「浦の星女学院」 (Uranohoshi Jogakuin)
“Uranohoshi Girls’ High School”
With only a few episodes left, I’m starting to feel physically ill as I think about how little time we have left with our Aqours girls.
Man, even though not all that much “happened” throughout this episode, it felt like a nice present from the showrunners to all the fans. Gathering all the feelings we’ve built up since the start of the show, you could feel this appropriate sense of optimistic brooding as the episode reached its climax. Along the way though, I absolutely loved how every single one of our girls had an opportunity to take the spotlight and show off how they’ve grown since this second season started. From Hanamaru taking no prisoners and dropping burns on Yoshiko without a second thought to Mari breaking down and being honest with her feelings about all that’s happened, there was literally something for everyone watching. Plus, for those of you who have been trying to find that true OTP, there were some key moments between a few characters that could help feed your soul -wink-.
Changing gears to the story itself, I still can’t get over how well Sunshine is doing as it heads toward the finale. Its story isn’t afraid to throw us for a loop every now and then, it doesn’t ignore the basic fundamentals of reality when you’re dealing with a small ocean town far from the cities, and last but not least it isn’t slowing down for anyone and anything which I sincerely appreciate. With the past few weeks flying through different scenarios that all have their own part in creating the world that Sunshine exists in, it truly feels like this show has finally hit the point where everything is fleshed out to the point where you wouldn’t feel too sad to see it come to an end.
That said, it would be nice if Sunshine could keep on going for another few months. With the finale only two episodes away, I can’t wait to see where this journey of ours will end up at. At this point, I wouldn’t even be mad if Aqours didn’t end up winning the Love Live competition (that’s a partial lie — I would probably still be mad). Based on next week’s episode preview though, I’m a little worried that things are going to take a turn for the worse right before the end. Hopefully I’m wrong, but we’ll have to wait until then to find out.
See you then!