Mekakucity Actors Episode 2 Reflection: You Really Need Some Trustworthy Friends, Momo Kisaragi

Here’s The Overlord Bear, back with a reflection on the second episode of…

The anime's opening animation has been improved, too! Freaking nuts!

The anime’s opening animation has been improved, too! Freaking nuts!

Mekakucity Actors!

The episode that I will be reflecting on:

"A story of captivating eyes" --Jin's song introduction for Kisaragi Attention

“A story of captivating eyes” –Jin’s song introduction for Kisaragi Attention

Kisaragi Attention! (Here’s a link to this episode’s namesake, if you want to watch it. If you want to watch it with English subtitles, here’s a link to vgperson’s subtitled video!)

Now, the central character in this episode is:

I don't like being late for school, too, not because I don't want to be scolded by the teachers, but because I don't want to waste my opportunities to learn something that I can use for doing good.

I don’t like being late for school, too, not because I don’t want to be scolded by the teachers, but because I don’t want to waste my opportunities to learn something that I can use for doing good.

Momo Kisaragi! She’s the younger sister of the previous episode’s central character, Shintaro Kisaragi, and she’s also…

Ah, fame. If I were to become famous, I'd use that fame only as a support in promoting virtues. A life centered on fame will never lead to happiness, you know.

Ah, fame. If I were to become famous, I’d use that fame only as a support in promoting virtues. A life centered on fame will never lead to happiness, you know.

…an idol.

Also…

That's the score that Momo Kisaragi got in her latest history exam.

That’s the score that Momo Kisaragi got in her latest history exam. Also, there’s no need to worry about her teacher lying on the floor there.

That's Momo Kisaragi's reason for writing "520,000 - 530,000" as the year of birth and the year of death of a certain historical figure.

That’s Momo Kisaragi’s reason for writing “520,000 – 530,000” as the year of birth and the year of death of a certain historical figure.

That's Momo Kisaragi's reason for writing "You shall become a page in my dictionary!" beside a picture of Napoleon.

That’s Momo Kisaragi’s reason for writing “You shall become a page in my dictionary!” beside a picture of Napoleon.

Wait for it...

Wait for it…

...and that's the full summary on how Momo Kisaragi studied for that history exam.

…and that’s the full summary on how Momo Kisaragi studied for that history exam.

By the way, Momo Kisaragi's interest in manga was involved in those strange things that she did in that history exam. Momo Kisaragi, you need to set your priorities straight.

By the way, Momo Kisaragi’s interest in manga was involved in those strange things that she did in that history exam. Momo Kisaragi, you need to set your priorities straight.

…Momo Kisaragi isn’t that good when it comes to academics.

Also, she’s a manga fan.

Anyway, Momo Kisaragi has problems which are bigger than her academic issues.

You really need some trustworthy friends, Momo Kisaragi.

You really need some trustworthy friends, Momo Kisaragi.

Problem Number 1: Momo Kisaragi has no friends.

Oh dear, attracting unnecessary attention is not a good thing, especially with an uncontrolled set of Captivating Eyes.

Oh dear, attracting unnecessary attention is not a good thing, especially with an uncontrolled set of Captivating Eyes.

Problem Number 2: Momo Kisaragi has an uncontrolled set of Captivating Eyes.

Now, Problem Number 1 became more noticeable after Problem Number 2 showed up, which all started with…

This is one of the reasons as to why you do not tell Momo Kisaragi that her power of attracting attention is something that people would die for.

This is one of the reasons as to why you should not tell Momo Kisaragi that her power of attracting attention is something that people would die for.

…the disappearance of Momo and Shintaro’s father, who went missing after trying to save Momo from drowning at sea.

Now, ever since that day, things went downhill for Momo Kisaragi. How?

This is one of the problems that come with having an uncontrolled set of Captivating Eyes.

This is one of the problems that come with having an uncontrolled set of Captivating Eyes.

And here's another problem that comes with having an uncontrolled set of Captivating Eyes.

And here’s another problem that comes with having an uncontrolled set of Captivating Eyes.

Ah, the problems that come with having an uncontrolled set of Captivating Eyes remind me that a life centered on gaining attention and fame will never lead to happiness.

I know that feel, Momo Kisaragi. I know that feel. I was a magnet of unnecessary attention, back then, too, though my "Captivating Eyes" were a set of Excessively Crying Eyes.

I know that feel, Momo Kisaragi. I know that feel. When I was younger, I was a magnet of unnecessary attention, too, though my “Captivating Eyes” were a set of Excessively Crying Eyes.

Don't worry, Momo Kisaragi...

Don’t worry, Momo Kisaragi…

Well, Momo Kisaragi here has had enough of gaining unnecessary attention.

...Backup is coming to help you out.

…Backup is coming to help you out.

It’s a good thing that Tsubomi Kido is here to help. Freaking nuts.

Self-reminder: Trustworthy friends who are respectful and are positive influences are freaking important, Tobby. There’s always at least one person like that out there, man.

And with that, I end my reflection on Episode 2 of Mekakucity Actors.

Up next: Mekakushi Code!

Up next: Mekakushi Code!

If you have any thoughts that you would like to share, such as reflections of your own regarding the episode or comments on my writing style here, then feel free to talk about it in the comments section below!

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