Hello everyone and welcome back to Wrong Every Time. These days, it’s simply unavoidable to return to MyGO’s delightfully chaotic band movie, as I’m bound to find out what a truly inspired Anon looks like. Having spent half the series trying to get a band together for the flimsiest of reasons, and finally running away when Taki called her out on her lack of conviction, we finally learn about The crushing defeat shattered her initial confidence. After easily overcoming the challenges of middle school, Anon felt essentially invincible, but the academic challenges and social isolation of England wore her down. From then on, she stayed away from anything that seemed too difficult or too painful, hoping to build a comfortable high school life without the harsh edges of challenge or intimacy.
Unfortunately, the first classmate she made becomes attached to Tomori, sending her on a rollercoaster of intense emotions and desperate ambition. While Anon almost certainly could have lived a superficially successful high school life, she instead finds herself buried in the smoky ruins of CRYCHIC, with all its worries and loathings. themselves are exposed. Sincerity may not come naturally to Anon, but when she finds an unexpected confidant in Tomori, she might just be the exasperating annoy this group needs to get really, honestly honest. come together. Let’s find out!
And we open with a clear demonstration of Anon’s new commitment, as she tries to pursue a chord progression, facing a difficult task without immediately resigning herself to failure. She’s still practicing major chords, but holding a B chord is essentially the same as holding a barre chord, meaning she’s clearly improved from the voiceless string sounds in the episodes. before
Train your index finger to have enough strength to successfully play barre chords (i.e. the strength to act as a capo, thus allowing your remaining fingers to form the chord in any position). position on the guitar neck) is one of the most important first steps in expanding your guitar playing abilities. Once you’ve achieved that, you can actually play anywhere on the guitar, rather than being limited to open chords near the top of the neck or simple three-string power chords.
We really see the difficulty of that handling when she tries to play the F#, her index finger oscillating on her neck as she tries to press all the strings down at once. Until you get used to applying a lot of force from the base of your index finger, this will feel extremely uncomfortable, like you are bending the joint the wrong way
“That’s hurt!” Yep, you’ll call your fingertips and ruin your index finger before you get anywhere
Love the slow reveal of intimacy of this moment, when we run out and see Tomori in the room too, writing lyrics. They were now comfortable enough together to share time and not talk but just enjoy each other’s presence
Anon proudly shows off his progress during band practice. The band’s responses are all predictable: Tomori stares in amazement, Soyo claps politely but not sincerely, Taki bluntly asks “Well, can you play the song?” to the end?”
Tomori had such a visibly nervous-yet?-excited pose as she took out her lyrics book to reveal her new song. Also liked Anon’s surprise when Tomori said “Anon-chan asked me to do that” – Anon never takes her statements as seriously as Tomori.
It is also very easy to predict Taki’s possessive actions towards these lyrics. Taki sees Haru Hikage as a message sent straight to her soul, so of course she thinks any new lyrics by Tomori are special for her. And while she couldn’t keep the lyrics to herself, she immediately affirmed that she would write the music, reinforcing these lyrics by connecting with her
At the fancy pants academy, Soyo recounts the ongoing band escapades with Mutsumi, telling her that she will invite her to join after their first performance.
“I don’t think you have piano lessons today, do you?” Oh my God, Soyo. She clearly knew Mutsumi had no plans today, and thus had specifically arranged their potential meeting with Sakiko just for such an opportunity.
Meanwhile, Taki is bringing his reliable fierce energy to compose alone at home. It wasn’t easy to transition from playing drums to composing melodies for lyrics—although I also wrote songs based on lyrics when I first started playing drums, it wasn’t until I started learning guitar that I started writing. get the music for them, instead of just presenting the lyrics with the sung melody to the rest of the band and having them match the melody to the chords. We had a real mix of songs that were written as melodies first, songs that were written as lyrics first, and songs where both appeared together.
Sakiko sees a wild Soyo stalking the school gate and decides to take another exit
Instead, Soyo was discovered by Anon and Tomori, and she lied and said she was waiting for them there.
It’s no surprise that Taki skipped school to spend more time making music. With the opportunity to reunite with Tomori, the new band became her life
And the only criticism she cared about was from Tomori, who said “so warm.” Success!
