TARI TARI – 03
「振ったり出会ったり」 (Futtari Deattari)
“Swinging and Meeting”
Three episodes in and things finally seem to be settling down a bit. While this series still has its fair share of really awkward moments like the random mariachi band trio that seems to have appeared out of nowhere, I’m really starting to enjoy the direction that the story seems to be headed in. And as an added bonus, it seems like the awkward pacing issues that episode two had are a thing of the past.
Honestly, I was afraid that this episode would continue the awkward pacing from the last one. With the preview from the last episode focusing on something badminton related and then something on the beach, I couldn’t imagine just how the two would fit together. But lo and behold, there’s not only an answer to my question but a rather cute one at that! While I expected that the girls would destroy the boys in a badminton match, I wasn’t expecting Konatsu to follow up with a combined club proposal. Besides finding a way to accommodate everyone’s needs (Tachi and Badminton; Konatsu and Choir) I thought it was awfully cute how she handled the whole situation. Then again, I myself probably would have felt guilty after attempting something as bold as having three people serve all at once!
Through all the antics, something else stuck out just like a sore thumb — Wakana and whatever influence her name holds on all the administration as well as random strangers. Because as I’m sure we’ve all noticed, the Vice Principal and Konatsu don’t get along very well. And after watching
the bitch her crumple and toss away Konatsu’s dual-club proposal, it felt like things were about to get quite heated in that small hospital room. The thing is, even though the group managed to get their club approved, it never fails to aggravate me whenever people accommodate things when Wakana gets thrown into the mix. Just something about this power her name holds over people seems a little unfair and like a cheap way to move the story along.
But in the end, the singing is what matters right? And even without music, three out of the five members of the Choir and sometimes Badminton club sing pretty darn well! Throw in some make shift drums and what looks like a lute and they sound amazing! And the best thing about it — you didn’t even see it coming!
P.S. Everyone, sorry for the late posts. I’ve been working 12 hour shifts for the past few weeks and it’s really getting to me. Once again, thanks for all the comments you leave in my posts and thank you for reading them!