Kanon 07November 18, 2006
Where the radiation helps you see at night.
Episode begins how each morning should begin, with a good and healthy breakfast.
Otherwise the first half is a bit off. It’s more like working off a checklist than real interaction with the girls (beside of Makoto and Nayuki, who finally got some more screentime again), because most of the time nothing new is added, only things of the past are recapped. But don’t get me wrong, I like it this way much more than when the girls are only shown when “their” story is about to be told, could just all have been a bit more random.
Kaori & Jun – checked
Shiori – checked
Mai & Sayuri – checked
Ayu – checked
Mishio – che- woah, wait! It’s Mishio Amano! Well, seems like the female cast is complete now. But for today she has nothing to say and leaves as fast as she has appeared.
The second half of the episode is centred on Makoto and shows, beside the fact that she might be slim, but sometimes not slim enough,
Yuuichi acting in a much nicer way toward her than he used to be. On the other hand he gets very rough on her totally uncalled for.
What really gave me a little shock was the scene that followed with Makoto’s gloomy speech and her dropping the cat on the street below them.
That was a very hard change of the atmosphere, likely some little peek to the things still to come and the first time I at least would have had understand if Yuuichi had slapped Makoto.
But he didn’t. Maybe this is the first time he really thinks about what he is doing, maybe because of his casual slapping this might be not enough here, maybe he would have taken some guilt off from Makoto by beating her and it’s more of a punishment to leave her be only telling her that she did wrong. At least this event gave both of them much to think about.
In the end and a touching scene on the hill later
(not to forget these two pictures) they are a little family again with a much better relation between Makoto and Yuuichi, who now have found some respect and understanding for each other (or at least I hope so).
– Azumanga Daioh anybody?
– Noticed how much of the girls (in the background) wear short skirts even when they are dressed casual? They really learn for life in this school they have.
– I liked the guy at the catch machine.
I wonder if he’s trying to figure something out or if he’s just stalking the girls.
Somehow I have the feeling that the next episode features lots more of Makoto, wonder why…