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Amagi Brilliant Park Episode 3 – Quick Summary

In Amagi Brilliant Park episode 3, “Not Enough of a Boost!,” Seiya Kanie earned Moffle’s fury not only by just being Seiya, but by closing the park, unannounced, so the cast and crew could clean up. But that was only the first source of friction as Seiya tried to turn things around. Will his ideas work? Will Moffle even give them a chance? And just how many rounds does Sento’s muzzle-loader hold?

Note: This post may include spoilers, so be cautious.

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Amagi Brilliant Park Episode 3: Sento really knows how to use her rifle

Sento’s rifle raises many unanswered questions. Capture from the Blu Ray.

When Moffle heard that Seiya closed the park for cleaning, he went after the temporary manager. It wasn’ so much that Moffle disagreed with the idea the park needed cleaned. He was furious that the park hadn’t closed unannounced for twenty-nine years. So I guess you could say his heart was in the right place.

It was in the right place as far as customers were concerned. When it came to Seiya, though, Moffle gave no quarter. He immediately attacked, with his fists, as he explained his worry.

Would Seiya have listened if Moffle had been calm and reasonable? I doubt it. Neither likes the other very much. But one thing’s for sure. They both have no defense against Sento’s muzzle-loader. She fired two shots in rapid succession.

Writing on the ground in agony, Seiya managed to ask (02:38), “How does she fire consecutive shots with a muzzle-loader?”

That’s funny because I used to shoot muzzle-loading rifles in competition. Like, years ago. It took me about sixty seconds to load the thing. I might have been able to get it down to forty or forty-five seconds. But Seiya had every right to question how Sento managed it!

Favorite Moment from Amagi Brilliant Park Episode 3

Amagi Brilliant Park Episode 3: Seiya is serious about turning things around

Seiya’s serious about trying to save the park. Even if he doesn’t quite know how. Capture from the Blu Ray.

Setup: Salama Likes Conflict

Did you see how Salama reacted to the disrespectful mother early in the episode? It’s the first time I’ve seen Salama smile. Come to think of it, it’s the first time I’ve seen her react with much emotion at all. Grinning big, videotaping the whole thing with her camera phone, she said (08:08), “Bitchy mom in the house!”

It’s nice to see the crew enjoying their work.

This is the episode where Seiya began trying to turn things around. First, he turned to the tried and true sex appeal. He asked the fairies of Elementario (Salama, Kobori, Muse, and Sylphy), Sento, and even Latifa to wear skimpy swimsuits and record a commercial.

Amagi Brilliant Park Episode 3: Salama seems to enjoy conflict

I don’t think we’ve seen Salama show this much emotion until now. Capture from the Blu Ray.

Two observations come to mind. First, Toriken seemed to really enjoy his job as a cameraman. Again, it’s nice to see the crew enjoy their work! Second, I confirmed that yes, Sento’s character model is very appealing. She also seemed to have the least objection to the situation. Salama, on the other hand, said something about sexual harassment. Truth be told, I haven’t seen their contracts, but she might have a case.

That aside, Seiya was trying to come up with ideas to boost attendance. When he saw that the swimsuit advertisement wasn’t getting any tracking on social media, he worked with Toriken again, this time to post the video of Moffle confronting the jerk father. That video attracted attention, positive and negative, which drove traffic to the swimsuit video.

Delivery: Seiya’s Making an Effort

Moffle gloated. He thought it was hilarious how a video of him got more views than the video he thought was Seiya’s sole idea. That was when Seiya dropped a bomb on Moffle. Seiya had posted the video of the fight. Yet, even with its higher traffic, he only expected one percent of the viewers to come to the park.

Moffle and Sento were mystified. Why had he gone to the effort if it would only attract one percent of the viewers?

Gruffly, he said (19:04), “It’s so we can get 1,001 visitors instead of 1,000! To do that, I’ll do whatever it takes.”

Amagi Brilliant Park Episode 3: Sento and Moffle were both surprised at Seiya's conviction

Sento and Moffle both seemed surprised by how far Seiya was willing to go. Capture from the Blu Ray.

Up until that point, I think Moffle saw Seiya as some punk kid. Now, he still saw Seiya as a punk kid. But he saw him as a punk kid with ideas that might actually help. Even more – he saw that Seiya was trying. He was doing what he could to scrape and scrounge for every last visitor. It was the kind of turning point that struck me as authentic. If you’ve ever stepped into a leadership position, you know that the team will test you to see if you’re serious. To see if they can trust you. In that moment, Seiya made a positive impression on Moffle. That was no small feat, and it was satisfying to see him accomplish it!

What did you think of Moffle’s fight? What were your favorite moments? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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