I keep expecting Amano to join the game club any moment now, and after five episodes in, it is no where near happening. It has shoved the club setup aside, which is a possible explanation for the stereotypical and distant character introduction we got of the class members. If so, what it is left with is Amano and the other characters daily interaction, which it making the best use of, though it is sort of cliche with it’s ideals on love.
Taking a break from the craziness that is Amano’s current life, this episode focuses on Tendou, the girl living the supposedly perfect high school life.
Tendou used to plan every moment of her life, even her interaction with her peers and while it looks perfect to outsiders and her, it is clear being Tendou Karen can be tiring. Her perfect life comes clashing down when Amano rejects her. If this episode was simply about Tendou turning into a mess of emotions because of her crush on Amano I wouldn’t have cared much, but the thing that really threw Tendou for a loop was her clash in ideologies with Amano.
She had this idea about gaming and Amano’s words made her question if she was right. Of course, the cure lies in the cause.
Tendou’s turning out to be an interesting character and from what I can tell, she appears on the manipulative side, something I hope is made good use of.
While Tendou has her life on verge of being sorted, Amano and his friends seem to fall deeper into confusion.
Instead of a game club, Uehara makes something of a gamer’s forum with Amano, Tendou and Chiaki, just so he could watch Amano’s love life blossom, only to dig a grave into his own love life. No one in this series bothers asking each other questions which has led to the mess of a grand proportion that I doubt has an scope of being solves anytime soon.
The biggest lesson’s Gamers! gave us until now is to not meddle in other’s business.
The thing is, every episode till now has this trend of Amano sprouting some wise words and while I appreciate the message, it pretty much makes Amano the character who can do no wrong. Amano is the guy who always knows the right thing to say, and while it would be fit for a shounen anime, it looks kind of out of place for a situational comedy like Gamers!
Regardless, I’m looking forward to seeing how everything will be resolved in the end, that is with a bang or a slow untangling of problems.