Remember in my review of Episode 4 of Eromanga Sensei where I said Sagiri’s behaviour made no sense? I take that back. If her actions seemed irrational at the time, they cannot possibly be compared to Muramasa’s in this episode.
Japanese Original Episode Title :妹と世界で一番面白い小説
Muramasa declares her hostile feelings towards Masamune and his vision, so Masamune takes her on and decides to place a bet with her (does this sound familiar?), only to later find out her secret motives. Wow.
After declaring war to Muramasa, Masamune (damn, their names do sound very much alike) retires back to his place and announces his decision to Sagiri, who is extremely supportive and eggs him on. Masamune then spends a considerate amount of time practicing under Yamada’s supervision and developing some very disturbing dark circles. That would have been such a great opportunity for a concealer plug.
When he’s – finally – done writing and his work is deemed sufficient by his annoying supervisor, Masamune receives an unexpected visitor; Muramasa, wearing a high school uniform, because (in her own words) it attracts men’s attention. She forces herself into his house (once again, very familiar) and elaborates on the reasons why she is trying to ruin his life.
Apparently, Muramasa is his greatest fan. A natural writer, she can never find enough satisfaction in reading anything other than Masamune’s work. It’s the only book she ever liked. The fact that Masamune decided to switch styles and go for a light-comedy novel instead of his intense battle one has left her heartbroken, which is why she’s trying to stop him. She pleads that he keeps writing what she wants him too, and even offers all her earnings in exchange.
At this point, Sagiri who had had enough of this shit, decides to finally come out of her room (!) and give Muramasa a piece of her mind. She screams at her that her brother is her own and that she’s always loved him and that she’ll never take him away from her blablabla, typical-crazed-teenage-hormones-raging talk. Masamune is convinced by his sister’s talk (not that he needed to be, to be honest) and he kindly announces to Muramasa that he’s not interested. She leaves, warning him that if she won’t like his upcoming work, she’ll come back to kill him. No mental issues whatsoever. On a later scene, she confesses her love to him and he rejects. This episode is not doing her any favors.
And yay, Masamune wins the competition (because Muramasa has been disqualified for going over the word count). Well done kids.
Themes & Trivia
Battling: Depending on the theme of the anime, whether it’s a card game, a Pokemon battle, or a battle to the death, kicking each other’s ass is a very constant theme in anime (especially those targeting a male demographic). In our case, people sort out their differences in writing… Yeah.
Outcast genius, again: While Masamune is a typical high school student, both his antagonists so far (Yamada and Muramasa) are some sort of genius. In Muramasa’s case, she’s the type of person who invites themselves into your home and starts writing instead of interacting with people. She doesn’t even pay attention to what they’re saying.
Schoolgirl uniform: Do I really have to say something here? I just found it hilarious that they decided to pick on this subject on that way.
I believe I’m getting slightly disengaged with this anime, mostly because its whole plot revolves around something we don’t really get to see (the novels everyone is writing). I guess we kind of get to see Masamune’s upcoming one but for some reason I feel like this absence of insight creates a bit of a gap experiencing the show.
You should probably find a different way to approach men, girl
You know sometimes there’s other ways to try and flirt with a guy, other than humiliating him and declaring you want to destroy his dream. They don’t really go for that. Nobody does.
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NEXT TIME: Dreaming Sagiri and Summer Fireworks (夢見る紗霧と夏花火)
TV Anime ‘Eromanga sensei’
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- Eromanga Sensei Episode 3 Review: Buck Naked Mansion and the Fallen Master
- Eromanga Sensei Episode 4 Review: Eromanga Sensei
- Eromanga Sensei Episode 5 Review: Let’s Plan a Light-novel with your Little Sister
- Eromanga Sensei Episode 6 Review: Masamune Izumi and the Nemesis of Ten Million Copies
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