Hanasaku Iroha – 19
「どろどろオムライス」 (Dorodoro Omeraisu)
“Mushy Omelette Rice”
That’s what I’m talking about P.A. Works! I knew you had creative people working in the story department, and this is the type of hectic, crazy, multiple sided drama that I’ve been dying to see. You can say that I was extremely impressed with just how many different angles this Culture Festival is going to have.
From pessimistic to optimistic, it’s a nice change of pace to see the story focus on Minko’s side of things. Instead of being the girl who’s always quiet and has that moody aura round her, its better late than never to watch some of the limelight fall onto her — especially when the people around her consider as pretty and special as Yuina. While I didn’t know that her classmates had a lot of knowledge about her part-time job as a chef-in-training, it was perfect how she was chosen to lead the cooking committee for the class’s maid café.
At the same time, that attitude of hers is seriously going to end up killing her. I still don’t see how hard it is to concede to a small request that half of the members of her committee supported, but I can at least kind of see where Minko’s mind was heading. Seeing how Tohru is going to come visit the café, it’s totally understandable (in my mind at least) why she’d want to take anything off the menu that can’t be made perfectly; it’s the perfect way to win his heart and demonstrate how much she’s improved! However, I don’t know where she got the nerve to say that working for love has no point and that working for perfection is the only way to do things — going as far as making someone burst into tears. We all know that she has Tohru is on her mind and that she is trying to make things as perfect as possible for him!
For Ohana and Yuina, it looks like things are going smoothly as usual for the two. With Yuina already extremely popular, it was nice of her to help display Ohana’s skills at finding fashionable clothing and utilize her insane love for her job to bring her some popularity. With everyone working together as a team, the serving side of the maid café seems to be working smoothly — unlike the cooking side.
As Class 2-A begins to sort through that mess, I was really curious how Nako would be integrated into the story this time around. We already have a major conflict with Minko and her committee, which is why I didn’t expect Nako to have problems of her own. In the complete opposite situation as class 2-A, it doesn’t surprise me how Nako managed to get roped into being the only person who’s helping with the art gallery — if only the most observant of people can notice her discontent, her classmates surely won’t. Actually, what does surprise me is how the idea got passed even though only one person was pushing it!
With drama springing up within Minko’s committee, it’d be nice to watch her give in a little and allow for something as simple as omelette rice to be made. However, with the previews being as accurate as a weatherman’s predictions, I’ll hold off assuming anything for now. On the love forefront, both Tohru and Ko seem to have been thrown back into the fray rather quickly. We still don’t know why Tohru really wants to visit (I have my assumptions), and seeing Ohana dream about Ko could spell disaster if the unspeakable happens. All we have to do is wait a whole week to find out.