I think I am starting to notice a pattern here with the content of the episodes. It seems like for every 1 soccer episode, there is another completely non-soccer episode. Which is totally okay with me, since these non-soccer episodes are pretty great too!
This episode features the closeted clean-freak Narita, and contrasts him directly to Aoyama. He thinks that being the closet clean-freak is smarter, allowing him to limit any human interaction altogether. In fact, most of his human interaction comes from an online MMORPG. His guild in this MMO is about to get a new member, who is oddly familiar.
Aoyama is discovered by Narita in their online game, but to Narita’s surprise, Aoi Sanmyaku is nothing like Aoyama. Easily embarrassed, quick to high-five others in celebration, and owner of a room that should be featured on an episode of Hoarders, it seems like Aoyama uses this game as an outlet to express how he might truly be if he were not a clean-freak. I particularly enjoyed this glimpse into internet Aoyama, as it offered a chance to see his cute side.
It also seems that the Summer 2017 anime season is the season of food. So far I’ve seen yummy looking food from Isekai Shokudou and Konbini Kareshi, but was not expecting to see it from Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun in this week’s episode. Narita and Aoyama team up to feed their class of hungry savages, and lots of tasty food is the result.
Despite Narita trying to hide his clean-freak behavior, Aoyama sees right through him. This bonding between the two keppeki danshi was truly a sight to see.
While there was almost zero soccer, it seems as though each episode has to have at least one scene showing the slightest amount of soccer. In this episode that would be Aoyama’s in game character using his patented Aoyama soccer skills to one-hit-KO the monster.
Not quite the sports anime I thought it was going to be, Aoyama-kun is much better of a comedy than I was expecting. So I’d say it is a fair trade. I’d have to recommend it to even people who dislike soccer or sports anime in general, as this is not your normal sports anime. So far it is a must-watch for fans of quirky MCs and overall good comedy.