「全部熱のせい」 (Zenbu Netsu no Sei)
“It’s The Fever’s Fault”
I absolutely freaking love this show.
This week’s episode was a fantastic combination of humor and heartwarming moments that got me to tear up more than once in a span of less than ten minutes. Seeing how I’m still trying to recover, let’s start with the humor first.
Without a doubt, I think my favorite non-lovey-dovey couple is Minagawa and Furuya. They might have their moments when Minagawa drops that devilish act of hers, but as a whole I think that they shine as a comedic-duo. Be it Jun’s obliviousness or Hotaru’s plans completely backfiring, there’s something special with the how Minagawa is able to play the two so perfectly. While I wouldn’t go as far and say that she has the two wrapped about her fingers, I don’t think it’d be too unrealistic to think that in a different dimension, Minagawa could be this crazy evil girl who can manipulate both his crush and his overly protective sister in any way she wants. Luckily, we don’t live in a world like that and instead get to see Hotaru get super embarrassed about thinking about her beloved older brother having sex with a girl who she despises.
Moving on, boy do I have to give props to Gouda and Kamine for leveling up their relationship without running into too many issues. As one of the more normal couples in the show, I was afraid that their relationship would be the show trying to show just how hard they could wordplay and the misconceptions that happen when you’re thinking too damn hard. But lo and behold they are instead a model for what can happen when two sweet and innocent kids get together. This time around I was glad to see Gouda step up to the plate when push came to shove as I don’t think I could have handled seeing Kamine cry again (there’s just something really painful watching her cry).
Wrapping things up this week, I’m starting to really believe in the powers of this self-proclaimed “Love Master”. I’m not quite sure how he manages to appear at just the right time, but I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t only Takase’s heart that he managed to sway this week.
Overall, another great episode that left me once again crying inside that Sugawara and Takano haven’t been able to figure out each other’s feelings. Luckily, it looks like Takano is starting to warm up to the idea that she JUST MIGHT have a crush on Sugawara and I hope that our red-haired buddy can get lucky and sweep the crush of his dreams off her feet. Anyways, it looks like our Love Master is going to get even more screen time next week so let’s all prepare for either the best or cringiest episode yet. See you then!