Episode 5 feels like a filler episode, which was slightly unnecessary but it was fun.
This recap of Netflix anime series BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 5, “Greedy Bears” contains significant spoilers.
How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 5, “Greedy Bears” open?
Episode 5 opens up with Michiru playing basketball. She wants to play a real game. Melissa shows her baseball not basketball — it’s the flamingos versus the bears. It’s a very violent and aggressive game.
One of the bears picks Michiru as the new pitcher. One of the flamingos mocks Michiru which angers her. Michiru keeps striking out the flamingos with her superior throws. Her batting is formidable as well and everyone is shocked.
Find proof of gambling
The mayor asks Shirou for proof of gambling on baseball in the city. Shirou explains that Flip and the family control all gambling in the city.
At the halfway point of BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 5, “Greedy Bears” the bears ask Michiru to join their team as they don’t discriminate. The bears beg Michiru to join their team and she agrees as long as no-one is killed or injured. Next, they play the Buffalos and Michiru performs well again.
Shirou finds a beastman evidently gambling and wants him to testify against the Family. Next up, the bears play the Tigers and win — the champions game is next. Shirou warns her about using her powers.
In the champions game, Michiru learns the bears have been bribed to lose against the Killer Animals. During the game, the crowd learns that the betting money has been stolen which has caused an uproar. Michiru makes a statement about playing for pride to the bears. The game is restarted.
How does BNA: Brand New Animal season 1, episode 5, “Greedy Bears” end?
Shirou is the one that found the betting cash. The bears lose the championship game but they are full of pride. We learn that the coach was in on the bets but in the end, he didn’t take the money. Shirou saves the coach’s face by telling the mayor that he couldn’t find the betting money. Episode 5 feels like a filler episode, which was slightly unnecessary but it was fun.
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