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

Meeting Date: 9/10/2018

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, welcome to the Herald Anime Club! I’m Samantha Ferreira, and I’m here with L.B. Bryant.
L.B. Bryant: Hello!
Samantha Ferreira: Tonight, we’re talking up Happy Sugar Life episode 9: Y’all need JESUS!
So, this week we had pedophilia, deception, pedophilia, and murder in that order. Some stuff happened
And by God, that was unsettling.
L.B. Bryant: You forgot about secret sexy fun times with the police officer which puts him in perfect position to discover the murder.
Samantha Ferreira: Oh yes. the cop slept with evil Belldandy, thus setting him up for the finale

L.B. Bryant: So yeah, stuff happened here.
Samantha Ferreira: Ohhhh yeah
So where should we begin?
L.B. Bryant: Let’s get the major hurdle out of the way… Satou frickin’ stabbed her best friend in the neck with a large knife.
The one person in the series who didn’t have it coming lol
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed… The one generally good person in all of this is now dead.
And god..
That was unsettling to watch

L.B. Bryant: They really set it up well at the end by letting us see the argument but not hear it.
Samantha Ferreira: They played the argument afterwards, I think?
L.B. Bryant: Bits of it IIRC
Samantha Ferreira: Yeah
And you knew it was going to end poorly once she walked away. Like… I had that sinking feeling like “no way she’s walking out here”
Suddenly, murder time
L.B. Bryant: That’s one thing that I’ve enjoyed about this series is that the murders have been spaced out and given real meaning.
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed
And man, do they get uncomfortable
L.B. Bryant: No doubt that Satou is a yandere but at least she has a purpose when she kills.
Samantha Ferreira: Like… I had to look away, watching as Shoko clawed and cried at her friend’s hands trying to get away from the knife.
That was fucked up
with a capital FUCKED UP

L.B. Bryant: lol yeah it was
Samantha Ferreira: Y’all need Jesus, Happy Sugar Life
L.B. Bryant: So yeah, it seems that everything is finally in place for the final two episodes.
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed.
The set pieces are there
And now it’s going to play out
Thank you, Shoko… your sacrifice is not in vain. You kickstarted the finale.
L.B. Bryant: Now to see how the fire gets started
Samantha Ferreira: Indeed.
Now… before that, it was just… weird. Like.. not in a good way
The whole “The child I’ve been grooming for a FULL FREAKING YEAR just kissed me and asked me to marry her” bit was kind of “ehhhhhhh” ‘-‘

L.B. Bryant: Has it been a year? I thought Shio had only been missing for a couple of months.
Samantha Ferreira: She said “it’s our one-year anniversary” in the show
L.B. Bryant: Oh, I must have missed that.
Samantha Ferreira: It kind of came and went in the middle of the cake kisses
L.B. Bryant: Ah got it.
Samantha Ferreira: Yeah
Hence the rings, the cakes, etc.
L.B. Bryant: Makes sense
Samantha Ferreira: Now… I was kind of surprised to see big bro almost kill the pedophile.
…I would have been 100% OK with more street justice
L.B. Bryant: It was the middle of the day with way too many witnesses for that to happen lol

Samantha Ferreira: lol, good point
Now, big bro is two prefectures over… and shit’s about to go down
what do you think will happen next?
L.B. Bryant: Big bro is going to make his way back in a hurry but it’ll be too late and he’s going to watch everything he loves burn.
I doubt any of our primary characters are going to live to see the end.
Samantha Ferreira: Ohhh yeah.
I think they’re all as good as dead, here
Well, maybe not blonde pedophile, who ran away
L.B. Bryant: I think he’ll reappear before too long.
Samantha Ferreira: True

L.B. Bryant: I’m just curious to know what is going to lure the cop upstairs to Satou’s apartment to discover the body.
Samantha Ferreira: blood drips down?
L.B. Bryant: Maybe
Samantha Ferreira: She was pretty grim this time
Severing the carotid causes a lot of blood to flow
L.B. Bryant: Yeah this is true
Samantha Ferreira: But yeah… yikes, either way
Any final thoughts this week?
L.B. Bryant: Nothing that I haven’t said a million times already when talking about this bloody show lol
Samantha Ferreira: lol, fair enough. My thoughts are pretty simple: “Y’all need Jesus.”
L.B. Bryant: hehe
Samantha Ferreira: Anyway, thanks as always for joining, folks. And remember: If you’re going to photograph something clearly illegal, RUN LIKE HELL afterwards
L.B. Bryant: Night!

(After the meeting…)

Samantha Ferreira: God, that episode was fucked…