Twin Angel Break Episode 5 Review – “Yuimaru! The Field Trip to Okinawa”

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The show doesn’t really improve from last week.

(Spoilers in this review

The girls head over to Okinawa for their school trip, but Meguru ends up forgetting her “compact” at home (which means she can’t transform into a Twin Angel). As a result, Miruku, who planned to skip the trip and stay at home so she can try to find Sumire’s older brother, decides to head over to the islands, too. She also happens to receive a warning message from his pigeon that he released at the end of previous episode.

Meguru learns about the idol unit, “Twenty-Eight,” who sings songs while cutting tuna. It just so happens that they’re also visiting Okinawa so the cute trap hopes that they’ll have a chance to see them. Too bad they’re also villains who are aligned with Mary, huh?

After we learn that Sumire and Meguru were probably childhood friends (seems like they both have forgotten), there’s a beach montage. And then the girls rush over to an impromptu special event hosted by Twenty-Eight. Sumire and Meguru end up earning free tickets to the concert. Their circle of friends are also invited. Of course, the PE teacher is a hardass who is initially reluctant to let them go until Mary seduces once again.

Veil and Nui (they’re the two idols of Twenty-Eight) reveal their true colors once they start the concert. And do they have super synthesized voices. I thought they were idols? Why are they so reliant on autotune?

Sumire is forced to fight the two alone (and they turn out to be cyborgs! This explains the autotune) until Miruku, who had to make quite the journey, arrives and throws Meguru her compact. But then the twins generate a huge cyclone that sucks up the medals, knocks away Twin Angels, and allows the villains to leave.

The episode ends with the viallains lamenting that their plan of using two cyclones didn’t yield extra energy or medals. It seems like they’re going to try a new method soon. And it seems like Sumire’s older brother has been fully broken in and converted to the dark side.

I’m really sick of this forgotten childhood friend nonsense that gets thrown in every series but I guess I can’t truly fault Twin Angel Break here, right? It’s just a cliche that’s EVERYWHERE. Your destiny is decided by the people you meet when the size of your head is not proportional to the rest of your body, yeah!

It’s a silly episode for a silly show that has a little thought put into it but it can come across as creepy if the writers aren’t careful (and they definitely weren’t cautious in the previous episode). I guess I’m still not over how they chose to depict Billy / Tanaka. In short, this show is whatever. My excitement for the show back in episode 3 was misplaced. I don’t expect anything to improve from here on.

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Sumire is counting the days, hours, minutes, and seconds since her onii-chan last contacted her.
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That silly girl Meguru forgot her compact!
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Sumire’s older brother’s messenger pigeon!
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….very helpful, Misty Knight?
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Unfortunately, he still has the hots for Billy.
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The twins sneak into the flight while the girls bond with TSUNmire.
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Meguru listens to some music.
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As a result, she learns about the idols who sing and carve tuna!
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They’re decently marbled?
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He’s a big fan and he’s moved by their struggles.
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Miruku is determined to head over to Okinawa and sneaks into a box!
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Isn’t that dangerous?
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Meguru tickling Sumire.
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Sumire showing Meguru who wears the pants in this relationship.
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Another picture!
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Wow, they’re almost like a couple! Tickling each other, taking pictures of each other, staring at animals swimming in a prison together…
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Oh, oh, what’s this? Why, it’s a cliche!
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Damn, they were close as kids.
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The girls are very open to Sumire’s large appetite.
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Sumire shares her food with everyone out of gratitude.
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Miruku is totally lost!
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Eyecatch.
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Horny teacher hits on villain once again.
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Do you all agree with this sentiment? I do.
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Here’s Twin Angel Break.
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A classic activity to do at the beach.
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THE ANIMATION FOR THIS SHOW IS SO BAD THAT THERE’S TWO BALLS ON-SCREEN
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Another classic beach activity?
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Rich girl chillin’.
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Why a banana?!
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They attempt to conquer lemonade!
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The men are grunting over Veil.
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While the girls are squealing over Nui.
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Sumire beat them at rock-paper-scissors several times in a row so she scored a free ticket.
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All of these people end up having to listen to a middle school since they couldn’t form a proper line. How embarrassing.
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As a result of her kindness, Meguru also receives a ticket. Their friends can all come, too!
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He really needs to get laid.
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Miruku has made it to Sapporo!
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She gets bullied by another dog. But then she manages to board a plan to Okinawa.
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CHECK IT OUT
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WOW SO COOL
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Sumire is on her own for now.
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CYBORG HANDS
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FIRING LASER BEAMS OUT OF YOUR EYES SO COOL
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IT’S PROTOMAN
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“HERE TO DELIVER TRASH TO TRASH”
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*rat a tat tat tat*
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Sumire was probably donezo if Meguru didn’t show up just in time.
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SPIN TO WIN WHAT DID I TELL YOU
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“We got whooped.”
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Who can this be??? Hm…

