Kotoko, Kotomi, and Naoki head to Naokiâ€™s grandfatherâ€™s house where he was born and Kotoko recalls the first time they took a trip there.
I was a bit disappointed that this episode wasnâ€™t a giant epilogue. From what weâ€™ve seen so far I really love the scenes with Kotomi in it. Sheâ€™s cute and the way she interacts with Kotoko and Naoki is great. Still, although I wished for this o be an epilogue, it was a great episode. Even with my initial disappointment that it was showing an event back in time, it was still great.
I thought Naokiâ€™s family I that house was hilarious. It was fun to watch the way they teased Kotoko, then of course the scene where Kotoko gets back at them by telling them all the stuff was great. Plus, just the general setting of Kotoko being at that house and trying to please everyone was great I thought. Very fun to watch, though for the most part the last episode really was the conclusion to this series.
Ultimately, I was surprised with how much I liked this show. Iâ€™m a huge fan of romance and hence a fan of shoujo genre shows however after the first couple of episodes of this series I had my doubts about it. I was really put off by Naokiâ€™s attitude, and even though I understood that heâ€™d probably show some signs of changing throughout the series, there was something about him that made me dislike the shot a bit. However as I suspected, they did show some progress with him, much more then I anticipated, and I came to like the show very much. It wasnâ€™t just a simple boy likes girl, girl likes boy, and they dance around the issue for a dozen episodes before saying whatâ€™s obvious, it was different and very interesting.
The time span aspect of this show was extremely interesting. Although I wish we could have seen more of what raising Kotomi was like and go even further into the future, the time span they did show was great. Hardly any show follows that long of a time span, the most you ever see in most cases is an epilogue. I love epilogues, as it shows the result of what the whole series was about. The series was about these conflicts and the epilogue shows what the overall result of it is, not just the conflict resolution. However for this instance it was like that cycle continually happened, as if the whole show almost was an epilogue, and it really impressed me.