In Episode 7, Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki devises a memorable campaign speech for Mimimi. But is it enough to defeat Hinami?
WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki Episode 7, “When a Mentor Character Becomes the Boss, They’ll Push You to the Edge,” now streaming on Funimation.
In Episode 7 of Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki, Tomozaki and Mimimi continue their hard work preparing for Student Council Election Day, aiming for an off-the-cuff strategy to defeat Hinami’s campaign. Tomozaki knows Hinami is an expert at everything she does, including public speaking, so he brings his sharpest gaming instincts to Mimimi’s election day speech — with memorable results for the entire school.
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Hinami and Tomozaki haven’t seen each other much since the election got underway. When the big day arrives, they head to the assembly hall together. Surprisingly, Tomozaki is feeling confident — not because he’s sure Mimimi will win, but he knows they’ve given it everything they have and relishes the challenge of taking on his mentor. Both girls’ election speeches bring surprises and delight — but a landslide victory in the end.
Tomozaki knows Hinami’s popularity and uncanny ability to relate to her fellow students can’t be beaten with a typical campaign speech, so he approaches Mimimi’s speech from a different angle: humor. While Mimimi is making her pitch to the student body, Tomozaki sneaks off to an upper balcony above the audience. Suddenly an alarm goes off and the electronic voice of Navi (the show’s off-brand version of Amazon’s Alexa) comes over the speakers to converse with Mimimi. She has Navi shut off the alarm as the sudden interruption turns into a witty back-and-forth conversation that delights the audience.
Tomozaki’s goal is to show that Mimimi’s quick thinking and calmness under pressure allow her to handle problems as soon as they arise and that she can do the same for her fellow students if elected President. The ad-libbed chat with Navi portrays her as both a leader and a sharp speaker, leaving the audience laughing in delight.