Shin starts to go out with Noe while Hiromi struggles with what to do as she spends more time with Noeâ€™s brother.
I have to say this first, as Iâ€™ve kind of said it in the EotW post but this show has gotten to the point where if Noe wins I will absolutely love and worship this show. The best I can rank my favorite shows are in tiers of top 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 as Iâ€™m too indecisive to give them definite rankings. If Shin ends up with Noe this show would easily make it into my top 5 but if he ends up with Hiromi this show will pretty much immediately fall into top 50 at most, if even that. Itâ€™s that big of a deal I think. Noe is just too innocent and cute to experience her first love and then be dumped like that and I really will dislike the show if something like that happens.
That being said, this episode really reinforced that. Although I kind of said last post I was unsure of how it was going to end Iâ€™ve pretty much realized and am now absolutely certain it will end a certain wayâ€¦.which isnâ€™t the way I want it to end. Heâ€™s going to end up with Hiromi, this episode pointed to so many reasons. The fact that heâ€™s already going out with Noe doesnâ€™t help things AT ALL. God, almost any anime where the guy goes out with the girl before the very end means he doesnâ€™t end up with that girl unless itâ€™s a pure shoujo and this isnâ€™t. Plus the fact they have a childhood past together and Hiromi dreamt of the whole â€œDonâ€™t leave me behindâ€ thing and if Shin doesnâ€™t wind up with her thatâ€™s exactly what will happen. Plus the whole situation with Shinâ€™s mother and Hiromi saying she ahs no where to belong doesnâ€™t help. Shows in this situation tend to have the girl win that has the most to loose, as they donâ€™t want that horrible situation to come true. Hiromi is much worse off if she doesnâ€™t end up with him because of the whole not belonging anywhere thing. And it doesnâ€™t help that Noe canâ€™t cry and if Shin dumps her she probably would, and a big focus of this show is tears. Damnit, like I said if this goes the way Iâ€™m absolutely certain it will I will end up severely disliking this show.
The preview did even more to support my pessimism for this show; Iâ€™m really 100 percent certain of how this will end now. Just the line of Noe saying â€œYouâ€™re having a hard time flyingâ€ points to her realizing that something is effectively holding Shin back, which would be his feelings for Hiromi. That and the fact that Hiromi seems to stay away for a while and Shin has a problem with it points to her needing some kind of closure, ad they wouldnâ€™t end it with her feeling this wayâ€¦DAMNIT.