Kotoko and her friends all go to the pool over their summer vacation and Naokiâ€™s mother sets it up so Naoki goes as well.
This episode was alright. There wasnâ€™t anything too drastically big in it, as the show really seems to be slowly progressing things, but in a good way. Still, nothing too special about this episode. I did find the bit with Naokiâ€™s brother interesting. Even though he still wrote in his journal thing that Kotoko is pathetic, he seemed to warm up a bit to her after she saved him. Iâ€™m curious to what other progression they are going to give to him, considering he really isnâ€™t an important character at all.
I was really interested in the comment at the end made by Naoki. Him thinking to himself, â€œWhy am I getting so worked upâ€ was pretty interesting. Although its no where near anything serious yet, it does show that he is changing somewhat. Right now it doesnâ€™t mean anything, I certainly wouldnâ€™t even begin to think he actually likes her, but itâ€™s interesting to see how he is slowly changing. In reality a change would be slow and progressive like that. I think what is going to really make this show a lot better and just great overall is if they can make that progression of him more interesting. Although as it stands now I hate his character, if they were to realistically change him it would not only cure the part of the show I have a bit of a problem with but it would be great for being able to show a change like that.