A Yakuza Turned Civilian?!
- Episodes: 12
- Genre: Comedy, Seinen
- Airing Date: July 2018 - September 2018
- Studio: Diomedea
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Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro follows the story of Chio as she heads off to school. Yes, she’s just a high school girl on her way to school, but this anime is anything but “normal.” Along the way, Chio gets into all sorts of trouble from jumping roof to roof to beating up bike gang leaders. Chio strives to fly under the radar as much as possible, but you’ll love what she gets into when no one is looking.
Andou Mayuta Highlights (Spoilers Beyond This Point)
Despite being a bike gang leader, you have to hand it to Andou, he’s completely gullible. Why else would he have believed that Chio, a girl who is clearly in her school uniform, is a hardened international criminal with an extensive list of crimes under her belt? He believes in her so much that he listens to her and withdraws from his life as a hoodlum, which makes no sense because what hardened criminal would convince you to leave a life of crime? Andou doesn’t question anything and just believes everything Chio says to the extent that he changes his wholfe life!
As shown in episode 3 and 4, Andou does earnestly quit his life of trouble to live like a civilian. He even announces it to his bike gang. Then in episode 4, we come across Andou as he’s literally sobbing on the side of the road about how he’s failing at every attempt at civilian life and that his boss is going to yell at him. He’s trying so hard, it’s actually really funny to see that his small failures affect him so much, but it’s clear that he really does things earnestly, and you have to love him for that!
3. Tries to Look Cool in Front of Chio
In the same episode, it’s pretty funny to see that Andou tries to look cool in front of Chio. Even though he’s crying to Manana, when he spots Chio behind her, he sucks it up and pretends like everything is alright. Clearly, Chio was aware that he was upset, but nope, Andou acts like a kid and pretends to be cool because he’d rather look cool than like a whimp in front of Chio. This just adds to how much we love him.
4. He’s OK With BL
There are some out there who are adverse to dating fujoshi, but Andou throws himself into it. He is fine with Chio’s very brief love of BL and says nothing when she tries to buy a yaoi magazine, something I’m sure many of us feel when we buy certain things. Who wants to be caught buying a dirty magazine? Andou says nothing to Chio, but later, he even goes out to buy yaoi games so that he can share Chio’s interests with her! Then there’s that scene in episode 9...
5. Episode 9
If you didn’t love Andou before episode 9, it’s hard to not love him after episode 9. From all of his schemes to impress Chio like using George to set up a shoujo scene to pulling out all of the things that would excite Chio like a cigar. Then, to one of our favorite scenes, Andou replicates a scene out of a BL game where he does the foot slam against a wall with one of his subordinates to really entice Chio! This scene is so perfect. Too bad it gave Chio (and any logical bystanders) the wrong idea.
Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro has been a great anime and after Chio, Andou has to be one of our favorite characters. We’re so glad he had reoccuring parts after his appearance in episode 2 as he’s been a wonderful addition to the cast, especially with his crush on Chio. What’s your favorite Andou moment? Did we manage to name it? Share your thoughts below!