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My Senpai Is Annoying: Futaba’s Independent Streak Comes to Light


Warning: the next incorporates spoilers for My Senpai is Annoying Episode 6, “Grandpa Hearts Futaba,” now streaming on Funimation.

In My Senpai is Annoying, Futaba Igarashi is decided to show her value on the workplace, and she or he would not take kindly to anybody who patronizes or mocks her within the course of. Futaba places herself below a variety of strain to succeed on her personal deserves, and a quick flashback in Episode 6 makes it clear that she has at all times been this fashion.

In Episode 6, Futaba’s grandfather, Mr. Igarashi, visits on her birthday and instantly turns into overprotective of his granddaughter. Futaba finds this obnoxious, and Mr. Igarashi later explains to Harumi Takeda that Futaba has at all times wished to be self-sufficient and owe nobody any favors — a pattern that continues at this time.

Mr. Igarashi means properly, and he has his granddaughter’s greatest pursuits at coronary heart. Though Futaba finds him overbearing, Mr. Igarashi nonetheless rushes to her protection on the slightest provocation, making him one thing of a counterpart to Harumi Takeda. Their similarities draw Mr. Igarashi right into a feud with Takeda to see who’s extra worthy to be Futaba’s defender, a lot to her chagrin. In most facets of her life, she solely wants herself, however Mr. Igarashi is aware of this deep down.

As soon as Mr. Igarashi and Takeda name a truce, Mr. Igarashi explains that Futaba has at all times been a tough employee who took nice pleasure in her accomplishments, and proper earlier than beginning highschool, she resolved to maneuver to Tokyo by herself and succeed on her personal deserves. She did not need to owe her grandfather something and took the problem head-on. Again then, Mr. Igarashi gave his granddaughter his blessing, and as hoped, Futaba thrived in Tokyo, from highschool to school to the office. Her impartial streak continued to the current, to the purpose the place she will be able to’t stand the thought of another person preventing her battles for her or owing anybody any favors, even when she has a real want for them.

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Finally, Futaba, her grandfather and Takeda all get on the identical web page, with Mr. Igarashi and Takeda resolving to look out for Futaba solely when she significantly wants it, a choice Futaba is decidedly grateful for. Futaba (often) actually does admire Takeda’s assist, particularly in gentle of her blossoming emotions for him, however she clearly would not need her or him grandfather hovering over her each hour of the day — and it is not even needed. Futaba is aware of the best way to depend on her family and friends whereas additionally increase a profitable life on her personal, and she or he will get quite a lot of validation from it. As a pupil and a working skilled, she has a transparent want to perform these on her personal, to the purpose the place she would possibly really feel insulted or responsible if she has to rely an excessive amount of on others.

These insights into Futaba’s character are constant along with her earlier antics within the collection thus far, like when she shortly repaid Takeda for taking care of her whereas she was unwell, and the way she labored laborious to make candies for him on Valentine’s Day. Futaba additionally reacted shortly when she botched a report back to a shopper and labored time beyond regulation to repair it and clean issues over. Futaba is an individual who needs to earn the whole lot she will get, and she or he solely depends on family and friends when the necessity actually arises. Futaba is independent-minded and hardworking, however not ungrateful. She’s extra gracious than that, even when she has a critical tsundere streak and has a tough time saying “thank you” afterward.


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