A-Channel – 03
「同級生 – All Good To Go」 (Doukyuusei)
“Classmates – All Good to Go”
Who would have thought that Tohru would be the perfect, well-mannered student? Surprisingly enough, I never expected that Run could prove herself to more air-headed than ever. Starting with that iPod of hers, I’m impressed that she had the smarts to try to connect it to a MD stereo and a cassette player to try to get music on it. Ignoring the fact that analog and digital and iPods doesn’t make any sense together, I never expected her to go as far as taking it apart to try to make it work.
She reminds me of those people who go out of their way to say “I’m bad with computers” and then turn around and try to do things they have no idea how to do. My point: unlike those older pieces of technology that you can tinker with, I don’t think I’d have the nerve to bust open an iPod. When I thought that no one would bring up how crazy Run was, Nagi stepped in and brought a well-needed reality check. She’s probably the perfect representation of how I’d react after hearing someone tear apart their brand new and expensive toy (especially if I wanted one). Besides her inability to use electronics, it was pretty odd to watch Run brush off all those comments from the new health teacher, Satou Sensei (Ono Daisuke). I mean, it’s already weird enough if a teacher compliments a student on something other than academics but to compliment her forehead? It’s like a sexual harassment suit waiting to happen!
At one point in everyone’s life, they will meet the Yutaka (Matayoshi Ai) of their life. The person who’s a little crazy, a little stalkerish, a little socially awkward, and generally someone you don’t normally want to be around. I don’t know what Yutaka sees in Tohru (from a girl’s point of view) but she dove in pretty headstrong trying to create that friendship. I get vibes that she might be the type of person to befriend just about anyone, but I suppose only time will tell what kind of person she really is.
Was it me or was watching Tohru running to hug everyone after dealing with Yutaka kind of interesting? After watching the episode a few times, I still wasn’t sure what to make of it. Is it feelings of being separated from her group of friends? Or feelings of making new friends and not wanting to lose the bonds she has with everyone else? Whatever it may be, I get the feeling that this show might have a little more depth to it then I originally thought.
Another week and another episode passes by. I’m not sure what it was but this episode felt a lot more involved than the rest. It might have been Tohru’s fake dress, her ever growing relationship with Yuuko, or the amazing insert song that I want right now, but I’m pleasantly looking forward to next week’s episode — even more so if there are more Nagi freak out moments! And after looking at the preview, it looks like the whole weight issue is going to come into play.
NO MUSIC, NO LIFE. What’s this, a hidden video?!
INS3: 「ぎゅっとして欲しいんだ」 (Gyutto Shite Hoshiinda) by トオル (Tohru)
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