Blondie, Dummy and Mummy all try to get Mr Stubborn-as-a-slow-poke-mule to Man-Up, and fail.
These days it seems Kazehaya is going to be in for a downward slide, too sociable to be forgiven for being overly shy, and too popular, in his mind, to make much of a move. Kent is showing himself to be an Ume class slime ball. He tries to divert his foe and is masking his desire for Sawako as some sort of “concern.” I am sorely disappointed by Kazehaya’s lack of courage to simply damn public opinion and lose his fangirls so that he won’t lose his Sawako. Sawako’s friends are not so disloyal as to turn on her when they start dating. I hope he doesn’t heed Kent’s lousy advice and feigned ignorance.
Hopefully that Yano kick will make Kazehaya eager for a BIG FIGHT with Kent. Kent’s antics seem to have reignited Ume’s foul ambitions and I suspect soon that Ume being a bad loser is going to try and make a move. Yano is playing a good fire fighter and keeping the situation contained. Still Yano will need all her wits about since Kent’s gamble will surely fail and that foppish slacker will soon be going on the offense. I hope Yano demolishes him, preferably with a sac that breaks two or more bones and gives Kent a concussion.
Sawako seems to have been rattled by Ume’s last blitz and hopefully will recover after Yano’s pep talk. I hope Sawako will soon be in it to win it. This nervousness thing is growing tiresome, but thankfully the Yano Defense and Yano Offense are the best in the school and I doubt Kent and Ume have the mental agility to match Yano. Now that the Kent challenge has been thrown I hope Kazehaya is going to answer instead of slink away.
Sheesh, talk about leading a horse to water… In this epi, all too appropriately entitled ‘Misunderstood’, we see not one, not two, but three, er, helpful, folks trying to sort out the deliciously frustrating angsty mess that the OTP seem to have drifted into. Even if you haven’t seen the episode yet, you can imagine how successful their attempts turn out to be….
…In short: not very. Though I’m sure that we’ve all wanted to give him the good kick up the arse that Yano so gloriously gives him, Kazehaya may perhaps be forgiven for being a wee bit miffed and confused himself by the end of this epi. However, that’s all I can forgive him for at the moment. *Sigh*
Okay, so the screenshot immediately above is from nearer the beginning of the epi as opposed the end, but I thought it was also a good indication of the use of shadow and shade/ muted colours in the episode. The bubbles and sparkles were still there, of course, and used pretty well, especially during the post-Yano rant, but I thought the use of the former was a very subtle way of conveying the general mood of quiet (or not so quiet in Kazehaya’s case, lol) frustration.
Not quite sure what to make of Master Kent’s rather contradictory advice to Kazehaya at the beginning of the epi, but I’d say he still appears to be a generally positive force in Sawako’s life. Poor Chizu and Yano, on the other hand, have yet to see such immediate results following their various pep talks and butt-kicking, however the sparkly bubbles following Yano’s it’s-ok-to-be-scared-but… talk with Sawako and the title of the next epi thankfully shine a more hopeful light on the proceedings…
…Lord knows these confused kids could do with it.