just lol “naturals election” so dumb, and yet so beautiful
The whole election farce basically ends how everyone expected it to: with the Elite Four standing at the top and raring to take on Ryuuko. Satsuki may be planning something, but I think she also wanted to see some chaos because the mortals fighting each other for a taste of greatness is funny. Everyone put their all into dethroning the Student Council (well, one dude put two clubs together and tried a drive-by shooting), but the end result is that the finale is essentially rigged to provide the ideal result — the Elite Four vs. Ryuuko.
“Well, well. I see you aren’t called the Elite Four for nothing.” Ha. You ain’t foolin’ anyone. A big event as agent of change ends as reinforcement of the status quo, with Satsuki watching in amusement as her crew rumbles with her greatest enemy. You know, the Student Council wonders among themselves what Satsuki’s grand scheme is, but do any of them even factor in it? What if this is all just amusement to her as she does what she needs to in the shadows? She was ready to throw away Sanageyama in a hurry before he proved his devotion and became just a bit more amusing. Are they anything more than convenient toys to her? They probably don’t care all that much if that’s the case. At least Gamagoori seems self-aware enough to realize exactly what he is to Satsuki, so I imagine the others know that much, as well.
ANYWAY VROOM VROOM GET IN THE CAR, FRIENDS
That’s a pretty sweet ride. Pink is an underrated color for cars. It’s distinctive, but it’s also light enough to not make your eyes explode on a sunny day. (Unlike yellow cars. Yellow cars are the spawn of Satan. If you drive a yellow car, then we must race the Race of Death, you and I. I’ll lose because lol me drag racing, but at least I will have fought on the side of good.) I would drive a pink car, and everyone would want to ride with me because how could you turn down a ride that dope? You couldn’t. Mako has the correct idea here, although I’m surprised Mr. Punishment didn’t snap at her for getting fingerprints all over his pristine vehicle. Perhaps he doesn’t care all that much since he’s such a dirty guy on the inside. Well, not that far inside since he doesn’t bother to hide it all that much.
This is getting into one thing I enjoy a lot — giving the bad guys ridiculous powers so that the heroes have to bend over backward to find a way to defeat them. (It’s one thing among many I’ve looked forward to with each part of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, since it’s practically guaranteed that the story will allow the villain to achieve his ultimate goal, and the JoJo du jour will have to find some nutty way to defeat him.) How do you defeat a guy whose power is to absorb all damage inflicted upon him and throw it all back? It doesn’t seem as if it’s just a matter of hitting him with so much damage that he can’t handle since he absorbed a FUCKTON of damage from the car+airsoft club. I dunno, this is one of many reasons why I’m not a hero or an anime writer.
My only worth is grabbing screenshots and then giggling at how Gamagoori has a mullet in his flashback. I never met a middle schooler who had a mullet, but I am sure they exist somewhere. I also enjoy that even though the flashbacks are in 4:3 aspect ratio and have that sepia tone for the good, old-fashioned feel, I’m pretty sure the students here have smartphones. I wonder if that’s what it would be like in the far future when smartphones are crazy out of date and are on the level of floppy disks in the technological world. How quaint they will be!