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「仲間!」 (Nakama!)
“Friend!”

There’s a fine line between a harem and a bunch of girls just crushing hard over the same guy. Somehow, I think Fuuka has managed to straddle that line without falling over to either side.

Love Square?

Man, who would have thought there’d be another person to fall under Yuu’s dopey but loveable spell? But even more surprising than the addition of another person, who would have thought it’d be someone so perfect for Yuu? With matching personalities and a ton of history together as Twitter followers, it was a pleasant surprise to see that Sara (Komatsu Mikako) wasn’t a cold beauty that Yuu needed to win over. Because as common as it is for the MC to do something that jeopardizes the progress he’s made with the girl he truly likes in order to set the friendship flag for a new member of the group, it was refreshing to watch the entire process get skipped in order to keep things moving quickly while giving us a different but plausible way for Yuu to befriend his senpai.

Anyways, getting back on track, doesn’t it feel like it’s getting a little hot in here? With Fuuka, Koyuki/Hina, and now Sara all gunning for our dopey MC, it feels like just about anything could happen at this point. Luckily, it looks like only one of those girls has really been going on the offensive which has kept things pretty tame, but I can’t imagine just how crazy things might get if everyone started competing all at once. That said, I’m personally waiting to see just how well the plot handles the metaphorical pot boiling over since from the little that we have seen when things go awry, it’s always ended up feeling pretty good.

The Band!

I was wondering how the story was going to account for a group of newbies forming their own band and I must say I wasn’t too peeved about what happened. With everyone besides Yuu being somewhat proficient with their instrument (but Yuu putting in twice the effort to keep up) and Fuuka providing stellar vocals to wrap it all together, you could really feel the enthusiasm and pride oozing out of that short performance right at the end.

Looking Ahead

Man, things just keep on trucking along with no end in sight! Luckily, it feels like things are all going in the right direction for the story to hit a big climax. And while it remains to be seen whether or not that’s in the romantic department or the action department, I think it’ll be a fun watch in any case.

Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where things feel like they’re going to spiral out of control. See you then!

January 29, 2017 at 11:34 am
7 comments »
  • January 29, 2017 at 12:02 pmDuzz

    I feel bad for Fuuka, she is cursed to inherit the cluster fuck that is romance from her parents. I remember enjoying and hating Suzuka at the same time.

  • January 29, 2017 at 4:46 pmAn_chan

    Suzuka was a good manga about teen pregnancies, crushed dream, responsibilities of young adults, and pursuit of career. Fuuka is about pretentious teens. Jeez, Seo Kouji, why.

    • January 29, 2017 at 4:52 pmgamaku

      Fuuka is all about truck-kun and all the consequences that come with him.^^

  • January 29, 2017 at 8:22 pmArche

    After the Twitter scene in the restaurant I wondered if we could forget the last four episodes and restart with that as the premise

  • January 30, 2017 at 1:57 amJuan

    LOL that “Looking Ahead” comment :P

  • January 30, 2017 at 10:23 amHalfDemonInuyasha

    Just one episode and I’m hooked on Sara. <3

  • January 31, 2017 at 8:18 amkaz

    hahaha i see what you did there XD

    and for the coming episodes, it’ll be a big hit for sure!