Greetings. The Overlord Bear has returned with a reflection on another episode of…
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“A story of doubting eyes” –Jin’s song introduction for Headphone Actor
Now, say hello to the sixth episode of Mekakucity Actors: Headphone Actor!
Before I start with the reflection, here are some links related to the episode’s namesake, here are some links: a link to the original NND upload of the Headphone Actor MV, and a link to vgperson’s translation of the song’s lyrics.
Now that the links have been shown…it’s time to introduce a character.
Say hello to Takane Enomoto, people.
Maybe I should call this some sort of reintroduction, ’cause this girl is here is actually Ene…before she became Ene…Well, that’ll be explained further later on, but anyway…
Note: Takane is one of the two students in the Special Needs Class.
So, here, we have Takane Enomoto, one of the two students in the Special Needs Class (As for why she is in said class, you can find information about it–which wasn’t mentioned in the anime but was mentioned in the second light novel–here.).
So, this is the whole Special Needs Class.
Thanks to their homeroom teacher, Kenjirou Tateyama, telling the principal that his class had prepared a Special Project for their school’s cultural festival, the Special Needs Class is supposed to be making something for said festival.
I feel like you’re underestimating yourself, your classmate, and your homeroom teacher, Takane. Seriously, I don’t think you freaking nuts are useless, you know.
As you can see in the above photo, the Special Needs Class was not supposed to do anything for the cultural festival…I guess Takane thinks they shouldn’t be doing anything for the cultural festival because they’re the Special Needs Class, but seriously, I don’t think they’re useless.
YOU’RE UNDERESTIMATING YOUR CLASS, TAKANE ENOMOTO!
Looks like it’s time to go into high-energy mode. Brain, play some rock music.
I WON’T LET YOUR GLARE HOLD ME BACK, TAKANE ENOMOTO! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
YOU CAN STILL DO SOMETHING AMAZING WITHIN TWO WEEKS! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Hm, looks like it’s time to reveal a weapon against the pessimism that’s holding Takane captive…
GO FORTH WITH OPTIMISM, TATEYAMA-SENSEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I BELIEVE IN YOU, TATEYAMA-SENSEI! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
I STILL WON’T GIVE UP! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
SENSEI, SEND IN SOME SUPPORT!
YES, SENSEI! OPTIMISM FOR THE WIN!
HEY, EVEN OLD PEOPLE CAN BE GREAT, SENSEI!
THERE ARE GREAT THINGS THAT CAN BE MADE OUT OF LOW-BUDGET PROJECTS, TAKANE! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
AND SENSEI, YOU THREE COULD HAVE MADE SOMETHING BETTER IF YOU STILL HAD THAT BUDGET THAT YOU SPENT! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
YOUR PRIORITIES ARE MESSED UP, SENSEEEEEIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!
Hm, looks like I’ll have to switch my weapon for now…
Time to introduce another weapon, then…
Onward with your optimism…HARUKA KOKONOSE!
WORK THAT OPTIMISM, HARUKA!
SHOTS HAVE BEEN FIRED!
After some moments of hesitation from Takane and despair from Tateyama-sensei…
I CAN FEEL MORE OPTIMISM!
Oh, and by the way, this isn’t some sort of Gun Gale Online.
Honestly, for me, being a winner of some gaming tournament matters less than doing my best and having fun with playing the game. Also, MMOs aren’t that appealing to me. It looked really cool for me back then, but meh, it ended up becoming something hassling. Playing a game with small groups feels better.
By the way, Takane, so you can shoot zombies down really well, huh? Humanity will need good aiming skills in case of a zombie apocalypse. Also, combined with a proper moral sense, you can defend yourself from attackers without killing them! Why not try to be a morally upright Super High School Level Gunner, Takane Enomoto?
Okay, Haruka, help me out with showing her the offer to study in Hope’s Peak Academy here.
Okay, Takane, Haruka and I have something we need to tell you.
Also, we’re offering you a chance to study in Hope’s Peak Academy.
Oh wait, looks like she won’t be convinced by the invitation letter from Hope’s Peak Academy…
…because I actually have no invitation letter from Hope’s Peak Academy.
Okay, forget that joke Hope’s Peak Academy invitation, Takane. Let’s move on to a more serious topic, which is your self-deprecation issues.
Time for strange game time with this strange girl!
Also, here’s a crowd of gamers who are looking for you, Lightning Dancer Ene!
Ah, and I’ll be leaving the support to Haruka. My support can’t actually reach your zone, you see.
Ah, gaming can be a good way to form friendships. Freaking awesome! See, Takane, there’s at least one person who’d support you even if your interests are like that! Throw away your annoying self-deprecation, Takane! Also, thank you very much for your support, too, Haruka!
Looks like Takane needs some more getting used to when it comes to being called by her online username. Well, she can get better! Also, I hope you have fun times with Haruka when you play video games together!
Oh, and one more thing you shouldn’t forget:
Don’t be cocky, Takane. Don’t have an attitude like this guy’s bad attitude.
Good that you understand, Takane.
Good point, Takane.
And now, here are some rewards for your awesomeness in this episode, Takane!
An award for your class’s awesome festival booth!
Some gaming time with Haruka!
More time with Haruka!
And new and growing friendships! Freaking nuts!
Now that your self-confidence and social life has improved, Takane, there’s one thing that I want to tell you.
I hope that your danger sensors and mental defenses are working properly right now, Takane Enomoto. You’ll need them very very much, you know.
With that, I end my reflection on the sixth episode of Mekakucity Actors.
Up next: Konoha no Sekai Jijou!
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