Obligatory Rinon, d’awww.
|Yay, it’s time for my weekly dose of teenage dorama! Last week’s kiss was probably the biggest development so far for our star crossed lovers, but there’re still two episodes left and there’s definitely enough time for more drama.|
Sleeping outside his house Kaito has a dream of last week’s lovey-dovey moments between Ichika and him, but when he awakes he finds himself swooning to Rinon. Ichika comes out soon after with a blanket which she wraps around Kaito and herself after getting a close seat next to him. She cuddles up close and tells her new boyfriend that they have Kanna to thank for their new relationship, however Kaito still worries that she’s depressed.
Kanna peeks into her panda mirror (she must really like pandas) and tells Tetsurou, who is sitting nearby, that she can’t let the others see her like that. Tetsurou comforts her nerves by telling her that he’s called everyone and told them she’s had a cold the last couple days, which she warmly thanks him for. That warmness doesn’t last much longer as she sends him out of the house. (Poor guy couldn’t even get some breakfast!) Outside he remembers the day he held her close as she cried and realizes she’s probably back to that state even now. Back in her room, Kanna cries as she tightly hugs her pillow.
In her kitchen Mio bakes a delicious looking cake as she thinks back to the day she first met Tetsurou and Kanna three years ago in school, and from the look in her younger-self’s eyes you can tell her admiration probably started from that day on. She bumps into Tetsurou on her way to deliver the cake to Kanna and he tells her that she has a cold and shouldn’t go. As to not waste the cake, she asks Tetsurou if he’d like to have some. Meanwhile at Kaito’s place the new couple snuggle up again to watch some film and are about to kiss when they realize Remon-sempai is filming from across the table. She congratulates them and pushes over a “gift” to Kaito … and by gift I mean a condom ufufufu~
I see, the love polygon has been forming for three years. -_-
Tetsurou thanks Mio for the delicious cake, but the conversation quickly gets more serious when she asks him why he ever asked Ichika to help out with the film even though he knew Kanna’s feelings towards Kaito. He tells her he did it as a favor for Kaito and didn’t think anything would actually happened between them, but instead it would bring him closer to Kanna. Then Mio asks him about his feelings for Kanna, and with wisdom behind it tells him that he shouldn’t wait around thinking something will happen between them. Lastly, she asks him about his feelings towards her and he only replies saying he doesn’t DISlike her, but that’s obviously not what she was hoping to hear. She says goodbye and heads home.
Mio stare down.
After getting out of the bath Kaito asks Ichika if she’d like to take a walk and Rinon teleports them both to a hill. He tells her he’d like to help find the special place she’s been looking for, but she tells him not to worry about it because it was mostly an excuse so that she could travel. Kaito says he wants to grant her wish, but Ichika says that being with him has already fulfilled it. In her bed, Kanna wonders if what she said to Ichika was the right thing to do and comes to the conclusion that is was because he’s happy.
Manami is curious about what’s bothering her little bro and tries to pry some information out of him, to no avail. He then mocks her for living with her parents when she runs away from her husband, but she takes it with a grain of salt and mocks his love life. After she leaves Kaito calls and says he wants to film with everyone again. Tetsurou gets angry and mentions Kanna, but Kaito thinks the film will be the best way to clear things up.
Kanna and Tetsurou meet up at a place from their youth and talk about their childhood, when they played together and even fought. As she begins to leave Tetsurou shouts out in embarrassment. He begins to reveal his true intentions behind getting Ichika into the film. He secretly hopes that if Ichika and Kaito got together Kanna would be “unbound”. In his own roundabout way he confesses to her, but she gets angry for making her emotions even more mixed up. She says she still loves Kaito and he replies that his confession shouldn’t change that. Kanna runs off and Tetsurou falls to his knees in tears. From behind Mio latches on to him and thanks him for making her want to be stronger.
It’s about time he confessed!
Kanna sprints to Kaito’s house and she relives the happiest times she’s had with him and when she arrives to his house she happily confesses her love with a grin on her face. He apologizes and says he’s in love with Ichika, but that doesn’t deter Kanna. She says she knows and thanks him for hearing her out. Ichika hears the entire thing hidden behind the wall.
They continues their filming with Remon back on her seat as director. On their way home Ichika and Kaito witness a supernatural event as a strange woman appears dressed in a similar glittering space outfit as Ichika’s. The red haired woman runs forward and hugs Ichika in despair. As it turns out, they’re sisters.
Kanna is so unpredictable sometimes …
I predict Kaito is in for some trouble.
Preview: Seems like we’ll be getting more of the mysterious alien sister! Speaking of sisters … I wonder if Nanami will ever come back?
After yet another exciting, emotionally packed episode I’m starting to feel like Ano Natsu just can’t go wrong. This week’s episode finally addressed a lot of the personal, secretive aspects of the characters and we got plenty of development for the supporting cast. While Ichika and Kaito mostly floated through in their newly romantic state, Tetsurou, Kanna, and Mio all faced some of the troubling parts of their lives and it’s only made me love them more.
Kanna was all over the place this week, at first bawling into her pillow and not too long after cheerfully confessing her love without worry and it really makes me wonder what goes on inside her head. Confessing to Kaito felt like a way for her to confront her own emotions, if she hadn’t who knows how much longer she would have spent cooped up in her room crying. Sure, Kaito can’t accept those feelings, but at least he acknowledges them … though it must make things pretty awkward.
Mio was a star this week for sure. Honestly I’m wondering why she mentioned that she wants to get stronger to Tetsurou as if she hasn’t already. Looking back at the old Mio and comparing her to the new Mio, they seem like almost completely different people. The beach episodes showed a slow transformation for her and now she can talk so confidently about her feelings and act on them rather then sitting back and waiting for things to happen, like a certain blue haired boy I’ve yet to talk about. I’m still unsure what approach she’s taking after all this new information though. She clearly hasn’t given up, but I wonder if she will take a similar approach to Kanna and support her love’s interest, or rather continue to fighting for his affection. I’m thinking she’ll go with the latter, the hug at the end was pretty forward. (Not as forward as Remon’s “gift” though …)
Tetsurou impressed me this week, FINALLY admitting to his true intentions for recruiting Ichika. I’m glad he confessed and I’m happy that his feelings are now known, but at the same time I feel bad for Mio because she must not feel like she’s good enough for him even though she has so much love to offer. Teen romances get me so worked up! (╥﹏╥)
A new character! Woo!~ Last week hinted at a new supernatural being possibly showing up, and whaddya’ know, it’s Ichika’s sister. I’m glad they’ll be putting some more conflict into their relationship because undramatic love grosses me out. (Not really though. xD) I can kind of see where it’ll be going and I’m predicting that Ichika will have to decide whether or not she’s to leave Earth. I still feel more invested in the shows other relationships, but I can’t say I’m not curious as to what she’ll decide is more important, her relationship with Kaito or her family.
And then there is the demon-loli … at least she was looking out for their health … right? -_-
Also, a quick question for anyone who’d like to answer, what do you think of my writing style? I’ve been wondering for a while now what an outside perspective thinks of it. I’ve kind of struggled over the years trying to form my own unique perspective. I’m honestly a pretty emotional person so my writing tends to reflect that, but I’m not sure if I’m heading more towards redundancy, or even generic-ness … I guess my biggest priority is trying to be informative without being boring. Anyway, goodbye for now! ;D