Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren – 09
「波打際の…究極奥義(リゾート・ラストリゾート)」 (Namiuchigawa no… Kyoukyoku Ougi (Rizooto Rasuto Rizooto))
“Ultimate Mystery… on the Shore (Resort Last Resort)”
How silly of me to think that things between Yuuta and Rikka would be simple.
Yuuta x Rikka
Nearly two seasons and a few OVAs ago, we were here watching our main couple duke it out with all the issues that come with chuunibyou. Embarrassing moments, awkward scenarios, and forced maturity aside I think that things have been going pretty smoothly. Add in the fact that everyone around them has been awfully understanding and if anything providing the support they need and you would never guess that there were problems brewing behind the scenes.
And if you thought that problem would be Rikka having to deal with the realities of “losing” her powers to embrace Yuuta’s love, you were probably just as disappointed as I was. That said, this whole second season has been a story about acceptance and understanding — not change. So while I personally wasn’t a fan of how quickly Rikka regained her lost powers, I can see how this course of action stays true to how the story’s been trying to pan out. Throw in Yuuta’s dorky smile when he finally admitted he likes Rikka’s chuunibyou side and we finally have a clear idea of where things should end up.
Unless it’s another red herring because after the way Kyoani misled us right as the episode started, I wouldn’t be surprised if some surprise revelation comes from right field. Never forget that we are talking about the studio who did Haruhi S1 with all that out of order episode nonsense and then gave us endless eight in S2!
Yuuta x Shichimiya/Sophia
I knew it. I absolutely knew it was going to happen. After being relegated into the “good girl” role after discovering Rikka and Yuuta were dating, I had a feeling that after prolonged exposure to Yuuta some of those buried feelings would resurface.
And boy, did those feelings come gushing out right at the end. And who can blame Sophia? After deciding to throw aside her feelings to maintain her way of life, she sees this new girl with Yuuta who vows she’ll be able to keep her powers and maintain the bond she’s created with him! I can only begin to imagine just how empty Sophia felt after realizing that a scenario like that could even be possible. Because just as she was, I started to reminisce about all the fond memories I’ve had of someone in the past and how if I made different decisions maybe, just maybe, the present could be a little different.
Simply put, the whole scene shook me up a bit. Something that doesn’t happen too often in any media form, but when it does it deserves to be recognized.
Nibutani, Dekoboko, Touka, and Looking Ahead
Who thought that a beach episode would end up being so serious? Luckily there were still a few things to laugh about in-between Sophia and Rikka trying to figure out what’s going on in their hearts. While I would have loved to see more of Chento and Dekoboko duke it out on the beach, I suppose I’ll accept seeing Nibutani and her unknowingly cuddling up with each other.
After what happened during the last few minutes of the episode, I think we’re about to see some emotions start rampantly flying. While I don’t know Sophia is planning to do, I want to believe that she won’t be blinded by her emotions after too much thinking. But if she does end up losing herself and doing shameful things, I can’t really blame her. Emotions are a tricky thing to handle and while they can bring out the best in people they can also unleash the worst.
- Kumin-senpai has a mole on her breast!
- Dekoboko is such a funny name, haha.
- Samurai-hat wearing, Japanese Speaking, loli from Italy? Who could resist?
- The significance of the coins still haven’t been revealed — fuuuuuuuuu