And so the ride comes to a stop…
- Volume 11 was adapted to the end as everyone had anticipated in episode 13. Goodbye Zoku!
- I have yet to finish volume 11, so I don’t know the full extent of what was cut from the episode. It looks like they kept chapter 9 mostly intact save a few things.
- Interesting developments (both positive and negative) for Yukino
- We get confirmation that Yukino does have a dependency problem ranging from her almost accepting Yui’s proposal of a stagnating relationship to copying Hachiman’s suggestion, word for word, to Haruno.
- Confirmation for her feelings for Hachiman but also that she knows Yui feels the same way towards him
- Yukino leaving Yui and Hachiman alone after seeing the penguin board is pretty interesting. Basically, penguins stay with their partners or life until they die. There’s the surface romantic theme as well as underlying theme to it, that being, reliance. Pretty interesting to think about regarding the rut she’s stuck in.
- Yukino acknowledging that she doesn’t know what to do (the fish talk with Hachiman in the aquarium).
- Jealous of how well Yui and her mom gets along (deep desire to get along with her family, too?)
- It’s been a pretty steep ride for Yukino’s character for the entire season (last 5 volumes), but it looks like we’re finally ascending up towards the light at the end of the episode/volume. I want to be excited, but I’m not sure if Watari can pull it off that will make the payoff worth the wait. Crossing my fingers, though.
- Yui’s proposal and Hachiman’s rejection of it
- Yui likely recognized Yukino’s dependency problem during her phone call with Haruno and also her feelings for Hachiman from her failed attempts to give him the chocolates/cookies.
- It’s up to debate what the “everything” she wants is, but she wanted to keep their relationship in the form of stagnation, at least, with Yukino; solving her problem for her.
- Hachiman tells Yui that Yukino should solve her own problem, so it looks like he doesn’t plan on directly involving himself with her. Side support, I imagine.
- The whole forcing image thing that plagued volume 6 actually comes back in this episode from what I could understand, but in a more positive light. Yukino isn’t a weak, frail girl while Yui isn’t an unfair and cowardly/cruel girl. Hachiman wants the opposite; Yukino being strong while Yui being nice/kind.
- Last three requests and the series should come to a close. Yui, Yukino, and then Hachiman’s.
Gahamamamama. All hail Sayaka Ohara for her perfect voice for moms! あらあら～
And so, a MAX COFFEE for a MAX COFFEE.