Episode 8


Continuing with the mission that started last week, things may look a little lower, relatively, for Hey Boy Kong Ming! in this episode. In fact, he was hardly the honorary tactician in this episode, as he was shown consciously stepping back from training performers overtly. Instead, things stay focused after Kabe’s journey realizing what kind of rapper he really is, as well as Eiko’s developments along with her burgeoning relationship with Nanami. Now, given that one of the earlier episodic issues I mentioned on this show was how the likes of Aiko didn’t seem to get fair attention to her personal growth and her agency in the plot, spending that much time with her is something I can hardly complain about at this point. But more than that, you should know that I am at all He is fond of depicting Eiko and Nanami’s relationship, and you’ll just need to put up with it as it changes my mind about this series for the foreseeable future.

Of course, this is heaven they’re also making some trouble for, so a more comfortable break before more dramatic developments make sense. Feeling like an idiot, I collected the ‘ clues’ this episode gave us about Nanami’s apparent connection to Azalea (Eiko’s biggest contender for that goal of 100,000 likes) before checking back in the previous episode where they simply stated, just like the group. They introduced, that their lead singer is a talented artist named “Nanami”. Telling the story of the mystery chest of J.J. Abrams’ rival, for sure. It immediately shows where Nanami’s impeccable musical skills come from, being a highly regarded professional musician. But this angle also reshapes Eiko’s perception of her performance and what she strives for: Even with all that studio glamor behind her, Nanami still distinctively sings ‘her own voice’, something that Eiko continues to strive for and ultimately ends up doing. Until she is trained by Nanami herself. This means that the real driving secret is exactly the details about her career that Nanami struggles to become candid with Aiko about this episode, and what restrictions her management side might place on her (the ominous Karasawa who eventually texted her).

The intricacies of fame is a concept that is gradually referred to in this episode. Getting 100,000 likes is a winning condition, which means that all participating artists understand the level of public visibility they will get, one way or another, if they reach their goal. This idea intersects with Kabe’s side of the plot, as part of his development includes interacting with people who have become fans of his work. We’ve previously reported (from the likes of Kabe himself, no less) that he’s been well known in the Battle rap circuit, so it makes sense that he’ll get recognition when he gets back into the game and continues to work his way up. And between the girls who spot him on the street and the schoolboy who we find rightly inspired him to stand up to bullies, they explain another gap in Cappie’s personality: When he’s not ‘On’ while rapping, he’s unsure about his reactions to that kind of flattery. As another of Eiko’s main musical collaborators compared to Nanami, Kabe demonstrates how and why an artist of this caliber might hide behind anonymity on the streets in cases. A love of musical performance for itself was one of the components Hey Boy Kong Ming! Since that first episode filmed intimately in Eiko’s apartment, Kabe here has come to this kind of fidelity.

The intimacy between those kinds of fun musical examples is shown throughout this episode, not only in the likes of Eiko and Nanami’s street performances, but also in smaller cases. Pieces such as Eiko and Kabe’s improvisational collaboration in the empty club, or Eiko’s chime with Nanami using public bathroom acoustics, both play entirely without instruments, focusing instead on characters “finding themselves” by playing their chosen medium along with the others. proverb verb. This is as involved as any reveal of Kong Ming’s dramatic plan, because the show’s confidence to wane and let them speak for themselves indicates its importance. This confidence is reflected in the story, as Kongming himself withholds advice or encouragement to Eiko and Kabe, allowing them to grow through interaction instead, while commenting on his faith in them during his Ring Fit Adventure games with Steve Kido. His only major interaction with Echo here is an imagined silly fit as she heats up in the shower, drenched in both temperature and the possibility that she might not actually reach the peak of her performing skills no matter how high she gets.

Which is why it’s so important to have Aiko Nanami to help her develop her skills further, and to keep them connected while also developing a great relationship together. do not care about that This ancient Chinese story It is the meaning behind the Kongming divination sign that appeared during their meeting last week, the connection representing delightful cases of development even far from the classic commentary typical of the show. Aiko has admired other performers in the past, but has never reached this personal level before, as Nanami not only represents someone who aspires to reach their skill, but would like to do it for a better performance. With. It’s not entirely hidden that Eiko’s “voice” is most evident in an intimate scenario like the pigeon number where she sings only with Nanami/For her. The clarified reflexes, the facial expressions between the two, increase the connective energy. It’s certainly clear from the above-mentioned preloaded plot about Nanami’s true identity that all of this is heading into more dramatic, overt territory in the story’s future, notwithstanding all of this episode’s shyness and crush. But if you know me, you know I’m fine with that too, that I can appreciate some heavier dramas like these cute antics, and well, all in Eiko’s service finally getting a more outstanding character development. Hoping to do. It’s a story that would work perfectly in a “regular” music show, so even with a slight input from Kongming (and the very real possibility that he’s reduced all this to seemingly serendipitous details), it leaves me super excited to see how it all goes in the climax. This story.


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Chris is a freelance writer who appreciates animation, action characters, and the additional supporting arts. He can be found in hindsight posting screenshots on his site Twitter.

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