 

 

 

 

 

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16 comments on “Twin Angel Break Episode 5 Review – “Yuimaru! The Field Trip to Okinawa””

  1. I was bored just browsing the screenshots so I can only imagine how you felt.

    Good point about the childhood friend thing getting tiresome. I don’t really get seeing that I don’t even remember the names of any friends I had before fifth grade.

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    1. If I failed to make the episode review interesting then I think it’s time to throw in the towel.

      Yeah I’m so over that trope by now. I don’t mind if it’s established as a big deal early on, but if it’s just suddenly brought up in order to justify fate or friendship or develop this sense of parallelism, then count me out.

      Mmm. Fifth grade was the turning point huh?

      Well now that I’m talking myself into dropping various shows I’ll have more time yay! Should be catching up to Diabolik Lovers and Blood Lad and SnK on Tuesday! I even bought a shot glass and some vodka for DL!

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      1. Nah your words were good, I was referring to the images. They don’t seem like they’ve got much to them, you know?

        Fifth grade was when I started making terrible, terrible decisions about people and made myself miserable, yes.

        Vodka? Yeah you might need that because it ain’t getting any better. Snk is going great though.

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      2. Mmm fair enough. And you would be right!

        Ah…tough times. Sorry to hear.
        Well there’s always a silver lining. Might need vodka or any deaths in the SnK episode too.

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      3. If you’re going to write while drinking, make sure you edit sober. Generally drinking can make people lose their ability to proof read. Although reading super unfiltered drinking Remy may have the potential to be interesting too.

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  2. Yeah, they’ve definitely gone off the rails here… Good thing I fixed myself a Jack ‘n coke before sitting down to watch last night.

    How did you come to the conclusion that Yuki was a trap? Or did I miss something?

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    1. That was a good call. I might start needing to make some Bloody Marys before watching this show. If I decide to continue doing so, that is.

      I believe it was mentioned in episode 1. There was also the previous episode where Miruku said both Yuki and “Billy” are boys after They mistakenly thought Billy was giving Yuki a love letter. In response, Meguru claimed that love transcends gender.

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  3. This series is proving to be super weird in that it kind of feels like a throwback to older magical girl anime. A lot of the humour is also stuff which was way more prevalent in the 2000s (obviously I don’t know a whole heap about Japan, but it’s stuff which I think a lot of anime fans wouldn’t have batted an eyelid at, it was kind of considered part of the ‘anime’ package). I guess it makes sense with it being a sort of continuation of the previous Twin Angel anime (I kind of want to check that out, at least a few episodes), but it also feels a bit out of place in the current anime climate.

    The idol performance felt way more like a vocaloid performance to me. I don’t know if it’s just that the VAs weren’t very musically strong (most VAs can sing to at least some extent, although ability varies from person to person), or if the creators specifically wanted to go for that feeling, but it did seem a bit strange. I guess no stranger than idols carving tuna, right?

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    1. Mmm good point. It seems like it’s a show that’s frozen in time in that regard. I want to say it could be what makes the show unique compared to other more modern shows but it’s kind disproving that statement at the moment.
      Maybe the original fared better? You’ve gotten me a little curious about it as well.

      Mmm. It could be that the VAs struggled or that they were going for that effect since the characters are cyborgs. Good point about the performance being like a vocaloid concert!
      Tuna carving idols will be the next big hit. Same with literal story lyrics in every song.

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