Hachiken may be one conceited little bitch but the comedic stunts that this episode have been pulling so far overpowers the annoying fuck. Comparing this to the C3-bu, it just shows how good comedy can overpower annoying characters. Not that C3-bu IS a comedic show, if anything, the tactics portrayed in ep2 was interesting to watch but overall, the episode wasn’t powerful enough to divert my attention from the MC.
And there’s nothing more refreshing than see elites (or elitist wannabes) taking a huge fall. Seriously, all the blunders and shit that Hachiken had to endure not only brought the giggles but taught humility in its purest sense, that being fitting in in a new environment where luxury is a commodity and intelligence is overcome by experience.
But despite all that, all the hell and the misfortune, seeing Hachikan accept his new way of living turned out to be a rewarding experience for the me, the viewer. People adapt in order to survive and despite the “calmer” setup of this episode (this isn’t a fantasy survival game after all), the realistic feel simply struck home.
If anything, I hope the next episode continues in delivering consistent laughs and moral values.