“We Come In Peach”

Sakura Quest - 15 - We Come in Peach

Their t-shirts aren’t just wrong, they’re kind of weird too. At least they speak the international language of UMA.

The language barrier is definitely a funny part of this episode, with the problem going both ways. The fact that peach is close to peace in both English and Japanese seems kind of suspicious, considering I don’t actually know what any of those characters say on the t-shirts.

Sakura Quest - 15 - Flirting with ForeignersSakura Quest - 15 - Mechanical ChopsticksSakura Quest - 15 - Proposal

What is hilarious about this episode is the use of English to bridge the language barrier. At first it seems kind of stupid, using two languages that are neither party’s primary means of communication. But then you realize that both groups at least kind of know some English. Fortunately Sandal-san was around to clear up the absurdity of their arrival. I’m betting he knows a bunch of languages, and that his voice actor has amazing accents in all of them. I also quite enjoy the one Manoyama guy that keeps explaining what is and is not actually sushi. As for the plot at large, or at least this arc, the mystery of Kadota and what’s in the pond is quite interesting, and for the first time in a while I am actually looking forward to the next episode.

Sakura Quest - 15 - Sulking Ririko

Meanwhile, Ririko is still the best character by far.

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