This week’s episode felt like someone with schizophrenia got a hold of the reigns and decided to drive the damn thing off of a cliff. Because if watching a majority of the characters have a sudden change in behavior that would make you question if you’re watching the right anime, the studio had the gall to put in such a crappy sexual innuendo that it pains me to even think about it.
An Episode of WTFs
The aforementioned title is exactly how I feel about this week’s episode. Instead of building on some of the tension that Kakeru brought into play last week by being his amazingly wholesome self, we were instead subjected to one of the strangest episodes to date. While I’m starting to have an idea behind what the overall “goal” might have been after re-watching the episode a few times, it doesn’t the complete change in behavior.
I have no idea when or how Sachi started dating Hiro and apparently Hiro didn’t either. Surprising both the audience and her boyfriend with such a sudden confession that awkwardly came in the form of introducing Hiro to her mom, the whole thing was rather abrupt. But you know, I’m the kind of person who can accept serendipity because I’m sure Hiro was in a state of pure bliss after receiving such a pleasant surprise. So, how do Hiro and Sachi celebrate finally becoming a couple? Well, it involved Sachi creating some elaborate scheme to ruin Touko’s date and using Hiro to do the dirty work. Which of course lead to Hiro finding out and quickly wanting to cry into the nearest pillow.
All that said, I want to believe Sachi just let her passion for Touko cloud her judgment. She obviously understands what she did was completely screwed up and I hope she can somehow make it up to Hiro. Also, did you notice that Hiro’s older sister’s seems to be in a bit of a pickle as well?
What the hell is going on with Kakeru and his two clones that are only visible to him? All I know is that I can’t wait to see how P.A. Works tries to explain it. While I’ll be extremely disappointed if it ends up being something magical/fantasy related, I do think it’d be pretty interesting if it ended up being some kind of strange mental disorder. Maybe something along the lines of he projects emotions he doesn’t express as different versions of him that people would probably like more.
Sexual jokes about Pianists and their powerfully skillful fingers. Just, no.
After going through all of that, I think my favorite part of the episode was probably any scene that had Touko’s younger sister. Not only did the episode title seemed to be focused on her (I didn’t see any other bicycles) but I thought it was kind of cute how her swim team seems to be madly in love with Yuki.
Anyways, I really hope things start turning around soon. Because with five different characters who all have their own unique personalities, I really don’t think side characters are the ones I should be focusing on.