I’m still confused about how I want to feel about this show. Because every single time I’m on the verge of going “I’m okay with this” something completely incomprehensible happens.
The Moon is Pretty
After my mini hate rant on Sacchan and her selfish behavior last week, this week’s episode managed to pleasantly surprise me. Never did I once consider she’d actually take this opportunity to air her feelings for Touko while simultaneously confirming how she felt about Hiro. While it doesn’t excuse her from the awful decisions she made before hand, I’ll be honest that my opinion of Sacchan favorably changed pretty quickly.
The other thing that I found particularly interesting was how cute Hiro and Sacchan were during that less than typical confession moment. Continuing with “The Moon is Pretty” metaphor, it was almost hnng inducing watching them affirm each other’s feelings without directly stating it. The moment could have been perfect had Touko not ruined it by awkwardly saying the same phrase without having any emotion behind it. Then again, we’d have a whole separate pile of problems if she did, wouldn’t we?
Yuki and Yanagi Redux
Of all the possible pairings, this is the one I’ve been rooting for the hardest. The two seem like a perfect fit for each other and this week’s role reversal did a fantastic job at portraying how well they seem to jive even when things get all jumbled up. As an added bonus, it feels like Yuki has moved on from Touko! Which hopefully means all their close interactions can finally add up to some kind of flag being set down the road. And let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want Yanagi to be their 5:30 girl? c;
Kakeru and Touko, Again.
I’m starting to get weary of seeing the same thing happen between these two every, single, week. It’s a constant back-and-forth between trying to get close and then pulling back when something strange happens. At this point, I would be satisfied if either one of them just put their foot down and ended things or just leap into the unknown to finally figure out just what all these “fragments” of the supposed future are supposed to be. Judging from the last few seconds of the episode and the preview, it seems like the latter is more likely to happen — something that I think will make or break the show.
I’m not one to look for symbolism in what should be a slice-of-life type of show but I can’t help but see the use of snow and all the dark shadows whenever Touko and Kakeru are near each other as a bad omen. Toss in Kakeru’s personality disorder (it was confirmed by his parents!) and the whole thing sounds like the perfect recipe for disaster emotionally and physically. Luckily there aren’t very many episodes left which usually means the finale is coming — I’m just hoping it’s a good one.