It’s okay. He’s a good guy. Apparently. Either way, this epi was loadsa fun as we watch a master at work on a certain pair…
It’s May already, and Sawako’s garden, facial expressions and teaching skills have come on in leaps and bounds, along with Kazehaya’s jealousy towards a certain fabulous blondie…
You know, I’m starting to wonder if I do want Sawako to be able to GET FRIENDLY with everybody after all, seeing as how deliciously creepy some of those (now rarer) evil-in-appearance-but-actually-utterly-adorable-underneath effort-filled faces are.
That last one, of course, was during that scene on the bench with the girls and blondie. Or rather, Shishou. Yes, the flaxen-haired, feminist philanthropist who has taken an understandable shine to our lovely heroine and decided to take her under his sparkly wing. Most of this week’s comedy arose from the admirable efforts and dawwful consequences of Master Kento’s teachings directed at his eager disciple, which were so effective that the pupil had already become the teacher by the end of this epi (er, albeit for different subjects). Yes, the second half of the epi with Sawako-sensei was just as awesome to behold, as we see the shy girl continue to blossom even more in confidence and happiness, due to all that sucking up from her lazy classmates. Thus, although Kento’s rather abrupt methods may leave a lot to be desired, at least his Kurako-esque smiling bossiness has turned Sawako’s hitherto small steps into one giant leap towards achieving her dream of a fabulous school life. Somebody give that man a twirling cape! You have earned it, my friend!
On the other hand, we still don’t really know much about him, and Kazehaya and Yano certainly have their separate issues with him. While our favourite BBF is simply looking out for Sawako (and who wouldn’t, after Ume-gate), Mr slow-poke love-interest simply seems to be suffering from a case of the green-eyed beasties.
Despite admitting to Ryu that he doesn’t want to beat around the bush, Kazehaya continues to do just that. Yes, that last scene in the classroom when he should have said (if not done) more than just thank his new sensei, his refusal to open up to Sawako was disappointing at best, and totally lame at worst. If I didn’t remember how frustrating it was to be sixteen, I’d probably have thrown one of those desks at him for telling her to just forget about what he’d previously said to her (hey, it’s only epi 3, I’ll save the throwing of heavy objects for later if this Sho(u)ta by name is still as diminutive in the Manning-Up category in a few more episodes’ time). That said (or rather, not), at least Kazehayah, er, might, be a little more proactive after he’s licked his wounds from the green eyed beasties and thus might launch an even more fabulous charm offensive of his own… We’ll see, eh…
Still I am quite proud that Sawako did not really need Kent to smile, and certainly it seems that Kent is incapable of bringing out a true smile. Hopefully since Kent has opted to have a chat this will mean that he is willing to rise to the challenge of a good clean fight, unlike that sneaky little Ume. Hopefully in the future Sawako will not have to do great feats of charity to gain acceptance but I do like how the rest of the class was overawed by her glorious smile. May it be the last time that it is needed though since they should be stuck together from now until graduation and may they never forget who it was that saved them from academic doom.
Ryu seems to be more of a hands off kind of guy and that is well and good but I am hoping at some point Ryu gives Kazehaya a good kick in the right direction. It would be most grand if Ryu took on the role of a Schwartz Bruder to motivate Kazehaya to be what we all know he can be. Should this kick not be forth coming though, I am looking forward to seeing some Ryu-Chi during the long war for Sawako’s heart. Speaking of the long war I am dearly hoping that it will be a shadow war between Kazehaya and Kent and that Kazehaya show some more fire in fighting Kent than he is showing right now pursuing Sawako. May Kazehaya proves his dedication to Sawako with great fighting spirit and may his hand be GLOWING RED and may its LOUD ROAR TELL HIM TO GRASP HAPPINESS. That way I can see Kent get headbutted by a giant KING OF HEARTS. However at this rate maybe Sawako will be more hot-blooded than Kazehaya towards the end if this keeps up.