Hayami goes to live with Hirose in the city in order to try and restore his memory and state of mind.
This episode was certainly big. It seemed like it was going to go at a normal pace, and then Hayami would just yell something and fix things. I didnâ€™t expect her fixing things to involve her dieing. I loved the revelation about Hayamiâ€™s mother. I always thought it was pretty tragic for her to kill herself and didnâ€™t really like it but revealing that she didnâ€™t kill herself, that she saved a child from getting hit by a train, was great. However it was definitely a bit NO WAY moment when Hayami did the same thing. I was stunned, as I didnâ€™t think anything like that was going to happen. Still, it was an impressive moment form the show to have something that big happens like that.
I loved the epilogue. Forgetting the end of the epilogue, it was neat to see all the characters older like that. Hotaru being the village elder like that was awesome, still having her feuds with Yui and all. I absolutely LOVED the bit with Maki and Hamaji. I didnâ€™t really ever guess that the two of them would end up together. Partially because they were really only side characters and I wasnâ€™t sure how interested a girl would be in a guy who pretends heâ€™s a girl. Still, it was a fun little addition they threw on there. Then of course the epilogue was huge when it dealt with Takuma and Hayami. It really was the ending to the series. Where some shows end before the epilogue, this one rally only concluded at its end. I thought them bring back Hayami was good. I didnâ€™t really like that she died as it was kind of taking away even more from Hirose’s life that had been hard, and making Hayami who has suffered a lot not have a chance to be happy. So although I sometimes dislike return from the dead type situations, I thought this one was pretty good.
H2O ROCKS YOUR SOUL! Ok, perhaps not, but that phrase will forever be burned into my mind as being associated with this show. Regardless of how the actual show ended up I have to say that the preview for it was one of the most hilarious things Iâ€™ve ever seen, in a sense that they werenâ€™t trying to be funny. So even though the actual show may not have â€œRocked my soulâ€ the phrase wills till be burned into my mind.
This show definitely had its problems. There was constantly an issue of explaining things. So and so is hated then accepted? People just instantly adapt to a new revelation? So on and so forth. While when really looking at things it seems that it isnâ€™t so much the characters just readily accept stuff, but they just have a time skip. Now, Iâ€™m fine with a show having a time-skip to skip over showing something long and drawn out as you donâ€™t always need to see how things change, just what causes them to do so. Still, there is a degree to which that hurts the show. Not only did this show seem to reach that but they didnâ€™t even clearly explain there was a time skip. Its one thing to tell us there is a gap between events, but the way this series handled it it could be taken as instantly happening. So the show definitely had problems, and a lot of them really were too much for this show to ever become great. Not only did the show have that pacing problem but there were just several parts I hated. Even though itâ€™s not really a flaw with the show I just really disliked the whole beating some girl to near death. Not only that but I was constantly infuriated by the character and towns stupidity. Now I understand that this girlâ€™s family were dictator like and caused many people to suffer but that still does not mean that habitually torturing their little girl who lives by herself in the forest after everyone drove her family apart should suffer. Itâ€™s not lie she said to her parents, â€œHey, letâ€™s target his family nextâ€ It just seemed ridiculous the degree to which they hated her. While it may have been needed for the story, but I still think it was incredibly stupid.
Now, while for the most part this series was really not that great, there were still some redeeming parts about it however in the end these redeeming points that I STRUGGLE to find arenâ€™t enough to redeem the show. Still, the show wasnâ€™t complete crap. I did think that although they executed most of the story horribly, some of the basic parts of it were quite interesting. The bit with Otoha was interesting and the twist involving Hiroseâ€™s eyesight was certainly something. There were some surprising and exciting moments in the show and although it seemed like it had a rough ride to get there, I did like the ending. It may have been a bit sudden to bring someone back to life like that but itâ€™s not like her dieing held that much weight, the situation could have gone where she saved the kid and didnâ€™t die so her being alive doesnâ€™t really cheapen anything, therefore Iâ€™m fine with it. I think without that the ending wouldnâ€™t be anywhere near happy enough. So although there were bad parts of the show and it wontâ€™ amount to something â€œgreatâ€ I still had fun watching it. Thatâ€™s what matters after all, fun.