Super Cub Season – Episode 4 (ANN)

We’re still very much in Koguma’s head in episode 3, but that’s understandable. Despite exchanging greetings—Koguma’s “Good morning” to Reiko’s “mmm”—Reiko is still more of an acquaintance to Koguma than a friend. And while it’s clear from the OP and the promo art that the friendship between these two kindred spirits is a foregone conclusion, it’s still too early for that adhesion to happen. In fact, I suspect that their friendship will eventually grow into something more. Not romatically, but rather a close bond formed over their love of Cubs, and the freedom these bikes have brought each girl.

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Super Cub Season – Episode 3 (ANN)

We’re still very much in Koguma’s head in episode 3, but that’s understandable. Despite exchanging greetings—Koguma’s “Good morning” to Reiko’s “mmm”—Reiko is still more of an acquaintance to Koguma than a friend. And while it’s clear from the OP and the promo art that the friendship between these two kindred spirits is a foregone conclusion, it’s still too early for that adhesion to happen. In fact, I suspect that their friendship will eventually grow into something more. Not romatically, but rather a close bond formed over their love of Cubs, and the freedom these bikes have brought each girl.

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Super Cub Season Premier – Episodes 1-2 (ANN)

There’s also so much liminal space in Super Cub’s premiere episode, exemplified by all these tiny, little moments of Koguma existing in solitude that painstakingly highlight how little she has in her world made of one. The sound design team behind this series is truly skilled, doing some crucial behind-the-scenes work and playing with all the ambient noises rural Japan can offer.

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