It’s obvious that Gama Gama is going to close, but what Kukuru plans to do in the future? Not only that, what does Fuuka intend to do as well?
As expected, the last day of Gama Gama’s operation is bittersweet. A lot of people came who regularly visited along with people who worked at other aquariums. You might be wondering why they didn’t pitch in to help. I guess Kukuru’s grandfather doesn’t want to bother them when he wants to retire. After all, Gama Gama needs a lot of renovations to stay open.
Aside from that, a lot of people write their farewell messages. It seems that Airi sent a message, but sadly, she couldn’t visit the aquarium before it closed. Yes, it’s bittersweet, but it’s bound to happen. Before they know it, the day was over as Kukuru’s grandfather throws a farewell party.
Of course, Kukuru’s grandfather tells Kukuru about Tingaara. Of course, the manager of that new aquarium scouted Kukuru during the last day of operations. He wants to hire her after she graduates high school. Yep, he probably heard about what Kukuru did to save the animals during a typhoon. Also, the poem that Kukuru’s grandfather read resonated with Fuuka.
Of course, Karin thought about quitting her existing job and try applying a job as an aquarium attendant. After all, it’s one of the dreams that she rediscovered when they were doing the traveling aquarium. Also, it appears that Umi-yan and Kuuya are taking jobs at the new aquarium as well.
As the day ended, it’s almost time for Fuuka to go back home the next day. Before that happened, Kukuru wants Fuuka to take the movie job offer to make her happy. After all, she thinks that Fuuka has a dream as Kukuru doesn’t have any. She is not even sure she wants to work at another aquarium at first. She eventually takes the offer, when Fuuka returns. More on that later.
The next day while Kukuru worked with others to move the animals out, we find out a few things. Most of the creatures are going to Tingaara along with the penguins. Makes you wonder that this new aquarium will become the successor of Gama Gama.
Either way, Kukuru sees the illusion of her doppelgänger. She eventually finds out with Fuuka from Kukuru’s grandmother that Kukuru had an older sister, or an older twin. Sadly, she didn’t make it to birth. Of course, Kukuru’s grandmother shares how precious life is and that Kukuru is special to be alive. After all, the chances of one being born is one in 400 trillion.
Of course, this realization causes Fuuka to change her mind. When she was about to board the plan to Tokyo, she becomes worried about Kukuru. She realizes how sad Kukuru is to not only lose the place she holds dear, but also know about her older sister that didn’t make it. Of course, Fuuka revealed to Kukuru the idol dream was dead when she came to Okinawa, so there is that.
At this vulnerable time, Fuuka doesn’t want to leave Kukuru alone as she reunites with her. She tells her that she wants to become her older sister. Not sure if it’s going to become romantic and that it feels like a Class S relationship but it’s a good moment. Fuuka eventually parts ways and returns home to finish school. I assume they are the same age, so they will probably see each other soon.
While she is not on the poster image for the second part, I don’t think they will put on a bus and not return. My guess is that her role will become important at some point. Another theory is that Kukuru is the focus in the second half, but Fuuka will still play an important role.
Still, I dread the prospect of Chiyu returning since she acted like a Karen in the first half. Then again, she might end up redeeming herself since that time. Even so, it’s obvious that the second half will focus more on Kukuru like with the first half focusing on Fuuka.
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For me until near the end this was a downer episode. I don’t know why, but somehow there was hope beyond hope that Gama Gama would be saved at the 11th hour. With the place shut and the sealife transported that is truly the nail in the coffin for the aquarium.
The redemption is that Kukuru at least has a place to follow her dreams. For a moment I thought she would turn down the offer. I find it sweet that Fuuka comforted Kukuru in her vulnerable moment but I had hoped she would have taken Kukuru’s advice and pursued her dreams. Alas it was not to be.
I do wonder how Kukuru will fair but more important than that, when will the Fuuka and Kukuru pair reunite? They were such a nice couple. They can’t separate those girls for long. Right? Right?
Good middle point with lots of emotions. Hopefully Fuuka does eventually return because if she doesn’t I will lose interest in the rest of this show. As I said myself the main reason I picked this up is for Fuuka and Kukuru’s relationship. Without it I don’t see much point in continuing coverage.