My body wasn’t ready for this at all.
Since the last episode, Taichi made a promise with Iori that he would recognize her as she is. It’s predictable that he will slip up so quickly with all the body swapping without realizing it. Still, I’m glad that he eventually made up with her and even confessed to her. It’s not because Inaba set him up, but he likes her as the person she is.
Sadly, tragedy has to strike with Heartseed taking her body, giving the phone to Taichi and tried to commit suicide. After he said some cynical things like having the remaining club members pick who will sacrifice themselves to save Iori’s soul, he reminded me of a familiar cute creature named Kyubey. Do want to know why? Besides the fact that Heartseed is only doing this to cause some soap opera drama like Kyubey with his the grief seed collecting, it just makes their actions look rather malicious. They do it without showing any emotion whatsoever. The most disturbing thing about them is that we don’t know where they come from. Perhaps Heartseed is some kind of alien that came to earth so he can wreak havoc on innocent students? Even after everyone gone through all that grief with the expectation that Iori will die, she maliciously survives! This is also the reason why he reminded me so much to Kyubey, they are masters of trolling.
On the other hand, hearing Iori breaking down and having to say goodbye to everyone thanks to Heartseed was heartbreaking. I know her life hasn’t fully begun yet and there is a lot to experience in the future, I just felt bad having that happen, especially after Taichi confessed to her. That is downright brutal, especially when nobody wants to die. Still, her confession was emotional, especially when she takes Inaba’s first kiss and gives it to Taichi. Yeah, she won’t be happy about that, but at least Iori got the chance to share her feelings for him before the unexpected recovery.
With Iori well again and Heartseed played a big troll on the club, this is not the first time a show from this year felt like a finale early on. This episode certainly gave the same feeling of “is it done?” like Tari Tari episode 2 did. Aside from that, I couldn’t stop laughing when Inaba realized that her first kiss got stolen and was going to beat the crap out of Taichi. Then again, doesn’t she have feelings for him too? Oh crap, that won’t do it since it’s his harem after all!