Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu ~Purezza~ – 07

Shiina injures her foot and Yuuto comes over to visit her.

Impressions:

I was really glad to see Shiina get her own episode like this. Even for a Shiina episode, I was surprised that Haruka was pretty much not in it at all except hat last bit during h final minute. It really made the episode about Shiina, and not what Shiina meant compared to the other two. Although it’s fairly obvious from the fact that Haruka’s name is in the series title that she’ll be the girl that Yuuto ends up with, I still really like Shiina as a character. I could easily see and be happy with a situation where she would end up with him. Not that I believe it will happen, in fact I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t happen, but unlike other shows I wouldn’t hate this one for going that route because they seem like a good enough match to make it work. It’s pretty much gotten to the point where I feel sorry for Shiina, because she is such an earnest person and kind, and has these genuine feelings for Yuuto, I feel bad for her pretty much knowing she’ll never e with him. Even for an episode not featuring Haruka the show still managed to throw in those blushingly sweet moments where Shiina was embarrassed and so on. Plus I loved the whole massage scene, I thought it was hilarious.

I’m sure that the rest of the series will continue now without much regard for Shiina at all. This really seemed to e her moments to kind of shine, which I think she did, however I doubt they’ll pay too much more attention to her. The fact that they didn’t turn her episode into a “let’s get into a situation that will give Haruka the wrong idea” kind of pointed to her focus being purely for her own character development and not for the development of the rest o the series. I’m sure now they’ll go back to focusing on Yuuto and Haruka, having all these almost kisses and almost telling each other about their feelings until the end where nothing at all happens. Not that I dislike the show, I just wish something would actually happen, I would like it a hell of a lot more.

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