「秘密トライアングル」 (Himitsu Toraianguru)
I KNEW IT. This week’s episode was the biggest tease we’ve gotten yet.
Just past the halfway point since there’s only 10 scheduled episodes, this week’s Netojuu took ample time really building up that big reveal. While I wasn’t too surprised since the story is literally going to be forced to make a drastic 180 degree shift the moment Moriko realizes just whose behind Lili’s screen, it doesn’t lessen the pain that this episode inflicted onto us (yes, I just assumed you felt pained because there’s no way you couldn’t feel it!).
Simply put, I nearly went crazy when Sakurai essentially gave up his opportunity at courting Moriko. As one of the “main” characters who probably has the “strongest” claim when it comes to having a damn good reason for being in love with Moriko, you better believe I was absolutely livid every single time Sakurai tried to be a nice guy and shift things in Koiwai’s direction. It’s like, you’ve stumbled upon this rare chance at not only saving Moriko’s night from being ruined, but you can also spend some quality alone time with her! Seriously, how much better could things get for one single individual?!
That said, what makes all of this ten times worse is that Koiwai also feels like a fantastic fit for Moriko. As Sakurai’s senpai he’s done everything in his power to make things work for his cute kouhai and even goes the extra mile to still talk Sakurai up even when he has a chance to hit things off with Moriko. In-between trying to set things up for Sakurai, he’s weaving in some flattering compliments as well as trying his best to engage the introverted Moriko in conversation. Man, in some wacky alternate universe I could totally see Koiwai ending up with Moriko.
At this point, I really hope that something big happens next week. I can’t stand to see Sakurai like this and the anticipation of him revealing who he is to Moriko is literally eating away at my sanity. But as much as I would love for him to come out guns screaming, I can appreciate the story taking this opportunity to really build things up before the reveal. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where it looks like in the worst case things should have a more positive tone. See you then!
P.S. Large Cap Here 🙂