CONTENT WARNING: Happy Sugar Life contains depictions of kidnapping, misogyny, pedophilia, and other objectionable acts. Reader discretion is advised.

Meeting Date: 8/12/2018

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

Samantha Ferreira: Hi everyone, and welcome back to the Herald Anime Club. I’m Samantha, and I’m joined by L.B. this week
L.B. Bryant: Hello!
Samantha Ferreira: Tonight, we’re continuing our discussion of Happy Sugar Life with episode 5, “Literally everyone is awful.”
L.B. Bryant: Was kind of surprised that no one got the axe this week.
Lots of opportunities but no blood this week.
Samantha Ferreira: Yeah… instead we got a healthy dose of gay panic and a self-righteous pedophile
L.B. Bryant: Yeah, not sure that’s a very even trade.
Samantha Ferreira: It really isn’t.
L.B. Bryant: As usual, I have no idea where to start with this episode.
Samantha Ferreira: Neither do I, so I’m just going to wing it!

L.B. Bryant: I’ll tell you one thing, this series has me far more interested in the secret waiting inside the auntie’s apartment than I ever was about some basement. :wink:
Samantha Ferreira: Haha. You don’t want to spend 50 episodes talking about THE KEY? (dun dun)
L.B. Bryant: I’m starting to come around on your line of thinking that auntie is dead.
Samantha Ferreira: Yeah… it’s pretty clear that she isn’t among the living anymore given the portrayals
L.B. Bryant: Yeah, I do believe her and Satou had a bit of a falling out.
Samantha Ferreira: yeeeeah. To say lightly
L.B. Bryant: But I mentioned this to you earlier… this series has me genuinely curious about what madness they’re going to present to the audience next. I kind of wish we could fast forward to the last couple of episodes.
We’re not even halfway through the series.
Samantha Ferreira: Honestly, yeah. It’s like a car crash in slow motion that keeps happening again and again and again
You have to keep watching it

L.B. Bryant: Getting into the actual episode… the yandere is strong with the co-worker who got the crap scared out of her by the true master of this series.
Samantha Ferreira: That’s saying it lightly. Girl’s a force of nature
Doing crimes, breaking into lockers, literally stalking..
She’s gonna have a body bag of her very own soon enough!
L.B. Bryant: Yeah true. I don’t think she’s going to be able to stop being curious and it’s going to get her deaded.
Samantha Ferreira: That’s saying it lightly. I think she’s going to become the next bag in the spare room.
She will not have a good rest of her life
L.B. Bryant: Indeed
Samantha Ferreira: Now what the hell was up with the pedophile getting a holier-than-thou complex here?
No really
What the heck?
The guy preys on CHILDREN, and he’s here talking about needing to rescue a small child from “someone who would do horrible things :O”
It’s like… not a HINT of irony there

L.B. Bryant: Yeah, he truly believed everything that he was ranting about.
Samantha Ferreira: Yeah. I was just sitting there, like, “this is it. This is a pedophile justifying his awful behavior. What the heck?”
Of course
I could say the same about Satou
who felt that her biggest sin was telling a gay girl she loved her, and not, well, you know. Killing five people, chopping three up, gouging the eyeballs out of two more… then kidnapping a child and grooming said child for her own sick pleasures
L.B. Bryant: Yeah, honestly it’s uncomfortable to think back on.
It’s like I’ve said before, this series is perfect at pushing me to the limits each week before reaching the ED. I couldn’t deal with this series as a marathon.
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed.
I’d be noped out by now
But for some reason, this compels me to keep going every week
It’s the grotesque spectacle

L.B. Bryant: Indeed. There’s not much more to be said than that lol
Samantha Ferreira: Hehe, indeed
Samantha Ferreira: So, what do you think will happen next?
L.B. Bryant: I know that someone is going to dig deeper into why auntie never answers her door but at this point I don’t know who it will be.
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed.
And I see big bro talking to the one normal character
L.B. Bryant: Yeah, that’s possible too.
Samantha Ferreira: Yeah.
I also don’t see said normal character living much longer >->;

L.B. Bryant: Sadly I agree which is a shame since it’s not her fault that her city is filled with weirdos.
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed.
In Happy Sugar Life, everyone is a pedophile murderer
Like… I’d say I’m exaggerating but I’m really not
L.B. Bryant: Yeah, so I feel kind of bad that she got caught up in it all.
Samantha Ferreira: Same.
Any final thoughts for the week?
L.B. Bryant: I need to go cleanse my brain with some moe. :smiley:
Samantha Ferreira: Haha. I think we all need some brain bleach after this spectacle
Aniwho, that’s all the we have. Til next time, remember: the most oblivious person is the typecast well-meaning parent.
Have a great night!
L.B. Bryant: night!