「チューリップの咲いた日」 (Chuurippu no Saita Hi)
“The Day the Tulips Bloomed”
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’m having trouble understanding what Kimi to Boku is trying to do here — one episode in and it still seems slow. My biggest complaint is I still don’t understand what kind of vibe it’s trying to give off. Maybe I’ve been spoiled with too many comedies that feature girls doing things that only girls can do?
For example, I really didn’t like how Sato Masaki was introduced. After getting a band-aid from Shun, she started to pull chairs from underneath him, screwed up his selection at vending machines, and started to throw rocks at his head — awfully strange behavior for someone who says she appreciated being cared for, right? Unlike Shun, I wasn’t able to forgive her for all the crap she’d done.
In between Shun getting bullied by a girl who’s about one-third his size, there were still a few good moments with the twins throughout the episode. Starting with Yuki, it’s funny to watch the straight-faced athlete lose his cool composure when he’s tempted with the right things. Not even moving an inch when Kaname mentioned Shun’s name, watching Yuki spring into action only after the words “free manga” were uttered was pretty funny.
In Yuta’s case, it’s nice just to hear the guy talk a little. Instead of being this lifeless character that’s supposed to just take the role of the cool older brother, it’s a bit surprising to see that he actually has some kind of personality hiding inside of him. While he still may not be speaking his mind, the way he internally saw that Shun’s kindness for others hasn’t changed since they were little was rather cute.
I’m still not impressed with this show.There are a few genuinely good moments but there need to be more of them! With one of the main characters still waiting to be introduced, I’m hoping that he brings some much needed flair with him.