I have to say this, rabu-triangle-begins-yo~
So, I’m ready with my dish of fruits to enjoy the next episode of Kimi ni Todoke. After a long and sometimes stressful day at office, KnT is ideal to sit back, relax and take in the beauty of this brilliantly made shoujo that takes you to a feel-good place, where you can discover more about the characters you have come to DAWWW over.
From the last frustrating episode—not in case of quality, mind you, rather the following events—time skips ahead a few more weeks with the start of a new term. It’s April and the whole gang is in the second year and two years away from graduation. Miraculously, almost everyone important from the previous class has transferred to the same section D and even if Sawako thinks, it’s like a dream, it’s indeed a reality.
No one messes with Yano-chin~
It’s not only the reunion of the quintet (Sawahaya, Ryuu, Chizu and Yano-chin), but Endo, Ekko and even the annoying Joe are in the same class. By the end of this all, you would hate Joe for being the ever so interrupting person in the history of shoujo but I go ahead of myself. As I hinted in the last review, Yano-chin had a card up her sleeve for the said reunion because she bribed Pin to do just that. However, according to him he already knew who were good friends rather than just friends for show and as they only have two years left to graduation, they should have fun while they can. Which makes me admire Pin a bit for the thought; who knows, maybe his douchey side actually has some good in it.
All that planning didn’t help much and Yano-chin finally throws a moe-blobby tantrum over the stand-till situation between the main protagonists (SISFIST, girl, I am of the same opinion!). It was still quite CUTE! Not to mention the fact that there are still people who call Sawako, Sadako and the typical rumour about her supernatural powers are still rife. Of course, Sawako’s friends are there to encourage her and even appoint her as the class life representative (I don’t have the foggiest of it because I only know of Prefects and Student’s Council). Most probably this means she gets to head the gardening section but c’mon, that sounds like she’s the lawn mower or something… >:
I miss Kuragehime now!
The twist in the episode is of one Kento Miura, who blazes in and pounces at our Sawako-chan. He dares to lay a hand on her and boldly pokes fun at her to the chagrin of Kazehaya and her protectors (Chizu and Yano-chin). He seems to be an Engrish alien to Sawako, who is overwhelmed with his straight-forwardness. He volunteers to be the class Prefect and exudes fabulousness with bishie sparkles. He also takes extra-special interest in our DAWW-Queen, Kuronuma Sawako, witnessing and falling for her smile. I smell more than trouble here!
Coming to Kazehaya-kun finally, his internal battle has not ceased and has actually inflamed with the arrival of the over-friendly-Kento and a nervous Sawako. He wants to take things at his own pace and I literally applauded when he refused Yano’s offer of conveying his feelings to whomever he liked. We know that Yano was pretty much hitting the iron when it was hot but Kazehaya has his pride and to him, the girl he likes should be the first to know about his feelings rather than someone else. I have to admire this, even if I don’t like it.
Coming to the nitty-gritty, the episode pretty much introduced the new term with Kento in the deal of pushing the main pair to some kind of realization. Kazehaya being too popular for his good hasn’t found much time to actually talk to Sawako like he used to when they were sitting around each other. Now that a lot more people have acknowledged the real Sawako, her smile shines through at odd times and causes him to doubt his own position in her eyes.
The last few scenes are the proof of how unsure their communication has become in the current scenario in comparison to somewhat-open when they went out on New Year’s Eve. Misunderstanding of course is the key here and if Sawako didn’t give him the Valentine’s chocolate because she didn’t want it to be giri, Kazehaya mistook her silence as a negative to the fact that he was the most special guy to her. Sawako is unable to come up with any probable answer that keeps their friendship platonic, while Kazehaya simply sighs sadly and makes his way home. Kento being the witness of all this, catches on Sawako’s feelings and stares in wonder.
WHY ARE YOU BOTH SO STUPID? KISS AND MAKE UP ALREADY! I WISH.
STOP STARING AT SAWAKO, SHE’S NOT YOURS TO TAKE
Obligatory Creepy smiles of the episode~
Not a girly conversation: I swear, it’s this big!
I’m a cool dude, YEAH!
Get your hands off my girl, YO!
Who are you again?
Please some more of this soon too!
My expression on Durarara!! season two still not announced!
So reminiscent of Sawako from the last season
Graahhhh… Kazehaya, you asked Sawako the wrong question! She’s extremely shy and still growing up to the fact of how love feels. She doesn’t have an inkling of your feelings and she would keep fidgeting till the time you would clearly tell her how you feel and even then success of it depends on which words you use… It’s a sad fact but to her, you are too good to be true and being loved and liked by so many, you are everyone’s Kazehaya rather than hers alone. She thinks her feelings are of greed and should be kept in check. She thinks too much, I know!
Sawako, honey, for a minute, would you please stop being oblivious to your surrounding and actually notice who’s looking at you and around you? Someone you already have feelings for is not fixatedly staring but noticing your every move, every chance he gets! Speak out for once, how you feel rather than always suppressing them in the confusion of moment. Make your intentions known, be bold, be free~
Le sigh… Sadly, my rant is pretty much limited to my aniblogging and Sawahaya are not real that they would actually listen to me. That was just my way to give words to the frustration any watcher would feel. However, even with all of this, KnT is WIN because it successfully makes us riled up at the baka-ness of the main protagonists and increases the love for them because however slow they are in understanding, their feelings emanate a sense of innocence and honesty that is hardly seen in the fan-service-riddled series that come in a dozen in this day and age. Savour every episode, readers, you don’t get such character daily.
Coming to the episode, I was glad that we finally had some Ryuu and Chizu time; they are my next favourite couple after Sawahaya of course. And same goes for Pin and Yano, which was surprising for me of how well it went. At least you have to give props to Yano for trying out her best in getting the two knuckle-heads together but it’s quite clear that things would play out at their own pace (>.<’’). Also, I think Miyano Mamoru is just PERFECT for Kento because who else can take out that awesome Hehhhh~ voice? So good.
These episodes are a refresher for me because it has been months since I read these chapters but from what I remember, Production I.G has done brilliantly in adaptation and animation of every scene. I just wish, they would increase the number of episodes from 13 to maybe 22-24. Someone listening to me?! LISTEN TO WHAT I SAY, DAMN IT!
Preview: The “Forget” title further depresses me but it’s more KnT after all so I will not whine. Seems like Kento is up to no good, while Sawako continues to stare at Kazehaya. When would this vicious circle be broken? I’m sure not going tell you because you are in it with me to rediscover the awesomeness of why Sawahaya is so WIN. Till next time peeps, Ja ne~