Why can’t everyone just be happy? I definitely don’t recall my middle school days being filled with so much suffering. Either way, there were a lot of touching moments this episode. Tsubaki’s break up, Kousei comforting her, and Kaori’s breakdown at the end all struck a chord with me.
Kanekipede finally makes his appearance. The episode was alright, definitely felt a bit rushed seeing how they compressed probably 20 chapters from different parts of the manga into one episode. Animation could use some work though, noticed a lot of jerky movements during the fight scenes.
Well, things got serious real fast here. I’m going to miss the goofy music, when Gotou appeared, even I got the chills. You know things are getting serious when the final boss makes his appearance.
No fancy piano playing this week, but man was it a beautiful episode. Basically everyone in this series is suffering with this messy love triangle/square. Everyone has feelings for each other, but can’t really intervene. On the bright side though, Kousei has really grown as a person since the earlier episodes, and is starting to look happy.
A bit of a slow episode, but it was worth it since Naki made his grand appearance! Hopefully him and Tsukiyama meet soon so we can have double the craziness all in one room. They covered a ton of small events from the manga, while skipping over the action. Hopefully they’re saving all that stuff for later, so we’ll have an explosive ending with all of the skipped action scenes!
Poor Shinichi is alone once again. He has this huge secret, answers to everything, but has no one to turn to. He takes it upon himself to be the savior of humanity. It seems like it’s only a matter of time until he goes crazy from all of this built up stress!
Leave it to Kousei to steal the show at a violin recital. Poor Miike has to go right after that stunning performance, making it impossible to look good. At least Kousei finally resolved his issues with his mother, it’s been going on for a while now, even if it seemed to be resolved earlier.
It’d be amazing if they had a new OST at the end of every episode. Those things just get me hyped up like no tomorrow. Even if this is an anime only story, it seems like they’re still touching on the manga events, which leaves me hopeful of how it will turn out. Poor Kaneki still looks miserable, no matter which route he takes.
Even with little action this week, we still had an intense episode. Tamiya Ryouko continues to be a threat and mock Shinichi. Shinichi’s had enough of all the mocking and is ready to take her out then and there. On a light note, it was nice to see Uda around again. Poor Shinichi has to struggle to survive while the inept Uda manages to survive.