Now that Yuu decided to work with Koyumi to rewrite the script, she eventually goes on a date with Touko. Where you may ask? It’s obvious.
From last time, after hearing Touko that “she can’t fall in love with someone who likes the things I hate,” Yuu wants to change the play’s ending. As expected, Koyumi thinks the same way. They finally start to work on revising the script. I find it funny how Koyumi mentions that changing the script means that Yuu will say more lines. Is she hinting something about Yuu’s feelings for Touko? This is my only guess.
Still, it seems that Koyumi wants Yuu to come up with a title. This is not too surprising to see her having a hard time coming up with one given her mixed feelings about the original ending. Still, it’s quite fitting to see Yuu come up with the title after her so-called date with Touko. More on that later.
While Sayaka and Touko went to a café, it’s not too surprising to see Touko not sharing much about her sister. After all, she doesn’t know the real Mio. It’s interesting that Sayaka mentions that she doesn’t doubt that the sister Touko knew was one part of her. It hit home the point that Touko and Mio hid their true selves. Even so, it seems that Touko still doesn’t know what she should do after performing the play.
In the second half, Touko decides to go on a so-called outing with Yuu, which feels like a date. After all, Yuu asked her out at the right possible moment when Touko slipped her finger and replied that she wants to see her. In short, they went to an aquarium to see sea creatures and such. They even saw a dolphin show. It’s quite surprising that Yuu and Touko sat in the place where spectators will get wet from head to toe. Touko seems reluctant at first, but decides to go along with it. Despite waring the ponchos, Yuu and Touko still got wet. I guess they underestimated the warning thinking it will never happen.
After the show, Touko mentions that she never saw her sister fall in love with someone. Sure, she wants to go out with Yuu to other places and said that she loves Yuu as well, this brings up an interesting point. After all, Touko doesn’t know everything about her older sister. After all, she acts differently around her little sister. Basically, Touko only knows what Mio’s former classmates know. Sadly, they haven’t mentioned anything about her love life.
Despite this, Touko is confident that the part of her that likes Yuu is not a lie. While this doesn’t make sense given that Touko wants to become someone else and she doesn’t know how Mio will react in a relationship. In other words, Touko’s feelings for Yuu is coming from her true self. I guess in that respect, this is the only part of herself that she doesn’t hate. Either way, Yuu seems relieved to hear this, even if it’s self-contradictory.
With that, Touko and Yuu decides to practice part of the play where nobody is around. I find it interesting that Touko notices that Yuu is saying different lines. While Yuu plays it off as something different, it seems that Touko doesn’t know that Koyumi is rewriting the ending. After the date, Yuu tells Koyumi her title idea. It is “Only You Know.”
Aside from that, we also see a glimpse of Riko and Miyako talking to each other. It’s interesting that while Riko doesn’t have a particular interest in women, she is willing to date Miyako since she is special. I wonder what she finds special in Miyako? I guess we’ll find out eventually.
Yagate Kimi ni Naru is an interesting yuri romance story. Sure, there is a lot of unrequited love as seen with Sayaka’s feelings towards Touko and Touko’s one-sided love with Yuu. The latter is slowly growing into an actual relationship as Yuu tries to discover the special feeling of falling in love with someone. Later on, Yuu realizes that something has to change, especially after learning about Touko’s self-loathing. While there is drama involving Touko trying to become like her older sister, it never got overly dramatic compared to Citrus. Also, the characters are interesting, especially Touko, Yuu, and Sayaka.
That said, while the season ended in the middle of the story, it’s nice to see an open-ended ending instead of a forced conclusion. Eventually, a sequel of some sort will happen. When that time comes, it should be interesting to see how the relationship between Yuu and Touko plays out from there. ¶