“It Ain’t Backin’ Down”
What They Say:
After growing up in Tokyo, high school student Jin Kaito moves to Nagoya where he meets Yatogame Monaka, a fellow student who puts her Nagoya dialect on full display. With her cat-like appearance and unvarnished Nagoya dialect, Yatogame won’t open up to him at all. This popular local comedy is increasing the status of Nagoya through observation of the adorable Yatogame-chan!
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
You never know what you’ll get in Nagoya though finding Yatogame with attitude is the closest to a given. And this one shows a frustration many feel as Nagoya and the area tend to get passed over for a lot of things. We see how less and less anime gets shown over the years in the area and how frustrating that obviously is, but also the finicky nature of residents when it comes to restaurant chains. Some survive in other regions easily, but here, well, they rarely last. There are a lot of little things like this that make up the Nagoya Skip and it’s cute to understand because you can see it in many places around the world where you live in an area like this, though sometimes for different reasons.
The frustration of residents over various things that elude them is a natural one and the folks in Nagoya miss out a lot because of their place, their nature, and just how finicky they are. Watching that unfold here is cute as we see different characters handle the various aspects in their own way. It’s one that a lot of people can feel throughout the world if they live in-between big cities or cities that aren’t always at the forefront of cultural movements and capitalistic expression. It’s a cute episode that’s more a montage of bullet points but it makes you feel for the residents to be sure.
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