「とっておきの一日」 (Totteoki No Ichinichi)
“A Special Day”
I don’t know what it is about these recent episodes but they’ve all just been so dang good. From Aya trying to deal with her feelings about Youko to Honoka and Shino letting their love of blonde hair influence all their decisions, there was more than enough to keep you from getting bored this week!
Aya is Too Cute
Watching Aya go through the motions trying to deal with her feelings for Youko has to be one of the cutest things I’ve watched all season. From awkwardly grunting over the phone to screaming her lungs out when caught off guard, these are things you’d normally find pretty annoying until you add in the chaotic mix of emotions and thoughts running through Aya’s head as it all happens. And this week was no different except we got to see the pair share a little more private time than usual.
But at the end of the day, the real question is this — Does sharing a popsicle really count as an indirect kiss? I mean Youko bit the extra piece of that popsicle pretty hard and didn’t really leave all that much saliva on there. But you can’t really deny that her mouth made contact with it…
On a different side note, am I the only one who wishes Aya would build up the courage to actually talk to Youko about how she feels? I think it’s pretty clear that Youko doesn’t swing that way but as best friends you should be able to talk these sensitive topics out, right? Alas, I doubt we’ll ever enter that territory based on the type of show this is but we can dream!
How can I not talk about the newest addition to the gang? Making a huge impression by showing up at all the right times, it felt like her addition to this week’s episode was a reward for sticking to her guns and refusing to let the story skip over her. Showing off some of her hidden tennis skills as well as building her relationship with Shino, Alice, and Karen it felt like Honoka became the temporary star of the latter half of the episode.
Looking Ahead and The Infamous Beach Episode
As I said earlier, Kiniro Mosaic has been on a role for nearly a month now. With fun episodes coming out week after week, I was a little nervous that the show would start running out of steam as we hit the homestretch, but luckily it seems that instead of running out of gas the show has a surplus to go through! Anyways, next week is the infamous beach episode that will either be fantastic or terrible. If I were to guess, I’d put my money on the former!
See you next week!