After the last few weeks of romantic escapades and awkward love triangles being formed, this week gave us a glimpse of what happens when you try to stretch the ropes of friendship a little too far.
Ignoring Hiro’s catastrophic mess up at the very end of the episode for now, four out of six of the main characters are currently stuck in this huge mess of a romantic triangle (square maybe?). With emotions on edge and misconceptions running rampant, it gets a little tough to watch things unfold when it’s painfully clear where they’re obviously heading.
At the same time though, there’s this strange appeal of wanting to know what actually happens since it feels like any of the characters could break free from this vicious circle at any moment. From Yuki showing more emotion and character than before to Okikura actually showing some concern for someone besides Touko — the possibilities for what could happen are constantly increasing.
But as things stand, it feels like a love square is quickly forming and there’s nothing standing in its way. But you know what? For some reason it almost feels like the writers are trying to trick us into hoping for the wrong pairings. All I can say for sure is that after every episode, my feelings about who should be with who keep changing. Because in all honesty, the people who seem to have the strongest feelings are doing a horrible job at expressing it.
Like Hiro. Who completely blew his opportunity with Sachi. I mean, COME ON. kl;asjdf;jklfaj
Just who is Okikura Kakeru? Besides being an anti-social transfer student who can come off super creepy without even trying, just what purpose does his existence serve? I mean, sure he’s the one who revealed what all the sparkling in Touko’s eye was about and he apparently also has some control over the supernatural but everything else seems to be a shrouded mystery. I don’t know about you but I for one would love to know just why he really chooses to sleep in a tent instead of inside a warm home or why he knows about Touko and her abilities.
With tensions running high it looks like next week’s episode is going to finally relieve some of the stress both the characters and us the viewers have built up. While the preview gives no real indication if anything substantial will come out of it, I’m hoping that whatever does gives us some sense of satisfaction.