It’s Tomoe’s time to shine at her job and she had so much fun doing it!
It’s unfortunate that arranged marriages are still prevalent in society, especially in this age. These marriages are usually done for wealth, power and other reasons, but they aren’t necessarily the best way because the lack of love. Tomoe faces the pressure to marry since her parents wants to see the faces of the grandchildren before they pass away. From this, she faces a very tough decision to quit her job since she grown an attachment to the junior waitresses Nako and Ohana.
On the other hand, Tomoe was freaking amazing in this episode. She was vicious when the other two male employees heard about her family problems. On the other hand, she enjoyed her attempt to harass the survival gamers. She basically ate all their rations, force them eat the rice balls Minko made and eventually brings out the pressure hose to attack the gamers. In the end, they seemed to enjoy it a lot, the opposite what she had expected. Not to mention, Nako and Ohana admired her abilities to the point where they call her Tomoe-neesan, which gets her amazed. After watching Tomoe shining in the spotlight, I have to say it’s definitely one of the best recent roles Noto Mamiko has taken so far and I like it.
Lastly, there has been some concern about where the series is heading so far because the last few episodes were lighthearted and not enough drama as the naysayers try to put out. We have been there before and I don’t necessarily agree with them. I think their needs to be a period of happiness mixed in with some melodrama. Otherwise, it would feel like a soap opera or stage comedy. One has to understand that slice of life stories are never consistent, just like life. Also, I feel that it’s more effective to be lighthearted when putting the spotlight on a character to focus on.
Considering that the next episode is going to be serious, I won’t be too worried. Just enjoy the show and stop comparing it to AnoHana as they focus on two completely different premises.