When it comes to covering these two shows it’s going to be a little tricky, more so for one of the two. Let me explain.
Sigrdrifa episode 2 was straightforward. It was a solid. Not much happened in the grand scheme of things. Claudia thought her new teammates were weird and hard to relate with, mainly because her dad told her stories of how serious and badass Japanese Samurai were and the women striving to be perfect. Still, she tried to blend in as best as she could. Suddenly the aliens attacked and she learned that despite their oddness her team are very capable and badass when needed. She mellowed down and was more open to be part of the team. Oh and Azuzu has a thing for genki girls or girls like Miyako. That or Sonoka joked about her type.
I suppose I could come back to the show when the main story moves along or there is substantial yuri development. For now I’ll enjoy it on the side. I’m still enjoying it. The main cast are solid so far and the battles against the aliens are pretty cool.
On to Maesetsu! This is a comedy anime about comedy, specifically “manzai”, referring to double acts or stand-up comedy. The show follows a group of girls near the end of their high school years striving to become great comedians, discuss the art of comedy and try to see what works and what doesn’t or find there’s usually an audience for jokes that seemingly don’t work. The premiere revolved around a gag that fell flat each time. It was “an imitation of Konata Izumi (Lucky Star), imitating Shin-chan (Crayon Shin-chan) getting in an elevator.”. Every time our protagonist told the joke it flopped. HOWEVER, one of her teachers who saw her perform the gag several times eventually found it hilarious. The girls even discussed my favorite gag, the “long pause”.
Based on my description some may mistake it for being similar to Joshiraku. Not really. It’s more like Sore ga Seiyu but with stand up comedy. However, here it’s a bit tougher to discuss because unlike voice acting experience, the art of humor is harder to talk about and comedy is very subjective. I laughed many times throughout the premiere but others may not even get a chuckle. I think this will be one of those shows I review when it’s done.
As for potential ships, easy. Ship the duos together. We got a taste of their chemistry throughout the episode. More so two of the four couples seen here.
Main couple, Mafuyu X Fubuki.
To summarize, Sigrdrifa coverage will depend on plot and relationship progression while Maesetsu is a bit too complicated to cover weekly thus will be reviewed once it’s finished.