「友達との過ごし方。」 (Tomodachi to no Sugoshikata.)
“How to Spend Time with Friends.”
Continuing off of last week’s momentum, this second episode of Isshuukan Friends brought a nice balance of exposition with some downright heartbreaking scenes. Heartbreaking scenes god damnit.
What can you do in One Week?
This week’s episode did a fantastic job of reminding us just how horrible Fujimiya’s curse really is and why she tries so hard to keep people from getting close to her. Because as much as I want to fault her for being so stingy about how she treats her other classmates, I probably would have done the same if I were in her shoes. I just can’t fathom the idea of creating bonds and memories with others (especially others of the opposite gender) only to dread the coming of another week. Just thinking about it gets my emotions all riled up!
While I don’t know how I would feel if she somehow gets over her selective amnesia (I wonder what the root cause of it is anyways?), I can’t wait to see how she and Hase try to work around this awkward limitation in their relationship. While a diary is good and all, I’m hoping that maybe something influential enough will happen for a little of Hase’s figure to pop up in her memories.
All the feels, All of them.
Unlike many other shows that lure me in with the promise of an emotional rollercoaster and leave me feeling like I rode some kiddy ride, this one is definitely one that the big kids would enjoy riding. Sure we may only be two episodes in but the way that the story plays with my emotions by switching the mood from insanely bubbly to dark and dreary within a matter of seconds is something that’ll never grow old.
I’ve said it in a different post but I’m not typically the kind of person who reads the source material before watching something because I love the thrill of jumping into things blindly. That said, I had to do a bit of research on this show for the Season Preview and spoiled myself a bit (I only read two chapters!). But seeing how I’m in the strange position where I already had an idea of what’s going to happen and the one scene I’ve been dying to see is going to open up next week’s episode, I just wanted to give some credit to Brains Base for how well they’re adapting the story. I personally love how they’re cutting things up and it alleviates some of the fears I had about them going through material too quickly.
- Fujimiya has one of the cutest smiles / Best Resting Bitch Faces I’ve ever seen.
- As derp as Hase is, you have to commend his resolve.
- Shougo strikes again and offers some solid advice while still busting Hase’s chops.
Full-length images: 17.