February 12th, 2014.
“All my friends must get along.”
Honestly, I don’t really know what each new episode of this show would bring, considering how quickly things are progressing. I’m putting my money on Uka-sama’s powers disappearing being an issue, but everything else is up in the air.
Only a small album this week, but here are your weekly shots of Uka-sama.
Thoughts and Notes:
1) People are Hard:
1) Our four girls, summed up in one shot – strong and mature tomboy, the feminine girl who has a crush on her, the shy and withdrawn (at least on this trip) overweight friend, and the super childish bundle of boundless energy, Inari.
2) Wow, this is a tough one. One of your friends tells you they don’t like another of your friends. Of course, your goal is to make everyone like one another, because you can’t possibly spend time with one without inviting everyone else over, right? And they must see why this other person is so great. And by Maru telling this to Inari, she’s forcing her to act, to choose. Ah, “we must all be friends” is always a source of anguish. I think Maru doesn’t truly have a problem with Sumizome, just that she fears Sumizome will take Inari, and more importantly, Keiko from her. Because her friends are hers.
I’d mock this, but I’ve seen this happen all too often with girls in my classes, and when hearing my younger sister talk to and about her friends on the phone >.>
3) Keiko has the right idea. You can’t force people to be friends, you shouldn’t really do much more than actually bringing them together. They have agency, let them make their own calls, even if both are shy girls with communication issues… Seriously though, you can’t really pick sides, or try to force things, it has to be someone who’s not in the middle.
4) Take sides, and get accused. Well, it’s hard to respond to someone who’s angry and sad in front of you, and directing it at you.
- Honestly, with her short legs, her dress, her whole attitude, Inari looks like a small child. You’d never guess she’s a middle school student :)
- Oh wow! The parents know of Touka’s blog, read it, and mock it in front of others. LOL. Could’ve been neat had he been the protagonist right now ;)
- “Something is not quite right with me,” could Uka-sama be lovesick? Look at her pining. Man, a goddess in her natural element, this is a nice shot.
- Those watercolour-esque mid-cards are lovely.
- Child Inari strikes again! And she’s not even super-deformed. She truly does look like a little girl.
- And that’s the problem with changing into someone you know, and others do too. Now Sumizome thinks Keiko rescued her, and if Keiko is all normal with her tomorrow/later tonight, she’ll think she’d been rebuked >.>
- Sumizome has that “I’m a girl alone in the dark, I need a strong
manwoman to protect me!” aura about her, eh?
Post Episode Thoughts:
Oh my, what a cliffhanger. Though I think I know what happened. In case you’ve missed it, Inari had a feast in her honour, a feast for “the new god”. She said she’d grant Sumizome’s wish, and that wish was one that required giving her Uka-sama’s divine power, the power within her, unless they’re going to take even more from Uka-sama.
While Sumizome had been crying, I thought it’d end up with Inari just revealing her secret to her friends, but as Sumizome revealed she has an issue with everything, I dropped that. Now I think the power might get revealed to the friends, or at least to Sumizome, in a different way. Hm.
This episode felt very real, with how the girls interacted. Very much akin to stuff I’ve observed myself. Poor Keiko, so much of a headache.