Kokoro Connect – 09
「止まらない止まらない止まらない」 (Tomaranai Tomaranai Tomaranai)
“Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop”
I always enjoy an episode more when there’s progress and shit happens. I was surprised by the amount of focus on
Yui this episode; judging from last week’s preview, it seemed more like a Heartseed/Himeko focused week. However, that is not to say that it was wasted, I was quite satisified with her resolution. It was quirky, yet funny and lighthearted while doing what it was supposed to do; that is, return Yui to school.
The scene with Taichi and Iori was adorable. That gave me butterflies because we almost never really see these two interact as a “couple” or even as two individuals who like each other. I try and savor each moment that they’re given together. When Taichi and Aoki had their sunset-talk-by-the-river, I thought that was a great way to bring in Aoki’s more thoughtful side. I never imagined that he’d be the one to save Yui this time (given his little argument with Taichi last week), but in a “second-confession” type of way, it was adorable. Seeing Yui blush gave me a new girl-crush… and that almost never happens to me.
Food! It unleashes all my desires all the time! Trust me; I have no self control when it comes to desserts – especially ice cream and cake! I can completely see why everyone’s going crazy. And while everyone else is screaming for ice cream – Himeko is still isolated in her room. Heartseed continues to scare me, whether it be the crazy eyes or the monotone voice or even the background music. I could’ve guessed more so or less his purpose for visiting Himeko. The show is gradually getting more predictable and going into the typical love triangle zone. Compared to its initial premise, this is when the show starts being less unique and more average. Whether or not next episode pulls it off, we will see.
If there’s one thing that bothers me about KC, it’s how they settle and resolve their issues. People often describe me as a problem-solver (especially around work related issues). I don’t like seeing situations unresolved or sitting there waiting to be fixed. Most of the time, I don’t procrastinate on things that need to be addressed (immediately). So when I watch a show like KC, I almost feel like the underlying internal conflicts for our characters, are never really truly looked at (completely). It’s hinted at, or we see the surface, but when they’re “resolved”, that’s barely scratching the surface. People are complex and obviously nothing is going to be fixed right off the bat. So if KC is going for the realistic approach, that’s fine too – but as someone who likes to see proper endings to their anime, I doubt I’m going to get that here (at least in this season).