Monday, April 27, 2009

Best Student Council Volume 5

Don't know if you remember the post I made a while back about Best Student Council, but the jist of it was that it's a fun little series, but I'm not in a hurry to watch it.  So it was only a couple of days ago that I got the next volume since that last post, but the very first episode on the disc opened with a scene that reminded me why I keep watching it.  You see, part of the concept of Best Student Council is that the main character, Rino Rando, has a puppet that has a life of its own, although it still needs a hand.  And in this episode, another character finds a similar puppet:

The series is at its best when it focuses on the silly/absurd things like this and not when it tries to put the focus on the characters' mysterious/tragic pasts (and seriously, everyone on the student council has some kind of tragedy that lead the president to inviting them to her school).  However, in this volume, the episodes got much better at blending the mysteries with the humor (for instance, this episode has plenty of puppet antics, but also hints at just what is up with Pucchan and Leon, seen above, and blatantly talks about how Rino's got some kind of powers, maybe related to the puppets?), making the backstory parts more palatable at least.

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