Summer break is over, but there is still the hot springs episode.
If you saw one of the tweets I made yesterday, my personal side blog (Shiori’s Diary) now has a separate domain name. I will be updating this blog a bit more often by sharing pictures and thoughts not related to Japanese media such as technology, life stuff, etc. In addition, I will be doing a live blog for Pocket Monsters Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire like I did with Pokémon Y over there too, so I hope everyone will look forward to that.
Now for the Anime Impressions…
It seems that everything is starting to settle down, which is a good thing. Sacchi finally reveals that she loves both Hiro and Touko. Not only that, Yanagi decides to stop ignoring Yuki after all this time. Now, I feel that everything is finally coming together in regards to Kakeru’s visions. While he actually kisses Touko, I have a feeling that it relates to his loneliness since his ability to see the visions going away now that he has Touko by his side. With their kiss validating the visions she saw, are they closer to solving the mystery behind the visions of the future? Maybe.
The girls finally decide to go on a summer camp for their training and there were a lot of cute moments. Personally, I think Machi looks cuter without glasses. Even so, it seems that she wanted the team to strive since she practiced late into the night in order to become better. While she was strict, I’m glad that the other girls decided to join her, which eventually caught everyone’s attention. While the girls initially screwed up their entry for the festival, thankfully the girls created an unforgettable memory of giving a great performance at an inn.
Aside from that, I still wonder about Hana’s parents. While her dad acts strange and wants her daughter to become an ideal Japanese girl, I wonder why Hana’s parents decided to get a divorce? With her mother coming to Japan, perhaps she holds the answer.
Free Eternal Summer
I’m glad that Sousuke finally revealed the truth about his injured shoulder. Apparently, he wanted to achieve a dream of becoming the best swimmer. He almost got there, but he started develop a shoulder injury from overworking himself. After seeing himself fall behind, he wanted to give up swimming until he saw Rin swimming relay with his friends, which causes him to change his mind.
While his story is tragic in a way, I’m glad that he finally realizes the value of teamwork. Although Iwatobi wins the relay, at least Sousuke and his teammates enjoyed their time swimming relay together.