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  1. Metathpr4h
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:31 am

    Fantastic comment on a great episode, I’m really curious to see how Hikari and Karen pushing this hard will affect Banana, also happy to see Mahiru finally realizing again her own worth, the representation of her "getting few bits of Karen" due to Hikari’s net between them was amazing.

  2. MrEng1ne
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:39 am


  3. Jay F
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:41 am

    I was thinking about it on my first watch of your video, there hasn’t really been anyone pushed by apparent external pressure to succeed. It’s all been inner motivation, that is the grounds in which they engage in the underground revue. I think simply because of a lack of it, and Banana’s rank as well as her natural advantages she’ll be pushed to engage with the underground revue, to push her self to succeed through outside forces. So far I can’t really see anyone in the class being the source of the conflict.

  4. Bill Erak Dragón Dorado
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:42 am

    Huh, I had interpreted Banana’s comment as her giving up the place of top star because she didn’t believe she could actually change the status quo, and her distress at the B-students coming from a realization that if Karen and Hikari managed to change other’s opinions, maybe she could too, and that maybe she gave up too soon.
    But your interpretation makes more sense and is actually more interesting.

  5. xikarra
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:42 am

    Haven’t been the biggest fan of this new format but it’s been growing on me. Favorite video this season yet.

  6. Josué Sandoval
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:43 am

    Banana annoys me. How can someone like bananas that much? It’s insane! Then there is her attitude, if she turns out to be really good I’m going to rage.

  7. wei Lian
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:46 am


  8. Brandon Tea
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:49 am

    Why not get a chair and table? Love you

  9. Nearly On Red
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:52 am

    Sorry for delay folks. A co-worker had wedding-related events this weekend that took all my usual free time.

  10. Lycan Mane
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:53 am

    That’s so real. When you are around so many talented people you either retract or push yourself to go even further beyond what you thought were you limits. It’s a critical life changing decision. This show is turning out to be surprisingly good. Good video as always! 🙂

  11. Jackson Hager
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:53 am

    Great stuff! I am still of the mind that Banana knows much more of the auditions than she lets on. This is a wild guess, but perhaps upon learning the dark nature and consequences of the Revue, Banana has begun to seek a way to preserve the group dynamic from their first year, a much happier time before any of them knew about the Revue.

  12. Ethernialol
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:57 am

    There is another thing about Banana you could drive from the prequel manga.
    I think she, similar to Mahiru, could have self confindence issues. She wants to support others, but she doesn’t believe she is good enough to be on top. Compared to Mahiru, who’s forgotten her original purpose and lost her way, Banana knows her personal limits and understands that she never be as good as Maya and Kuro. Or at least she thinks so. Another thing that could drive her – is the fear of losing. She, as Hikari, could known what the real price to pay in this auditions, so she wants to avoid it for the sake of "not losing this precious thing" and not ruining lifes of herself and others. It’s basically what you’ve said about "preserving the status quo", but from the perspective of a person who knows too much. Maybe she has some painful experience, maybe she has additional knowledge, and that’s why last year’ Starlight is so important to her – it’s close to her ideal, to how things should be. Another obvious thing – her revue outfit is white, complitely different from all the other girls. It could represent her neutral stance or… something entirely different. And her weapon of choice is two katanas. Not one, but two. Maybe something about her dualistic nature?
    Anyway, as always it’s all comes down to personal refusal of change. Similar to Karen and Mahiru, until Banana changes something about herself she won’t be able to move forward, so we’ll wait and see what it actually is.

  13. NarutoandCloudrock
    October 20, 2018 @ 8:57 am

    Banana had a battle pretty sure. During ep 3 battle with Karen and Maya we see a series of shots of some of the girls in battle gear as Maya is talking about how the other girls are working for top star as well. During one of those shots we see a close up of Banana’s sword. We also see Junna, Mahiru, and Kaoruko during these shots too.

  14. Andrew Li
    October 20, 2018 @ 9:06 am

    I have to say. This has to be one of my favorite episodes in terms of composition. The intro was short and sweet right before it cut to the title card at the same time summarizing the argument in the video (all of the three girls fight for others but they are also rivals), and you fleshed out how the argument applies to each of the girls and the context of their positions.i can only hope that this can be applied to the episode analysises, but because of the nature of anime episodes, I don’t think you can make such concise arguments and videos. Hopefully you will prove me wrong

  15. Angelo Fajardo
    October 20, 2018 @ 9:13 am

    im starting to become a really big fan of your channel brotha , that it seems like i wont be able to live without these analyzing / in depth videos you upload concerning an anime’s story episode by episode keep up the Good work and if its possible sometime it would be lovely if you would pick up " Gundam 00 " its a 2007 anime but is somehow ahead of its own time and is a 10/10 for me.. that + your analyzing in depth skillz i would very much enjoy watching and listening to it if you made one someday 😀 anyways God bless mate !

  16. Panino Manino
    October 20, 2018 @ 9:14 am

    At the first episode I was taken aback, but… wow! This is excellent!
    What I find the most excellent is that, despite all this detail and care, it’s not really complicated and fanciful, excessively symbolical and metaphorical. It’s a more grounded Ikuhara.

  17. savetheprince
    October 20, 2018 @ 9:26 am

    after watching episode 7, wao great job getting all the foreshadowing of banana

  18. azazazazaz936
    October 20, 2018 @ 9:28 am

    I initially thought Banana would be the focus of the next episode going by some of here scenes in this episode. But it makes sense if those were to set her up as a later antagonist to Karen like you said. Though I’m not exactly seeing her comments about Maya and Claudine as necessarily an endorsement of the Status Quo. I thought the B-girls jumped the shark a bit with their proposal and that was meant to show her pragmatism, but your interpretation does hold some water.

    I was thinking about some parallels to Darling in the Franxx. Minor spoilers ahead for Darling in the Frandd for other people reading. Protagonist is in a slump(though we don’t yet have confirmation that Karen used to be a star when younger)-> ghost from the past comes to help them get their groove back-> some conflict between them -> conflict seems resolved with some personality change in the protagonist-> we see the effects of those changes on the supporting cast. Based on this I’d speculate we’ll get a reignition of the Karen-Hikari conflict around episode 8 after a couple more episodes focused on the supporting cast. Obviously, this pattern applies to more shows than these two, but I still thought that was interesting.

    Can’t wait for the next video on Planet With. Especially since another mini-arc concluded