An Oasis of Thoughts

Ano Natsu de Matteru – 05

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Short Summary: Summer begins for the gang as Remon prepares the script for the movie shoot. Her ideas are scarily similar to reality – that Ichika is a alien who landed on earth, Rinon being the assistant and part database/info hub. For Kanna, she is figuring how how to confess her love to Kaito, she feels that being around him and Ichika brings her down. Tetsurou offers advice, but Kanna refuses his help saying he doesn’t know what it means to be in love. Afterwards, Tetsurou goes to Kai’s place and flat out tells him about Kanna’s feelings.

Thoughts: Wow, this was a really nice way to start off from the four episode “prologue” of sorts. I was expecting it to start off more bombastic, but this was a refreshing surprise. I think everyone can agree that one of the girls is going to be left out of the love equation, with most pointing to Kanna (being the childhood friend just doesn’t cut it). But I think any of the girls – Ichika included – is a candidate for rejection. Mio once again shows up in her..panda suit and it’s clear her feelings for Tetsurou are more obvious than ever before. Once again the comedy was stellar as ever, all thanks to the master troll Remon. I’m very curious if she knows more about Ichika than she lets on, it wouldn’t surprise me if that were true.

I was pretty shocked when Tetsurou flat out told Kai about how Kanna likes him. While it is obvious that Kanna was clearly upset this episode with Kai and Ichika growing ever closer, i noticed that Tetsurou is also struggling to tell Kanna how he feels about her, and by telling Kai about Kanna’s feelings i think that he was either: trying to take one for the team and bring those two together or make her feel horrible going after a romance that most likely won’t happen. I think that though this show is a bit cliche with the common romance tropes (childhood friend being a big example), the overall execution and presentation has been quite solid. Really looking forward to seeing how this will all play out.

Score: 3.5/5

Mio > Tetsurou > Kanna > Kaito > Ichika (how it is right now)

Mio=Tetsurou | Kanna=Kaito………Ichika (scenario #1)

Tetsurou=Kanna | Kaito=Ichika……..Mio (scenario #2, i’m slightly in favor of this route)

Mio=Tetsurou | Kaito=Ichika……….Kanna (scenario #3)

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