Another anime about cute girls cycling and/or riding motorbikes/cycles. Hopefully more Long Riders, Minami High School Cycling Club or Bakuon! and less Two Car. That is all I ask from these shows.
We began the episode with a soothing piano in the background but soon as our cute but unfortunate hoeroine Koguma awoke, silence. What followed was a mundane morning routine. Once she got on her bike there was a brief smile that changed to suffering as she reached the incline on her way to school. As she explained she was a “girl with nothing”. No parents, friends, dreams or goals. She simply…existed. Once school was out she spotted a motorcycle. As she got on her bike and prepared for the dreaded incline she saw the motorbike make quick work of it and she thought “Gotta get me a motorcycle”. At the bike store we got the classic “DANG! THESE ARE EXPENSIVE” reaction. The store owner spotted her and brought out a used Honda Super Cub.
As soon as I saw how gray, dreary and quiet the introduction was once Koguma woke up I knew sooner or later she’d have a moment she felt a small burst of color and life. When the owner told her the shockingly cheap price he explained that three people died riding it. It didn’t matter to her. She was entranced by the Super Cub.
After getting her license and the owner added the finishing touches to the Super Cub it was the moment she’d been waiting for. As she enjoyed a chill ride she thought about speeding up but a truck passing by at high speed changed her mind.
Koguma loved her Super Cub so much she couldn’t sleep at night, wanting to ride it despite the scare earlier. Plus the roads were quieter in the countryside at night.
When she drove to the convenience store however, she suddenly couldn’t start up the bike again. Stuck with no idea what to do she remembered something when a customer dropped his key. The instruction manual in the back compartment. The cub ran out of gas. Luckily there was enough reserve fuel to get to the gas station. Thus Koguma had found something to care about in life as the colors slowly enter her heart.
Good premiere. Next time Koguma will make her first friend, Reiko.