「この道は予感の結晶」 (Knon Michi wa Yokan no Kesshou)
“This Path, the Crystallization of Premonition”
「意味の背中」 (Imi no Senaka)
“The Back Full of Meaning”
It’s getting more and more obvious these days that Shirayuki and Zen are simply meant to be. They complement each other so well and every time they’re together, I’m just waiting for that pivotal confession scene or kiss to happen. I can’t deny that a part of the reason that I think they’re so well fit for one another is probably because they’re the obvious couple and they’re the main characters. All the events so far seem to coincidently bring the two together and although it’s part of the story, I wish there were other factors that developed their relationship other than… Zen wanting to reach out to Shirayuki and her being the court pharmacist-in-training. These recent episodes seem to bring more complications to them being together and “officially” saying it out loud. Zen and Shirayuki have to come to terms with their own feelings before anything else can progress. It’s not going to be easy with Zen being watched by Izana (Ishida Akira) but perhaps Zen will speak up for himself when the time is right.
This episode was hilarious seeing the awkward cast members interact and find ways to dance around the truth. I’m especially loving the scene between Zen, Izana and Raj (when he comes back) and Raj calls Shirayuki Zen’s fiancée! It’s such a blatant lie, but seeing everyone’s reactions is priceless. I love how they animated Zen’s facial features – especially when you only see two faces from him, his shock and awe face is quite special. I loved it! Zen is so manly too when he’s protective of Shirayuki and *fans herself*, I gotta admit, I love that side of him. His gentle, soft-spoken side is alright too, but I love a man that takes charge. Izana is an interesting one and although Zen clearly respects him, they’re both not on the same page. I’m not sure what Izana’s role in the story is yet; whether or not he falls in love with Shirayuki as well on day or he’s just another obstacle in their relationship, but he’s someone that has a lot of development points. He’s not a terrible person, he just needs to grow on me a bit more. Next week will lead to better insights into his childhood growing up with Zen and how he became the leader he is today.
The highlight of the past two episodes for me has to be Obi (and Raj gets some points too). I wasn’t expecting much from him after his introduction, but his personality is more endearing and comedic that I imagined. He’s a loyal guy, he does what he’s told and hey – he’s pretty cute underneath that hat. When he got his tiny moment saving Shirayuki from falling, I just couldn’t help but think that this is it… this is our love triangle. And I always root for the underdog so Obi is my guy. I love a guy that’s a little rough around the edges, and always gets the sidelines but deserves more than that. I don’t think Shirayuki will ever end up with anyone but Zen (because they’re just meant to be) but Obi is a winner in my books. The chemistry that Shirayuki and Obi is definitely less forced and more natural as far as friendships go… compared to Zen and Shirayuki that just completely leaped over the friendship zone and into the “love” territory. Every relationship is different but I look forward to more scenes between Shirayuki and Obi.
Bottom Line – @RCCherrie: LOL! The awkwardness between Zen and Raj is so obvious and unmistakeable! They clearly have history with Shirayuki… >_> I actually really love Obi in the recent episodes of #akagami_anime. He’s funny, sweet & seems like the “best guy friend” type #lovetriangle.
Author’s Note: If you haven’t already read in my Shokugeki no Souma post, I have been and will continue to be busy for the next month. I know this isn’t what everyone wants to hear but I owe all the readers an explanation if you’ve been wondering why my posts are missing and/or late. I can’t express how badly I feel for being absent on the site but duty calls and I have 4 more weddings to attend this year! Thanks for being patient as always and hopefully I’ll be more timely after August.