「望んで叶って怒られて」 (Nozonde, Kanatte, Okorarete (3.5))
“Made a Wish, It Came True, and I Got in Trouble”
Someone in the comments last week got me excited that we’d finally get to see Kaoru and Hajime’s baby this week. Instead, we went further back in time and covered episode 3.5.
The Joys of Family
Even though we still didn’t get to see the joys of parenthood, this week’s episode did a fantastic job giving us a peek into Hajime’s family life and in turn the support system that’s in place to support our favorite couple. And what was super surprising was just how normal Hajime’s family ended up being. Because when you look at their two kids and just how far they’re separated from reality, you’d think at least one of the parents would have some odd quirk. But lo and behold you have two of the most down to earth parents I’ve ever seen in an anime. With Hajime’s mom taking the role of trying to reign in her (currently) jobless son while his father seems to be supportive one (who also apparently had no faith in him!), they’re a pair of parents anyone would be proud of.
If this episode wasn’t a nod toward what’s to come, I don’t know what is. Focusing on parents and their roles later in their children’s life, it makes sense that the show would loop around to show us the other side of the spectrum, right? The side that involves new parents who are trying to manage watching over a screaming and crying bundle of joy all the while balancing their careers and sanity. Right? RIGHT?
In any case, we got another strong episode that managed to do a lot in a mere three minutes. From reminding us about the roles parents serve to just how important your extended family is, it’s times like this where I wish the episodes were a wee bit longer.
Catch you next week! (Did you notice the slight change in the ending again? All them sushi plates :3)