Episode Focus: Eromanga Sensei 7, Little Sister and the Most Interesting Novel in the World


For the past few weeks, every episode of Eromanga-Sensei surprises me a little. And it’s yet to be a good surprise. Two weeks ago it was the realisation that the sibling relationship in the show was going to be more than familial while this week it was the adding of the harem tag to the show.

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This week saw the full introduction of yet another rival light novel author, Muramasa. Another young girl who strives to create a work that she can give one-million out of a hundred. It also happens that she’s in love with Masamune and his writing. If you’ve been enjoying this show, and I’m still not sure if I have been or not, you will have enjoyed this episodes. Muramasa’s confession and ambition to halt the Izumis’ dream brings Sagiri further out of her shell, and for the first time outside of the ending credits, out of her room. In addition, Masamune is continuing to work hard on converting his light novel about a younger sister into a publishable work, which by the end of the episode, is the envy of both of his fellow authors.

Let’s just imagine though that you don’t enjoy the premise of this show – which, let’s face it, is probably more likely. Another young girl with more talent than the main character has turned up to fight for Masamune’s time and upset the other young girls in doing so. Fan service in this episode was less explicit but still present while the promise of more in coming episodes is evident as Masamune’s short story is a success.

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As with every episode so far, the production is really good and thankfully that reason was not outweighed by any cringe worthy lines/actions as in the last few episodes. However, episode seven won’t bring sceptics back to Eromanga-sensei, yet nor will have it been a fan favourite. The ending of this story is surely set in stone now, the only question is how do all of these potential relationships resolve themselves. I await the answer to that with despair.

Thanks for reading! 😀

 

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