I’m nothing. I’m everything. Whatever you want me to be? To be.
So, I have found even more mates to fangirl with online. Sometimes not good for me because that means a slacking-off me in office but hey, life is all about taking chances, right? My time-zone is such that, when I wake up half the world is either going to sleep or have already done so. Though my Aussie/NZ buddies and some night owls from US/Canada are still awake and when we get down chatting about manga, food and everything else under the sun, the time passes like a flash. To get a point home though and make it official; I will only read Eyeshield21 when Bass starts Kara no Kyoukai movies and finishes all of them. Good trade, I must stay; you hear?! =P
Watashi wa nihongo o hanasanai~
However, Kimi ni Todoke’s third episode being out only means me trying to cover it ASAP! So, we left with quite a lot of heavy breathing from the main pair as Hime pointed out in the last review but no, they were not getting it on, just being overzealously perplexed. The big statement that Kazehaya bombed dropped on Sawako for him being the most special guy for her in class kept her mystified for some time. Of course, she would not understand what he actually meant because such kind of common sense escapes her. I blame her idiot father for being so coddle-woddle but that is another argument and for later.
What are YOU snortin’?
Our Sawako-chan does have a problem of creeping up from shadows and smiling quite frighteningly. Of course, she doesn’t do it deliberately but Kento gets a chance in being very perceptive and works on correcting the way she smiles and greets to the chagrin of Kazehaya, Chizu and Yano-chin. Yes, our Good Samaritan is showering too much of his attention on Sawako and her three protectors are quite dubious over his intentions. He has literally been stalking her and even goes to visit her in the curse medical garden. Willingly or unwillingly, Sawako starts looking up to this foreign looking dude, calling him Shishō. She’s so gullible, is all you can muster after the events that followed with her displaying different versions of Sadako-smile.
Yano being the sharpest of the lot after Ryuu, who’s slow but understands hell more than he lets on, gets on Kento’s case for finding out his deal. The Mr. Perceptive simply tells her he has good intentions and the fact that he knows Sawako likes Kazehaya. He does not mean any harm; so he says. It’s more than clear that he has been taken by the Sawako’s charm, seen by very few guys and why would he stop on his tracks when he has not much competition? Interestingly enough, you can’t label him as a bad guy at all. Blame it on that smexy voice.
The simple gist of the episode was more awkwardness building between the main pair because of not sitting around each other and seemingly not getting any alone-time to talk at all. The growing distance have made them shy and their communication has boiled down to weird versions of Ohayo~ Not to mention, Kento’s over-friendliness produces a confused Sawako, who simply wants to be liked and accepted by others rather than creeping others out. Also, she doesn’t want Kazehaya to dislike her and thus is avoiding much talk to prevent any of her true feelings to reach him (stupid girl, but you have to say it out loud for him to hear you… T_T). Typical shoujo development? Yeah, deal with it.
SHE’S MY WOMAN! /RAGEKICKRAGE
Kazehaya is of course not happy rather livid because another guy is going buddy-buddy with his girl and he doesn’t like it ONE BIT. His tantrum was hilarious (“What part of me is lively?!” Pffft), poor Ryuu who had to bear with it all. But I really wanted to hit him upside the head for calling our selfish, possessive, quick-tempered yet bishie hero impatience. I have been waiting more than a season for this, don’t give me that Ryuu! *smack* Ahem.
Coming to the Mid-term crash course, Kazehaya went an extra mile in inviting more of his followers and surprised Sawako yet again with his niceness. But got even more jealous with everyone talking to her and another public sighting of her natural smile that is just short of breath taking. On the other hand, Kento simply dubbed his helping hand as his typical nature to help out everything. There’s one thing that both Sawako and he are wrong about our Kazehaya: in case of Sawako, no one else can surpass her and everything he does for her is special. But of course, you already know that.
The Hopeful Sawako
The disappointed and misunderstood Kazehaya… Nuuu~ *shakesfists*
The whole class interaction though, escalated to the fact that he told her to forget everything that he had said to her before… His face was so sad while he said this… T_T Of course, Sawako didn’t say anything because what could she say, when she doesn’t even know which facial expressions to use while smiling. ;3;
Another confession?! 0.0 DUNDUNDUNDUNDUN!
Like the last episode, the ending has another twist because our Kento has finally realized something it seems. Liking Sawako-chan for instance or being the extra Good Samaritan, butting his nose where it doesn’t belong? Most likely. He wants a word with Kazehaya and it will definitely be hella interesting.
I AM too FABULOUS for words~
Yano-chin’s duck-beak is back….
Grimacing on the sidelines, huh? I expect better from you, Kazehaya!
Did I actually miss Pin’s douchiness this episode? Sadly, yes.
Compulsory Chibi-Sawako DAWWWWWWness~
Oh girl, it’s all in the teeth and less frown!
TEACH ME HOW TO KILL PEOPLE WITH MY SMILE
I will make you proud, Shishō~
Kento’s previous harem
Sadako Exam Rush: So great and easy…
that even idiots get it.
Yano’s watching you, boy!
End Thoughts: My checklist: Was this less excruciating than the last episode? Yes. Did some development happen? Yes. Are you a happy camper? Heck yes. But that is the very biased fangirl me speaking because well, I LOVELOVELOVE KnT. Call me a mush-lover if you will but these are the small things in life that are enjoyable and without it, IS NO FUN!
Finally we have some development and I’m actually loving Kento more and more because his appearance and further niceties towards Sawako showed us the real Kazehaya. Who is not the happy-go-lucky guy as everyone thinks; rather a jealous, selfish, impatient and short-tempered fellow, which is nothing earth shattering but puts the story in perspective. It proves the point that nobody is perfect, not even our Mr. Lively as Kento puts it. I have a natural dislike towards fake people and Kazehaya being too good to be true didn’t sit well with me; some selfishness is more than welcome! Though, him being so impulsive with his temper that he would tell Sawako to forget what he said was a total NOOOOOO producer from me. OH WHY did you have to say that?! Don’t you know Sawako’s mind doesn’t work like your average fair maiden?! She thinks you are too good and thus even wanting you is a crime in itself for her. >.>
I’m looking forward to some friendly interaction with Chizu and Yano-chin to give her some understanding of what it all means. I especially liked the guy-time between Kazehaya and Ryuu, letting on the viewers how clear Ryuu is but same can’t be said about Kazehaya who is becoming deluded due to jealousy. You gotta work it, boy, if you really like Sawako, because she’s not your every girl and deserves better. Be a man, buck up, damn it! Which he eventually will and have a happy ending with Sawako-chan but hey, the story aint over yet for our Sawahaya~.
Graphically, the quality of animation is top notch as usual. There’s a reason I keep on remembering 5 Centimeters per Second because this does get to the breathtaking point. Also, you almost die with cuteness-overload because chibi-Sawako = Infinity DAWWW! Shiina Kuraho, you are a genius for coming up with such brilliant character designs! Though, damn you for writing such a story with shy characters and slow pacing /jk. However you see it though, it is still WIN and I go kyaa~ whenever a development happens, however small it is.
Preview: “Misunderstanding”, the most overused word in a shoujo plot… OTL. This pretty much entails a heated discussion between rivals; the two Ks, Kazehaya and Kento; also, some reflection by Yano, Chizu and Sawako herself. Hopefully the pacing will pick up with misunderstanding followed up by resolve. I can wish right? Sigh.
PS: For you curious cats, the beginning caption is taken from Epik High’s “Be”; yeah, I’m getting into Kpop too. So, Ja ne~ ^^