Fuuka – 03
Sometimes, it’s okay not to be the cool kid.
Who Says You Gotta Be An Ikemen?
Following right where we left off last week, I have to hand it to Fuuka (both the character and the show) for staying true and not changing a thing three episodes in. When it comes to the awkward situations that typically come from Yuu and his amazing thought process, there’s no denying that a certain charm exists in there. Something about seeing that “awkward” character experience something so cringy you want to close your eyes but manage to salvage the situation right before it’s too late and you turn off the show has a surprisingly good feel to it. Makes you wonder if the show is hitting a little too close to home, right?
Keeping on the cringy-theme though, I hope I wasn’t the only one who had a great time watching Yuu absolutely fail at being a competent food industry worker. From his soft voice to the lack of determination behind his movements, he was the true embodiment of a teenage worker that doesn’t understand the service industry. The best part of it all was we got to see the owner chew him out a little for doing such a half-assed job — a nice little touch that really drove the point Fuuka made about Yuu’s character feel that much more sincere.
Now, I know we all saw this coming, especially with the episode title literally being triangle. But boy, when the climax hit and all the players were staring at each other, it felt like we had a true Mexican standoff. Something which I have to compliment to the story for doing a great job at building up Yuu’s relationship with Fuuka and Koyuki. More often than not, situations like this end up feeling like a destined couple with a third player being tossed in just for the sake of drama. In Fuuka’s case, it actually feels like (up to this point at least) either girl has a chance with both of them bringing their own unique draws. Hopefully things don’t breakdown from this point on, but we’ll have to wait until next week to see how all this plays out.
With three episodes out of the way, it looks like Fuuka has hit its stride and has no intentions of slowing down. With the story progressing at a healthy pace and the first big roadblock in the form of a love triangle staring us straight in the face, I can’t wait to see how things play out from this point. That and I’m still waiting for whatever happens that managed to piss off so many of the manga readers. Anyways, I’ll maybe catch you guys next week. See you \o
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