Anime Review: Stella Jougakuin Koutouka C3-bu – 03

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Yura takes part in her first airsoft tournament with the C3-bu.  How will she do with what little training she has had?

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RECAP:  Fast forward a bit and we accompany the C3-bu on a trip to a tournament; Yura’s first to be exact.  Despite the fact she is new to the sport, Yura and the girls make it to the tournament finals where they face Meisei Jougakuin led by Sonora’s former teammate Harada Rin.  When everyone but Yura is taken out of the game, Yura surrenders.  But this disappoints not only Rin, but Sonora as well.  Determined to really change herself, Yura decides to not dwell on the past and get more serious about Airsoft battles.

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This is what we mostly come to see here, folks; the mock battles.  While the stylish acrobatics and flanking maneuvers are great, I kind of wish we got more into strategy than just mere flanking and blitzkrieg attack formations.  Yura is still learning the ropes, so I think that the series is also taking us along for that ride too.  I’m sure, in time, we will come to witness other strategic plans.  In the meantime, we can watch Yura be a whole ton of useless and noob lucker.

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The long-haired, villain-looking girl from the opening has made her appearance: Harada Rin.  As explained, there is some history behind her and Sonora-senpai.  What that history is, is still a mystery.  But a couple things can be inferred with just this one episode.  Rin says she will not forgive Sonora for what she has done.  It is not elaborated on what that thing is, but considering the events of this episode, we can take a wild guess that “surrender” may have been it.  Rin even goes to say to Yura that those who desert her comrades are the worst kind of people; Sonora even agrees.  Does Sonora say so from experience?

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So as not to dwell on her past mistake and to avoid further concern from her teammates, Yura realizes what she has been doing as an injustice to herself all this time.  She had relied on the others to carry her to a new personality without knowing it.  In order to change one’s self, it must first start with you.  Let us hope this determination carries onto the rest of the series and does not falter.  Because, to be honest, I really want to see Yura become the biggest Airsoft badass on the team.

Rating:  3/5

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What’s wrong with shooting people and looking good doing it?


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