OP2: 「Burst The Gravity」 by ALTIMA
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「Arrestation; 策略」 (Sakuryaku)
Finally! A new OP and ED! And if that’s not enough, we get more awesome shower scenes – this time with Chiyuri and Haruyuki actually in the midst of it.
First things first though, the new opening and ending themes! Did they live up to my expectations? To be honest, not really. The reason being is because I probably grew too attached to the old ones; especially the ending which I thought fit in with every cliffhanger. The new songs fall a little short for me, although it might take me a while to fall in love with them too. The new opening and ending scenes on the other hand are so beautiful! I love all the shots featuring Kuroyukihime (and the feathers) and the whole ending is devoted to her! I’m not sure what the Black Lotus vs. Kuroyukihime theme is about… I’d like to hope she’s not actually schizophrenic. Anyone also mind telling me what’s up with the joyride between Ash Roller and Silver Crow?
And now we can discuss the lovely shower scene.
There was one earlier on featuring Kuroyukihime, and later on, an unforgettable Yuniko. Obviously we can’t neglect Chiyuri’s. It never seizes to amaze me how Haruyuki always finds himself in the most uncomfortable situations. Not to mention that they would never happen in real life. I mean… really?! My first instincts to hide someone in the shower are not to push him against a wall with my chest. I guess if the door is semi-opaque, you can likely see shadows… but I still stand by what I said. These situations give boys false hope that they will actually be thrown into a shower with their best friends. I guess for the sake of television, everything is possible though so I will not say it is impossible.
Now I will begin my rant on Noumi! Who is the most disrespectful little brat I’ve seen in a long time! What is his problem? Where does all this hate for Haruyuki and Chiyuri come from? Not to mention that he knows all their identities and secrets… This kid needs a good smacking (like Joffrey from Game of Thrones). I still don’t know what his intentions are and it pisses me off that he thinks he holds a lot of power over them, bullying others and even harassing Chiyuri like that made me shiver in my seat. His avatar also looks like a monster of some sort with the tentacles as arms. I wonder what kind of childhood he had then…
I thought this episode also made a good case for Chiyuri and Takumu’s relationship. A lot of people argue that Chiyuri shows more affection towards Haruyuki than Takumu and I agree… I think the show heavily implies that Chiyuri might like Haruyuki more than friends. However, this episode proved that Chiyuri also cares a lot about what her boyfriend thinks and she doesn’t want any misunderstands between her and Takumu. I know a lot of people will probably disagree and don’t see how Chiyuri and Takumu are still together (I find it hard to believe too), but I think their relationship is built on a lot of trust and they’ve already made it past that awkward hump. The fact that they’re still together must say a lot about their relationship so I hope people will give them some credit.
ED2: 「ユナイト」 (Unite) by 三澤紗千香 (Sachika Misawa)
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