Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu Episode 2 Review – “Go Explore Kamakura!”

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Guess who gets lost while Tomo is showing her around Kamakura?

(Spoilers in this review

Answer: Hiromi. Was there any other possible answer?

Answer: No.

Anyways, she gets lost while Tomo is giving her and Shiki-sensei a tour around Kamakura. She just found riding Tomo’s bike to be really fun and kept going! As a result, Shiki-sensei calls her sister, Nagisa, for help. She in turn asks three bikers to hunt Hiromi down find Hiromi.

Meanwhile, Hiromi runs into Tomo’s sister, Yuika, after Tomo’s grandmother pointed Hiromi towards the wrong shrine. Everyone then bumps into each other at Tomo’s family’s bakery so they all go biking together.

We learn about how to pick bikes based on height and about riding posture in the last few minutes of the episode during the real-life footage segement.

Thoughts on this episode:

  • Hiromi is almost as ditzy and as helpless as Ami from Long Riders! Sorry, I really shouldn’t compare the two series, but I can’t help it.
  • Everyone now knows each other by episode 2 so the pace isn’t bad! Well, wait, I think the blonde-haired beauty still needs to pop in. Never mind.
  • Where the heck do I get small apples like that?
  • Nagisa seems to have three henchmen, wow!
  • May Yuika’s skill as an artist increase. The ability to sketch nekomimi shrine maidens is a valuable one.
  • The CG remains pretty good!

tl;dr – Pacing is a little slow but reasonable. Hiromi already has fallen in love with biking so establishing a school club is only a matter of time (the next episode’s title is “Let’s Start a Girls Cycling Club!” so there you have it). I guess staying healthy and active is too niche so it’s up to the girls to form a club! Hopefully the highschool girls can afford to do so since I’m now under the impression that being a biker is expensive…

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Still not over Shiki’s shades.
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I never really learned how to choose the right gears as a biker.
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A FATED ENCOUNTER
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Somehow she’s making Tomo angry. Where are their bikes?
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My filthy American senses can’t get over how they’re riding on the left side of the road.
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So many roses.
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That’s one big grandfather clock.
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We’re back in the Middle Ages! Rickshaws for everyone!
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A shortcut, perhaps?
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How can she afford to treat her students? Teachers don’t receive any pay c;
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No idols here.
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How did they transport the manju? Was it in the bike basket?
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Food coma too strong!
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What an interesting sleeping posture.
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THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT
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Random old lady is grateful for Hiromi’s help and points her towards the wrong shrine.
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Damn, that’s a cute outfit.
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Ehhh
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She’s pretty good at controlling people!
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Did Tomo take this picture? And then she sent it to Shiki-sensei who sent it to Nagisa? Might as well send this picture to everyone so they all know her sandwich-eating face.
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But this is a bakery!
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B A K E R Y
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Flowers motif, huh? I like it.
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Every deity in this mortal realm better bless you with divine talent in the fine arts.
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What are you showing Hiromi, Yuika?
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WOW that’s detailed. Also, hey, we get to see her name. If you were smarter than me, you would have known she’s Tomo’s sister by now. I was clueless unil the end of the episode.
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Uh oh.
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Uh oh! (They’re just trying to help and get fat)
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Gotta go fast! Road bikes, go!
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Whatcha lookin’ at?
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I TOLD YOU IT WAS A FATED ENCOUNTER SPORTY TOMBOYS SHOULD BE PAIRED UP WITH RICH GIRLS EVERY TIME AAAAAA
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Oh, they’re all related. What’s that by the TV?
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heh
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This bear head will make an appearance for sure. We saw it in episode one, too!
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5 comments on “Minami Kamakura Koukou Joshi Jitensha-bu Episode 2 Review – “Go Explore Kamakura!””

  1. The apples were really tiny, weren’t they? At first, I thought they might be cherries, but we were told they were apples.

    The ‘change by instinct’ thing with bike gears is kind of useless but at the same time kind of true once you get the hang of it. You just want to have your gears at a setting where it’s easy for you to pedal and you’re neither pushing really hard (gear is too high) or having to spin a lot and getting nowhere (gear is too low). Normally on the flat I’d start off around the top gear of the middle sprocket, and when I was learning to change gears, that’s what my dad started me out on. You go into lower gears to go up hills (unless you’re Ami), and you’d change up into the really high gears if you want to put on some speed. You also want to change into a configuration which doesn’t put much strain on the chain when you’re parking your bike for a while.

    I’m going to be blogging Italian cooking anime this season, not bikes, but I’ll probably pop around for some fun bike trivia in your comments!

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    1. They sure were. Imagine candied apples with those tiny apples. I would be all for those! Less of a mess that way.
      Ah, I see. Kind of true and kind of pointless indeed. I wasn’t aware of any of that (as with the resting configuration, wow).
      Fair enough. Piace, right? We’ll be the same boat, then. I wasn’t hooked, but I’ll be swinging by your posts to see if I can learn about Italian cooking in a roundabout manner!

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      1. I guess it’s like driving a manual car; you get so used to how to pick a gear that you don’t really think about it (unless you accidentally change from 5th to 2nd or worse, put the car into reverse from 4th which my brother-in-law somehow did once). It’s difficult starting out though, especially if your teaching driver isn’t good at articulating when you need to change.

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