「高橋鉄男は守りたい」 (Takahashi Tetsuo wa Mamoritai)
“Takahashi Tetsuo Wants to Protect”
Another adorable and heartwarming episode!
Go Hikari GO!
Before anyone goes and screams out that this week’s episode was a little unrealistic, I’ll acknowledge that if things went that smoothly in real life I don’t think society would say that teenagers are troubled children. Getting back on track, I personally loved what went down between Hikari and the two girls who were badmouthing Yukki. It’s tough to describe in words, but the sense of pride I felt when I realized that Hikari wasn’t calling them out only for badmouthing her friend but doing it because of how she wants to conduct herself really hit me straight in the feels. Like, can you imagine how difficult it’d be to muster the courage to tell off not one but two girls when the norm is to ignore it and keep moving on? It was so moving that any feelings of the scene feeling exaggerated or to cliché completely disappeared as Hikari kept pushing forward even as the other two girls tried to deflect and put the blame elsewhere. As an added bonus, because of whatever I was feeling during Hikari’s moment, Yukki’s talk with the two girls nearly pushed out the tears that were forming under my eyelids. Something that, even though I knew was coming, never expected such a strong reaction to.
One Big Family
Even though something like this was probably inevitable, it’s nice to see that Takahashi-sensei has finally taken the initiative to formally create a group for our girls (and Satou-sensei). While it may have felt a little superfluous since the three are already pretty good friends, from an adult and educator’s perspective it makes a lot of sense to formalize everything while adding another point of contact just in-case. If anything, what probably caught me most off guard was that Satou-sensei wasn’t already helping out her fellow demis. Minus her short conversation with Machi last week, you’d think she’d have been out there keeping a watchful eye over Hikari and Yukki!
Okay, let’s just get this out there — Takahashi-sensei ends up getting himself in some pretty interesting situations when we’re talking about a student-teacher relationship. Luckily, this isn’t the type of show that’s trying to exploit that relationship with cheap humor. That said, I’m sure there are some people out there who’d try to call our beloved sensei out on some of his behavior and Himari was probably the best person to do so. With a unique perspective of a human whose sister is a demi, it must have been hard growing up and dealing with all the stares and questions from people around Hikari and her. Which is why I had no issues with the way she was grilling Takahashi-sensei — can you imagine how many creepers probably have attempted to befriend Hikari simply because she’s a vampire? Luckily, it looks like she managed to satisfy herself (and any suspecting viewers) of Takahashi-sensei’s intentions and hopefully she’ll also become a driving force to help out the Demi-club.
Man, week after week we’re getting some fabulous episodes that have been pushing the plot at such a nice pace that I’m not afraid to ask for more of what we’re getting. With just the right amount of humor packed in with all the heartwarming moments and just a little bit of random to round things out, what more could you really ask for? That said, it looks like the story is about to hit its first major point where a shift could occur since it looks like Yukki is the last demi to have her story told.
Anyways, no matter where things do go, you can bet I’ll be here to cover it! See you next week.