「神隠しの同級生」 (Kamikakushi no Doukyuusei)
“Classmate Spirited Away”
In an effort to push the story forward, I think that this show is slipping back into the problem of pushing too much story into one episode. Using the Beach Arc as an example of how things can get really fun and interesting when it’s broken up into pieces, I’m hoping that these last few episodes can bring some kind of closure without making it feel like a cop out.
With a lot of different aspects being brought up, I’m quite interested where all these different paths will lead. Taito is once again on the hunt to save Himea from a group of thugs, Gekkou is fighting against a teacher who presumably is only doing the “right” thing, and Haruka’s alternate personality is getting erased before it even had a chance to reveal itself.
A lot of things to put into a mere twenty six minutes wouldn’t you say? It pains me to think that everything could be brought to an end without any closure — since I’d be willing to bet that it may happen. If anything, I wish they’d show the power-ups all the characters were supposed to receive after their training at the beach since watching them lose every single battle against Yuuichi is getting really old. That said, and I know I’ve brought this up before, what happened to Taito’s familiar?!
As things stand, I’m happy to see that even if nothing is resolved, Gekkou may finally get that attitude problem of his fixed. Throughout the series he’s let that caring personality of his slip out every now and then, but I’m excited for the moment he uses it normally. It would also be nice to watch him defeat Yuuichi and for Taito to save Himea and Haruka in a way that would give the series a bang to go out on. But at this point, all we can do is pray and wait!