Momiji has had somewhat of a growth spurt over the summer and looks nothing like he used to, but that’s not the only thing about him that’s changed. It’s time for Momiji to take control of his life!
So Momiji has shot up several feet and is now as tall as Kyo, almost. He also has some words of advice for Kyo – maybe one day soon, Tohru will accept his proposal! That’s right, Momiji has a crush on Tohru, but he also seemed to want to tell Kyo not to give up or someone like him would swoop in.
As much fun as Momiji is, I’m not sure he could compete with Kyo. Anyhow, Momiji has a secret that could swing it for him.
Meanwhile, Shigure visited Akito again and antagonized her for a while before leaving. He stopped by Hatori’s place for a chat, but that just seemed to show how broken Shigure really is. Hatori asks him to be kinder to Akito, but that’s not how Shigure works.
Shigure returns home to find Tohru serving up a curry on his front lawn as Yuki, Hiro, Kisa, Haru, Momiji, and Kyo dig in. He makes some comment about how he should have dreamed of Tohru. When Tohru seems confused, he plays it off as just a what-if scenario.
That night, Momiji is miraculously freed from the curse and Akito realises. She runs to his room and finds him looking out the window. He sees her differently now, how she really is and sends her home.
After a day of contemplation, Momiji went to see Akito and told her that he would not stay with her. Not now that the curse was broken. He said that he wouldn’t tell anyone, but he was done. She lashed out, but Momiji pretty much ignored her attacks. His position and body language showed how little he cared for Akito and she knew it!
What did you think?
Ahahahaha! Seriously, that scene where Akito found Momiji looking out his window after the curse had broken was golden. The way he looked at her was exactly what I’d been waiting for. Does it make up for any of her transgressions? No, even close, but it was oh so satisfying. Then, to rub it in he went to her room and confirmed what she feared.
The image below perfectly encapsulates the mood with Momiji looking down at Akito. He had the power now and it was wonderful. I just want to see more and more of them break the curse and walk away from her. There’s no way the others won’t figure it out. They already can sense that something is up and Tohru is bound to trip and fall into him at some point.
Also, that scene at the end with Momiji and his mother was brilliant. He absolutely deserves to find a way to have his mother once more. What she did to him was unbelievably cruel, but he wants her back and I’m going to cheer him on.
What have you learnt?
They’ve not announced the number of episodes for this season yet, although I heard a rumour back in season one that there would be sixty-three episodes. So, that’s two twenty-fice episode seasons and one of thirteen. So, if the remaining eight episodes are all curses being broken and Akito getting more and more miserable, I will be more than happy with that.
There is still the revelation about Kyo’s link to Tohru’s mother and his involvement in her death. I’m absolutely certain that he was somehow involved. Maybe not directly, but he feels responsible for it and I wonder if him confessing that to Tohru will be the thing that breaks his curse.
It was an interesting set of scenes at the beginning of the episode that showed Ayame, Hatori, and Yuki as they struggle to accept that they love someone other than Akito or that they could possibly love them. It seems corny but could love be the answer to the curse. Could Momiji coming to terms with how he feels about Tohru have been enough? Maybe that’s why Akito is so hell-bent on destroying any and all relationships that don’t involve her?
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
- Episode 53 – I Hope It Snows Soon
- Episode 54 – I’m… Home.
- Episode 55 – I Mean… You Know, Right?
- Episode 56 – It Was So Foolish
- Episode 57 – That’s Right, It’s Empty
- Episode 58 – I’m Disappointed in You
- Episode 59 – What’s Your Name?
- Episode 60 – I Just Love Her
- Episode 61 – Goodbye