I’m not sure if my fragile heart can keep up with the pace of this show.
Boy, if you were expecting this show to follow the typical pace of most romance shows, I hope you’re ready to admit how wrong you were (because I am). Instead of subjecting us to a ton of cheesy moments filled with enough anticipation that you might die from an aneurism from the pressure building up inside of you, it felt like someone hit the fast forward button and hit play right at the juicy parts.
Specifically speaking, I think we have to give some major props to Tachibana for her blunt and straightforward attitude. As someone who could easily be called socially clumsy, who would have thought that her personality would be the very thing that catapulted her straight into exactly where she’d want to be? Honestly, I was downright surprised when we saw Tachibana go for it again this week when she once again attempted to express her feelings to Kondou. Besides doing it in such a dramatic fashion (soaking wet while standing in the pouring rain), I wasn’t actually sure what her intentions were since the events that lead to all of this happening kind of threw me for a loop. Thinking back to the really depressing flashback we saw right before, it wouldn’t have been all that surprising if Tachibana properly revealed her feelings and then just disappeared for a little.
But time and time again, this show has demonstrated that this isn’t that kind of show. And just how Tachibana is when someone tries to invite her out, we got to see a genuinely interesting moment as she put the metaphorical romance-ball into Kondou’s hands. Something that, as much as I thought I’d have trouble handling, wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Starting off with the most obvious thing, I’m glad Kondou didn’t leap at this opportunity in some weird or creepy way. As the older person in this situation, it’s reassuring to know that he tried his best to change Tachibana’s mind while also respecting her feelings and her decision to act on them. That said, it is tough for me to imagine someone dating someone else with a gap of over 20 years between them (28 if we’re being specific). Besides the obvious culture gap, I can’t even begin to imagine how bad the social backlash would be.
Luckily, it looks like we’re about to embark on an adventure where we’re going to find out some real deep and personal things about Tachibana and Kondou. Seeing how they each have their own demons to face, I’m hoping this show can transcend from being more than just a romance. If anything, maybe this whole romance this is a ploy to distract us as the plot tries to tell us an even deeper and more invigorating story between two individuals who are trying to overcome their inner struggles.
Who knows. In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!