「夜に吼える」 (Yoru ni Hoeru)
“Bark at the Night”
Ohana, that attitude of yours is going to take you places. It may not be the places you want to travel to, but boy will you fly far at the rate you’re going. Not only are you willing to face problems head on with a straight face, but you manage to stick to your guns and never give up. Plus, it looks like you’ve been able to get more comfortable with your surroundings and even managed to pick up a couple of things here and there!
Which is why, I can’t believe that Ohana’s irresponsible mother Satsuki just had to appear when things were finally starting to move smoothly. Notice that I called her irresponsible and not something worse. And that’s because as a mother, even if you’re the worst one in the world (which she isn’t), there’s only one thing that you need to do. It’s not picking an honorable career, it’s not about trying hard to make your child happy, and it’s not about being a little rough around the edges. It’s about honestly showing that you love your children with everything you have.
Even though Satsuki could have been a little bit more motherly toward Ohana, I’m happy that she at least understands her own daughter. Like I said, the most important point is about showing that you love your children and you can’t love what you don’t understand! Plus I’m willing to bet that Okami has a huge role in why she keeps refusing to visit Kissuiso. At the same time, even though Ohana may share that same stubbornness that her mother has, I’m glad that she’s able to direct it toward something that at least in my mind, is a bit nobler. Too bad that she doesn’t seem to share my sentiments about the relationship between Okami and her mother though, unless I’m completely off base.
With Ko, it’s hard to say whether or not his feelings for Ohana are still there. I’m sure that he still looks at Ohana as an important friend, but I’m not sure if I saw that spark that was pushing him during his failed visit attempt. It’d be a whole ton easier if Ohana could bring out a little more confidence from that huge heart of hers but after seeing just how stressed out she really is, it’s amazing that she was able to say as much as she did.
As a tip from one bro to another, if a girl ever runs away it’s your duty to make sure you chase after her, which is why I’m terribly scared that Tohru happened to be the one to catch Ohana. If the potential to create dangerous love triangle wasn’t there, it’s quickly beginning to reveal itself. Now with boy problems in one hand and family trouble in the other, I’d have to say that Ohana has a pretty full plate of things to deal with. At this rate, it’s hard to say if that headstrong attitude of hers will be enough to pull through. Right now, I’d say that both Tohru and Ko have a pretty good window of opportunity to really make things work for them. The question is, are they going to do anything about it?
P.S. Just in case you were curious, at the end of this episode nano.RIPE’s song 「細胞キヲク」 was used as the ending theme.
ED4: 「細胞キヲク」 (Saibou Kioku) by nano.RIPE
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