「おゆうぎ会うとさつまいもクレープ」 (Oyuugiau to Satsumaimo Kureepu)
“A Play And Sweet Potato Crepes”
Sometimes life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and sometimes it is. For Tsumugi though, life was pretty rough this week.
Friendship and Hardship
When you open up to someone and break down the walls that separate you from the world, there’s always the chance you might get trampled on because the people around you aren’t necessarily what you thought they were. It’s a risk that’s accompanied with this word called “friendship” and I’m a firm believer that the sooner you experience hardship, the better off you’ll be since time is the one constant that helps alleviate everything. In Tsumugi’s case, it looks like she got her first taste of dealing with differences of opinions with her “friend”. Something that you’d think would solve itself with whoever was the most stubborn, but instead provided a fantastic opportunity to remind us all that working toward helping the other person understand your views is a viable option as well.
Big props to Kouhei for stepping up this week and really being the father figure that Tsumugi needed. Between trying to cheer her up and trying to create an adorable costume for her to wear, he provided just the right words in just the right way to help Tsumugi face her problem head on. That and I loved how he still kept the possibility of failure in his words of wisdom since it’s very true that sometimes things might not work out even if you try your hardest. Goes to show you that Kouhei doesn’t hold the main spot in this show for nothing!
Crepes and Stuff
Even though the whole crepe party was rather short, I did quite enjoy seeing Kotori grow as a character. Coming out of left field with the way she took on the class’s request for a new crepe flavor, it’s good to know that Kotori has grown as a person throughout these past eleven episodes. Slowly breaking out of her shell and interacting with those around her, it looks like there might be some hope for her after all!
Now, if only they’d do something about her phobia of knives and cutting things.
With another episode down and another problem tackled, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us next week. Be it another Tsumugi special or maybe a peek in Kotori’s trauma, I’m willing to bet it’ll be another twenty or so odd minutes of fun slice-of-life moments with a hint of feels throughout. In any case, I’ll see you guys next week. See you!
Tsumugi deals with her first instance of peer-pressure well! Don’t give in or they’ll never get the message.
And Shinobu also makes a good wingwoman! I dunno if that’s the right term since the “romance” is so abstract/glacial, but “friend” doesn’t quite cover it. Be patient, Yagi, this is learning-together time.
The episode title should be おゆうぎ会とさつまいもクレープ (Oyuugikai to Satsumaimo Kureepu).