Junichi continues to spend time with Haruka despite his recent rejection.
This episode did throw me for a bit of a loop as far as how theyâ€™ll handle the whole multiple arc thing. Itâ€™s one of the most interesting things about the show, as itâ€™s pretty unique. From how I understand it, each girl will get their own arc where Junichi actually ends up with them. Now, this canâ€™t all happen in the same timeline. He canâ€™t end up with Haruka, then break up and say, â€œOh well, on to the next oneâ€ There has to be some kind of reset of time, however itâ€™s obvious from this episode that it will take more than two episodes for each girl, has Harukaâ€™s arc clearly isnâ€™t over and itâ€™s been two episodes. Now, either this means there will be a complete time reset, each girl will get three or four episodes, and the series will be longer than 12 episodes or they will handle the time reset differently. I was thinking they would do so even before confirming that Harukaâ€™s arc isnâ€™t over. There are too many things that focus on girls other than Haruka in Harukaâ€™s arc for the time to be completely reset. Meeting Sae, meeting Ai, talking to Rihoko in the library, all minor things but if there really was a complete time reset, they are pointless, as heâ€™d have to spend time with these girls all over again anyways, itâ€™s just taking away from Harukaâ€™s time. Now, if this was a normal show or they are handling the time reset differently, then yes itâ€™s important to give small bits to the other girls while focusing on one. In other words, I donâ€™t know how they will handle the time reset, but from what I see it doesnâ€™t seem like it will reset to before episode one.
Now, as for the episode itself, Iâ€™m still very impressed with the show so far. This episode was very interesting to watch, as normally a show doesnâ€™t really focus on two characters spending time together after someone was rejected. It was interesting to see Junichi be with her, and the fact that he didnâ€™t give up is important. Itâ€™s likely that he will continue to spend time with her, continue to show her he cares and sheâ€™ll fall for him too. While itâ€™s predictable, it still very interesting to watch and not like a lot of other shows. Iâ€™m looking forward to more, and on what they do with the other characters.
Iâ€™m still curious about Miyaâ€™s disproval of Haruka. It seems odd that they would include a bit with her again in this episode if it didnâ€™tâ€™ mean something more. However, her issue seems to not really be with Haruka but the fact that Junichi is just involved with someone. So, whether sheâ€™ll show these feelings in other arcs is a question, and also what it will amount to is a big question to, if sheâ€™ll actually end up being a hindrance and the issue is something they have to talk about.