「愛はこんなにグローバル」 (Ai wa Konna ni Gurōbaru)
“Love is So Global”
Poking fun at Jun’s situation will never cease to be funny. He’s just a cool and caring guy who can’t get the girl that he likes to figure out that he is desperately in love with her. At least he didn’t get his hopes up only to have them crushed by reality this time around. He thoroughly anticipated everything that was thrown at him. While he must have been very happy that Yachiyo has his number, she’s going to be blowing up his phone for all the wrong reasons.
But still…I can’t help but wonder what might might have happened if he jokingly said she was his girlfriend while at the cell phone shop. Maybe he could have improved his situation by doing that instead of looking like he resigned himself to the friend-zone.
I have to say I really liked how they shifted to Jun and Yachiyo for the majority of the episode which pulled the focus away from Souta and Inami. With episodes 6, 7, and 8 focusing on some part of their relationship, it was refreshing to see them almost relegated to side characters. If this had been one of the few episodes I had watched of WORKING!!, it wouldn’t have been clear to me who the main character(s) or couple was. If they had even totally excluded Souta and Inami from the episode it would have still worked wonderfully. Unfortunately for me, they’re probably going to give the focus back to them next episode (judging from the preview). Sorry for having a short attention span but even though we haven’t completed 2 seasons yet, I’m already tired of them. I don’t think it helps knowing that their relationship will most likely never get any sort of closure. I liken focusing on them to going sideways instead of actually moving forward with the plot (plot? blasphemy!) like the latter half of the previous episode did. There’s plenty of other things to focus on within their world.