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The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi Episode #04 Anime Review

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Highschool Life of a Fudanshi Episode 4“My First Otaku Friend”

What They Say:
Sakaguchi and Rumi have a serious discussion about official pairings.

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With Ryou having made an otaku friend in Rumi as we saw previously, things are certainly amusing because even big fans of something can really get intense about their opinions – yet still maintain being friends. This is scary for Nakamura to watch as it’s outside of his familiarity yet the other two just treat it as normal and talk about how it works, as well as the whole uke/seme thing which kind of just leaves him wary of both of them to some degree. Others see this as Ryou being stolen away and prod Nakamura about it, but you have to imagine he’s just glad Ryou has someone to go on about all of this with instead of just him. Plus, Rumi makes it easier for Ryou to hit up the boys-love section without getting as nervous it all, which is a fun angle to work with.

In Summary:
The series continues to be cute and fun while also working a more relaxed pacing overall so that it doesn’t feel like we’re rushing through each episode. It accomplishes a fair bit and really leaves me wishing that it was twice as long so it could linger a bit more on certain ideas or interactions. The addition of Rumi every now and then will definitely help the show as watching the two of them go at it as fans is definitely fun to watch. The show has a lot of potential but is being hamstrung a bit by it being a short-form series.

Grade: B-

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

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