「至近距離恋愛」 (Shikin Kyori Rennai)
I was about to begin this excerpt with “FINALLY PROGRESSION!” until I came to my senses and realized that it was too good to be true. That or I was thinking of staring with “Senpai, Kouhai, Understand?
Not wasting even a minute with its short format, you have to love how Tsurezure Children goes all out with each of its skits. And while I could get into a somewhat lengthy conversation about how important it is that this show doesn’t put the wrong type of content back-to-back, I think this episode covered a wide enough range of “relationships” that nothing felt too stale.
If I had to pick my favorite of this week though, I was rather surprised just how well I resonated with Chiaki and Kana (the first couple we saw). Their easy going relationship backed with tons of silly humor was something that I really appreciated especially when you consider the crazy situations that some of the other couples get into. But what made it even better was how Kana was getting a little concerned about her current status as “girlfriend” and luckily found out that there was something terribly important blocking both her and Chiaki’s ability to become closer. And by terribly important, god I’m not sure what I would do if I was dating someone and they thought that it was a “joke” the entire time. If anything, I doubt I would have stopped at just crying. But as with everything story related, I love how the show is able to take such an awkward situation and turn it into something that not only warms your soul, but really grasps at your heart as you realize that something amazing is about to happen.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get to find out how Chiyo’s confession to Yamane went as well as get to see some more of that suave Student Council President. See you then!