I’m a firm believer in giving any show at least three episodes before making any assumptions and I’m glad I believed in Glasslip. Compared to the first two episodes, the third was a wonderful blend of romance, slice-of-life giggles, and just the right amount of looking into the future.
Compared to romcoms that tend to beat around the bush until you’re ready to rip your hair out, I absolutely love how quickly Glasslip is moving. Tossing the conventional anime methods of dealing with romance straight out the window and diving straight into things like how most high schoolers would, the story has been given a ton of time to do what it should be doing — telling itself. Because honestly, how many times can you recall the story getting stuck while you were cringing as some awkward situation that hindered the romance appeared?
That said, you have to wonder whether or not Touko had any feelings for Yuki. Maybe she was blushing because of her awkward situation but I could totally see her and Yuki making a pretty cute couple. While it’ll probably never happen because of the obvious pairing the story wants to make for her, I think it could work! And please, don’t get me started with Hiro and Sachi. Star-crossed lovers who have to deal with some kind of serious health issue? Just thinking about what could happen makes my stomach sink a little.
At the same time, this week’s episode really did a spectacular job with the slice-of-life vibes it was giving off. Even with the romantic antics in full swing, there were still a bunch of memorable moments that gave us a good look into some of the characters. My personal favorite though had to be Yuki’s subtle jabs at Hiro’s feelings for Sachi. Besides showing him in a completely different light than what we’ve seen thus far, how can you not root for a guy that thinks of others while still having fun with it? Because when he does things like giving them time to be alone when the opportunity presented itself or pushing things in the right direction when possible, I’m a little ashamed I originally thought of Yuki as a narrow minded track guy.
Future Vision? And Looking Forward!
For a show that decided to drop the bombshell that its main character has the ability to see into the future, I’m finally beginning to enjoy the way it’s being used. While we still can’t be sure that what Touko sees is valid, I can appreciate how it’s being used to drive the story along. I mean, with only a single cour to tell a story, you have to have something to get the ball rolling, right?
After a really fun third episode, I think this show is finally beginning to shine a little brighter. While I could live without the liberal use of those snapshot moments there’s no denying that P.A. Works is a beast at creating some amazing looking scenes. Anyways, with things in the romance department in full swing and the story slowly beginning to snowball, I think we can expect some great things in the future.
P.S. I know that a lot of people had some issues with the show but have continued to keep watching it. I’m really curious to find out, what keeps you coming back for more?