Sengoku Collection has been delivering unique stories from the start – and now comes the series’ spectacularly cute, comical, and all so novel take on the otherwise heavily dried out “highschool girls” theme.
Within this episode, we’ve a collective of three sengoku bishoujos who seemingly get along within the dormitory of an upper class, presumably all-girls, highschool. Each of those three are recognized individually for a specific set of characteristics they sport – one of whom is blonde haired and busty, another wields a legendary blade, and the third is seemingly known as the strongest of them all, although she simply looks sickly. Further making for a first, this episode takes place near-exclusively in the same exact place – the diminutive dormitory room.
Being such a vastly different start than seen with any episode prior, or series in general, anticipations aren’t going to be quite clear going into the episode – there’ll be quite an amount of uncertainly, although shortly thereafter, one will surely figure the basic gist. Our sickly sengoku beauty is the upright and modest character – all the while, her two friends are the more devious ones who take advantage of her, although in a friendly manner.
One may be familiar with this sort of scenario from other media works – although Sengoku Collection of course has its own charming take on it. The story of how this all came to be is that the blonde, the most outspoken of the three, came to somehow determine that highschool girls run the world – and thus, they should also join in and become girls of the education system as well. And that they do, which is ultimately what leaves us where we are now – the three of them messing around, apparently having gotten relatively accustomed to the modern world.
A lighthearted passing through of a few different events are shown – each being another notch on the chronological line of our girls simply wasting time in relaxation, whilst also continually troubling their sickly friend, who unfortunately always falls under their colorful and risky interests. The most substance of this episode perhaps comes from various developments which exhibit the closeness and bond between these three sengoku girls – who indeed, look to be quite much like an almost average band of schoolgirl friends.
With the relationship shared amongst them established, it makes the subsequent portions more so amusing as we see the sort of cutely earnest character who the sickly sengoku bishoujo is – getting quite excited when board games are involved, a scene serving as a fine addition atop an earlier moment of bathing recreation.
Nearing the conclusion, we’ve already come to be very familiar with what sort of character each of these sengoku bishoujos happens to be, as well as the feelings of strong friendship they share for one another – and thus, the series capitalizes on this with a long awaited awakening of the sickly girl. Her friends were stepping on her for quite a while, and she wasn’t too bothered – yet when they mess with her desserts, there’s no more respite, only punishment. Nothing is explicitly shown – though it is made rather clear that our sickly bishoujo becomes a dragon at will.
And with that settled, one will see a moe moment of how well these girls get along indeed.
Subtle an episode, though if its lacking in any way – that would simply be relevance to the main story of Oda Nobunaga, not that such matters much since this is already a long-realized episodic series.