Mayo Chiki! – 10
Boy did the dynamics of this week’s episode feel like they were running from one end of the spectrum to the other. At times, I was a little disappointed when the writers didn’t flesh out what should have and could been a very emotional scene. Instead, opting to create a buildup of feelings that really didn’t go anywhere except a rather obvious ending. But if you look past that, it was another quirky and enjoyable episode without our main protagonists.
Throughout the episode, I was trying to figure out whether or not I should feel bad for Kureha. Up to the halfway point, everything seemed to be going smoothly — awesome presents combined with an amazing venue should make the perfect place for a party right? But when Kureha started to have a few moments of sadness, I felt that everything from that point was a little awkward.
Be it from the sudden change in atmosphere or the rather weak flashbacks, it probably would have worked better had there been fewer but stronger flashbacks that could have left a bigger impression. But among all the buildup that didn’t lead to much, I did have a big grin on my face when we saw what Jirou had waiting for Kureha at home.
At this point, I wish that we could hop back on the Jirou and Subaru bandwagon. I don’t mind that we’ve had two straight weeks of side character episodes, especially when they have so many different pop culture references thrown in; but I’d really like for something to happen between the two. Be it something positive or negative, this is a high school rom-com after all!