Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity” gives us the most political thriller episode of this anime to date. What else do you call it when basically the entire episode consists of tense negotiations? Negotiations that Sasaki both expects…and not.

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity”: Details

Sasaki and Peeps NA key visual.
Not as light-hearted as this key visual makes the anime look after all.

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity” is the 10th episode (you can read reviews for Ep. 1Ep. 2Ep. 3Ep. 4Ep. 5Ep. 6Ep. 7Ep. 8, and Ep. 9 here) of this first season of this isekai comedy fantasy anime. Said anime is the anime adaptation of the novel series of the same name by BuncololiSILVER LINK. (Brave WitchesBofuriMy Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) is the animation studio behind this anime.

Alas, the exact people behind Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity” are just as unknown as the ones behind the previous episodes, barring Ep. 1. However, we do still know that Mirai Minato is the director of Sasaki and Peeps overall. Kousuke AraiShun OoruiAkihiro NaritaShuka NishimaeYukari KuwayamaKenichi TokumuraHayato Kaneko, and Shunichi Uemura all co-produced this anime. Deko Akao is also the overall writer for this anime. Nippon Columbia collectively composed the music of this anime.

Speaking of music, the opening theme song for Sasaki and Peeps as a whole is “Fly” by Madkid. Meanwhile, “Aimai Girl” (曖昧ガール, “Ambiguous Girl”) by Aguri Ōnishi is the ending theme song.

Voice Cast

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity” features the voices of Tomokazu Sugita as Sasaki (Tyson Rinehart in English dub), Aoi Yūki (Erin Nicole Lundquist in English dub) as Peeps / Pii-chan, Hiroki Yasumoto (Ray Hurd in English dub) as Viscount Mueller, and Mitsuo Iwata (Eli Farmer in English dub) as Marc. Other notable voice roles in this episode include Daisuke Namikawa (Davon Oliver in English dub) as French and Naomi Ōzora (Robin Clayton in English dub) as Shizuka Futari.

When and Where to Watch

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity” made its airing and streaming debut on March 8, 2024. You can watch this episode only on Crunchyroll for now. In fact, you can watch this entire anime only on Crunchyroll for now, due to the show being a Crunchyroll exclusive.

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity”: Synopsis

Alas, we don’t get to hear much of talking bird in this episode. Negotiations aren’t his thing.

As you might’ve noticed, Sasaki and Peeps is an ongoing anime series. In fact Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity” only just premiered today as of this writing. Thus, instead of a spoiler-filled plot summary, you will all get the official synopsis from Crunchyroll instead. You can read that below:

The hour of Marc’s execution draws near, and Sasaki is ready to lay everything on the table in one final gambit to save his life.

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity”: The Good

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 "Value and Dignity" screenshot depicting Sasaki and his allies negotiating.
You can tell Sasaki is bringing the big guns to his table.

The best part of Sasaki and Peeps as a whole is the story, and Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity” is no exception. It’s all about the variety with this anime, as fans can attest to. On the surface, it looks like just a comedy-focused variation of the typical isekai story. However, it quickly becomes apparent that this is a variety show kind of anime. This episode is the perfect example of that. The entire episode is basically a political thriller, complete with some pretty tense negotiations going on as the main focus of the story. Far tenser than what you’d expect from an anime about a salaryman and his magical talking bird.

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity”: The Bad

Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 "Value and Dignity" screenshot showing Count Dietrich grinning...or perhaps sneering might be more accurate.
And here comes Count Dietrich bearing the bad news.

Alas, there are bad points about Sasaki and Peeps Ep. 10 “Value and Dignity”. The animation quality inconsistency issue that this anime has been experiencing for its whole run so far rears its ugly head at times here. Thankfully though, this seems to be less of an issue than in previous episodes. Likely due to the sheer lack of action in this episode. After all, this episode is entirely a political thriller.

Unfortunately, that may be an issue for audiences looking for a more action-packed anime. The entirety of this episode is basically people talking. Occasionally, you have people suddenly appearing and talking, as well as people suddenly standing up, but that’s as close as you can get to action in this episode. Thus, if you’re a fan of action-packed anime like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Jujutsu Kaisen, or Dragon Ball; then this might not be the episode for you. Don’t worry though. Judging by that post-ending credits stinger, it looks like the next episode of this anime promises to have just that.