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This week is another occasion of foot-in-mouth disease for me on NagiAsu.
Angry Hikari is back
After a few episodes where I’ve been thinking Hikari is acting a little better, this was one where he almost completely regressed into the character that I don’t care for. He’s become completely obsessive about Manaka and Uroko, wanting to blow off school, homework, everything to spend all his time diving to Shioshishio to try to find Uroko. I guess he can’t get it through his skull that if Uroko doesn’t want to be found, he’s not going to be found. That’s one of the privileges of being a deity. I know that some people might think Hikari’s behavior is admirable, but I’m certainly not one of them. And in the process of ignoring pretty much the rest of the world, except where they give him the merest of straws to grab onto for waking Manaka up, he continues to hurt Miuna’s feelings by ignoring her. So it’s no surprise that, feeling slighted, she starts to wonder if she really wants Manaka to wake up.
Miuna tries to make up through actions
Miuna’s big mistake, tho, is saying out loud that Manaka might not wake up, and that Hikari shouldn’t ignore the rest of his life. She’s right, but he doesn’t want to hear that. And he even makes himself sick in the effort to prove her wrong. That gives Miuna the chance to take care of him for the day by faking being sick also, and giving Akari a chance to lecture Hikari about other people helping him. But Miuna’s still not sure what she’s feeling. I was really surprised at Tsumugu, who picks up on her sadness and meets with her to talk about it. That’s the most outreachy that he’s been. And he gives Miuna good advice about not feeling like part of the group, and relates his own hesitation about the others waking up, since they might take Chisaki away from him. But he found that he was still really happy about them waking up, and he’s sure that Miuna will feel the same.
Kaname and Sayu, and Tsumugu and Chisaki, both showing signs of normalcy
Not a lot of movement in the other relationships this week, as most of the time was spent on Hikari and Miuna, revolving around Manaka. But I think we did see something with Sayu and Kaname, as Sayu apparently regained her ability to interact normally with Kaname, which was the first thing she needed to do. We also saw Tsumugu say that, in being afraid that Chisaki would be taken away from him, that he wants to have a life with her, probably one a lot like they already have, but acknowledging each other as someone they love. Perhaps now he’ll have the ability to speak up, since Manaka finally awakens at the end of the episode.
The elephant in the room woke up
Well, I’m a big goose-egg on predictions for this show so far. “No, Tsumugu will be in love with Manaka.” “Manaka won’t wake up.” I’m starting to wonder what else I’m completely wrong about… don’t answer that. Anyway, Manaka’s awake, and she’s going to be playing a major part, it looks like, for the rest of the series. Only a few episodes left, and everything’s pretty up in the air. We don’t even really have a side couple that’s in a stable relationship, unless you count Itaru and Akari, but they’re definitely an OTP. In an effort to quit eating toenails, I’ll refrain from any predictions about what’s going to happen with the relationships of the rest of the crew, at least for this week.