「「ほっ」の友達。 「ふぅ」の友達。」 ([Hoo] no Tomodachi. [Fuu] no Tomodachi)
“Friends of Ah. Friends of Whew.”
I’m really starting to enjoy how the show is slowly transitioning toward the romantic side of things. And even though I could probably do without Hase’s “pureness” slowly destroying the perfect mental image I had of him, I suppose you can’t just turn into Mr. Perfect overnight. Amongst all the awkwardness I’m sure that there will be a lot of laughter and tears along the way.
It never occurred to me just how serious of an issue summer break could be. With someone who has selective amnesia that can’t remember her friends once Sunday passes, a whole summer away from the people you’re close to sounds like the perfect recipe for disaster. Luckily it seems that Hase realized this quicker than me and with a little bit of help from Shoubro managed to do something about it. That said, I couldn’t stand how he went about the whole thing.
I love Hase as much as I hate Hase
I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way but Hase has been driving me literally bonkers for the past few weeks. While I’m not sure how much blame his innocence deserves to get, I just can’t stand his crappy attitude toward anything that could create distance between him and Fujimiya. If this episode highlighted anything, it was just how selfish his intentions sound as well as how badly he’s treating the one guy who’s been helping him before anything even started!
But even after saying all that, what probably pains me most is seeing him turn around and bust out some incredibly suave moves when things start looking bleak. It’s like, how can someone be able to pull off such impressive saves while being so oblivious to the things that caused it in the first place!? I suppose though that’s what makes a memorable character — something that I can’t say about too many shows I’ve watched. And if there’s any show where I would have hope that things would change for the better, it would be this one!
Looking Toward a Brighter Future
After taking a second to think about where this show started and where we are now, I’m pretty impressed with how much ground we’ve covered. Starting from literally nothing but the premise of a girl and guy who would try their best for each other, we’ve branched out into all sorts of themes. From trying to understand what friends are to diving into just what it means to understand yourself, I’m happily waiting to see how all of it will come together to create something amazing.
Until next week everyone!
P.S. If anyone is planning on going to Fanime, I’d love to say hi and/or give you a hug! If you are, just shoot me a message at @rctakaii or my e-mail!