Girls and Romance, sheesh~
~The other day I was asked ones of those questions about anime that you can’t EVER explain, and have to resort to saying, “Well it is a cartoon and not everything is realistic…”. So my younger sister walks in to me watching Bakuman and actually sits down to watch it with me. I was really excited because I’m always trying to convert my siblings into anime otaku-ism, but as she watched it, she started looking at the screen funny. Then she asks me, “Why is Saikou’s hair all weird like? And what’s with that antenna coming out of his head?” I looked her and was like,”….well, it is a cartoon…” x’D Don’t you ever got those questions from people who aren’t into anime? I’m always asked, “Why is their hair blue?” “Why are their eyes like that? I thought Asians had slanted eyes…” and other racists/unexplainable questions. I DON’T KNOW, IT’S A DAMN CARTOON PEOPLE. Sorry, a little rant there ^^; It’s not that it makes me extremely mad, it’s just that it seems no one understands that you can do whatever you want in a cartoon…
So, Bakuman 12! xD Continuing from the excited news that they were going to get published in Shounen Jack’s NEXT, Saikou and Shuujin meet Hattori outside, where he tells them he’s taking them out for dinner since its the tradition to take newly published authors out.
Yet they must get back to work, and after dinner, they start to discuss every single name by detail. The getting-serialized question pops up among their discussion, and Hattori tells them that if they do beat Eiji, they should wait till after high school to get serialized. Of course this doesn’t sit well with Saikou and he asks him to please at least consider it if they do win.
Meanwhile, Azuki and Kaya are having a little boyfriend talk where Azuki tells Kaya she and Saikou haven’t even texted each other yet, despite her giving him her email address. Azuki doesn’t mind, but Kaya is irritated at the fact he hasn’t given her his email address. Azuki also tells her something else…
The next day Kaya meets up with Shuujin, and she tells him that Azuki is moving to Hachioji. Azuki wants to tell him herself before she does move, but Kaya feels like she should tell him since she wants them to go on a date before they graduate.
Through fake tears, Kaya and Shuujin decide to tell Saikou. He takes it lightly, focusing more on their manga, which makes Kaya angry. The two get into an argument which ends with Kaya walking away, a bit hurt.
The next day, Shuujin calls Kaya over and the two both apologize to each other. The boys finally get back to work and get their name approved. Before they start on the manuscript, Saikou lets Shuujin and Kaya go on a date. They end up going to the park again, where Kaya is still a bit upset over Azuki and Saikou not seeing each other, especially since their graduation isn’t too far off. Yet Shuujin has a plan for them to create a least some memories together.
It’s a quick fast-forward to graduation where friends wish them good luck, even ugly-face Ishizawa.
Saikou and Shuujin start walking home together, but Saikou is starting to think about Azuki. Shuujin casually tells him that her and Kaya were going to take a verrryy long walk home. With that, Saikou takes off running.
He ends up catching them just before they reach her house. Kaya quickly leaves, telling Azuki that Saikou has something to say to him. They stand there awkwardly until he finally asks, how long would she wait for him?
In a slow, shoujo-style final scene, Azuki replies with, “I’ll always wait for you,” and disappears into her house. It’s more than enough for Saikou, seriously~.
UWAH~!! My favorite part in this whole episode<3 TAKAGI AND KAYA Y SO CUTE?!
End thoughts: CUTENESS OVERLOAD *faints/revives* I can’t get over how mother freaking ADORABLE Shuujin and Kaya are! This episode shows one of my favorite things about the anime that I didn’t get from what I read in the 2nd volume of the manga: more Shuujin and Kaya couple interaction. In the manga they don’t show their dates and such in detail, which I don’t mind because the manga is great the way it’s paced. Yet it’s fun sometimes to see them together, LIKE WITH THIS WEEK’S EPISODE<3 Okay I’m done fangirling…I can go on for hours, seriously.
Now with our Azuki and Saikou couple, that last part with the “I’ll always wait for you,” was just too cute as well~. A little corny, but you can’t help but totally scrunch up your face like Saikou’s and go, “AWWWW!”. I won’t lie, I actually teared up a bit! I think it’s because I’m getting sentimental over graduation stuff since I’ll be graduating myself this year (-MINI SOB-). I also can side with Kaya about them trying to go on at least ONE date, especially since she’s moving away! Damnit Saikou, MAKE A BETTER MOVE ON HER ;A;
Such a couples episode this time around! I’m hoping next week is an all-manga-making episode because I need it to recover from this episode, heh. I have to say one of the reasons why I like to watch Bakuman is for more on the in-depth look on making manga and for Shuujin and such. It’s actually quite interesting, and you get to see how hard our favorite mangakas work to create their pieces. Actually, I don’t know if it’s just me, but it makes me feel kinda bad so now I feel more inclined to buy mangas more than ever |’D I SEE WHAT YOU DID THAR OHBA AND OBATA~!
Looks like the boys are done with romantic problems for now, and just need to complete their manga to try and beat Eiji (WHO’S ALSO GOING TO COME BACK NEXT EPISODE YESSS!). Until next week~!!