So I’m given to understand that last week’s episode of Otherside Picnic was not a part of the original novels’ stories, but rather an anime-original creation nonetheless composed by the series’ author. Some of the general vibes and ideas of that episode still fit with the motifs the series was leading to between its second and this week’s fourth, but I daresay that being effectively filler after a fashion might’ve contributed to the looser, less-consequential elements of that episode….

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