Fuuka – 08
The Concert of Destiny
With the end of the season rapidly approaching, I suppose it was only a matter of time until the show went and did something crazy. Before jump into the end of this week’s episode though, let’s backtrack a little to the insane concert that ended up happening. Thinking back to last week’s episode, I think it was pretty clear that Yuu was going to have a rough time but boy who would have thought that the asshole who joked about throwing a glass bottle was really going to do it? I figured that there might be hecklers and even someone who might interrupt the performance but who honestly brings and then throws a glass bottle at someone? All things considered I’m surprised someone didn’t just go and sock the guy straight in the face!
Luckily, with some quick thinking by Yassan and a powerful opening song that replaced our normally scheduled opening sequence, we were treated to a very entertaining concert. And even though the “shut them up with skill” feeling didn’t perfectly translate from the screen to my chest, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel some happiness listening to all the hecklers get put into their place.
I’ve watched enough K-Dramas and Animes to realize just where the story is going with this “sudden stress induced illness” that Koyuki is dealing with. Seeing how she drew inspiration from her unrequited love for Yuu and used it to empower her singing, it’s not all that surprising to see that she’s having some trouble moving forward since a bunch of her wishes have all been fulfilled. That being said, I hate it when stories try to stir up drama or push things forward with sudden afflictions like this since it always ends up feeling flat and forced.
But, in true Fuuka fashion, it ends up disregarding the norm and leapt straight into a resolution without making us (the audience) suffer for too long. That and I don’t know how long I could have handled any more of the Koyuki can’t sing idea.
With tons of things being tossed at us I have absolutely no idea where things could go from here. You have Fuuka trying to take a backseat to her relationship with Yuu, Koyuki trying to do the same and failing completely (which is good for her though?), and a bunch of other side characters who are just trying to keep us from forgetting about them.
In any case I’ll catch you guys next week — see you then!