Nanaka practices for the dance being held at her familyâ€™s shrine for the upcoming festival, while Sana and the others attend to watch her.
This episode was great. It dealt with the relationship between Nanaka and Sana but didnâ€™t make that big of a deal about it, both showing some jealousy from Nanak over Hoshino while also just having some one on one time between Nanaka and Sana. I kept feeling so damn sorry for Nanaka whenever she saw Sana and Hoshino. Itâ€™s not really as if its anyoneâ€™s fault, no one was dong anything wrong or anything, itâ€™s just that she was more or less too shy and got beat out by Hoshino, so it was nice to see her get some good moments. Itâ€™s really completely changed form how it was in the beginning. The show quickly lost the drama it had from Nanaka hating Sana and it was a great way to boost the series off. However now itâ€™s still interesting to see how Nanakaâ€™s feelings towards him affect her. They seem to have gone in the complete opposite direction almost, yet it is still turning out to be great.
There does seem to be a new mystery now in the character development. The whole violin thing seemed to come out of nowhere and was a bit surprising. Nanaka seemed to have a fear of playing it again and even had some flash of a fire. Hell, it could even have to do with why she is with her uncle which was also revealed in this episode. Theyâ€™ve set up for quite a lot of interesting things in the story and its likely they wonâ€™t be revealed until the very end, so Iâ€™m really looking forward to it.
The end of this episode was really very weird; I was a bit taken back. I thought it was a fine ending before they showed the weird old lady watching the TV like a maniac making thing seem like they were more then they seem. I really hope they donâ€™t end up actually making anything of that weird rumor and legend. The show has a lot of potential for great content without going all supernatural, I donâ€™t think it would fit very well at all.
Next episode seems to feature Hinako again, a lot this time which is a bit surprising. I wasnâ€™t sure she was going to really be included much at all after her first episode, and then seeing her in this episode I thought that was about right, her screen time and all, but again it seems like sheâ€™s getting an entire episode to herself which just seems a bit odd. Even if they donâ€™t do any focus on Nanak or Sana I would think that they could give a little bit of development to Shuri or Shuu or even Aoi. Itâ€™s not that big of a deal, as its still early in the series so Iâ€™m not upset or anything that they arenâ€™t giving Nanaka and Sana development, it just seems odd to focus on her so much when sheâ€™s really a side character more then others.