Well, Kaoru’s love thing sure ended quickly. This week’s episode starts off with rejection, then ends with acceptance. I’m kinda glad, though, that they didn’t decide to drag on the confession thing with Ritsuko, but I’m really lost as to where it will go. Will Ritsuko be free now to pursue an ending with Sentarou? Or will Kaoru somehow find a way to get back in the equation? Yurika hopping off with Jun looks like a pretty certain thing, so it’s up to the main three…someone gets left out or they all get friend zoned.
To be honest, I was a bit worried Kaoru might do the Tetsurou thing from Ano Natsu and just tell Sentarou how Ritsuko feels about him to force something to happen. Although it’s still possible, I don’t really see Kaoru as being that kind of person…or is he? I thought the bit with Kaoru’s mother was pretty nice…I was expecting something weird, but she turns out to be pretty normal. Also, it was a step away from the normal tearful reunions where they run into each others’ arms. I definitely look forward to seeing more of this show…it’s pretty interesting.
I think everyone’s assembled by now? I’m pretty sure the treasurer Kikaijima Mogana was the last of the student council. I’m stumped as to why I didn’t notice that she was the same person as the swim team girl. All of the signs were there…they needed a treasurer and she was in love with money. I guess my brain wasn’t all there last week when I watched this. As for the swim event itself, they made a big deal about the swim team being incredibly reckless with their tactics…but did those things they were doing seem all that dire? I guess I didn’t get the sense that they were excessively risking their lives like the show tried to emphasize.
With the last event, was what Medaka did really legal? Technically those inflatable things were supposed to be worn by the guys…did that not count as enough for a disqualification when they took them off? Oh well…probably best not to question it. Although, it just seems to be pushing it a bit. Random side note: holy crap that swimming pool is excessively hi-tech O.o No wonder there was a request to have it used more often…Although, all of that tech has some serious safety implications. I guess next week is an episode for our new character? That’s all I can really see based on the preview. Half the series is left…is there going to be an overarching story? Would there even be enough time?