Everyone holds a farewell party for Hoshino the day before the school festival.
I wasnâ€™t really impressed with this episode at all. Really looking back at it it didnâ€™t do anything. Nothing happened at all. No big events, school festival is still in the future, Hoshino hasnâ€™t moved, Mao moved last episode, the movie isnâ€™t done, and EVERYONE is still confused as hell about their own feelings it seems. The story doesnâ€™t really seem to be progressing much. I really hope it picks up soon. I rather like this show and itâ€™s not bad but at this point, this close to the end, they should pick things up a bit more. Not just for the sake of making the individual episode more interesting and entertaining but if they keep going at this slow pace by the time things get exciting there wont be enough episodes left to show it all very well. Hell, even Futamiâ€™s bit isnâ€™t done it seems even though she got great progress earlier. There still seems to be some doubts sheâ€™s having regarding her feelings and Sakino liking Kazuki as well so itâ€™s not even like weâ€™re down to one arc yet.
The arc Iâ€™m concerned about the most is Kouichiâ€™s. Kazukiâ€™s has already proved to be interesting and at this point tops Kouichiâ€™s yet it seems like theyâ€™ve been working on Kouichiâ€™s for so long that if it doesnâ€™t get a good end or some kind of closure it will hurt the entire series in general. They really have moved as slow as physically possible though this arc. We get it, Hoshino senses something is up with the feelings between Kouichi and Mao; we get it Mao likes Kouichi but doesnâ€™t want to cause him trouble, WE GET IT how aboutâ€¦doing something about it? It just seems like they are wasting so much potential here. Building up the situation is important but theyâ€™ve done it way too much in this case.