Meeting Date: 6/10/2017

Disclaimer: The Herald Anime Club discusses shows as they’re airing. Naturally, there will be spoilers for a given episode. You have been warned!

Mike Ferreira: Good evening everyone, and welcome to the Herald Anime Club. I’m Mike Ferreira, and I’m joined by L.B., Bryant and Anthony Simpson.
L.B. Bryant: Hello
Anthony Simpson: Evening
Mike Ferreira: Tonight, we’re discussing The Royal Tutor episode 10: “Shit’s Going Down.”

Anthony Simpson: The shit will be hitting the fan soon.
Mike Ferreira: I’d argue it has already, in some ways
Anthony Simpson: true, but probably more in the next episode or two.
L.B. Bryant: Yeah, I think we’re in the pre shit stage.
L.B. Bryant: They just set us up for the real shit hitting the fan next week
Mike Ferreira: Indeed. Just in time for an episode-12 happy ending or cliffhanger for season 2
L.B. Bryant: Either way, it’s been a fun ride
Mike Ferreira: It really has.
Anthony Simpson: So we learned more about Heine this episode that he taught at a church before and he is from the “other side”.
Mike Ferreira: Indeed.
L.B. Bryant: Very curious what “other side” means exactly in this context.
Mike Ferreira: I’m thinking enemy nation.
L.B. Bryant: Yeah, I figured as much but I wouldn’t mind a bit more detail – which I know we’re going to get next week but still… come on, make with the history lesson already!

Anthony Simpson: One of three things. One, he’s from another country, two he’s from a different political faction in a conflict, or three he is from the commoner ranks.
L.B. Bryant: hehe
Mike Ferreira: We knew about the commoner thing, though
Mike Ferreira: He didn’t hide that
Mike Ferreira: On a random note, I kind of liked how this episode opened, by the way – the way Heine got to see how his students grew and matured from his tutelage.
L.B. Bryant: I was just about to type that
L.B. Bryant: Very well done sequence there.
Mike Ferreira: Indeed. Very human moments.
Anthony Simpson: That was great to see, it was great to see that the Princes are starting to change from how we first met them.
Anthony Simpson: Bruno teaching children was great.
Mike Ferreira: That was adorable
Mike Ferreira: Spinoff with Great Teacher Bruno(zuka) please?

Anthony Simpson: lol
L.B. Bryant: hehehe
Anthony Simpson: Bruno would make an excellent teacher if he wasn’t a prince.
Mike Ferreira: Indeed.
Mike Ferreira: And that’s how the spinoff could start! “You’re not the prince.” “FUCK IT, I’MMA TEACH!”
L.B. Bryant: Any favorite gags from this week for everyone?
Mike Ferreira: I kind of liked the moment where Leo just smashed into the poor maid, causing this giant chain reaction that took out Heine’s room… and the fact that Heine, this prim and proper man, was living in what amounted to a college kid’s wake ‘n’ bake shack in terms of cleanliness
L.B. Bryant: lol
L.B. Bryant: I had forgotten about that. I personally loved the one liner from Heine as he is stuffed into the carriage early…”It’s not like I’m going to kidnap you.”
“You’re kidnapping me as we speak!”

Anthony Simpson: Leo smashing into the maid was my favorite gag this week as well.
Mike Ferreira: That was a great moment, too
L.B. Bryant: And on a slightly related note, has anyone read the first volume of the manga recently released by Yen Press?
Anthony Simpson: I don’t buy manga anymore so no I haven’t.
Mike Ferreira: I have.
L.B. Bryant: Was curious to know which do you think did it better in the early going? For me it’s a toss up since both media formats brought something new and different to the table.
Mike Ferreira: Honestly? I kinda liked to show better in this case. I think, especially for Bruno, the animation allowed them to get more playful, and give us some delightful imagery
Mike Ferreira:

L.B. Bryant: Yeah, I can see that point.
Mike Ferreira: And then there’s the chapter where Heine has to chase Leo on horseback, which again, I thought the anime helped to drive the oddity of the situation home
Mike Ferreira: Also, this isn’t in the manga, which made me sad.
L.B. Bryant: lol I agree wholeheartedly on that point
Anthony Simpson: I’m not sure the jump from normal form to chibi form would work in manga.
Mike Ferreira: It works, but the anime just nailed that element

Mike Ferreira: Hrm… overall, though, this did feel a lot like a “prep” episode – the story content came quickly, but a lot of the episode was just dedicated to showing how the princes matured. The letters box was adorable, though
L.B. Bryant: Yeah, I think we’ll have a lot more to talk about next week after Heine’s history is revealed.
Mike Ferreira: Agreed. Right now, we’re just being teased
Mike Ferreira: Hrm… any final thoughts this week?
L.B. Bryant: None from me
Anthony Simpson: Nope, I just wonder what we are going to learn next week.
Mike Ferreira: You and me both.
Mike Ferreira: Anyway, thanks for joining this week. Until next time, never trust a person who can play a xylophone, violin, drum, and horn at the same time.
L.B. Bryant: Night everyone!
Anthony Simpson: goodnight.
Mike Ferreira: Have a great night!