It’s too bad…anime is too nauseating with its constant “you can do anything if you work hard enough” theme. This show’s going heavy into the idea that sometimes you just can’t make it no matter how hard you try, which makes sense in my opinion for a show with a genius character like Mashiro, but the timing suggests that it will likely be overturned at the end.
I wanna take a moment to mention Ryuunosuke again…I really find him to be a depressing character. He’s so perceptive that he must have a clear understanding of what’s going on to everyone in Sakurasou, but he pretty much can do nothing about it.
If we want to talk about how I’d like to see it end, I think the best way would be to end with some message of treasuring small victories over dwelling on large defeats. But they’ll probably make a grand statement that saving Sakurasou is enough because they always have more chances at their dreams…blah blah blah. I’m also curious how Mashiro and Sorata will end up. My original idea was that Mashiro, who isn’t used to failure because art comes naturally to her, would find failure in the destruction of Sakurasou, thus allowing her finally relate to Nanami and Sorata. But that doesn’t go really fit based on what we’ve seen so far.