This was the funniest moment ever…Everyone else flinches when hit with the water gun and Akira starts flailing despite knowing it was coming. I couldn’t stop laughing, especially in such a serious situation. But that aside, the rest of the ending was pretty normal stuff. They save the world, everyone goes on with their lives, and Haru comes back in the end to be with the changed Yuki. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me last week that Haru could be a lure…need to work on those deductive skills.
Pretty amusing show in all (+1 to Tapioca for being the first of the main characters to get a girlfriend…Ayumi doesn’t count). Hope you guys enjoyed the experience. I can’t say that I’ve been inspired to go out and go fishing after watching this, but I see it in a new light.
Fishing is quite dramatic, is it not? Our heroes have found themselves in quite the pickle…just like any good anime character, Haru has decided to sacrifice himself, leaving us with quite the cliffhanger before the final episode next week. I wonder how they’re going to end it. Will Yuki be able to stop him in time? Or will he sacrifice himself to no avail?
Maybe Coco returns at a final moment to give some added assistance. And how do they fish him out? Use a normal lure or something? Many possibilities. Should be interesting to see how it all ends. Honestly, with all the dramatic fishing scenes this week, I don’t have too much else to say.
Typical setup episode you would expect to find right before the end. Everyone gathers together and prepares for the final attack. Haru confirms that Koko is actually alive, so she’ll definitely come back. The boat captain gets hit with a missile, but the show doesn’t strike me as the kind to let characters die, so I figure he’ll be fine as well.
Things look pretty straightforward from here. They’ll go out and fish the big bad out of the water. Theoretically, there’d be something interesting that gets in the way, but I doubt I could guess it. Honestly, I don’t think that this other alien is explained very well, but I’ll wait until the end to judge it.
The final battle continues to approach. Yuki’s on his way back, but what about Natsuki? Surely, we need everyone together to finish things. I think there are two episodes left, which would leave one episode for everyone to get together and make a game plan, then finish up with a final fight. I hope it ends up being interesting.
Not exactly sure what happened to Koko. The scene made it look like she died to save Haru, but surely this isn’t that sort of show. I would expect her to come back just because of how light-hearted the show is, but it seemed pretty serious. Still, it’s anime, so theoretically characters are tough to kill.
This week’s episode definitely felt like a “calm before the storm” thing. Not only because of the actual storm brewing, but also because everything seems to have been resolved. Akira is okay with Haru and Natsuki’s family problems are taken care of. There’s also Haru attempting to say goodbye as another obvious indicator. Something’s going down.
I guess next week is when everything starts getting serious. Based on what I’ve seen, Akira will elude his former comrades and meet up with Natsuki and Yuki, who will probably be looking for a missing Haru. Judging by Haru’s comment while fishing that he can do it himself, he’ll probably face the other alien by himself (like a typical anime character trying to protect his friends). Let’s see how much I get right.
More trouble has arrived. Now that Yuki’s fairly comfortable around everyone, it’s time to tackle Natsuki. He’s clearly got some family issues, but I get the feeling they’re not as simple as I think. Or may he just resents his dad, avoiding his decision to continue on with a new family after his mother’s passing.
I dunno…if that’s the case, I’m having trouble accepting his slapping Sakura. I wonder what could be so bad…you would normally expect a character like that to at least be kind to his sister. Am I missing something?
Either way, Sakura is gonna speed up the process by running off. Based on remaining time in the series, it should be wrapped up next week. Haru’s also been acting strange…but I think that can all be attributed to a fear of the ocean after the encounter last week (or is it something more?). Not all that much I can go on right now…simply speculating.
So this week’s episode marks the first meeting with whatever it is that Haru has come to Earth to catch…presumably the dragon from the town’s legend. I’m not completely sure what happen in the incident at Akemi, but this is my theory: when the thing over Haru’s head broke, he lost control to the big bad…which is why he was going nuts with the water gun. Doesn’t really explain the last scene, though, with the dancing fishers.
Bit more of Akira in this week’s episode. He’s getting there, but he still doesn’t trust anyone. Definitely still has a superiority complex going on. He noticed Haru acting different in the party for Kate, though, so maybe he’ll come to understand him and his intentions…who knows? They like to do a lot of blatant foreshadowing in this show…wonder what’s up with that.
Character development is the name of the game this week…mostly for Yuki, partly for Akira. On the Yuki side, working on the fishing boats gets him much more comfortable around people. He’s gaining self-confidence, so hopefully we don’t have to see that ridiculous face as much. As for Akira, we’re seeing his rejection of friendship, but he shows a bit more of a fun side of himself…you know, when he’s not talking with Tapioca (at least I hope he was talking to Tapioca).
This show seems to be heading close to the end of the setup phase, after which it will likely become a lot more serious. Honestly, I can’t tell whether this is a good thing or a bad thing…story is nice, but I like how goofy the show is. Oh well…Akira still needs to be turned, so I guess we still have some time. One final random note…is fishing like how it’s portrayed in this show for real? Seems pretty serious with all that talk of polarized lenses and whatnot (which make sense to reduce the glare of the sun on the water…mwahaha enjoy your dose of science).
This week’s episode solidifies Haru and Yuki’s relationship as friends. After the whole deal with the mind control gun, Yuki finally realizes that he likes having Haru around. Now, we just need to get the other two pulled into the party. Natsuki’s almost there. I like his character so far. He’s always paying attention, mostly to Yuki, always trying to help make him feel better in the guise of fishing advice or practice. He also acts as a sort of window for the outside world. Let me explain that a bit.
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
Yuki and Haru…they’re basically in their own world, but Natsuki makes you notice just how shy of a person Yuki is. He seems serious and pretty talkative with Haru because he basically has to take care of him, but Natsuki makes you realize that he actually sucks with people. Meanwhile, Akira sorta sets a plan in motion this week. It looks like his motivation for joining up with everyone is that he will be trying to force Haru to leave Earth by helping to catch the “big fish.” Should be any minute now that he joins up with everyone. This show is really fun…I’m always curious where it will decide to go. Hope it can keep it up.
Alright, so I guess we know how to cast now. Shout out random 3-syllable phrases and feather the line…got it. Next up in this week’s episode, we have the mysterious Akira from last week…not much more information is given, but we are shown a bit of his weird duck-based organization (I expect great things from Tapioca). As for Kate, I guess she had to step aside so that Yuki and Haru could get closer. Natsuki and Akira will likely join in soon…Natsuki’s already softening.
So what are my expectations from here? Akira mentioned Haru’s mind control water gun, which he seems to see as the main threat from him. I’m guessing he’ll get closer to Haru, and Yuki may be forced to convince him that he has Haru’s gun under check. And as I said before, I want that duck to do something awesome. Other than that, we still need for Akira to be worked into the group somehow. Should be interesting…looking forward to it.