「友達と海。」 (Tomodachi to Umi)
“Friends and the Beach”
With things rolling along at full speed, I’m both shocked and pissed with just how much teasing the writers did to us. By that, I mean I’m shocked the writers are actually building upon the whole “relationship” thing between Hase and Fujimiya and pissed that they would dangle such tantalizing scenes in front of us without anything actually happening!
Beautiful Scenery usually makes for Beautiful Moments
Besides Captain Earth’s first episode and the ridiculously detailed scene where the Earth Engine gets put together section by section I think this is the second time I’ve been absolutely blown away with the look and feel of a certain scene within an anime. Even if you ignore the romantic tension that the writers were taunting us with, the beautiful sunset combined with the bokehlicious glistening of the ocean is probably one of the prettiest things I’ve seen in quite some time. And as if that wasn’t enough, the beautiful night sky afterwards combined with an amazing piano rendition of the theme was a perfect way to wrap things up.
Hase and Fujimiya’s Feelings
I’ve been wanting to talk about this for a while now, but I’ve really begin to question whether or not anything could really work out between the two. While they do exhibit clear signs of jealously when someone gets too deep in their territory (I totally caught Fujimiya being a little uncomfortable with Saki last week!), I can’t help but feel that nothing will happen unless some outside force somehow pushes them together. Seeing how Shoubro and Saki are electing to take a hands off approach, I have this strange fear that if Hase and Fujimiya did end up together, it would end up feeling forced or at worst fake. Or maybe I’m just worrying over nothing?
Wow, another surprise character already? With only four episodes left to really get down to the nitty-gritty I can only hope that this new guy will help accelerate things. One would assume he’ll have some sort of connection with Fujimiya based on that downer of a preview and maybe will become the driving force to get things moving? Or maybe he’s the reason why Fujimiya is the way she is?! Whatever the case may be, I can’t deny that I’m excited to see the dynamic get shifted up again and hopefully in a way that’ll give both Hase and Fujimiya a slightly harder kick to get them moving forward.