as a form of protest, when Yuki shows up and, being the exhibitionist that she is, she is delighted by the idea of running around naked. She mentions that, in fact, she walks around naked all the time at home. Manana, trying to suck up on Yuki as usual, says she’s doing the same. Yuki takes it very seriously and challenges her to walk around with no underwear on. Manana accepts, and soon, all three of them are getting rid of their undies and walk to school commando. On their way there, they meet the very creepy Madoka, who challenges them to a game of kabaddi. Chio grabs Yuki and runs off.
The very final segment of the show previews some scenes from the manga.
OP bonus sound effects!: Did you notice the special sound effects in the beginning of the episode? This is a rather old quirky anime tradition where some shows would add bonus sound effects during their last episodes. Some examples include Zero no Tsukaima, DN.Angel, Trigun and Sora no Otoshimono.
Yuki’s Dark Side: Glad we got to see her lose it just before the end of the show, that was epic.
Themes & Trivia
Selling your underwear: A booming and lucrative business that allows women worldwide to make extra cash on the expense of single men who desperately need to smell some vag. Even though this is not a Japanese monopoly anymore, I do not know any other place in the world where you can get them in vending machines.
Streaking: The act of running around naked, nowadays mostly associated with sports events. Believe it or not, there is a lot of history on the habit, which I’m not going to analyze right now because I don’t want to.
Apron-only: A style more popular than Chio thinks – those of you who watch Food Wars probably remember cutie Isshiki-senpai and his pink apron, which was also his only item of clothing. <3
Internal references: Did y’all notice that the OP is basically a huge reference to the last episode? Also, from what I hear, Chio’s School Road is NOT getting a second season, and that’s a shame, because it was so much fun.
Dosukoi: A sumo war cry.
Hope you get your man Chio
Even though we’ll never find out, I’m wishing for a bonus episode where Mayuta and Chio get together.
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Chio’s School Road
Summer 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast