「《月》が揺れるプールサイド」 ((Suki) ga Yureru Puuru Saido)
“(Month) of the Poolside Swing”
It must absolutely suck to be Haruka right now. Besides getting dropped on a moment’s notice when a new girl appears, I feel so bad that she’s trying to hard when there’s so much working against her — and it’s not like these are thing she could even deal with! demons from other worlds and a life binding contract between Taito and Himea are just the tip of the giant iceberg that is “being with Taito”. It was a bit sad how she had put so much effort into making and presenting that bento for Taito only to have him run away in the end. I’m sure she didn’t mean to grab everyone’s attention while giving it to him, but she sure could have been a bit more tactful in her approach!
But with a conveniently timed call from Gekkou, it’s quite amazing how Taito managed to walk out of that classroom without losing his head. As I said last week, Gekkou’s constant flow of insults and overall rude exterior somehow gets balanced out with Taito’s unrelenting passion to ignore and talk back to his commands. The two actually form a pretty funny combination, with Taito taking every opportunity to shoot an insult right back at Gekkou. At the same time, it’s a shame that trust can’t be developed within days. I’m sure things would be a lot easier for everyone if Taito was brought up to speed completely. And even though Gekkou is probably the best person for the job, it looks like his inhibitions are going to prevent him from doing just that.
The question that’s been bugging me since last week is just how Taito came back to life even though he used up all seven lives during the fight with Hinata. I was whole-heartily expecting Himea to just give a long winded explanation about how he’s actually fully immortal or something. But it seems that she’s still holding important pieces of information from him. It’s a bit strange to watch the girl who’s usually all over him become completely silent. Unlike the hyperactive Mirai who is probably willing to tell anyone just about anything. Sure, the season preview already explained her origins and how she was sent to kill Gekkou only to be turned into his familiar, but it feels a bit odd (in a good, trusting way) that she’s willing to explain things in detail to Taito when everyone else seems to be hiding things.
With red rain that kills, dimension portals opening everywhere, and Gekkou’s Spell Error effectively rendered useless, it looks like the show isn’t taking any time to give us a break from the action. And since Hinata is still alive and what looks like hell opening up all around Miyasaka high school (the best place for it to happen), I hope there’s some good action next week. If not, I wouldn’t mind watching Taito get killed in the strangest fashions, since watching him act like it’s nothing still makes me crack a smile every time.
ED2: 「Sparkling Kiss」 by 野水伊織 (Nozmizu Iori)
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