Eita and Masuzu finally land Chiwa a boyfriend. Unfortunately, Chiwa the “popu-cute” wannabe doesn’t seem happy at all. Finally, she lets out all her frustration at Eita during a celebratory dinner. Oh, and there’s a flashback.
Right Off the Bat:
Wow, I expected a silly ride from Ore Shura, but suddenly, all that melodrama just came out from left field. The flashback was out-of-place, but at least it explained Eita’s ambitions a bit. Judging from the preview though, things will be back to normal soon enough. A pity…
Now that Chiwa has a pseudo-boyfriend, her wannabe facade is starting to crack and fracture. Her muted responses and outburst has laid bare her true feelings towards Eita. It’s kinda unbelievable though, Masuzu just needed a few days to spot the love, yet Eita the childhood friend is still clueless.
Putting her heart into the club because of her accident was a neat rationale for Eita, but now that she’s clearly(?) stated how she feels about her new “relationship”, the ball’s in Eita’s court now. Coming from a proud lineage of clueless romance protagonists though, I’m pessimistic towards our chick magnet. Anyway, whatever happens, Masuzu’ll be there to watch with glee.
I thought the comedy in this episode wasn’t up to par, but it did have some highlights. The long-winded “Chuunibyou sketch” gag wasn’t very funny anymore, it’s just too overused already. However, I did find Masuzu’s knowledge of shōnen tropes very funny; there’s something goofy about a “prim and proper girl” digging manga tropes.
Seeds of Ambition
Eita’s motivation to become a doctor gets some screentime in this episode. Apparently, he wanted to cheer up Chiwa and heal her in the future-so he proclaimed his medicinal ambitions. I actually found this to be quite touching; besides caring for her as a friend, he was willing to dedicate his whole future to healing her chronic injuries. Now that I think about it, that moment must’ve been when Chiwa started loving Eita as a lover. I mean, if you’re going to confess, promising your entire career to a girl is the way to do it.
Next week: moar shenanigans. Dress code: casual.
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