Moshidora 02: The Reaction Faces of Kawashima Minami
… and on top of the other series that I’m covering at that.
“I joined the team just to be close to you and now you’re in the hospital I can’t be with you anymore!”
(aside to Yuki) “We were supposed to find out the team’s motivations, not provoke tearful confessions!”
-hours of tears and hugs later-
“After all, there are worse things than having a cute Yuri kouhai.”
“Sunset, after school, library, you and I alone together. Everything is in place for an Eroge CG scene.”
“Now I wasted my evening away studying a book on business management to try and save our school team for a sport I don’t even like and for a childhood friend who is more likely to have sweet Yuri CG scenes with her new kouhai lover than with me.”
“Psst, Asano-kun, you dig?”
“Don’t give in Asano-kun! Focus!”
-Asano screws up his pitch-
“My morale is broken! How can we ever get to the Nationals with me, the star pitcher, so grievously afflicted with emotional trauma?”
“… but I’ve just had the most satisfying CG scene with the rest of the team in the locker room while you were out here crying, so I couldn’t care less about you at the moment (not that I would, actually).”
Okay so I’m having too much fun with my screenshots. And it’s not like Production I.G threw in some facial distortion to make my life easier.
But at least this episode managed to expound more on management concepts as they relate to baseball. I was raging at how Minami managed to equate their “customers” as their team members for a while, then I realized that it did make a certain amount of sense, and that if I was forced to draw wisdom from a book on management, I’d probably come up with the same nonsense too.
I am eagerly anticipating the chapter on salary negotiations and employee incentives. Obviously, it isn’t going to happen, but I can’t help nurturing the fantasy that Minami will convince Yuki and Ayano to engage in epic CG scenes to motivate the troops.