” Super Cub ” is a motorcycle shop where a high school girl, Kokuma, who has no parents, money, friends, hobbies, or future goals, stopped by on her way home from school and said that three owners died. It’s an anime that starts with buying a used Super Cub for 10,000 yen. I bought a turnip to go to school, but as I got a license and learned how to fill and maintain gasoline, the world around her gradually expanded.
The original is Tone Koken’s light novel published by KADOKAWA on the book posting site “Kakuyomu.” Honda Motor Co., Ltd., which manufactures Super Cub, cooperates and supervises, so motorcycles and related items such as helmets are delicately described.
The story of a high school girl changing her life by touching an unknown world is “K-ON!” Set in the light music club. And enjoy the outdoor camp ” Yurucamp “], Etc., has become a standard in anime. The background that captures the actual local location is also a classic in anime.
The “pilgrimage to sacred places” where fans visit locations is often talked about. “Super Cub” also has a vital aspect as a friendship story of high school girls who met through Cub, and the realistic scenery of Kitasha City, Yamanashi Prefecture is set out. At the same time, the scenes of the bears touring repeatedly appear, so by following their stories, you can feel as if you are enjoying a trip together. It is a time when it is challenging to travel casually, even in Japan, due to the coronavirus. At the very least, I often feel like enjoying a trip, even in anime.
This work may have become a work loved by many viewers because it met such expectations. Perhaps the author loves turnips, and the anime staff also respected the author’s intention to convey the charm of turnips and animated them.
My friend Reiko told me a lot about the turnips, and gradually the cubs became addicted to the charm of the cubs, but the viewers also learned the wonderfulness of the cubs with the cubs. It’s a lot of fun to see the knowledge you didn’t know flesh out through the story. It’s not uncommon for the pranks associated with these vehicles to feel uncomfortable when unilaterally squeezed, but the “Super Cub” has a relaxed tone that matches the pace at which the Cub grows as a motorcycle rider.
As the story progresses, I enjoyed it without being shaken off until the end. For those who want to tell others about their favorite world from scratch, no anime can be so helpful.
As mentioned above, ” Super Cub ” is an anime with plenty of recent success patterns. However, the impression I get from the video is precisely the opposite, and there are many moments when I feel uneasy, which is why I cannot take my eyes off. Perhaps the anime staff carefully picked up the bear’s feelings and then incorporated them into the video.
The story begins early in the morning in the first episode. Still, it is a fantastic camera work that realistically captures the everyday life of a baby bear and classical music that covers the scenery of a rural town. And the depiction of the landscape where the natural sounds remain in my ears is like watching Shunji Iwai’s youth movies such as “All About Lily Chou-Chou” and “Hana and Alice,” reminding me of the unstable feelings I felt during adolescence. I will end up.
The bear’s parents have passed away and are now attending high school with a scholarship. Her lunch is bland with white rice and retort pouch food, and since she has no friends to talk to, quiet time passes by. “K-ON! And ” Yurucamp ” “has all shown the high school girl group looking happy, so it can be said that the darkness of the cub is the exact opposite. However, ” Neon Genesis Evangelion is also different from the doll-like beautiful girl who has become a standard since the heroine Rei Ayanami. A ubiquitous girl who has low temperatures but emotions of emotions.
The biggest highlight of this work is the expansion of the world that you can see when such a baby bear rides on a cub. However, the way it is shown is very cautious, and flashy incidents rarely occur. That’s why I’m crazy from beginning to end. Especially at the beginning, many scenes are quiet at first glance but thrilling.
The cub on the public road with a cub is surprised at the moment when the truck overtakes from behind, and the scene where the motorcycle engine sits down in the parking lot of the convenience store at night is on this side watching. I feel anxious. Above all, the depiction of a large and unpopular country town amplifies the loneliness of the bear. Perhaps the main character in the shadow of this work is the scenery of the countryside surrounding the baby bear.
The quiet and lonely landscape feels like a cub’s mental landscape, but that’s why this work gently affirms it with a turnip without denying its “loneliness.” “Super Cub” became a lovely word because it replaced the lonely landscape of the declining region (that is, the future that covers the whole of Japan) with the power of the cub into a fleeting and beautiful world.