Hiromi explains to Shin her feelings for Noeâ€™s brother and Shin tries to put up a fake front showing heâ€™s fine with everything, causing him to hurt inside.
Iâ€™m really impressed with this series so far. Itâ€™s got so many things going for it and it really is one of the best romance series Iâ€™ve seen in a long time. So many things are going on, so many characters with different feelings and motivation. I found this episode to show that Noeâ€™s brother may have more going for him then just being her brother. The way he was putting on her helmet struck me as a bit odd and him pushing someone to go out with her, I donâ€™t know but I think weâ€™ll see a bit more from him. It will be interesting to see what develops from this request, as Noe isnâ€™t exactly the mostâ€¦.normal person there is. Plus Shinâ€™s pretty much said to himself and to Noe that he likes Hiromi. There are so many things going on, it really makes each episode extremely interesting to watch and this was no exception.
One of the really interesting points this show has going for it is this continual metaphor for tears. They havenâ€™t completely established it as a metaphor, since Noe is so weird she may actually be talking about collecting physical tears, but it doesn’t seem likely. All this talk about giving your tears to someone close to you, which kind of means only â€œTrue Tearsâ€ come from some emotion caused by someone close. Then receiving someone elseâ€™s tears so you can cry, itâ€™s really cryptic and itâ€™s not clear what the metaphor really means because itâ€™s continually being referred to like its real. Itâ€™s not really something they are going to spell out either. Right now itâ€™s a bit too early in the series to see how it will affect things, but I think the metaphor for giving away tears and so forth is pretty interesting.
I said this last post but this episode made me even more curious. I want to know what the hell is up with Shinâ€™s mom and Hiromi and Hiromiâ€™s mother. Theyâ€™ve shown from episode one pretty much that Shinâ€™s mom doesnâ€™t really like Hiromi for some reason. Then in this episode they had that comment about Hiromiâ€™s eyes being like her mothers, Shinâ€™s mom saying this rather hatefully. Then, yet another piece to the puzzle they show in the preview what is likely to be a picture of Hiromiâ€™s parents and Shinâ€™s parents, as they said something about them knowing each other, yet Hiromiâ€™s motherâ€™s face was cut out. Obviously something happened in the past between the two mothers and itâ€™s caused for the hate to go towards Hiromi again. I mean, in the preview Shinâ€™s mom said how she didnâ€™t want Hiromi walking together with Shin outside, she really hates Hiromi and there has to