「スナイプベター」 (Sunaipu Betaa (9.5))
Jumping straight into the more serious side of things, this second episode wastes no time in getting straight into the topic at hand — compatibility.
Horoscopes, Blood Types, Etc
I’m sure we’ve all done it — scrolled through tumblr looking through horoscopes and looking how compatible they are or maybe listened to a radio show that lists what to look for and/or what to avoid when it comes to lovers. But what do you do when you’ve already married someone without checking to see if you’re actually meant to be together? Because I mean, contrary to popular belief (I’m looking at you Midorima) those tidbits of information are literally the one and only thing that’ll tell you whether or not the person next to you is just someone or that special someone. Right?
If you didn’t catch the sarcasm up there, I’m not sure if we can be friends anymore. The very notion of basing your relationship solely on some factor completely out of your control is just ridiculous. Sure, it doesn’t hurt if you’re doing it for fun since things like these are always interesting but I felt a little disappointed that Kaoru would let something as trivial as compatibility get her so down.
Luckily Hajime managed to steal all the glory this week with that movie-style kiss in the rain. If there’s something that screams “I’m your man no matter what”, I’m pretty sure something like that’ll do it. Props to Hajime for breaking character and showing off some of his fancier moves!
It didn’t occur to me last week but seeing how the episode marker has 9.5 on it this week, I decided to re-watch episode nine from the previous season to see how things would fit in — and it’s all starting to make sense. Episode nine dives into our couple’s back story and their awkward first date. Going through the motions you’d expect between a normie and an otaku, you could describe the entire thing as pretty average. But what stood out was Kaoru’s comment about how unmanly Hajime came off as, something that you wouldn’t even bat an eye at until you add in Hajime’s awesome kiss at the end of this episode, something that has permanently made him a man in my eyes.
Basically, it looks like this season isn’t necessarily a continuation of where we left off but supplementary stuff that enrich the first season. Something that I’m not really bothered by but I hope I’m not the only one who would love to see just how cute of a baby Kaoru and Hajime were able to make!
Not much to say here since it looks like there isn’t going to be any natural progression (at least not yet). Besides that fact that next week’s episode is going to be a progression of this week’s episode with that awkwardly placed “To Be Continued” right at the end, I just hope the production values continue to stay high and we don’t get another Episode 11 (animation quality wise) from last season.
See you next week!