Cuteness overload incoming! My body wasn’t ready for this!
I don’t know, but Heartseed must be obsessed with children to bring this phenomenon to the whole Cultural Research Club. While it’s not the same Heartseed from the previous arcs, turning the clock back is obviously going to have some effect on a person’s mind. Besides childhood memories overshadowing everything else, it has bought some of the undesirable memories that they don’t want to remember. Things like Iori’s multiple personalities, Inaba’s loneliness, Aoki’s forgotten girlfriend and Yui’s promise with her rival certainly feel depressing. After witnessing it, I kind of feel sympathetic towards them since they suffered some really bad childhood memories.
On the blight side, the child forms of Yui, Iori and Inaba looks adorable, especially with the latter. After Inaba transformed, Yui and Iori wanted to take her home! No wonder she became scared because they can’t simply resist cuteness like that. She is also rather impressive for her age and can even write her own name out on a white board. Even with all this cuteness, it’s quite obvious that this is a setup for what lies ahead and Taichi is given the task to resolve all the problems they are having.
With the whole “going back to the youth” thing, the drama will obviously be the centerpiece for the last arc. It’s like a perfect storm, except Taichi not getting affected by this madness Heartseed #2 cooked up. Now, he must become the “White Knight” once again and deal with the other club member’s depressing childhood memories.
Still, I think Inaba and Taichi makes a good couple after seeing some of their interactions in this episode, especially when she tried to feed him. Sadly, this doesn’t bode well for Iori and she really needs to try harder to win his heart. Otherwise, she will become the losing girl.