「大橋高校文化祭 （中編）」 (Oohashi Koukou Bunkasai (Chuuhen))
“Ohashi High School Culture Festival (Middle Chapter)”
Episode at a Glance:
With preparations for the culture festival well underway, Taiga gives Ami a box of Macarons as a sign of good faith so that she’ll let her play the lead part in their pro wrestling show when her father comes by to watch. Minori on the other hand isn’t fond of Taiga getting back on good terms with her father, and gets into an argument about it with Ryuuji. After getting comforted unexpectedly by Ami, Ryuuji goes home and finds out that Taiga’s moving in with her father. On the day of the festival, things go surprisingly well for the pro wrestling show aside from a brief interruption from Koigakuba-sensei and Taiga fumbling one of her lines. Afterwards, Ryuuji is wondering when Taiga’s father’s going to come by and watch one of their shows where Taiga takes the lead role. However, Taiga tells him to be more concerned about his situation with Minori, suggesting that he hurry up and apologize to her. By the end of the day though, Taiga’s father never comes by and she never gets a chance to take the lead role in their show.
「大橋高校文化祭 （後編）」 (Oohashi Koukou Bunkasai (Kouhen))
“Ohashi High School Culture Festival (End Chapter)”
Fairly straightforward episode this week, but it did reveal that things might not be so great between Taiga and her father after all. Since Minori’s so adamant against the two of them getting along again, there’s evidently a side to their history that neither Ryuuji nor us (as the viewers) are aware of yet. The preview seems to indicate that Ryuuji’s starting to learn about Minori’s take on Taiga’s situation, but I get the feeling things won’t be resolved completely yet since Taiga’s father doesn’t seem to make an appearance. The next episode will be the last chapter of this three-part mini arc involving the culture festival though, so perhaps Ryuuji and Minori will see eye-to-eye again at least. As things stand now, his chances with Minori are only getting slimmer and slimmer while he focuses on helping Taiga so much. From the onset in the series, it was kind of expected things would go this way, but it looks like we’re finally getting to some problems that aren’t caused by Ami for a change. As for their class’ pro wrestling show itself, it was as random as you’d probably expect but I did find their rehearsal for it (bibibi… bibibi) quite silly, and even more so in the actual show. Also, I don’t think I’ve heard Tanaka Rie (Koigakuba Yuri sensei) scream this hysterically in a show before.
While I’m filling in for Omni this week, I plan to keep my summaries quite brief and just focus on the gist of each episode, as seen above. Time-wise, this is all I can afford to write up, but I hope some people will appreciate the conciseness of it. In my opinion, it makes for a nice and quick read until you get to watch the episode yourself.
…feels weird getting back into the blogging swing of things all of a sudden.