「迷い猫オーバーヒート」 (Mayoi Neko Oobaaheeto)
“Stray Cats Overheat”
Ever since the Neighbors Club revealed its plans to film a movie for the Culture Festival, I’ve been wondering how it’d tie into the opening sequence. Because until the end of this episode, it looked like Yozora had somehow concocted an interesting movie that encompassed some of the more interesting aspects from their everyday lives. However, I think it became pretty apparent what’s going to happen next week after discovering that Yozora had plagiarized an entire movie.
That said, I honestly felt that the big reveal this week was a bit of a let down. After episodes of build up and handfuls of hints about the giant misconception bubbling around Kodaka and Sena, I couldn’t get over how lackluster it ended up being. Besides an overly enthusiastic Pegasus and a somewhat erotic looking Sena, there wasn’t much to mark this huge event. And let’s not forget just how quickly Kodaka was to shrug it off — I think the biggest reaction we got from him was an overly raised eyebrow! On the other hand, it was pretty interesting thinking about all the conflicts that are bound to come up now that it’s been revealed that Sena and Kodaka are also childhood friends. Because up until this point, I thought that Yozora had the clear advantage over everyone else with what she shared with Kodaka. But seeing how she’s lost that advantage too, I can only imagine how crazy things might get from here on out.
All in all, even with all of my complaining, this week’s episode still turned out pretty good. There was Rika’s different hairstyles, a completely blown away Yozora, and a super out of place Kobato scene to round out everything. And you know what? After writing for a bit, I think my opinion on that big reveal has changed a little bit. I may have just been a little tired, but it just occurred to me with Sena temporarily out of the way, it looks like a whole new path to Kodaka has opened up. Hopefully this is a path that all of our new characters can use to get some well deserved screen time! (I’m looking at you Kate!)
P.S. Sorry the post is a bit late guys! Been extra busy with work this week and just managed to get some time to finish it up. This week’s question: What’s the most important quality that your best friend/friends have?