Sadly, good things come to an abrupt end.
Believe it or not, bringing down a healthy and highly ranked school to build a business there is very fishy. It’s something that Romney and Bain Capital would do with a healthy business 1, except taken to a different context. Still, canceling the school festival is very cruel. Its like getting punched in the guts and then putting a bandage around it. Even so, this is one of those harsh realities that Japan currently faces with a declining birth rate and stagnating economy. It’s just interesting how the producers approached this problem in a rather cheerful show.
While the school’s closure is depressing, memorizes will live on forever. The reason Naoko felt depressed in the last few episodes is for the fact that losing the school means that the choir will get disbanded indefinitely. However, she kept her strength knowing that her best friend helped the choir to carry on her legacy. Even if the school gets demolished, this goes back to the whole notion that music will live on forever.
I think Wakana wanted to accomplish this belief with a song that she finished composing to leave an ever-lasting impact like her mother. Even though Mahiru passed away, traces of her is still around in her music. This is apparent with the music she wrote for one band and of course, the Choir club. Mahiru probably knew that her time on earth got cut short by an unknown illness. This motivated her to write more songs in a similar fashion like Steve Jobs going ahead of the game to revolutionize each technology. While there are a few differences, Wakana is becoming a spitting image of her mother, which is why Naoko flinched a little. Still, it will be interesting to see the finished product that her mother started.
As Tari Tari reaches its conclusion, it’s fascinating to see that while the other four member’s dreams becomes lost amidst the school’s closure, Wakana is still in high spirits. Judging on how much effort she put into composing the song, I think it will blow away the audience and even have some other profound effects beyond the listeners. Either way, I speculate that she will become a composer just like her mother and carry on those dreams.
- It’s quite obvious that I’m a rabid liberal by now. ↩