Kanye’s looking to hire more people, which seems harmless enough. Seems. All of a sudden, Fiddy’s feeling all inadequate again; the girl has a serious self-esteem problem. Maybe Kanye should just give her a hug and a pep talk. In any case, she has a nightmare where she sees herself being replaced by not just anyone, but a trio of cute girls. Gee, why cute girls? I mean, if Fiddy was really worried about her own personal job performance, shouldn’t she have had a nightmare in which she was replaced by candidates that were… oh, I don’t know… qualified? Instead, she’s afraid that a trio of cute girls will erase her from Kanye’s mind. Sounds like certain someone already has a crush on Kanye. Oops, nevermind. She later spills her guts on this issue anyway. And as you probably already know, Fiddy has a hard time opening up to people, so Macaron sneaks a heartsleeve fruit into her breakfast curry. What does it do? It makes you spill your guts, I guess. As a result, she now can’t seem to do anything but open up to people about her problems. Still, this whole set-up is a little odd. After all, hasn’t Queen Latifah literally given Kanye the ability to see into people’s hearts? Welp, I guess we won’t be needing it here….
Anyway, the whole thing is dumb because Kanye is both equally uncaring and oblivious. I mean, I love this heartsleeve fruit! What’s the number one problem plaguing every single drama out there, from the east to the west? It’s when conflicts are fueled by a lack of communication! Every where you look, whether it’d be TV shows or movies, characters run into trouble simply because they can’t talk to each other. So finally, Fiddy can spill her guts! She literally tells Kanye why she has a problem with Eiko, one of their newest applicants. Not only is the prospective new hire a dead ringer for one of the girls Fiddy had seen in her nightmare, Eiko inadvertently leads people to believe she used to be a porn actress! Oh my! And Fiddy even says she’s afraid Kanye will hire this girl to be his new secretary. Oh dear! But does it matter? No! Because Kanye is oblivious as fuck, and that’s the problem with this entire scenario. It has so much potential, but it’s being wasted. No matter how forward Fiddy is being with her true feelings, Kanye is ignoring them. So what’s the point of being able to communicate if the other party doesn’t even want to listen. This was a golden opportunity for the anime to separate itself from the rest of the pack, and it dropped the ball.
Everything feels like a waste. Kanye has the ability to read hearts, but he barely uses it. Fiddy can finally communicate her feelings, but no one’s listening. The peanut gallery only want to know how many times she masturbates a week. The story has cool ideas, but cool ideas don’t mean much if you don’t actually use them. The anime opts to go for the cheap and easy laughs like some weird oniichan with pantyhose over his head. C’mon, give me a break. In the end, all of the girls from Fiddy’s dream end up being hired, including the twin-tailed shoujo with fuchsia-colored hair. Fiddy doesn’t have much of a problem with her, however, because she doesn’t think the newest girl can seduce Kanye. Oh, I don’t know about that. But this isn’t that important. Afterwards, that cheesy sax piece plays, and our heroine finally decides to say something. It’s just not an interesting something. Uguu, I have problems interacting with people. Sure, that’s a problem. But no, that’s not fucking good enough, man. You like this guy, you’re afraid to be replaced. Those are the primary problems that should be communicated. Instead, we finish with this softball bullshit that totally bores me.
In the end, Amagi Brilliant Park doesn’t deviate from its safe formula despite giving itself every opportunity to do so, and that’s a pity. The final results are completely generic. After torturing herself all episode long, Fiddy somehow walks off with a smile on her face, and the guy is left wondering what that was all about. Lame, lame, lame.