The truth has finally come to light, and it is time to figure out how it happened in Tomodachi Game Episode 6. Let’s see how good the explanation was in this review!
Tomodachi Game Episode 6 Overview
Tomodachi Game, or Friends Game in English, is a psychological strategy anime belonging to the Death Game genre, a kind of anime that pits several characters against each other in a bid to make one of them outlast them all. It is based on a manga written by Mikoto Yamaguchi and illustrated by Yuuki Satou. This episode of the show is also referred to as Friends Game Episode 6.
The anime adaptation is developed by Studio Okuroto Noboru, a studio with only two full-length anime adaptations in its catalogue, Special Training in the Secret Dungeon and the second season of How Not To Summon A Demon Lord. The show is directed by Hirofumi Ogura, the director behind several well-known shows such as Black Butler and Cells At Work. You can read our review of the previous episode here!
– Friends Game Episode 6 Review does not contain any spoilers –
Tomodachi Game Episode 6 Review- Oh, But There’s More!
Let’s start this review by giving kudos to the show for a totally unique take on this genre. Despite looking a little rough and derivative by the start of the show, it has managed to weave an interesting narrative that uses friendship as a base and builds several different and equally varied characters and dynamics. In this day and age, freshness and variety should be praised, especially considering the kind of show that we are talking about. The plot is the show’s lifeblood, and its being derivative would have made it lose a lot of its shine.
However, how many out of the box and unique things can one show just to stand out? There is an even bigger question than that one- are those new things actually good, or are they just random for the sake of being random? Do they make thematic and narrative sense, or were they just added to throw the viewers off of the scent? I believe we saw both kinds of twists in this episode, resulting in a much more mixed and balanced affair than anyone could have originally predicted.
This episode was made a must watch by the actions of Yuichi in the last episode and how excited the announcers got because of them. Apparently, he was doing something completely unprecedented to get ahead of the traitor. All that is well and good, but the explanation of how he did those things wasn’t quite up to par. It felt like your standard anime twist reveal, with many different aspects being flipped simultaneously to give the illusion of premeditation, which felt rather flat despite appearing the opposite of it. It was a satisfactory and sensible reveal, just not one that felt earned.
A lot of it was based around finally revealing what made Yuichi so dangerous and unique in that particular friend group. It was a great plot twist that was actually being hinted at from the start, giving it a real sense of gravitas when it all unfurled. It changed the tone of the show drastically, resulting in a far more devious and sinister direction than many believed the show to be capable of. It is a good direction to go into, especially if the show is able to make good on its promises and deliver on this promise.
Tomodachi Game Episode 6 felt like a changing of the guard, the turning point of the whole series. It also ended with three out of five characters in the show having lost all relevance to the plot, making one wonder what the friendship of these characters is going to play into. The future has never been more uncertain, but there are signs here that could mean good things are on the horizon. The production remains sub-par, remaining the only consistent part of this topsy-turvy show.
Tomodachi Game Episode 6 was a banner episode for the series and represented everything that is good and bad about it. If you liked the rest of the show so far, you will love this, and hopefully what comes beyond.
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