I have to admit that I regret not watching Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka when it first aired since it’s a very enjoyable show about cute girls working at a coffee shop. There were a good amount of heartwarming moments and the little things in life that I can relate to. Since I have two episodes left to watch, I want to share some thoughts about the show.
Rize and Sharo, the best girls?
While I find most of the cast enjoyable and adorable, I like Rize quite a lot. Besides being a really pretty girl, especially when she lets down her hair, she is very capable. It’s mostly because she is a military nut, thus she knows how to use a gun. There is no wonder why she was able to take down Aoyama, Megu and Maya in a short period of time with a water gun. If she was the main heroine in an actual role-playing game, she can possibly defeat most of the monsters and bosses without any problems. While those you know who people will still complain her character, it’s easy to see why Sharo have feelings for her since she protected her from Anko, a rabbit.
Despite her strict discipline and strong personality, there is no denying that she looks good in any outfit. She looks pretty, especially with her hair down in a white dress and of course in the uniform that Sharo wears at her work place.
As for Sharo, I have to admit that while she is cute too and behaves like a rich lady, it’s easy to relate to her given her living situation. She is a scholarship student at an elite school, which Rize, who she has a crush on, also attends. However, she is poor in reality, which is the reason she feels so insecure and does not want her friends to find out that she lives in a run down house.
It’s easy to sympathize with Sharo for the fact that a good number of anime fans have experience some hardship at some point, especially in a bad economy many have faced in the last several years. It is also understandable why she feels that way since most people do not want to know her because the lack of wealth. Just because there are cruel people like that does not mean that all people like that. Apparently, her friends and even her love interest does not seem to mind at all despite finding out her secret by accident. It just shows how precious her friends are. Still, I have to admit that it’s funny to see her become hyper the next day on caffeine as she drowns her sorrows away.
Aside from those two girls, there are some moments that I can relate to. These are ones that particularly hit close to home for me.
Aoyama’s Writer’s Slump
It’s easy to relate to Aoyama’s writers block/slump because sometimes, one loses the motivation to write anything or there is no ideas that come into one’s mind.
Aoyama quit being a novelist because she lost her cherished pen that Chino’s grandfather gave her. In the meantime, she worked at the café and even consults other people about their problems. This eventually led her to share the reasons she quit writing. Eventually, Tippy found the pen and personally give it back to her while complimenting her book, thus she started writing again.
While I do not experience writer’s block/slump that often, editorials is usually where I tend to run out of ideas, especially since I already covered a good amount of topics on my blog. To help relieve that, I do other things in the meantime to keep my mind off blogging such as playing video games. It’s really the only thing one can do to overcome it. Who knows, you might come up with some new ideas in the meantime.
For a while now, it seems that Rize wants to be seen normal. I guess the time she dressed in a feminine way is probably one of the instances where she tried to be more lady-like. In fact, she almost fooled Chino and Cocoa. Later on, she got a role as Christine in a school play, which required her to become more lady-like. While she wanted to give up at one point since the role does not quite fit her personality, she stuck with it. In the end, the part was rewritten to suit her character.
While the saying “be yourself” has been said many times, one should not get rid of the aspect that defines the person. Sure, Rize wants to be seen as normal, which is why she looks up to Sharo as her role model. At the same time, her friends like her as she is. Sure, it’s all right for one to become the person he or she desires, but one should not simply throw away his or her own identity to achieve it. To me, I sure don’t want Rize to get rid of her quirks that makes her character enjoyable. I’m pretty sure Chino, Cocoa and Sharo will feel the same way too.
Cherishing Items you Bought with the Money You Earned for the First Time
Although Sharo hid her reasons why she works at a café, I find something that she said very relatable for every person who worked for the first time. It goes something like this: what would you buy with your first paycheck?
While a good job is difficult to come by these days, especially for someone without any experience, buying things with your own money in most cases makes the item more enjoyable since one has to work hard in order to earn enough to buy it. Yep, Sharo said something similar when talking about the things she desired the most (tea cups, makeup and glass bottles). Of course, this is not always the case. There are some people who tend to waste money on things that one will eventually regret buying.
For me, there are some things I want to buy when I start working. Of course, my living expenses and student loans go first. This means that I have to save money before I can afford them. In the end though, it will be worth it.
As a whole, these are all the moments that are the most relatable to my life and of course, I will definitely miss this show once I finish the last two episodes. Hopefully, the second season will come soon in the near future since I really enjoyed all the characters and the smoothing aspect this show had to offer.
With that, what are your favorite moments in Gochuumon? Feel free to share. ¶