「明日の明日は今にある」 (Ashita no Ashita wa Imaniaru)
“That Day After Tomorrow is Today”
Any time you have an episode with Inukai, you just know it’ll be a good one.
Super random, but I thought it was awfully cute and surprisingly amazing to discover Chinatsu’s mom is a professional picture book author. Seeing how she’s received quite a bit more development compared to her husband who is usually reserved for serving some comedic relief, it was cool to know that she does a lot more than just the housework. Then again, when you see a character rocking stylish glasses, I suppose it isn’t too much of a jump to assume they’re more than what we see on the surface.
If you missed my post on the episode when Inukai showed up, you probably don’t know just how much I love her. Even though she’s merely a side character, she accurately sums up everything I could ever want in any character. She’s cute but assertive, has the right balance of tsun and dere, and most importantly isn’t merely a one-sided character that easily gets lost around others. Something that I wish more slice-of-life type shows would consider when making characters since a lot of them end up falling into the trap of the last point all too often.
Anyways, seeing how Inukai never managed to tell Makoto’s fortunes since she got too wrapped up in trying to find Akane, it was cool to see her magic at work. While it wasn’t as flashy as some of the other things we’ve seen, there was definitely a unique charm to her old-fashioned style. With various stones and objects and a straight up fortune telling circle, it felt like a throwback to older shows that had characters playing with Ouija boards and what not.
Also, wasn’t Al extra cute this week? From his impressive leap out of Inukai’s pocket onto the table to the way he got stuck “playing” with Chito, catching his expressions (or fear) on the side of the scene was a nice little bonus.
Nao also Returns!
After thinking about all the new characters we’ve been introduced to, I was wondering when we’d get to see Nao again. And as if the episode read my mind, the latter half of the episode was basically devoted to her! Sure, we got more of the same like Nao being concerned with her weight and getting stuck in Makoto’s pace, but you know what? I actually really enjoyed it. If anything, it was a nice breather from all the “excitement” we’ve received over the past few episodes.
With the end in sight, I’m starting to get a little sentimental. I may not have had the best impression of this show during its start, but ever since it hit its stride the show hasn’t stopped getting better each and every week. Anyways, thanks for once again coming back for the post and I’ll catch you guys next week!