FGC:Episode 03 Cut 060

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Kensuke takes his eye away from the camera and looks up.

Kensuke:“What's up, Class Rep?”

OMF: I love Kensuke's reaction here. So otaku. Any other 14-year-old caught playing with model planes and making machine gun noises would curl up and die at this point. Kensuke just looks up like he's been reading a book or something. The man clearly loves his work.

Soluzar: Hardly anyone calls Hikari by name. Asuka is the only one who I can think of who does.

Shin-seiki: (060~063): The office of "class representative" is, as far as I know, something peculiar to Japanese schools: a student leader elected by the class, whose duties include making sure that assigned daily routines (watering the plants/flowers, feeding the goldfish, etc) are carried out, and generally seeing that good order and decorum are observed in class. She (it's always a she, at least in anime; I can't think of one male class rep in all the anime I've ever seen) also does the "Rise! Bow!" deal when the teacher enters the classroom.

thewayneiac: Yes, it's so peculiar to Japan that Right Stuf once translated it as "Hall Monitor" because they thought no one would get the reference. (This was in The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, none of which takes place in school; the term was being used as an insult.)

OMF: Actually, we had elected "class reps" in my school. However, their duties only included moaning about too much homework in school meetings and complaining that they were elected.

Shin-seiki: I have a theory that this trio (Toji, Kensuke, and Hikari), to the extent that they "represent" anything beyond themselves, can be considered emblematic of the Freudian concept of Id, Ego, and Super-ego. See more.

tv33: Kensuke looks a lot like Jean Ratlique from "Nadia"; make sense, as they had the same character designer.