Even so, Hikigaya Hachiman.
Relationships are never pain free unless you’re friends with me. Just kidding, I’m a real pain in the ass, too.
The important bulk of the first part of chapter 6 is more or less copy and pasted here. Thanks, Eguchi!
The first and perhaps, last, time we’ll see Hachiman shed tears. Genuine things are good.
Literal question marks in Yukino’s head followed by Hachiman. Not sure who has more in their head at this point. So the difference here in the anime is that Yukino runs out and slams the door hard. Of all people, she’s the last person on earth to expect that from. I think that was a nice touch. Guess people can’t call her emotionless anymore, though that should’ve been obvious in the past 6 episodes. Remember, a bitch and cunt are, by nature, malicious people. If you think Yukino’s any of that, you’re very likely projecting hard, like, as hard as how she slammed the door shut.
I think it should be fairly obvious at this point why Yukino doesn’t understand, so I’m not going to bother. Or maybe, I will.
Similarly, the first and perhaps last time we’ll see Yukino shed her tears. Maybe–pls go Haruno.
Regarding the three’s relationship, here’s an analogy and this is purely from a friendship perspective, keep your shipper faggotry outta here:
Think of Yukino and Hachiman in their own shells. This episode shows they’ve finally managed to crack their shell open, but they can’t break free on their own. That’s where Yui comes in, kinda like a mom that fosters the two chicks waiting to get out and see things for what they truly are instead of behind a layer of cynicism (you know, their shells). Think in portals. No, just kidding.
- I liked the episode. I thought Hachiman’s face was fine, but well, what can you do? People don’t exactly look the best when they cry. I know I don’t.
- More praise to the VAs for the trio. After hearing Hayami’s little gig with Hatoko in the whachamacallit Chuuni anime, hearing her on a more subdued level is great. Those little small details of Yukino looking towards Hachiman’s usual empty seat, her frail voice, sobbing, etc. I still think one of her best roles is Yukino (bias very obviously included).
- I’d marry sensei too if I could.
- I really, really liked Eguchi’s performance during the monologue, especially the genuine scene. Wasn’t expecting it to be that emotional based on the text alone.
- Yui’s the glue that holds the two together, though I get the feeling that role kind of ends after this volume. Oops, spoilers.
- Probably the most melodramatic episode in both seasons. I’d say that’s the last we’ll see of it. Next episode’s gonna be gud. Yukino image spam cue 7 days.
- I hate every single one of you. Genuinely.