While it’s been quite a mix of amusing and serious up till now, it’s all been intricate – this is perhaps the first episode of Sengoku Collection with a blatant gag intercession, alongside such a simple moral.
For this 12th stage, the sengoku general heroine is a hardcore biker – she rides her motorcycle around, which she’s named, whilst brimming with confidence, as well as a sense of duty to sustain order, be it justice, workplace affairs, or the proper biking spirit. She’s prominent enough in what she does that she’s earned a nickname in Engrish, “The Saturday Night Rider” – which of course also means that she’s developed a rather vast local following and popularity.
There’s nothing particularly complicated or too elaborate about the tale driving this episode – first of all, our sengoku biker bishoujo saves a female, a teacher, from other bikers who were attempting to harass the lady. Afterwards, we find that our sengoku bishoujo works part-time at a convenience store – a place where her growing legend has spread as well, yet the sengoku bishoujo doesn’t revel in the fame.
She wears basic megane, which apparently serve as an impeccable disguise – making her indistinguishable even to a coworker who saw her riding a motorbike the night before and recognized her as “The Saturday Night Rider”. Developing from here are two separate points – of which the initial is that this coworker of our sengoku bishoujo acts very uptight at work, when in reality, she doesn’t actually want to be like such. And more specifically, she denies being intrigued by “The Saturday Night Rider” – though clearly, she’s simply lying to herself.
All the while, our sengoku bishoujo would merely feign ignorance at work – pretending to know nothing of “The Saturday Night Rider”, and keeping a plain disposition.
However, even when keeping up an artificial personality around her coworkers, she’d still run into chump bikers around her convenience store – and then start scheming how to deal with them, eventually leading to a comedic moment which strikes as random as lightning. A biker whom she’s already scared from troubling the general public comes to the store to purchase boxers, bearing absolutely no ulterior motives whatsoever – yet the sengoku bishoujo aims her target at him then for whatever reason.
Later on in the day, as night has now settled, the strict tsundere girl is surveying traffic that passes – attempting to satisfy her curiosity regarding “The Saturday Night Rider”. Rather than find any riders of a Saturday night, she instead simply runs into a hefty creep who drags her off into a place where he attempts her rape – she yelled for help all as she was being dragged off to a secluded location, passing through crowds of people, yet disgustingly, none did anything at all besides watch and whisper.
Once our tsundere completely loses hope of being saved from violation, then “The Saturday Night Rider” comes bursting through a window – saving the day. The tsundere then tags along with the sengoku bishoujo, unaware that she’s sitting on a motorcycle with her dull coworker – awakening to a more positive side of life after a chat with the sengoku girl as the two now head to an errand our sengoku bishoujo has to take care of.
The objective is purely ridiculous – sengoku heads to the home of the boxer customer from earlier and proceeds to harass him, interrupting his sleep over the color of his underwear, and slapping him as he’s tied down. She insists that his boxers should be white whilst showing him her own underwear as an example. If there’s any complaint to this, it’s that we don’t receive much a view of her pantsu – though aside from that, it’s all quite lovely as usual. A splendid ending comes along as the tsundere starts a new lifestyle, far friendlier, at work.
This episode is certainly a treat – yet one can’t help but think a more rewarding experience would have followed how the sengoku bishoujo became so acquainted with motorcycles to begin with. The aspect of deep plot found in all other episodes of Sengoku Collection is definitely present here – however, it’s far more straightforward than seen in the others.
Ultimately, it’s another wonderful episode – though hopefully, the Blu-ray has more sengoku pan present.