Tohru has been spending a lot of time with Kyo lately and that’s mainly Akito’s fault as the other Somas are ordered to visit with the family head every day. She doesn’t seem to mind, although Kyo’s actions trouble her more.
Akito continues to monopolize the zodiac Somas time, keeping them away from the summer house and Tohru. Each day it’s someone else’s turn to spend it with Akito. Haru seems to be taking it in his stride although he can’t even look at her. Some comments about Kureno meeting with Tohru seem to amuse Akito and respond with more cruel taunts. Kyo and Tohru continue to enjoy their time at the beach and this time, Tohru shows Kyo how to build a sandcastle… well, a sand mountain anyhow. Akito spots Tohru and Kyo enjoying themselves and appears to up the game by demanding the Shigure brings Kyo with him tomorrow. Meanwhile, Tohru has a run-in with Rin. Luckily, Yuki is there to defuse the situation. Trouble looms.
What did you think?
My reaction to this episode is similar to Kagura’s at the beginning of the episode. Last season, Shigure was my undoubted favourite character and while he’s always been a little devious and manipulative, it always seemed like fun. This season, he appears to have taken a much more catty (I know, what irony) approach to it and I’m not enjoying it as much. It was undoubtedly another excellent episode and I just want Kyo to go full cat monster on Akito in the next episode and bite her head off. I can only presume that everyone bows down to Akito because of some lineage factor, like Kim Jong Un. That’s one of my pet peeves, any sort of inherited titles really wind me up.
What have you learnt?
The first thing I noted is that Tohru really needs to learn what voluptuous means, because Rin, while attractive is definitely not voluptuous. The girl is tall and skinny. Quite frankly, Tohru has a more voluptuous figure that Rin. Anyhow, back to talking about Akito. My theory is and has been since we first met Akito is that Akito is a girl. I try to avoid using pronouns so that the casual viewer won’t get caught up in my theory and if it were true, I’d hate to ruin it for anyone. So, Akito… she is a massive bitch! She twists and pulls at people’s insecurities and laughs while doing it. I’m not sure what Shigure’s game is with all this. At first, I thought he was looking to change the status quo but now, it appears that he’s just looking to cause trouble. So, what have I learnt? I’m not sure, but I’m just hoping that I’m absorbing all of the interesting concepts. This series is excellent.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – See You After School
- Episode 2 – They’re All Animals!
- Episode 3 – Let’s Play Rich Man, Poor Man!
- Episode 4 – What Year Is She?
- Episode 5 – I’ve Been Fooling Myself
- Episode 6 – Perhaps We Should Invite Ourselves Over
- Episode 7 – Spring Comes
- Episode 8 – See You When You Get Back
- Episode 9 – Yuki Was My First Love
- Episode 10 – It’s Valentine’s, After All
- Episode 11 – This is a Wonderful Inn
- Episode 12 – You Look Like You’re Having Fun
- Episode 13 – How Have You Been, My Brother?
- Episode 14 – That’s a Secret
- Episode 15 – I Wouldn’t Say That
- Episode 16 – She Said Don’t Step on Them!
- Episode 17 – This Is for Uo-chan!
- Episode 18 – What’s Important Is…
- Episode 19 – I’m So Sorry!
- Episode 20 – I Can’t Believe You Picked It Up
- Episode 21 – I Never Back Down from a Wave Fight
- Episode 22 – Because I Was Happy
- Episode 23 – You Look Well…
- Episode 24 – Let’s Go Home
- Episode 25 – Summer Will Be Here Soon
- Season Two
- Episode 26 – Hello Again
- Episode 27 – Eat Somen with Your Friends
- Episode 28 – Shall We Go and Get You Changed?
- Episode 29 – I Got Dumped…
- Episode 30 – Wait for me, tororo soba!
- Episode 31 – Are you really this stupid?
- Episode 32 – Let’s Start the Watermelon Splitting Contest!
- Episode 33 – Well, It’s True
- Episode 34 – My Precious…
- Episode 35 – Who Are You?
- Episode 36 – All Mine
- Episode 37 – You Cried for Me
- Episode 38 – Sure Thing
- Episode 39 – I Should Just Die…
- Episode 40 – See You Later
- Episode 41 – Ask Him For Me
- Episode 42 – You Will, I’m Sure of It
- Episode 43 – Do You Wanna Kiss?
- Episode 44 – There’s Just No Way!
- Episode 45 – Are You Okay?
- Episode 46 – There Was, Definitely
- Episode 47 – That Isn’t What I Want
- Episode 48 – It’s Cinderella-ish
- Episode 49 – Here You Are
- Episode 50 – I’m Different Now
- Season Three
- Episode 51 – I’ll Hold Another Banquet
- Episode 52 – That’s an Unwavering Truth