Synopsis of Episode 5 Touring
Finally, the girls arrive in the vast land in the north, Hokkaido. As they wake up in a tent, Hijiri brings up a question, ‘How fast have you delinquents ridden?’ Then the conversation heats up to bragging about their top speeds! Rin gets provoked by this and challenges herself to record the maximum speed. Her motorbike goes faster and faster with the roaring sound of her KATANA. However, before reaching the maximum speed, mother and baby Ezo red foxes jump out to the road…Anyway, the group gets to the northernmost tip of Japan, Cape Soya. There is a woman gazing into the horizon in a wistful mood. Suddenly, this woman rides to the edge and jumps off the cliff!
This episode tells the latter half of their motorbike tour around Hokkaido.
It begins with a scene where everyone wakes up. They are all camping in an open field using their own gear.
They have their breakfast, which is full of items from Seico Mart, a Hokkaido-grown convenience store chain. Then, they hit the road again.
Hane gives Rin ‘a Suzuki rider’s chalice’ (a teacup), which is given to Hane by the man who helped Hane to get to Hokkaido.
They are feeling awesome riding on the long straight roads of Hokkaido.
Rin lets everyone go making an excuse of fixing her shoelace.
When nobody is around, she challenges herself for a ‘speed trial’ to set a new record of the maximum speed on her loving motorbike.
Her KATANA 400S gets faster and faster, but mother and baby Ezo red foxes suddenly appear in front of her.
They don’t seem to run away, but Rin will face an accident if she tries to avoid them. All she can think is a bad childhood memory.
Her father tried to avoid foxes on the street and ended up crashing. He also got licked by those foxed and became infected with Echinococcus.
‘Show no mercy! Just run them over!’…This is what she harshly reminds herself, but something strange happens at the same time.
The chalice, which has been tied at the back, slides out and hits the back of her head. As a result of this, she happens to break her motorbike and saves the mother and baby foxes at the very last second.
Against her wish, she saves the hateful foxes, but she cries with joy being thankful for the miracle of their survival.
After that, they successfully tour across Hokkaido.
The tour starts in the southmost major city of Hakodate and ends at the northmost tip of Cape Soya.
The group is mesmerized by the sun going down in the Sea of Okhotsk. Then, a woman on a 50cc motorbike suddenly motorbike-dives off the cliff.
She appears to attempt suicide, but Cape Soya is actually not a very steep cliff and she survives falling onto the seaside.
This woman turns out to be someone the girls are very familiar with. It is Ms. Saruyama from Okanoue High School.
Ms. Saruyama comes all the way to Cape Soya to commit suicide due to being dumped by 13 boyfriends in total.
Her motorbike is only a 50cc, which possibly allows an average of 60km/h…She certainly has the guts! I wonder if you could do anything, literally absolutely anything, when you are prepared to die.
Ms. Saruyama gets drunk on beer and starts to harass the club members. When she is drunk, she gets attracted to girls, and this is probably why she has been dumped by all those boyfriends in the past.
Raimu follows an order from the principal to protect the girls and successfully saves them.
The girls take photos as evidence so that they will have power over Ms. Saruyama, when they are to ask her to be the advisor to the club.
If I were a member of the club, I would feel unsafe around Ms. Saruyama and wouldn’t like it at all.
Their fun filled Hokkaido trip is nearly over.
While they wait for a ferry to go home, Hane says, ‘I will go for a short ride until the time comes.’ Onsa stops Hane saying, ‘Hokkaido is like a dreamland for riders, but we must go back to our reality from tomorrow. You should leave your growing passion for Hokkaido here in Hokkaido.’
Rin gets fed up with Onsa’s words, which are more poetic and full of sentiment than usual. However, if motorbikes are really inefficient as described in the anime, then we may need to be more excessively self-satisfied to a certain degree.
After coming back from Hokkaido, Hane and the others wash off all the dirt from their motorbikes.
I wonder if it’s just to avoid getting messy, but they are all in their swimming suits.
Hane gets tired of washing her motorbike by hand, so she puts some detergent and starts rubbing her body against the motorbike.
Hijiri’s comment stirs up Rin’s ‘burning love for the motorbike’, and she also applies some detergent to wash the motorbike with her whole body.
I have no idea if this is what they think of being efficient, but it is funny enough to watch the scene, which totally indicates something else rather than a simple vehicle wash.
I know there are some emotional stories in this anime, such as Rin’s past, but ‘Bakuon!!’ is certainly a vulgar anime…
I was kind of fed up with watching vulgar scenes, but somehow, I also felt relieved at the same time.