「秘密トライアングル」 (Himitsu Toraianguru)
God, this show is such a tease sometimes it makes me want to throw my monitor out my window (but in a good way).
To start things off, let me apologize about my happiness thinking we had a total of twelve episodes to enjoy ourselves. After doing a quick check after a helpful comment, I realized that there are only ten episodes. Which, all things considered, may not necessarily be a bad thing depending on how you look at it. Don’t get me wrong, I was feeling pretty down after I realized there were going to be two less episodes than I thought there would be. But when I considered how the pacing of the show’s been doing and the decision that the writers have been making on how to handle each episode (this week’s being no exception), the ten episode limit might have been a blessing in disguise for us.
Anyways, let’s dive into this week’s crazy episode where real life and in-game have been slowly encroaching on one another. Starting off with the biggest bombshell, who would have thought Fujimoto and Kanbe would have been the same person? Besides sharing the same hair-color, I don’t think I would have came to the conclusion without the story directly telling us. That and whenever I hear Nakamura Yuuichi speak, my mind starts to have a small eargasm as it tries to decide if I want to picture Okazaki from Clannad or Karamatsu from Osomatsu-san. From a story standpoint though, it’s nice to know that there’s someone who finally knows Hayashi’s true identity and can assist them both in and outside the game. That said, I’m not sure how I feel about the possible love triangle that could form from Fujimoto’s sudden jump in importance. Not necessarily about the possibility of it actually happening, but the chance of adverse effects that could stem from it.
Luckily, I think the episode did a pretty good job at establishing what should happen from here on out. Honestly, if I didn’t have so much love for this show I would probably be in the same mindset as Sakurai about the whole thing. What are the chances the person you fancy in-game would end up being the opposite gender of the character they play, whom you also accidentally (literally) ran into, realized you had mutual friends with, and at the end of it all barely catching them out of the blue through an another almost impossible set of events? Kind of crazy when you say it out loud, am I right?
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully receive some good news. Based on Sakurai’s facial expression and dialogue though, it’s looking like something bad might be going down. Hopefully I’m wrong.
P.S. I love how this show handles eyebrows and how they differentiate between clean and unkempt ones.