「りんごのとなり」 (Ringo to Tonari)
“Next to an Apple”
If you haven’t been watching Kimi to Boku, now would be a great time to start, especially if you were turned off by the first few episodes that weren’t a great indication of how the series is as a whole!
Not only did this episode feel like high school all over again but it reminded me about what a huge impact a genuinely nice person can have on someone. Out of everyone in the group, I never expected Yuuta to be such a deep and perceptive person. While we’ve already seen how calm and collected he can be (possibly even rivaling Kaname when he’s not angry), it was a nice surprise to witness how well he handled such a temperamental situation.
While I don’t agree on accepting a confession when you don’t have feelings for the person confessing to you, it does make for an awfully cute situation when those one-sided feelings start to get reciprocated. I don’t know if it was accidental or not but Yuuta’s roundabout way of expressing his feelings for Rina through the CD he let her borrow was really cute. Throw in a well-timed insert song titled “Tomorrow” by Aoi Shouta and I’m sure that anybody watching this series would go “AWWW.”
At the end of the episode, I was a little heartbroken after I watched the two break up. As much as I wanted them to become one of those unbreakable couples, I suppose that a relationship built on the grounds of being considerate instead of being in love would have its own unique problems. Still, I have hope that something in the future might happen. Not only did Rina not return that CD but the ending shot was really something.
P.S. Is it me, or is Kayano Ai slowly taking over the anime world?
P.P.S. Hi guys! I’m sorry I haven’t been commenting in the comments but I have been reading them! Thank you to everyone who welcomed me back <3. Second, I’ve been really busy catching up with school and work but things are almost back on track and I’m happy that I’m still alive haha. Third, I quickly wanted to say thank you again for always reading my posts. Not only do I really appreciate it, but you, the readers, are my main source of motivation to continue episodic blogging. From the comments you leave to the conversations we have outside of RandomC, I love it and you guys rock! Finally, I have decided to drop coverage for Horizon. I don’t really care to explain in detail why I chose to drop it, but lack of time is one of the main reasons.
ED: 「なきむし。」 (Nakimushi.) by 沢井美空 (Sawai Miku)
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