「さくらと鏡と思い出の鍵」 (Sakura to Kagami to Omoide no Kagi)
“Sakura, The Mirror, and The Key of Memories”
I think I get what the story’s going for, but it feels like it came way too late.
Before diving into all that angst, can we talk about just how great it was to see Touya and Fujitaka have a simple father-son conversation with each other? It’s been sometime since we’ve seen the two together and I loved just how real the two are when talking to each other. As the two oldest people in the house, it’s adorable how they’re so aware of what Sakura’s up to but allow her to figure things out on her own. Especially when you consider that Fujitaka has literally zero magical powers and is rarely home.
With that little burst of happiness out of my system, let’s dive into this week’s big reveal. First off, I wish you guys could have seen my face when Eriol started dropping all those juicy tidbits about Sakura and Kaito. It was a fun mix between ecstatic and straight up pissed off with the latter definitely showing more of itself. Because if we’re being honest here, did the story really have to wait twenty one episodes before revealing key information like this? Sure, you can keep it hidden from the characters, but would letting us listen in on a conversation between Eriol and Syaoran been too much to ask for?
Honestly, the story waiting until this point to reveal things left a real sour taste in my mouth that I’m not sure I appreciated. Like, when we were listening to Syaoran’s inner thoughts as he explained that all these things that were happening around Sakura were being caused by Sakura just rubbed me the wrong way. I guess there was a cute enough scene after Sakura captured The Mirror card to help try and bring things back up, but the story has a lot of explaining to do if it wants to make it by the end.
All that said, it looks like things are going to finally come to a climax next week where all our of key players are about to be on the move. The mysterious figure in Sakura’s dreams seems to be ready to unleash whatever it is they’ve been preparing for her and I’m sure Kaito will also be there when the time calls for it. Hopefully, whatever happens, will be worth all the build up since I’d be so disappointed if we didn’t get something to tie things all together.
Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week. See you then!