Fuuka – 07
「大炎上!」 (Dai Enjou!)
Well then, that escalated pretty quickly.
The Idol Life
You know, even though I’ve heard about situations and scandals like these relating to idols on the internet, it definitely felt a little different seeing the whole thing play out from the perspective of the people involved. First off, can you believe just how crazy it was that Koyuki decided to lay everything out on live television? Besides ignoring every protocol in the book for dealing with situations like these, I can’t imagine how much damage she might have done to herself and her “brand”. Because as nice and heartfelt as it is to reveal a one-sided love, I can’t imagine just how much hate it’d generate not only for herself but for Yuu. Seeing how Yuu is pretty much on the Internet constantly, it must be something to go from having casual conversations on Twitter to getting tons of hate being thrown his way.
All of which wouldn’t be all that bad if Koyuki was the one Yuu had eyes for — but that isn’t the case! Instead we have this awful situation that only gets more awkward when you realize that Yuu obviously has his eyes on Fuuka. Add in the fact that Fuuka is trying to play the good girl and is rooting for Koyuki and there’s no denying the sense of frustration that everyone is stuck at a standstill. I guess technically you could have viewed Koyuki’s confession as a way of trying to get the ball rolling so that everyone involved can get out of this awkward state but it looks like we won’t even get a hint of what’s going to happen until next week!
The Band and Yuu
Compared to the Yuu we met back during the first few episodes of Fuuka, it’s nice to see that he’s grown up a bit. Instead of cowering behind his phone when things get tough, it was actually a bit surprising to see him face his fears. With his friends providing support and a responsibility to them to perform well, I really enjoyed the short moment of solid friendship we saw sprinkled throughout the episode.
Even with the episode keeping us in suspense by not showing the concert this week, I can’t wait to see just how crazy things get when Yuu and everyone else go out to perform next week. Throw in the threat of bottles being chucked at them to a huge fight breaking out, hopefully things won’t get too heated. Anyways, catch you then!