“Hinode Bridge / Sunset Bridge”
Summer is the time for love — or so they say.
In a small group of friends that seem to care a lot about each other, something just doesn’t feel quite right about the way all of this romance stuff seems to be going down. At least, that’s what I thought until I tried to figure out under what circumstances could something like this actually work. While I still haven’t found the perfect way to describe this sense of awkwardness or why it exists, I think this episode highlighted some of the key misconceptions we’ve all possibly made.
Based off of everyone’s behavior, have we made a huge mistake assuming how close-knit everyone is with each other? Sure it’s obvious that everyone doesn’t hate each other but with some new problem appearing in every scene, maybe everyone isn’t as close as the first few episodes painted them to be? Even if that is an extreme oversimplification behind what’s going on, it would give us a decent explanation behind why everyone seems to be losing to their impulses instead of keeping a level head.
Then again, as I’ve said in the past few episodes, maybe we can chalk it all up to teens being teens? All I know for sure is I would love an answer soon before I start ripping my hair out.
Hopes and Dreams
Besides the slew of romantic issues that keep cropping up, I can’t help but get a little depressed thinking about how downhill things are going. Even if you don’t include Yuki’s failed confession to Touko, there are just so many other things that seem to be going sour. Hiro is probably pursuing a relationship that’s going nowhere, Yuki’s leg still isn’t good enough to get him back into track, Sachi has obvious health issues, and for all we know Yanagi might have alienated herself from the one person she desperately wants to be with.
Looking Up and Ahead
With things looking down both literally and figuratively, I’m keeping my head up in hopes that something amazing will come out of all of this. While he’s a little dense, Kakeru might be the odd man out that could right this slowly sinking ship. His keen sense of understanding the situation at hand might be all it takes to knock the crazy out of everyone. Luckily, with the halfway point right around the corner should anything amazing happen, it would be soon.