「逢いたい時にあなたはいない…」 (Aitai Tokini Anata wa Inai)
“You’re not There When I Want To See You…”
Even if this week’s episode didn’t tickle your fancy with certain scenes, there was still more than enough good material to balance out Sora’s insanely intricate and detailed fantasies. In a way, the story seems to have finally looped back to tackle the big problem that’s at least been on mind since the very beginning of the series — how does a college student raise three children while still maintaining his sanity?
If you compare Yuuta to how he was when first adopted Sora, Miu, and Hina; you have to admit that he’s come a long way. Honestly, I expected that his new found confidence and assistance from friends like Raika would have been more than enough to sustain his current lifestyle. But as we saw, it looks like the story hasn’t been giving any attention to all the small problems that were building up and instead opted to throw a swift swift straight as us.
And that curveball was once again the realistic problems that come with trying to be a single parent with not one, not two, but three kids to take care of. Just like Yuuta, I was certainly on the bandwagon that believed he was somehow managing the gigantic amount of responsibilities that a parent has. However, after listening to the stern conversation that Yuuta had with Yoshiko and the revelation that one of his Uncles would take in all three of his nieces I was slowly being pulled over to the other side.
For example, take all of the daydreams that Sora had this entire episode. Every time she snapped back into reality, she was sleeping somewhere due to the lack of sleep she’s had. While you can’t blame her especially if you take into consideration all of her other responsibilities, it still doesn’t put Yuuta’s perception in a good light. The same goes for Miu and the way Yuuta completely missed just how ill she was feeling! But the worst offense probably goes to the lack of responsibility he had with Hina — how could he even fathom missing one of her performances?!
While I hope you caught some of my sarcasm toward the end of that last paragraph, the story seems to be entering some dark territory. After witnessing all the faults in Yuuta’s ability to notice the finer points of raising children and the revelation that there is an adult willing to care for all three girls, things ended on a pretty depressing note don’t it? Plus, I call foul on the way they ended this episode! Not only was it a low blow to have Hina bring up her parents with a smile like this but can you imagine how creepy it would have been had that xylophone version of twinkle twinkle little star continued playing instead of the ending song?
P.S. Dat Bellybutton.
P.P.S Hey guys! I’ll be heading out of town this Thurday until Sunday for a big conference called DCON which means my posts for BRS and Shana will probably be a little late. Just wanted to give the people who read my posts a heads up. And again, thanks you for continually reading my posts! <3