This episode was easily the best. At first I thought that they were starting to go overboard on the whole “Mio getting scared and huddling in a corner” kind of thing (which they are), but one scene made it all worth it:
That scene was set up great. I even laughed. Now, on to what I wanted to say:
THEY PICKED THE BEST ADVISOR EVER!
After about 5 seconds, I came to realize that the adviser, Yamanaka Sawako, is the best character in the show. After her entrance, the comedy of the show went way up for me. Before, everything was kind of loose, but she holds everything in place. Let’s look at the facts:
- She’s pretty much a skitso, sometimes she’s a nice, “pure image” teacher, but then when she sees a guitar or something, she becomes a wild, crazy bitch! Awesome!
That’s it really. When she learns that pictures of her from high school (when she was in the band of the previous music club) are in the music room, she sprints to the room:
Eventually, they thrust a guitar into her hands and…
Also, we discover that Mugi is a huge lesbian rug-muncher, and has a thing for Sawako Sensei, the best adviser ever:
It’s unbelievable how much better this show got after just this one episode. We got an awesome character, they actually did stuff related to their band, and now Mugi is a lesbian, which just makes everything better (Mugi was so boring before….she’s an obvious lesbian).