And our second arc is over. But the battle between Iori and Inaba has begun…who will win (probably Iori…just saying)? Some minor trolling from Heartseed this time…not quite as extravagant as jumping off a bridge. Seriously…how’s he gonna top that? I expect more from the god character. Anyway, lots of dramatic speeches and friendship…that stuff.
So now we progress into the next arc. Wonder what the next mind game will be. No preview this week to give any hints. I will say this, though. I wonder just how much these arcs are supposed to be specific to a single character (you know, with Iori as the first and Inaba as the second). If so, it just seems a bit awkward to me…especially with Yui whose problems they’ve already visited twice now. I suppose Taichi and Aoki are still pretty open to be exploited…guess we’ll have to see.
And finally Yui is okay (again). As I said before, it’s good that Aoki got the chance to shine this time…he loves the girl so much, so it would be dumb to give Taichi all the glory every time. He’s gotta be able to help her when she needs it, right?
Also, we have the mysterious meeting from Heartseed. He didn’t immediately take action this time…just came with a threat to Inaba. Something about her secret…is it just the fact that she is in love with Taichi? He mentioned that it would break up the group, so that’s all I got so far.
Either way, it looks like the secret will come out next week. The preview made it seem like Iori would find out (which further supports my theory that it’s about Taichi). Still, it could be something completely different that I didn’t foresee (or have a chance to foresee). It also looked from the preview that Iori is going to be the one possessed by Heartseed again…this guy really doesn’t like switching around who he takes over, does he? Wonder what he’s gonna do to her…hmm…
This week’s episode seemed a lot more like a setup episode than anything else. Taichi had to figure out what to do…Iori as well. Not sure what to say…not much really happened in my eyes. I guess the school trip opens some possibilities later on, but not much else to say.
Similarly to the body swapping arc, I wonder about how this situation could be used to someone’s advantage. While they may never do it, they could easily pretend to lose control and speak some false true desire, claiming it to be their real feelings. That’s a pretty powerful tool that they’ll probably never use.
Next week looks to be when stuff starts going down. Not sure what that first line in the preview from Iori means…sounds like a typical love line with Taichi, but I don’t have context to confirm. As for Yui’s situation, I really think that Aoki deserves to be the one to help this time (and it looks like that’s what’s gonna happen). He’s earned it for the girl he loves, right? Also, Heartseed approaches Inaba…is it already time for him to up the ante? Everyone tries to endure, but they’re foolish to believe that will end this situation they’re in.
Poor little sister. But yeah, things are starting to seriously escalate…it’s a very precarious situation they’re in. Not only are their true feelings coming out, everyone else knows that this is what they truly feel, so nothing can be taken back. Clearly, this is what Inaba feared.
Something I’ve been wondering about this new situation…how exactly does Iori feel about all this? If you really think about it, this is her chance to find herself…she can find her true feelings and discover herself. Maybe that’s why she seems the least-affected by all of this?
Another random question…everyone assumes these are timed bursts, but are they thinking that it will always happen for a specific interval of time? I guess they didn’t make a big deal about this in the body swapping part, but what if it goes on for like ten minutes and the others are unable to restrain the one who’s raging?
And an even more worrying situation would be if two people started going off at each other at the same time…that could escalate like crazy. But all that aside, things are starting to look pretty bad for Inaba…is she the next one to go to the hospital? Something’s gotta happen to her…