This review on Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! Chapter 8 contains spoilers. If you haven't seen the chapters, we recommend that you do so and then go back to read the review.

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Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! - Chapter 8: I want to see the fireworks together!

Uzaki feels guilty about what happened to Sakurai the day after drinking, especially the problems it caused his futon. Senpai. Have a mood for it. Something Sakurai is uncomfortable with. Thanks to the advice and help of Ami and her father, Sakurai invites Uzaki to the fireworks festival.

Although Uzaki was at a festival and had gone through many different stands, his humor was absent. So Sakurai turns to Ami's advice and starts praising Uzaki. To get the result you want to be the same as always. However, the compliments and praise were too many, so in order to hide his shame, Uzaki inadvertently turns off his Senpai.

When Sakurai woke up, he was lying on Uzaki's lap and, as a precaution, stayed there a while longer after what happened. Right before the fireworks show, Sakurai agrees that thanks to Uzaki's interference in his life, he's done things he normally wouldn't have done of his own free will while having fun. I hope to continue enjoying the vacation with Uzaki.

Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! - Chapter 8
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The bases of the flag

Honest, Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! - Chapter 8 made a strange feeling. Although the story and characters developed well, I feel like everything happened very quickly, and at the same time I felt like I was shown so much that the episode was longer than usual. Although it obviously wasn't.

Maybe it was because almost the entire chapter is already happening at the festival, even the flashback where they show Sakurai and Uzaki in their school years. Maybe it was because the minor characters were a bit scattered and appeared less frequently than in previous episodes. Maybe it was because Uzaki didn't have his usual sense of humor for more than half of the episode. Anyway, I had a strange feeling of emptiness, even though they showed quite interesting things, both in the plot and in the development of the protagonists and their relationship.

The most prominent for me is without a doubt the flashbacks of Sakurai and Uzaki in their school years. Where you could see how their relationship was barely in what he would consider "acquaintances". But in a very short time he made good progress. With a Sakurai who helps Uzaki to improve his swimming and later the "date" at the festival. Of course, she didn't have all the details to say it was a true date, but I think all the events and coincidences that led up to that moment were the ones that made me think of it as a "date".

Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! - Chapter 8
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The kindness Sakurai showed at that moment laid the foundation for a romantic flag to be hoisted on both sides. Especially in Uzaki. However, I don't think she was the only one who could be hypnotized by this as it seemed to me that Sakurai was interested in her too. Through the look and expression Uzaki made when he saw the fireworks and which he still remembers.

In exactly the time that Flashback shown, both Sakurai and Uzaki exhibited actions that could easily have begun to change each other's point of view. Of course, I think Sakurais was a single powerful effect while Uzakis was renewed, including what he's been doing since they met again at university.

You are so beautiful ... and so big

As well as during Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! - In Chapter 8 there were important moments in the plot, comedy could not be missing. Be less present than in other episodes. But if I keep that touch I think that even if it was an accident that triggered a weird moment, it has more to do with what the characters have than I would initially imagine.

For example in Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! - Chapter 8 is the moment when Sakurai shoots at one of the festival booths in search of a price he wanted, but the "bullet" ends in the price his subconscious longed for. An accurate shot that defied any chance of it occurring. Bend the ball it's a thing of the past.

Aside from the little fan service shown in this chapter (before any controversy occurs), another moment that struck me as weird was when Sakurai imagined what Uzaki's normal reaction would be like during the festival. Especially the one where a goldfish was caught as a roommate for a lonely Senpai. While I personally think this moment is weird, I don't think I can provoke a laughing fit. Rather, it is this "comedy" that makes it easier to realize something that may have gone unnoticed at the time. But now it has an "activator".

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More precisely at the time, with a Sakurai who is angry with his own imagination. Which reminded me and realized that his "comedy" was the one that Sakurai preferred to "normal" Uzaki. The one with an annoying personality and who would take any opportunity to make fun of him. For the docile and gentle Uzaki with a more reserved personality. Despite the fact that he has mentioned and / or implied on other occasions that he would like Uzaki to be the latter.

Will Sakurai have some type of Stockholm Syndrome?

Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai preview! - Chapter 9

As usual in this section, progress for the next chapter is in the official channel of Kadokawa in the Youtube. Available on this platform about a week after publication.

This time you can see Uzaki's mother in the trailer. I have to admit that I've been waiting for it to appear since the premiere of Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai!After all, he had already seen her in the manga. And personally, in the "fight" between the mother's son-in-law and the protagonist's stepfather, I would choose this last option.

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These "battles" generally made multiple appearances throughout the anime. For example the case of Ako and his mother in Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko yes Nai after Omotta?that I have to say I still doubt the choice I would make.


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