“Can’t be a little slower.””NO. It will lose the feeling of sprinting.” I like how both Tomori and Taki describe music in terms of the emotional experience it brings to mind, rather than just saying whether they like something or not. Really emphasizes how attuned they both are to music and how they each see it as a medium through which they can truly express their feelings
“It doesn’t have things to indicate where you should put your fingers?” “What do you mean, tab?” I think the music is still a bit progressive for Anon, Taki
And then our stray cat Rana appeared. First, the camera emphasizes her dramatic impact through a low-angle shot of her boots stomped on, emphasizing her strong, all-encompassing presence as if she were stepping on it. audience literally. We then get a high-angle shot with a dizzying spin, emphasizing how she tends to throw people off balance
“I’ll do the band.” “There are no parts for you.””That’s good. I’ll do it.” Even Taki couldn’t handle Rana
“I will rewrite it with this part.” And she cannot deny Rana’s talent, which immediately gives way to the obvious strengths of the lead role
Oh my God. Tomori practices by shouting song lyrics into a pillow so her parents can’t hear. My heart is so weak before this performance
After Taki secured their practice space at the same time every day, Rana quickly stopped showing up. I can sympathize with Taki’s frustration—it can be infuriating to feel like other collaborators aren’t fully committed to something that’s really important to you, something you’re pouring your heart into. put in effort and hope to achieve the best possible success. That’s part of the reason why I love writing novels: whether you succeed or fail is largely because of yourself, not because other people don’t care enough. Sadly, as a dungeon master, I ended up back where I started, relying on the enthusiasm of others to get the project going
At home, Taki thinks back about Sakiko, who always makes musical theater edits. The compositions seem very easy
“Until you can play it, you will have to practice alone.” Of course, Taki takes this demand for perfection to an extreme that is unhealthy for any group effort. At the core of any successful band must be the joy they find in playing together—in contrast, Taki now sees Anon’s entire presence as a burden she must bear so she can share band with Tomori
“If we don’t all play together then we’re not a band!” Basically, Taki thinks she can force everyone else to get on her wavelength and even match her skill level. It’s no surprise that her band behavior matches her general communication skills
“I will write a song worthy of Tomori’s lyrics!” Sakiko is clearly part of the reason Taki is so hard on everyone—she’s trying to follow Sakiko’s example, and is therefore unfairly hard on both herself and her group members. She is pursuing an ideal and demands that all her companions live up to that fantasy as well
“Why now, when it’s too late?” Both she and Soyo are still chasing Sakiko’s shadow, playing roles while waiting for the absent main actress to return. It’s strange to think that Tomori was actually the one who found a way to escape all of them
After accepting that she cannot avoid Soyo forever, Sakiko accepts Mutsumi’s advice to meet her on the day of the event. concert. Oh my God, this is going to be a disaster
“Please don’t scold me.” Anon has reached his limit. Taki is putting pressure on all of them, and there’s no joy or sense of community in what she’s creating—just a tense sense of obligation. Blocking the character emphasizes how far Anon has been pushed out of the group, cornering her, her back turned, and a hunched position
“If we work together, we can do it, right?” “Does this mean you don’t think you can depend on me?” Offers of help from others are just sees Taki as a condemnation because she cannot live up to Sakiko’s example
“Taki tried too hard. Yes of course. There are no others here…” Soyo clearly believes that only getting the old band members back can fix this situation. And Anon can’t help but read the obvious subtext there—that she herself is an outsider, a remnant band member who will likely be abandoned when the real stars return. Man, what an interesting way to build a messy band story, with the former group looking out for both the original members as well as the outsiders
Her thoughts contrast with Taki’s quiet walk home, as she silently broods over her failures until she reaches the bridge. “Onee-san or Sakiko can do it. Why I can not?” So it seems like she’s surrounded by bright lights, seeing them as expected standards of behavior
The next day, Taki never came. Spurred on by Soyo’s ominous words, Anon decides to find her
Man, Taki sure knows how to be moody. She spent the afternoon with her head down on the table
Outside, Anon and Tomori were still waiting for her. So of course she quickly ran away
Anon and Taki end up tripping and falling on top of each other, leaving Tomori with the perfect opportunity to debut more animal headbands. And finally, Anon and Taki have one thing they agree on: how cute Tomori is
Ah, what an interesting mess. Count on Taki to mess things up in the process of actually trying to fix them, as she pushes the band almost to the breaking point with her demands for perfection and lack of positive reinforcement. By trying to fill the void left by Sakiko, Taki only emphasizes that this group is not CRYCHIC, and never will be—but the more we learn about their old band, the more Seems like a very good thing. With Anon and Tomori reaching out to her in such an impressive way, Taki hopes to realize that this group doesn’t claim perfection, only that she shares an experience they can all share. respect each other. Which ultimately leaves us with Soyo—though it was her manipulation that brought this group together, her emotional distance and insistence on truly reviving CRYCHIC could easily separate them. No matter what happens, MyGO continues to deliver a series of emotional, character-rich dramas and I can’t wait to see what happens next!
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