In an unexpected turn of events, Yumeko finally decides to be proactive and instead of waiting for the Momobamis to invite her in gambles, she organizes one herself.
Japanese Title: 裏切りの女
There are so many characters turning up in this episode. I actually needed to write their names down. I always find it hard to remember the names of characters in school anime, as they all look alike and a lot of them have very minor personality traits or roles in the show. The episode starts with Yumeko and Terano, the girl on the wheelchair. Yumeko, against Terano’s (and everyone else’s, probably) expectations), challenges Terano to a gamble.
In the meantime, Sumeragi, the girl who ripped her own nails off for no apparent reason in the previous season (ughhhh, what a memory…) and has managed to enslave Manyuda, the school’s joyless and sexless accountant, is paying him a visit in the school’s hospital wing. Manyuda seems very changed; not only has his hair gone completely white (which suits him pretty well or maybe I’m just a basic sucker for white-haired characters), but also his personality has become a submissive, docile one and he won’t even react against the fact that he has to be a slave to his ex-subordinate Sumeragi for the rest of his life. Sumeragi is not impressed.
Later, Miroslava (Russian girl with massive tits) and Ibara (angry redhead youth confused about fashion) meet outside a room to respond to a call from Terano. In there, Terano; her tanned lackey, Batsubami; Sumeragi; and of course Yumeko are expecting them for a gamble extravaganza, where they will be playing ‘For the Greater Good’, a game where relying on and trusting your opponents is key. The last person to join is Manyuda (what is he even doing here?), looking as uninterested as he did in the hospital.
The game begins (I will spare you the details of how the game is played) – long story short, Yumeko suggests that they all work together instead of against each other. Someone seems to be working for their own sake rather than the ‘common good’. On the second round, they realize that there’s two people not collaborating but helping each other to win. Manyuda openly blames Yumeko.
Manyuda: It’s not like we could forget Manyuda’s existence (he does show up a lot in the opening along with Sumeragi). It’s more like he was uninteresting enough to be ignored sufficiently. A very-cookie cutter type of character, almost a doppelganger to Uran Host Club’s Kyoya Ootori (I love that guy), and a pretty horrible person overall. I just can’t see why we need him back in the show; I do however suspect that SOMEHOW this is gonna turn into one of those things where Yumeko’s superior moral values are going to manifest in Manyuda learning a lesson, AND BOY AM I NOT INTO THAT. Let’s just keep Yumeko as a complete psychopath, no? Ps: that hair tho.
Rumia Uru: I tip my hat to you, Kakegurui XX. Someone finally acknowledged the fact that there are anime characters whose voices are the most irritating sound imaginable. To be fair, I don’t hate Rumia’s voice too much; I even find it quite relaxing. But, there is a huge list of anime voices I deeply despise, mostly those of teenage girls.
Rei ctfd: What was it with Rei’s explosion. I mean, ok, I’m sure they’ve got some interesting feelings about psychopaths being members of the Momobami clan… but Rei’s behaviour here was completely uncalled for and very out of character. It was obviously a reference to some backstory we have no idea (and thus care very little) about. I am gonna take a wild guess and say it has something to do with her family being kicked out of the Momobami crew.
Interesting gamble going on. Looking forward to the next episode.
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