Oto. I came into this show thinking it was gonna be terrible. Half joking and half because of what you told me about it. You’re wrong. I love this episode. The fuck is wrong with you? Do you hate joy? This episode made me feel so refreshed. It’s just nice to watch.
Pon. It’s different now that I can view it in the context of im@s. Now that I’m not daring this idol shit to win me over, testing how many of my defenses it can overcome.
Oto. Now I just feel bad. You don’t hate joy. You just don’t want to admit you actually like joy.
Pon. There are these areas in which I feel like im@s dropped the ball. Now it seems like maybe Love Live came along behind it and picked up the ball.
Oto. If we’re gonna compare the two, Love Live has much better music. The idol music is interesting. It has life to it. Someone put effort into it. And the background music sounds like they got a pianist to do the music live. It’s like an old cartoon. It sounds like the music is commenting on what’s happening.
Pon. I still prefer a more house-based approach to this kind of pop, but I guess it sounds more, I dunno, dynamic than a lot of im@s songs. I feel bad now. I was just talking shit about Love Live music on Twitter last week.
Oto. There’s this one edit in the beginning that reminded me of an American teen sitcom. Is that a good thing? It’s interesting at least.
Pon. I dunno. But I do know one thing. Nico still sucks.
Oto. Honoka. I love you. Thank you for not being Haruka.
Pon. Anything would be better than Haruka. Honoka’s desk is better than Haruka.
Oto. She’s got the same drive to fix things, but Honoka is actually competent. She’s gonna do whatever it takes to save the school, and she’s going to be damn good at it. Also she’s not trying to help someone get over her dead brother by saying, “You’ll be fine. Let’s sing together.”
Pon. Have you noticed that this is like Manabi Straight, except nobody realizes they live in a dystopia where public schools have to compete in the private market and commodify their students to stay afloat? That’s weird.
Oto. That’s terrifying.
Pon. Ah well. Get our game! Free on the Google Play store! (Microtransactions may apply.)