I felt this arc is just a huge fanservice for those who wanted something different. Sugita-san is so relaxed right now lmao. He didn’t have to do all sorts of voice acting during this arc. Next episode, maybe.
Off-topic request: Shenmue 3 funds exceeded $3.5mil. Although it’s pretty much funded right now, Yu Suzuki said it requires about 10mil to fully realize the immersive experience of his open-world vision. Let’s fulfill this vision with your support now! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ysnet/shenmue-3