Kimi to Boku. – 05, 06
「いつかの夏」 (Itsuka no Natsu)
As much as I hate to say it, Chizuru’s antics are slowly starting to grow old for me. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed it when he brought some life into what started off as a really slow show. But ever since his introduction, all the other characters have started showing off their own individual personalities which make his over the top antics seem a little out of place. However, I did enjoy it when Chizuru busted out that cooler and calmer side of his. Not only did he look pretty cool as he shot that last bullet to help out
Mary Masaki but I was amazed that his small deed actually got him on Masaki’s good side.
Like I said earlier, ever since Chizuru joined the group I’ve felt that everyone else has been talking out more. Be it Yuki and Yuta extorting stall owners through round-about insults or Kaname going crazy when given the chance to take revenge, the humor that I was looking for finally seems to be shining through. And let’s not forget about the possible love triangle that might be forming between Shun, Masaki, and Chizuru. Even though I’m fairly confident that nothing will come out of this since Shun is completely oblivious over Masaki’s feelings, I can’t say the same about Chizuru. If getting that stuffed animal wasn’t evidence enough, the looks he gave her spoke pretty loudly.
「眼鏡とエトセトラ」 (Megane to Etosetora)
“Glasses and Et Cetera”
I think I’ve said this already, but I’m completely in love with all of Kimi to Boku’s flashback scenes. Not only do they provide a unique perspective into the lives of our main characters, but I love how they all play some sort of importance in the overarching story. Starting off as a simple question about when Kaname started to wear glasses, I never expected a story about his glasses could end up being so interesting.
While I did enjoy watching Kaname try to avoid the problems he envisioned wearing glasses would bring him, I loved how Kaname’s kindness was highlighted. While he may come off as well reserved and even at times cold hearted, I had this feeling that he was full of compassion for his friends, which is why I wasn’t even surprised when he leapt straight into action as soon as he thought Yuki was in trouble. As embarrassing as it may have been to get worked up over nothing, Kaname’s actions were a world class example of what a best friend should be.
Besides the great flashback, wouldn’t Shun and Masaki make a great couple? As unlikely as a romantic pairing would be, I think that ending scene really made a statement with how close the two have become. Throw in Shun’s new and a bit more manly haircut and the way the two were blushing at each other, and you could probably confuse them as lovers.