Well, that’s quite the development. Like I said last week, it has to be something pretty big to force Kaoru’s confession to come out so quickly. I was shocked that Kaoru was able to stop Sentarou from leaving before his father showed up, which blindsided me so that I wouldn’t expect the motorcycle accident. Just wishful thinking to hope that the festival could go off without a hitch, I suppose.
It’s an interesting turn of events, but what happens now? I mean, of course Kaoru has to go searching for Sentarou, but where could he be? I wonder if Jun and Yurika will come back into play when he does go looking. It still feels weird that their story just kinda ended and they disappeared into the sunset. That scene with Ritsuko has me a little worried. When Kaoru says that he won’t leave her, does that foreshadow a situation where he won’t be able to go back after finding Sentarou? Or am I worrying too much?
I guess that’s a way to end everything. Back to business as usual, with the suggestion being a giant analogy to the student council’s own situation without Medaka. Naturally, everything was fairly chill this week without her to go over-the-top. After the ridiculous battle that destroyed the school, what else could you ask? I will say this, though…I know what it feels like to have no one want to compete with you. It’s not fun to strive to become better while everyone else around you is content. That being said, what Natayama did was excessive, but I can see what she feels to a point.
The final scene sets up for the second season by introducing a new enemy. I’m not sure if I could say that it has been an enjoyable experience with this show…mostly because it almost felt like there was filler material in such a short season. Based on what I hear, things get crazy from here with everyone introduced, so maybe the second season will offer something more interesting. I can only hope. I may give it a shot…we’ll see.