The school festival has finally arrived and Kouichi spends his day with Hoshino as itâ€™s her last day before moving, and Kazuki participates in the big soccer match with Sakino.
This episode was alright, it seemed incredibly lax though in that nothing aside from an official rejection of Sakino came out of it. They didnâ€™t develop Kouichiâ€™s arc at all really and just focused slightly on Kazukiâ€™s. Iâ€™m fairly happy with the way they concluded Sakinoâ€™s bit in Kazukiâ€™s story. Itâ€™s pretty much settled that this will be the end of it, at least the end of Sakinoâ€™s inclusion in it. She confessed her feelings and kind of made peace with the face Kazuki liked someone else. As for the rest of Kazukiâ€™s story, Iâ€™m sure heâ€™ll go looking for Futami because sheâ€™s run away being all confused about her feelings and any harm sheâ€™s doing to others like Sakino for being with Kazuki. But Kazukiâ€™ will find her and says something meaningful to her and sheâ€™ll be like, â€œ/gaspâ€ and it will be all better, the end. Iâ€™m pretty sure that is what will happen as it seems reasonable and would also be a pretty good end to it all, I wouldnâ€™t mind that kind of ending at all.
It does seem like Kouichiâ€™s arc will suddenly burst forward with development and a conclusion or climax next episode as well. Though I canâ€™t say this is the best way for his arc to go, going really slowly then suddenly exploding, given their situation I donâ€™tâ€™ really see much more of an alternative. If they gave some big drama any sooner then it wouldnâ€™t have made whatever climax moment is coming up anywhere near as exciting. Even though the preview didnâ€™t show much I read a lot into it. Iâ€™m kind of guessing that Hoshino and Kouichi will say goodbye but Hoshino will break off their relationship ending with the whole â€œWeâ€™ll meet againâ€ line that the title of the episode has. However I think sheâ€™ll make it clear sheâ€™s kind of breaking up with him and that they wont do some long distance relationship. Not because she doesnâ€™t like him but because she knows his and Maoâ€™s true feelings and does this because she can tell Kouichi cares about her and if sheâ€™s around they will both just end up hurting themselves. Iâ€™ve got to say that even though Kazukiâ€™s story is much more interesting and has been the better one so far if this does in fact happen with Kouichiâ€™s arc it will give it huge points in my view.