After such a rough start, Kimi to Boku is slowly turning into the show I expected it to be. While this may not be the best indication of whether or not a show is getting better, I found myself laughing a lot throughout this fourth episode. But the surprising thing is that it wasn’t necessarily Chizuru who was making the laughs. If anything, it felt like Kaname was the one pushing things forward.
Let me just make it clear — I love the flashbacks in this show. Not only are the child versions of our four friends a lot more energetic than their high school counterparts but I love how everything links together. Seeing how a lot of shows don’t get this opportunity to have linked flashbacks since the main cast of characters aren’t usually childhood friends, it’s actually really fun to watch what things helped shape the characters we know today. In this week’s flashback, I could have sworn that Kaname and Koichi caught on to the fact that they actually knew each other! I was curious why Kaname had this predisposition against him, and while it wasn’t explicitly explained, it’s kind of ironic how the person he wanted to become in the past is the person he actually can’t stand in the present.
In the final skit, I think Kimi to Boku hit the perfect note. Finally breaking that slow pace, this show literally transforms into something amazing once the energy starts flowing. Be it from an influx of characters joining our group or people like Yuki finally acting out a bit; something magical happened.