As expected, Haebaru Chiyu decides to do some training at Gama Gama. Of course, it went how I predicted, a complete disaster.
I had a bad feeling that Chiyu is obviously not going to receive a warm reception. After all, Kukuru is training an assistant from a rival aquarium. I know she is serious in learning from actual workers. As expected, Kukuru is not taking it well as she looks annoyed at her. Of course, it went as expected, it went poorly.
You might be wondering, why Chiyu decided to train at Gama Gama. Sure, she knows that the aquarium is closing, but it’s nearby. Of course, the person who assign the training knows the director has a legendary reputation. He managed to bring aquariums back that were on the blink of closure. Moreover, he can also raise difficult to raise sea creatures. I can see why Chiyu went along with it.
As expected, Kukuru acted cold towards Chiyu. I can see why as who wants to train their replacement or rival. She shows a lot of resentment towards Chiyu, especially when she compares the penguins’ tendency to bite/peck people they don’t know to Kukuru. Sure, Kukuru soften up a bit when Chiyu recognizes the Cinderella Sea slug knowing that it’s hard to raise them. Of course, that didn’t last. I must admit, I feel bad for Fuuka as she needed to keep Chiyu and Kukuru from becoming confrontational.
Of course, Kukuru’s grandfather noticed that Kukuru isn’t getting along with Chiyu. I can understand how Kukuru feels as it’s humiliating to train someone who will replace your job. Obviously, Fuuka talked with Kukuru. She points out that Kukuru being hostile towards Chiyu can ruin the reputation of the aquarium. Also, Kukuru mentions her desire to have an older sister. She also mentions the vision she had at the aquarium seeing future siblings, which didn’t play out due to her parent’s death.
The next day, Chiyu decides to shadow Kukuru’s grandfather. Before that happen, Chiyu turns down a meal from Undon. Yep, she is really stuck up, especially after seeing Kukuru’s grandfather doing nothing but talking to people. It’s obvious that Chiyu didn’t see a special vision from the aquarium. I guess she can’t see the thing that Kukuru’s grandfather is hinting at.
In the end, Chiyu tried to one up Kukuru saying that she is focused on her career and Kukuru is simply playing around. To me, Chiyu is basically a Karen and very condescending. She thinks that she is a know it all. Yes, it’s because she learned from a book. Everyone knows that what you learn from school and college isn’t the same as actual work. The knowledge only prepares one for the job as each employer want the job done to fit its needs. After all, I learned this the hard way.
Sure, Kukuru takes her anger out on Kai by beating him up. Of course, Fuuka finds out from the one of the children playing cards that he saw a vision of his dead dog. Of course, the children playing cards failed to guess all the fish correctly. Yep, they don’t realize that the exhibitions aren’t the same.
Aside from that, Fuuka receives a call from Ruka, the idol Fuuka gave up the center to. I wonder what she wants from the call. Meanwhile, Kukuru decides to see the aquarium that is under construction for herself. With that, it’s obvious that the aquarium’s fate is in question, unless there is a miracle at this point. Not too surprising as Fuuka is about to return home, unless she transfers schools to be with Kukuru.
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I feel Chiyo was unnecessarily abrasive not to mention fake as underneath her polite facade she made numerous snide remarks and was generally disrespectful. Kuhuru didn’t cover herself with glory either but at least she had the excuse of being a teenager. The same cannot be said for Chiyo. The fact it is hard to get an aquarium job doesn’t excuse her behaviour. She could have encouraged to study further rather than put her down.
Beyond those points devoting an entire episode to her makes me wonder how Chiyo will fit into the overall story. One gets the feeling there will be some repercussions for her unreasonable behaviour. As for the final phone call, I have no idea what will come of it.
My thoughts also. While it usually takes two to rumble, I thought there was more on Chiyu’s head than on Kukuru’s. Devoting an entire episode to her, means that she will return to play some sort of role in the larger story. The call to Fuuka was not a social call! When your former business calls you, that usually means they are having some sort of problem, and they hope you can still help. Probably another reason why Fuuka will have to leave Okinawa! But the knife in the heart killer was the very last scene. Kukuru and we now know firmly why Gama-Gama has to close! and that will probably be ep 10, .”Abandoned Illusion”, The grandfather knew this all along! Prepare to abandon the ship.
Still, I wonder what role Ruka has to play with Fuuka having to return. It will be interesting to see if Fuuka really goes back home or not.
I know Gama Gama is probably doomed at this point, but I wonder what goes from here. Still, it’s kind of sad that Kukuru has less success than Yoshino and friends attempt to save a city.
Ep 10 “Abandoned Illusion” looks like some serious drama. Fuuka already has a firm commitment to her mother to return, and this phone call may also require Fuuka to return to help with whatever problem is going on! The story tellers have already setup Kukuru as the Eye of the story, so we would stay with her in Okinawa. Poor Kukuru will be at her lowest emotional level in all of her short 18 years, and it will feel like Fuuka has abandoned her! This could be rough sailing, and we are not even at the midpoint.
How Chiyu acted is unprofessional. I get that Kukuru is getting upset, but Chiyu shouldn’t be comparing Kukuru to penguins. Don’t forget that Kukuru has superiority over Chiyu and what she did is insubordination and Kukuru should of, well show her to the door. I won’t be surprised that this kind of behavior will get Chiyu into trouble in the future.
Still, wondering about the call.
Yup. Chiyu’s condescending tone didn’t make a good first impression despite her relatable situation. Just waiting patiently to see what she’s like without that stick up her butt.
Wonder what Ruka wanted to tell Fuuka? We’ll find out next time.
Agreed, not a great first showing. I don’t have much faith that she will redeem herself if she shows up again, but we don’t know for sure. Still, curious about what Ruka wants from Fuuka.