Suzuka – 19
Yamato tries to talk to Honoka, but she refuses to listen to what he has to say. Suzuka, on the other hand, apologizes to him because she feels that this is all her fault, and she gives Yamato some advice and suggests that he call Honoka. He does, but the line is busy because Honoka is on the phone with Nana. So, Yamato decides to take the necklace and see Honoka himself. At her home, he tries to give it to her again, but she still doesn’t want it, instead accusing him of having so much fun with Suzuka. Honoka even goes as far as to say that Yamato still likes Suzuka. Honoka runs off, but Yamato chases and catches her, and allows her to cool off a bit. The two finally get a chance to talk about their relationship. Honoka suggests that they break up, and Yamato agrees. She eventually accepts the birthday gift with a smiling face, and gives him a goodbye kiss. Yamato returns home to find Yuuka and Megumi there. After they leave, Suzuka comes by and Yamato confirms that he and Honoka have broken up. Suzuka still feels like it’s her fault, so Yamato tries to act happy and takes responsibility himself Seeing Yamato try to laugh it all off, Suzuka gets angry and leaves after calling him the worst.
I can sum up my feelings in four short words: Yamato is an idiot. Hrmm, that was the theme of last week too.
Having read the manga, most of the impact of this episode is lost on me, though I do feel very sympathetic towards Honoka. She’s really been hurt quite a bit by all of this. As for Suzuka, this is partly her fault, and I’m glad that she admits it. But I guess I also like her character more and more as she became less and less of an ice queen during Yamato and Honoka’s relationship. And now that Honoka and Yamato are broken up, guess who’s gonna step back into center stage?
But my favorite parts of the series are now over. I’m not really looking forward to much until the late 60s, early 70s chapter-wise. And that’ll be at the end of the animated series, if they decide to go that path. Guess we’ll have to wait and find out.