Fuuka – 10
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I’ve wondered for quite some time now just what attracted me to Fuuka (the show). Was it the characters? Was it the story? Was it how situations reach a conclusion within two episodes at most? The problem was the more I thought about it, the more ideas I came up with and the less confident I became in any one of them. That is, until today, when I realized just what it was that made me feel so connected to this show.
Diving into some personal experiences, I’ve been in a similar situation to Yuu (minus the part about being the cool bassist in an indie band). Meeting a girl who I thought was cool and getting awfully close with them, I instead ended up dating a different girl who happened to be a childhood friend from my elementary school days. And for a while things were going well (from my opinion) except I never realized that my girlfriend was feeling self-conscious about my choice to date her. Specifically the fact that even though I was close with this other girl and all the signs were pointing to us dating I instead picked my childhood friend.
Skipping all the messy parts that came afterwards, suffice to say nobody ended up in a happy relationship afterwards and our relationships with one another were all screwed up as well. Looking back at it now I probably should have caught the signs of something not being quite right but they say hindsight is 20/20 and when you’re in the honeymoon phase of a relationship there’s probably nothing except for a breakup that will break your spirit.
Anyways, getting back on topic, it feels like we’re about to hit a climax when it comes to the triangle between Yuu, Fuuka, and Koyuki. And seeing how at this point we’ve covered just about everything up to the point of no return, I’m excited to see just how the story is going to proceed. And on the off chance that everything blows over and somehow Koyuki and Yuu stay together and Fuuka somehow becomes a super famous singer — I think I’d be okay with that too just because of how out there that situation would be.
If I had to pick something to complain about for this week’s episode, it would definitely be the strange moment between Mikasa and his dad. Not only did it feel awfully out of place since there was never a point where Mikasa spoke about his troubled home life but the forced addition of even more drama actually took away from the heavy feeling leading up to the performance. Don’t get me wrong, I can see how the story would try to use that moment for something in the future but it would have been nice if they executed it a bit more skillfully.
With the band’s future and Yuu’s relationship in jeopardy it remains to be seen just how all of this is going to be wrapped up. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!