「君の蕾に恋してる」 (Kimi no Tsubomi ni Koishiteru)
“In Love with your Flowerbud”
Wha.. What is this?! Swimsuits in my Basketall anime? As I can only imagine what the viewer count would rise to if women’s basketball changed their uniforms from basketball shorts to bikinis, the sudden change of pace from basketball to life problems was still pretty interesting. Not only was I trapped into some scary loli moments, but a certain question I’ve had was finally answered.
Instead of writing Subaru off as a loli-loving fiend like most people, he actually handles all the situations he’s thrown into really well. While it’s still not clear if he’s really a loli-loving type, I really feel bad for the guy at times. Spending so much time with five cute girls, especially when there’s one who could pass as a high school student; it’s amazing how he brushes off all these blatant attempts at grabbing his attention. I don’t know about Subaru but there’s no way I’d be able to win against Hinata. She’s just way too cute!
Even though the whole pool story didn’t really demonstrate much other than how good Airi looks in a swimsuit, the underlying issues that it brought up are worth mentioning. With a handful of elementary school students crushing on Subaru, what would make things any worse? That’s right, a childhood friend who also has a romantic interest in Subaru! Even though it was a little difficult to watch all of Aoi’s effort to help Subaru go to waste, I’d have to commend her for actually trying so hard for Subaru’s sake — especially when he’s been keeping everything a complete secret.
Looping back to the beginning of my post, I’ve been wondering just how bad things would be if people caught Subaru instructing Tomoka and friends. Seeing how Subaru’s basketball team disbanded because of unmoral conduct with his team’s captain and an elementary school student, can you imagine how bad it’d be if someone saw him doing the same thing? With a bunch of prejudice already against Subaru and anything dealing with young children, my heart started racing as Aoi slowly discovered Subaru’s secret. Who knows how crazy things are going to get now that his secret is out?