Lacey Sep 06, 2014
Whaaa?? I’m looking online for bloggers writing posts on Blue Spring Ride anime and – **crickets**. Really? I know there are some fangirls out there somewhere. I really want to talk about this anime with other viewers! I guess I’m coming in midway through, but somethin’ is better than nothin’!
Episode 7 begins where 6 left off at the train station. Futaba is fighting her attraction to Kou because her best friend Yuuri admitted she likes him. Futaba doesn’t want to betray Yuuri, so she’s trying to suppress the “doki, doki”, but failing miserably. And Kou isn’t helping.
Indirect kiss implications, smelling her scent. He’s working all the magic, my friends. My favorite part of this scene is the contrast of what Futaba thinks of herself and how Kou really perceives her.
Futaba is horrified when she goes into her bag and it’s a mess. So ungirly of her, like she tried to create last year. She wishes to be cute this time for Kou.
Instead, Kou is getting a kick out of her shampoo smell. He finds her girly and attractive anyway. Then they have to ruin it by pretending it was a joke of some sort. Idiots.
Kou’s attentions make her realize that she really likes him. She decides to escape by stopping to buy shampoo on the way home, and picking out something that she thinks Kou will like the smell of. Then she’s back to wallowing over how to tell Yuuri that she likes Kou too.
I really think this whole thing with Yuuri is dragged on for too many episodes already. (Futaba, just tell her, dammit! Kou likes you anyway! ) The whole backstory of her lost friend from middle school was unnecessary. We already know how scarce Futaba’s girlfriends are from the first few episodes. This just adds confusion to what Futuaba already knows she should do.
But instead, she’s hesitating. Her indecisiveness drives me crazy! She avoids Yuuri unintentionally. So we have to endure another episode of Futaba trying to tell Yuuri she likes Kou.
But escaping from Yuuri puts her in a great position to get some Kou action once again. The moment when Kou realizes that Futaba is right there below the window he jumps out of to escape his brother is hilarious.
But then Kou has to go getting close to Futaba again. Touching her mouth, smelling her hair. He’s relentless.
So many confusing signals between these two. Futaba gets serious and confesses honestly she wants him to like her. Then Kou evades it and plays it like a joke. Argh! Damn Kou. Why doesn’t he want to admit his own feelings when they are so obvious on camera?
The most important part of this scene is the issue with why he’s escaping from his brother again. He won’t tell Futaba why he won’t eat dinner with him. What’s he hiding??
But instead of continuing that plot element we end up back on Yuuri. I feel sorry for her, since Futaba’s dragged it out so long. She’s already confused and wondering if Futaba is mad. I really don’t think Yuuri would abandon Futaba. (Umm, remember Futaba, she doesn’t have a long list of friends either.) It would be petty and not worth damaging a friendship over. But Futaba is a SLOW learner, obviously.
I hope this whole “we both like Kou” thing doesn’t dominate the next episode as much. Get it over with the first few minutes, okay? But it’s a shoujo anime, so that’s highly unlikely. I really want to know more about Kou’s backstory and I hope we get to that plot point quicker.
See you next episode!