The penultimate climax of the series delivers in spades, albeit in a way I wasn’t really expecting. In other words, Sawako has made her first step into womanhood.
That was probably the longest dragged out confession scene I have ever seen in my entire pitiful lonely life. I was literally cringing at every word Sawako was or wasn’t spitting out, because she made it seem like she wasn’t going to confess after all, repeating old admirations. Kazehaya was doing the same thing, and the misunderstanding of “likes” was yet again brought up, and I’m like, “oh right, they’re STILL at this stage.” But when Sawako just busted out the suki’s and na no’s, I stood up, ripped off my clothes, ran downstairs, and streaked across the street screaming, “YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS”…in my mind. Her barrage of unstoppable suki’s was really familiar for some reason, as if I’ve seen something like it in another series, a dam break of outpouring emotions, but the closest thing I can think of right now is Taiga’s “one more.”
After confessing, the tone of the scene went weird for me for some reason. I mean, Kazehaya promptly grabs her into the classroom and just closes the door, and it’s like, “whoa there buddy, going a little fast arentcha?” The entire time they’re hugging in silence, I kept thinking, what are they going to do, is he going to kiss her, are they going to do something sexual? I had this odd feeling of inappropriateness, like the scene didn’t really fit with the usual innocence theme. After rewatching it a few times, that feeling slowly disappeared, but I don’t know. Maybe I wasn’t on the right wavelength. All of that crashes down quickly though, as stupid characters like Joe interrupt the scene and can’t read the mood. KY KY man. To be honest, I expected something different, something I was going to gush about, but I sort of ended up without feeling “moved” at all. I was more, “sweet, now that that’s finally done, what’s next?” and that makes me kind of sad.
This was pretty much the most important milestone of the series, but that’s really all they focused on. Most of the juicy results will be next week, and it will be extremely interesting to see how the new development bounces around between characters. And dammit, pick up your freaking phone! Hayaku indeed.
Bro news: Ryu was an extreme bro this week (just look at that knowing bro smirk), and Pin was surprisingly bro too, but failed to get his brotentions across.