Super Cub Episode 2: First Ride Onward

Having found some color in her life Koguma’s next step to finding true bliss would come from an unexpected source.

Koguma Center of Attention Simulation

We joined Koguma on her way to school. She thought about being bold by announcing her driver’s license and Super Cub. A brief silence was followed by Koguma being the center of attention…in her head. Back in reality she didn’t dare try. During Home Economics class she did get a chance to make her announcement. While there was initial hype the reaction became lukewarm when she said it’s used Super Cub. However, one girl was intrigued.

ReikoIt’s the titular Reiko from the Episode 2 title. She wanted to see the Super Cub. Koguma tried to run away after class but stopped either because she felt bad or forgot the drawstring bag she sowed in Home Ec. Either way Reiko brought her bag and the two went to see the bike.

Reiko's Honda MD90 Postal CubReiko thought it was really cool as she compared both girls’ mopeds and gear. She introduced her motorbike, the Honda MD90 Postal Cub, used by mailmen, modified to ride faster by her. She excused herself for taking over the conversation but was glad to meet a fellow Cub rider. Afterward Koguma thought about befriending Reiko.

Koguma smileFirst step was parking the Super Cub next to the Postal Cub at school. Next she tried a casual greeting but Reiko only gave a nonchalant reply and nod. During break though she surprised her by inviting her to lunch declaring the two already friends. This greatly pleased our heroine as we can see. While eating Reiko brought up the freedom to ride wherever on her Cub. Koguma couldn’t relate as she mainly drove the same route since getting her Cub. Reiko said that she had the same freedom now. Koguma spent the rest of lunch eating quietly, hence why Reiko didn’t say much nor approach her unless necessary.

More color in Koguma's lifeKoguma thought long and hard about their conversation and eventually decided to go for it by taking a different route than usual. She went to the supermarket instead of the convenience store from last episode. This was a big change for Koguma, again highlighted by the slight change in color. Not as vibrant as when she first sat on the Super Cub but clear enough for viewers to see how big of a step forward this was for Koguma. She even thought about checking out a new store she noticed to buy a new chain lock the next day.

Two episodes in and this is one of my favorite shows of the season. Watching it makes me very happy for some reason. Looking forward to more!

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13 Responses to Super Cub Episode 2: First Ride Onward

  1. Kotori_Sonoda says:

    Man as an introverted person, I can relate to Koguma so much.
    It’s great that now she’s made a friend in Reiko!

    Having a vehicle sure does grant you some kind of freedom. Maybe that’s why my brother was insistent on getting a car license….

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  2. Little Viktoria says:

    I like this show so much, and seeing Koguma laugh made me happy. Well done, Reiko ^^ Keep taking care of that shy cutie.

    I wonder if we will eventually see the girls go adventuring together.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Happy Koguma must protecc. Hopefully Reiko will be the one to do so.

      If the OP and ED are any indication then we’ll most likely see the trio ride together at some point. For sure we’ll see Koguma share the great view of the city with Reiko at some point.

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  3. chikorita157 says:

    Not too surprising how introverted Koguma is. Still, her classmates still bully her for being how poor she is and the bike she rides is just a scooter. Thankfully, it’s good that she made a friend and have someone that shares a similar interest.

    still, it’s good that Koguma discovered the freedom. I can see why Rin decided to get a scooter from this.

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  4. Somebody says:

    It’s hard to say since were only 2 episodes in but definitely between this and slime for my favorite of the season. I cant really put it into words but the whole tone and presentation is fantastic. After the first episode I was already invested in the main character and it continued to build on that this episode. Right now their relationship is pretty awkward but looking forward to seeing how it grows. They keep bringing up that wheel lock it’s making me paranoid thinking somebody is going to steal it.

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  5. Nick says:

    Such a peaceful and calming show to watch. Really enjoyed the first ep and I loved the second ep even more.

    Reiko is a nice addition to the show as well, she’s super cute too! Can’t wait to see more of her in the coming eps!

    Once again I really liked how the colors went from muted to vibrant when Koguma took a detour on her way home and did something different for a change. Such a nice detail whenever she steps out of her comfort zone and does something for herself. Now it’s all making sense why Rin bought a scooter, to experience that freedom.

    Such a good show and I can’t wait to watch more of it!

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  6. yurimylove says:

    I’m so sad that Koguma never gets to use the lunch microwave >_<

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  7. Giack31 says:

    I absolutely agree with you, I’m really enjoying the show but I have no idea why. If you try to summarise it it doesn’t sound like it would be interesting but it actually is.


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