Haruka laments her school’s very strict principal who has bad allergies which has kept him from in-person learning during COVID. Anyway, Haruka attends a special weekly class for anyone who is interested. A person from the local community comes in to speak with the class on any topic including their jobs or their lives. Haruka likes the class as she enjoys learning about other people.
Today’s first speaker, much to her surprise, is Shinichi. He begins by talking about wanting to live as freely as a cloud in the sky. But he also acknowledges that clouds still adhere to certain rules relating to the weather.
The other kids in the class ask Shinichi about his job and what he does for money. Shinichi says he believes filthy money is the root of all evil in the world which is why he doesn’t believe in it. Another student asks how he is able to survive then.
Instead of answering the question, Shinichi recites an unrelated haiku before pretending to eat food in front of the class. Some students in the class are able to visualize the noodles he seems to be slurping up. Shinichi asks the class to also use their imaginations, which they will be able to enrich their lives with.
The students in the class imagine everything from playing video games, eating sushi and making out with their boyfriend/girlfriend.
Haruka decides to imagine writing an award-winning manga, but suddenly immerses herself in a battle with a Hitotsuki instead. She begins to get a bit carried away and almost whacks Tarou in the neck as he walks into the class.
Again to her surprise, Tarou is the second guest teacher for the day.
Meanwhile downtown, both Tsubasa and Tsuyoshi come across a Hitotsuki attacking people who break the rules such as littering and jaywalking. They both try to chase after it.
Back at school, Tarou explains that his delivery company was invited by the school to have someone come in for the special class. Tarou ended up coming as he lost jankenpon to his coworkers.
The class asks Tarou if he has a girlfriend and what color his underwear is. Haruka tells Tarou he shouldn’t be answering such questions, but her classmates, calling her “Plagiarist,” tell her to lighten up.
Shinichi decides to ask Tarou if he has friends. Tarou says he does not understand what that means, but if he is referring to having good relationships with people, then he would like to have that someday.
Shinichi then asks if Tarou has comrades and Tarou says he does not. Shinichi and Haruka then ask what they are to him then and Tarou says they are his companions.
The students ask their new teacher for money. But Tarou says they should put in the work themselves since they are still young.
One of the students, captain of the karate team, says he is annoyed by how cocky Tarou seems to be. He challenges Tarou to punch through a chair. But Tarou easily smashes through ten. The karate kid acknowledges Tarou has won this face off. Another student, captain of the shogi team, challenges Tarou and Tarou easily wins again.
Haruka asks Tarou why he attacks them if they are his companions. He says it is to train them and ensure that they do not hold him back.
Shinichi is also annoyed by Tarou’s apparent arrogance so he also challenges him. Shinichi thinks about sumo wrestling, arm wrestling and thumb wrestling and realizes he would lose all three. He decides on tongue twisters, but Tarou has no problem keeping up.
Meanwhile, the Hitotsuki arrives at the school and punishes two students who are on their phone and painting their nails during class. The other students try to run, but also get punished and sucked into rule slips.
The Hitotsuki, who of course is the principal, takes all five Donbros into his office to give them a lesson on rules and regulations. When Haruka talks out of turn, he punishes her and then lights one of the rule slips on fire. The Hitotsuki says if they continue to break the rules, he will light all slips on fire and the students will burn in hell.
The Hitotsuki slaps Shinichi for slouching while sitting and whacks Tsubasa for being a dog and Tsuyoshi for being a bird. Tarou laughs and the Hitotsuki tries to punish him for acting haughty.
But when Tarou blocks his slap, the Hitotsuki lights all the student slips on fire. Tarou punches the Hitotsuki and they take the battle outside.
The Noto3 are watching from a rooftop and Sonoi decides to join in the fun. Sonoi spars with Tarou for a little bit and invites him to join their team. Tarou laughs that Sonoi would not be a good companion. He goes Mini-taro to drive Sonoi away.
The Hitotsuki shoves Haruka into Tarou and he tells her to stay out of his way. Tarou tells them to prepare the platform and he delivers a Momotarozan at the Hitotsuki. The Hitotsuki embiggens and Tarou hops into Don Zenkai-Oh to finish him off for good.
The students are back to normal and Kaito collects the purified Fiveman Gear.
Tarou scolds his companions and says they are still not up to par and must be taught a lesson so as not to get in his way.
Hmm… I’m not sure about this episode. I enjoyed it I guess. But I think this was as filler as filler gets. Which is kind of odd at Episode 7. If there was some big meaning or lesson or big plot development, it must have gone over my head. (Which happens quite often with me. lol) Seriously though, we didn’t really learn anything new about anything.
Like, 2/3 of the episode was Shinichi and Tarou “teaching” the class which was fine. But it certainly felt more like something you’d see as a TTFC extra or something. Not the basis for an entire episode.
Unless there’s some Fiveman Easter egg for fans. Then that’s nice. But for someone like me who hasn’t watched Fiveman, I wouldn’t know.
Anyway, the Hitotsuki was pretty dramatic though. Threating to send the students to burn in hell. Literally. Escalation very fast. lol
So, I dunno. It was a fine episode. Fun, for the most part. But nothing really memorable or consequential to the story I think.
Non-CGI Donbro of the Week
We get all five! physical Donbros in the same room. But just the back of their heads and not even a full shot of Tsuyoshi and Tsubasa.
And I noticed they also use physical suits for the Momotarozan attack footage as well: