If the anime decided to do things like from the start, I think we’d be in a much better position. Basically, after being jerked around for weeks on end we finally got an episode that was genuinely pretty decent.
As I’ve said for weeks on end, the “side” characters of Glasslip seem to be more interesting than the main group the show keeps trying to push at us. Somehow, someway, they end up doing things that seem to capture my attention and keep it focused on them. After becoming something much more than just “the younger sister”, I absolutely loved Hina’s determination this week as she covered for Touko. Watching her go a far as eating a second dinner to keep the illusion of Touko being home put a huge smile on my face. Because come on now — who wouldn’t want a younger sister as reliable (and kawaii) as Hina!?
Touko’s Journey This Far
Something that’s continuously garnered my attention has been the ever-changing state that Touko seems to be in. We first met her as a carefree girl who loved spending time with her friends and have watched every single step she’s taken as everything around her has changed for better or worse. The thing is though, it feels like she wants things to stay the same but really hasn’t done much to stop it from happening. I’ve tried over and over to figure out why she’d let these things happen and could only come to one conclusion — it must be because of Kakeru the anomaly who changed everything. Now, I’m not trying to be pushy here but seeing how he’s slowly chickening out of the situation he brought upon Touko in the first place. how can you not blame him? All I know for sure is that unless he does something drastic to redeem himself, he’ll probably go down as one of the biggest douchebags of the year.
Everyone Else Moving Forward
In a surprise turn of events, I was really surprised to see everyone else in the group slowly making some headway in their own respective ways. While it only made up a fraction of the episode, it makes me smile to see that there are still positive things happening. Between Yanagi and Yuki slowly figuring out their feelings for one another (I’m really hoping Yuki doesn’t relapse while talking to Touko) and Sacchi and Hiro finally leaping out of the little shell they created around themselves — things are looking up!
Snow In Summer and Looking Ahead
With the last two episodes coming around the corner, I’m slowly starting to get a little excited to see how things are going to end. With the entire town covered in snow and Kakeru slowly pulling away (kind of) from Touko, only time will tell whether or not things will end smoothly.
See you next week!