A chronology of my face as I watched this episode. Although, I should clarify, I never looked nearly as obnoxious as that guy in the last picture.
Shuu Shuu Shuu I Hate You
I went into this episode perfectly refreshed, looking forward to what would happen next.
That lasted all of five seconds, until Shuu opened his mouth. This kid is pretty much the culmination of everything I hate. He’s completely full of himself, thinks he’s the second coming of Jesus H. Christ, and is a miserable coward who wallows in self-pity. The only thing he cares about is chasing skirts, and somehow every female in the show is madly in love with him.
Oh, and speaking of skirt chasers, Shuu couldn’t have chosen a better role model:
The obvious conclusion is that this woman is Shuu’s sister.
Never Seen This Before
The only difference is, one of these scenes wasn’t just tacked on as an afterthought, and we actually cared about one of these people.
The Good Parts
I will say, though, this episode wasn’t all bad. There were a few redeeming moments.
For the first redemptive moment, I’m not sure why Ayase was surprised. But I had some hope that she would beat the crap out of Shuu again. Alas, my hopes were dashed.
Next I had a faint, dim hope that Shuu’s head would get blown off. But alas, this was also not to be.
Hare ends up delivering. If she hadn’t slapped him, I would have lost all respect to her. She seems like a decent person, except for the fact that she has godawful taste in men.
Shuu also managed to slightly redeem the show (although certainly not himself) by slapping Inori and calling her a monster. Why did we just completely forget about how she betrayed him, again?