Character development is the name of the game this week…mostly for Yuki, partly for Akira. On the Yuki side, working on the fishing boats gets him much more comfortable around people. He’s gaining self-confidence, so hopefully we don’t have to see that ridiculous face as much. As for Akira, we’re seeing his rejection of friendship, but he shows a bit more of a fun side of himself…you know, when he’s not talking with Tapioca (at least I hope he was talking to Tapioca).
This show seems to be heading close to the end of the setup phase, after which it will likely become a lot more serious. Honestly, I can’t tell whether this is a good thing or a bad thing…story is nice, but I like how goofy the show is. Oh well…Akira still needs to be turned, so I guess we still have some time. One final random note…is fishing like how it’s portrayed in this show for real? Seems pretty serious with all that talk of polarized lenses and whatnot (which make sense to reduce the glare of the sun on the water…mwahaha enjoy your dose of science).
This week’s episode solidifies Haru and Yuki’s relationship as friends. After the whole deal with the mind control gun, Yuki finally realizes that he likes having Haru around. Now, we just need to get the other two pulled into the party. Natsuki’s almost there. I like his character so far. He’s always paying attention, mostly to Yuki, always trying to help make him feel better in the guise of fishing advice or practice. He also acts as a sort of window for the outside world. Let me explain that a bit.
Yuki and Haru…they’re basically in their own world, but Natsuki makes you notice just how shy of a person Yuki is. He seems serious and pretty talkative with Haru because he basically has to take care of him, but Natsuki makes you realize that he actually sucks with people. Meanwhile, Akira sorta sets a plan in motion this week. It looks like his motivation for joining up with everyone is that he will be trying to force Haru to leave Earth by helping to catch the “big fish.” Should be any minute now that he joins up with everyone. This show is really fun…I’m always curious where it will decide to go. Hope it can keep it up.