「オトナの恋も難しい?」 (Otona no Koimo Muzukashii?)
“Is Mature Love Also Difficult?”
Oh my god this may have been the best episode of Wotakoi to date.
I’m not sure when you guys will actually see this post since we’re still working (at this point it’s probably fixed) on getting things up and running, but please try your best to remember all the feelings this show stole from you this week because it left me with some real heavy feelings that I need to share with others.
Starting with the otaku side of things, I love how the story touched on how certain shows will always hold a special place in all of our hearts. Sure, that special show for each person will be different, but I’m willing to bet that you know the exact episode and moment that’ll make your heart scream or get the waterworks flowing. For me, that special show will be Clannad and the moment I turn to if I want to turn into a slobbering mess is After Story’s 18th episode. An episode that, when you think about everything that lead us to that point from Tomoya’s life to Nagisa’s death, hits you so hard in the face that you can’t hold back the emotions welling inside of you. Can you see Ushio crying in Tomoya’s arms? Can You?
Whew, I was getting a little worked up thinking about all of that. However, with that out of the way, let’s dive into Kabakura and Hanako’s relationship. A relationship that, for a lack of better words, felt a little too real. Looking back at things, it makes you wonder how the two are able to handle each other. Constantly bickering and trying to pick fights with each other, one would naturally assume that they’re in a rather caustic relationship. That said, I think this week’s episode did a fine job at portraying that there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes. Specifically the scene when everyone was at the bar felt like a perfect recreation of what tends to happen at least in my life. You meet up somewhere for food and drinks to relax after a stressful day and before you know it there’s someone who’s drank too much and looking for someone to listen to them. As you watch and get dragged into things, you try your best to be there for them while also simultaneously trying to get things back on track until ultimately someone has to take care of whatever’s going on (usually the significant other). A moment that can say a lot about someone especially when they know they have who knows how many eyes looking at them. God, at this point I can’t even remember what my point was with all of this, but I know that by the end of things it was clear that Kabakura and Hanako deeply care for each other even if they don’t necessarily show it on their sleeves.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the show managed to sneak in a little bit of Naru and Hirotaka cuteness right at the end. A moment that played out as a beautiful contrast to the hectic situation we saw unfold with Kabakura and hanako. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week where we’ll hopefully get to know even more about these two dynamic couples. See you then!