Greetings, dear reader. This is The Overlord Bear, and I am now back with another reflection on an episode of…
Now then, in the previous episode…
Momo Kisaragi had just escaped another crowd of fans, and she’s had enough with attracting unnecessary attention.
Fortunately, Tsubomi Kido has come to help!
And so, welcome to my reflection on Mekakucity Actors Episode 3: Mekakushi Code! (Here’s a link to this episode’s namesake, and a link to soundslikematsuda’s subtitled video.)
Here are some inspirational words from Kido:
Have you ever thought that you weren’t “normal?” Have you ever, say, looked at your classmates, your family, passerby, and felt like you were the odd one out?
If you were to ask me, I’d say that no one is “normal.” Uniqueness is normal, you know.
You don’t need to have a supernatural power such as this
for you to be able to do something that can make you and other people happy. Each and every one of us has a unique set of talents, you know!
Now then, let’s move on to the next scene…
Welcome to the Mekakushi Dan, people.
Now, here are some inspirational words from Shuuya Kano, Kousuke Seto, and Tsubomi Kido:
We all have talents, you know, but still, we’re imperfect. We have strengths, but we also have weaknesses. At times, we underestimate ourselves. At times, we overestimate ourselves. At times, we end up using our talents in the wrong way. With the help of other people, we can find ways to solve problems that are difficult to solve alone. Also, the road to improvement is a rocky and thorny path, and it is an even rockier and thornier path if you try to go through it by yourself. There’s always someone out there who can support you on the road to improvement, too, so go look for that someone if you need help from another person!
Also, know the importance of synergy.
But before we talk about the importance of synergy, here’s a scene which will lead them to cross paths with Shintaro Kisaragi and Ene in the department store.
Well, accidents happen to us at times. No need to flip out so much. Keep calm, keep calm…and look at the bright side.
We may commit mistakes at times, too, but let’s not wallow in regret forever. Let those mistakes inspire you to face forward and improve!
Now, moving on to the department store…
Let us remember that we all have limits.
Now, one awkward encounter later…
MISSION: SAVE SHINTARO KISARAGI AND THE OTHER HOSTAGES!
Kano and Seto will go to Shintaro. Kido, Momo, and Mary will be hiding somewhere else.
Here is an introduction to two more eye powers, by the way.
And now, time for some info on the current situation.
Don’t worry, there’s still a way out, Kido!
It’s time to execute the plan. Let’s sit back and watch it roll, people. (By the way, I recommend having Mekakushi Code playing in the background during this part.)
Now, let’s talk about synergy. This plan wouldn’t have happened without the differences and teamwork of the seven. Heh, I feel like the importance of synergy was already being shown before Momo’s plan even started. I mean, look at Kano, Seto, and Kido. If it weren’t for Kano’s Eyes, he wouldn’t have communicated with Shintaro and the other Dan members without being caught. Without Seto’s Eyes, they wouldn’t have known about Shintaro’s plan, which holds importance in the execution of Momo’s plan. Without Kido’s Eyes, their cover would have been more easily blown. Without Shintaro and Ene, hacking the security system wouldn’t have been thought of. In Momo’s plan, without Momo’s Eyes and Shintaro’s actions while being confronted by the chief hostage-taker, Kido, Kano, Seto, and Mary would’ve been noticed while they were creating an opening for Shintaro. Without Momo’s Eyes and Mary’s Eyes, the hostage-takers wouldn’t have been subdued.
In a freaking nutshell, things wouldn’t have gone well without the synergy of the seven. Synergy is amazing, you know! Habit Number Six: Synergize! Also, here’s a quote to keep in mind from Sean Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens:”
Synergy doesn’t just happen. It’s a process. You have to get there. And the foundation of getting there is this: Learn to celebrate differences.
You don’t need to agree with all the differences in the world if you want to celebrate differences. You just need to value them and let them inspire you to find good ideas and opportunities. Celebrating differences can be difficult for all of us, but you can do it, you know! And once you start celebrating differences…man, trust me, it’s freaking refreshing!
And with that, I end my reflection on the third episode of Mekakucity Actors.
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