Friendship is for life
|Gamers out there, I’m just now getting to Arkham City and Infamous 2.Also of importance, a new MetaVerse episode is going to be recorded tomorrow, so expect that out real soon and also keep up with the Eureka Seven AO impressions that Fosh & I are recording each week.|
“Lullaby of Birdland”
Rejection via Tin Can Telephone
It’s gotten much easier to break up with someone since ’66
It’s words Kaoru surely knew were coming, but it still hurt to hear them. As is usually the case with these awkward romances and such, Kaoru kind of falls back into what he wanted to be when he started at the school. You can’t be hurt if you keep your distance, though ultimately that leaves only you to hurt yourself, shutting people out. That’s what makes Sen such a great friend, being persistant and even visiting his house in the evening hours trying to get him to come back. It is interesting that they really didn’t say a word about the “phone” chat between Kaoru and Ri’ko, as if Sen didn’t want to spill the beans that he was in the know about what happened.
Sentarou’s a step closer to finding out who Ri’ko likes, but it’s really only by default. His curiousness is natural since he is a childhood friend and he was snooping in on the conversation, but what if he’s, in a weird way, kind of worried that it’s him?
Brother Jun + Yurika
Jun is a cool guy, no debating that. But is he a good guy? I’m not so sure. Yurika makes it pretty obvious that she’s interested when bringing up the sweets shop his family owns, and it seems he might already be “shacking up” with her. I’m not sure why there are so many letters from Yurika stuffed in his door’s mail slot, but what if there’s something to that rumor about him with that faction? No duh we’re all rooting for Sentarou to get the/a girl, but underneath that cool guy stuff, I’d like to know some more about Brother Jun.
Well well, this is an interesting development. What once was thought of as a bromance is approaching yaoi territory.
Just messing. Anyways…
Kaoru went through a range emotions when going to meet with his mother. Tears over how things went with Ri’ko and not wanting to meet his mother, he was close to becoming the guy he seemed to be the very first time he arrived at school, and that would’ve sucked. Luckily, Sentarou made sure that his new best bud didn’t pass up the chance to meet his mother. As someone who’s mother abandoned him, Sentarou surely wouldn’t pass the chance up if he had it.
Meeting with Sayoko did benefit him in the end. Having someone that could pinpoint the source of his grief and loosen him up, Kaoru has come back to Welcome Records and looks to be in good shape. He also now can say he’s seen his mom and leaves her with a record hoping they can meet again.
There is a detail about why Kaoru’s mom and dad split up that the manga covers. The following spoiled text comes from events in a certain chapter. Show ▼
Time heals all wounds
Overall, the pacing went from fast to almost breakneck speed just judging from past episodes and how events transpire in this episode. In past reviews, I’ve praised the fast pacing and have loved how emotions are able to be seen through little things that the characters do and say. This week I feel Apollon might’ve been in rush mode, and that was before knowing that other stuff. It is the cost of squeezing as much manga into a noitaminA-slotted series, but I think I strangely prefer it this way.
I wouldn’t consider this episode of Apollon my favorite ep, but it still does plenty of things interestingly like with Jun/Yurika and bringing Kaoru’s parents into the mix at a time when he was at his lowest of emotions. It’s good to see that Kaoru does get along ok with his father instead of there being an awkward distance between the two.
I did miss the music performing on the show which took a week off in favor of Kaoru and Sen traveling to a new area. I loved how episodes 3 & 4 used music to restrengthen the friendship between the two boys. Hopefully will get some more fun jazz tunes next week.