D-Frag!: Episode 11 – “What’s My Secret Move?”

D-Frag! is about a boy named Kenji Kazama, a delinquent at Fujou Academy. During the first episode, he and his friends Yokoshima and Nagayama encounter the school’s Game Creation Club when they see smoke coming out of their clubroom. After putting out the fire, the three club members (Roka, Chitose, and Sakura) start using their “battle types” to fight against them. By the end of episode one, Roka and the rest of the club get Kenji to agree to become a member of their club; the club needs one more member in order to keep from being closed down.

The episode begins with Fifty-Fifty Fujisaki, who was first introduced during the game battle for Roka’s bag, entering into the story and offering to serve as the referee for the game battle between the Game Creation Club (Provisional) and the ex-student council members.

Takao ultimately comes up with the game, which starts with each participant writing a question on their cell phone’s memo screen. After the game starts, each player does whatever it takes to nab their opponent’s cell. Answer the question on the memo screen and send it to the ref for him to judge. If they’re right, the opponent is out of the game. If they’re wrong, they’ll play a penalty game. It’s decided that if the third years win, the Game Creation Club (Provisional) will be shut down, and if the club wins, the third years will give the club 10,000 yen.

They are given 10 minutes to get someplace at the school. It turns out that Roka was weakened after a hug she received from Tama in episode 10. Kenji is told to take her to the nurse’s office during the 10 minutes, and Sakura accompanies them. However, on their way there, they encounter the Band of 14 Devils, who refuse to allow them through a hallway. Hachi, Kenji’s two buddies, as well as some other guys appear to take on the Band of 14 Devils in order to free up a pathway for Kenji, Roka, and Sakura.

When the 10 minutes are up, Kenji and the others run right into Matsubara, one of the third years, and Sakura takes her on. Kenji and Roka then encounter Naganuma, who keeps getting distracted because Roka and Sakura sound like anime voice actresses. Roka tells Kenji that she’s feeling better and that she can take on Naganuma. Kenji gets some unexpected help to allow him to get closer to returning to the original classroom in order to help Chitose against Tama.

Well, it turns out that the game doesn’t conclude in this episode, but it will have to come to an end with episode 12, since it’s the final episode of the series. Also, I’m willing to guess at this point that the next episode will primarily focus on Chitose and Tama, with a little bit to wrap up the fight between Sakura, Roka, and Matsubara.

And it turns out the unexpected help for Kenji comes from the other members of Takao’s Game Creation Club. It was surprising to see these characters again, since most of them had all but disappeared after the storyline where Takao and her club were introduced. It was also a little surprising to see the Band of 14 Devils make another appearance. Prior to this, I think they had only made a couple of appearances.

Episode 11 is basically the same kind of zany story that I’ve come to expect from this series. There was ultimately nothing to make this episode stand out when compared to a majority of the episodes in the series.

I’m just glad that I only have one more episode left to go. As the series progressed, I just found that I couldn’t get into this one like I hoped I would. Hopefully the ending of the series will be at least somewhat satisfying.

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