What. The. Fuck.
I’ve been noticing lately that whilst Amagi Brilliant Park has been trying to be Fumoffu as of late, a closer comparison would be that it’s a Rumiko Takahashi sitcom (most notably, Urusei Yatsura) if it was made today. And this episode all but solidifies my stance on that. The otherworldly characters that blend in with humans? The lengths the show will go to be “out there” in order to produce a laugh? The awkward attempts at being serious when it’s not deliberately setting up said atmosphere for a massive troll? The fanservice…okay that one’s not really a big thing with her or Amagi really, even though it does appear quite a bit.
And of course, the fact that it’s really really funny? I thought getting spoiled on the “twist” this week would lessen the laughs, but it turned out that Amagi had several other jokes waiting in its wing that I didn’t know of and it ended up busting my gut. Unlike the interview episode where it had a bit of trouble keeping the energy running throughout the entire runtime, the variations to the simple formula in order to create constant energy are much more effective here. Mostly due to how it utilizes Moffle, Tiramie, and Macaron, along with their various personalities whilst trying to impersonate Kanye after he fell sick this week.
Those three, particularly the latter two, are great comedic characters (and Fiddy ain’t too bad herself). They’re like an anime version of the villain trio in Spaceballs.