I really don’t know why I’m still watching or even blogging this series. I’ve been disappointed time and time again with many of the episodes that they’ve somehow came up with. I guess deep down inside I’m still grasping on to that little shred of hope that I have left for the series that will probably never extinguish until the very end of it… or maybe it’s masochism, who knows. But, whatever, it’s just a silly fanservice show anyways.
Rito contemplates over the words that Gid told him last episode. Rito decides to go out for a jog and bumps into Haruna who is out walking her dog. Haruna asks Rito what he’s doing and Rito tells her that he’s trying to change and improve himself. Haruna decides to support Rito with his training and the two start to meet almost everyday before school.
On a rainy day, Rito arrives at the usual meeting spot and wonders if Haruna will actually show up. She eventually arrives despite the poor weather and asks Rito if he’ll show up on Sunday as well. She tells him that she’ll even make a bento for him on that day.
The two meet up again on Sunday and Rito goes through more training. While Rito and Haruna take a break to eat the bento that Haruna made, Haruna’s dog escapes from his leash and tries to chase a duck into the water. Rito saves Haruna’s dog, but ends up getting his clothes soaked. Haruna tells Rito to come to her house before he catches a cold since it happens to be close by.
Rito ends up taking a bath in Haruna’s house while he gets his clothes dried. However, his clothes are still not dry by the time he gets out of the bath and has to sit in Haruna’s room with just a towel on. Haruna ends up tripping on a stack of books and Rito goes to save her. Rito ends up on top of Haruna and right as the two are possibly about to kiss, Haruna’s sister shows up causing Rito to run all the way home.
New ED: kissの行方 by Anna
Haruna has been getting a lot of attention and screen time lately (possibly to make up for her lack of appearances in the other episodes). Even the new ED has her has the main focus. I don’t really have much of a problem with Haruna, but she is indeed kind of a boring character. We need to see more of the side characters, but I’m afraid that the main focus on this anime series will be on Haruna and Lala. A pity because I’m hoping to see more of Yui and Yami. Hell, they could even put in a Mikan-centered episode or two.
I don’t know… maybe it’s kind of good to see this kind of development with Rito and Haruna. They never really had much development between them in the manga so it’s a nice change of pace. I don’t even think Rito has ever been in Haruna’s house (let alone her bathtub) in the manga aside from that one time he turned into a dog.