「すれ違いの…心模様(ヴォルケーノ・トライアングル)」 (Sorechigai no… Kokoro Moyou (Vorukeeno Toraianguru))
“Volcano Triangle (Passing… Heart Pattern)”
Boy, oh boy. With things going this well, I wouldn’t be surprised if Rikka and Yuuta ended up in bed for real soon.
KyoAni does a great job telling stories. Especially love stories.
For someone who’s starting their first relationship, I can totally understand just how stressful it might be. You have the prying eyes of all your friends (close or not) constantly staring at you, there’s dirty vultures out there just waiting for a chance to strike, and don’t even get me started how the difficulty of maintaining a relationship just gets exponentially harder if there’s any type of chuunibyou involved.
But for those of you who haven’t went through the pains of dealing with all these different things, KyoAni is doing a great job at fleshing out all these different points. With last week’s episode covering the first point, this week’s somehow managed to hit on the last two all while wrapping up a few loose ends that somehow put everyone’s tension at ease.
And after all of that, there was one question that was left on my mind — can you really maintain or even have a relationship while still believing in your fantasies? If there was one thing that Sophia made clear, it was that she chose to relinquish her feelings for Yuuta in order to preserve her day-to-day life. She chose to be Magical Devil Girl Sophia Ring S.P. Saturn VII instead of plain old Shichimiya. And after putting some more thought into it, I think that she knew full and well that letting her emotions get the better of her could ruin the relationship between herself and Yuuta. Something that she was not willing to risk.
Getting back to the question I asked earlier, I think that it’s totally possible. With a more mature Yuuta who is doing his best to see things from Rikka’s point of view, a supportive group of friends who are standing right beside them both, and a girl like Sophia whose words have become the catalyst to get Rikka to move; I think what we’re going to see is that Yuuta and Rikka are going to overcome the boundaries that both chuunibyou and relationships bring. Hopefully.
Nibutani, #1 Wingman & Tomodachi.
Following up after her stellar job last week, Nibutani once again gets the award for being a damn good friend and relationship counselor. Being in all the right places at all the right times, she caught Rikka before she could go and do anything stupid all while giving Yuuta some well deserved flack for failing as a boyfriend. God, Nibutani’s awesome.
Looking toward the future.
After two great episodes in a row, I don’t know how KyoAni is going to keep this up — is what I’d like to say. But seeing how this is the famed studio that has produced more than enough titles that have wrecked havoc on my emotions repeatedly, I have great faith in their ability to keep things going. Until next week!
- I wonder who this new Morisummer is supposed to be. God wouldn’t it be awkward if it was Kumin-senpai? Or maybe it’s that stalker we’ve seen!
- WE BETTER FIND OUT WHAT THAT ARCADE TOKEN IS ALL ABOUT!
- I wonder who’s in that picture in Yuuta’s notebook. Maybe it’s Sophia and Him.. holding that token..
- Dat photobomb.
- Even though it was her own decision, I still feel bad for Sophia. ;_;