This episode gave me so much more reason to like Yui.
RECAP: Hikki and co. run into his little sister and her troubled classmate, who turns out to be the younger brother of their classmate, Kawasaki Saki. The Public Service Club falls into action as they move to uncover the mystery of why Kawasaki comes home in the mornings. What they find is that she’s been working as a bartender at a local high-class place. Afterwards, something happens between Yui and Hikki.
I was a bit disappointed that this Kawasaki Saki girl is not exactly how I expected her to be, as illustrated in my review for last episode. However, her calm, cool, and adult demeanor works fairly well, considering her design and image makes her seem like a semi-delinquent. Anyways, the younger brother, Taishi, is in a pickle and really wants to make sure his reliable older sister isn’t doing bad things. It’s good to know that some younger siblings out there are wise enough to have concerns like this. Also, this introduction scene at the restaurant was done pretty well. By that I mean that, with each person’s intro, you got a good idea of the kind of personality each of them have, even if you were to catch this as your first episode.
In just a few moments of this bar scene, we actually get a little insight on Yukinoshita’s innate problem, as well as taking care of the Kawasaki case. Kawasaki, calmly acts a lot older than she lets on. She has her world in perspective, so to say, and she knows where her place is with a specific goal in mind (making money for her college plans). In her words, she mentions Yukinoshita’s family being a high-class diet (government) member, which instantly irks Yukinoshita into dropping her glass. This can infer that she has problems with her family, or at least holds a complex about being the daughter of a government official.
Hikki, how dare you make Yui cry!!!!!!!
Welp, other than the fact that I predicted Kawasaki’s personality wrong, I was also wrong about her being the owner of the dog Hikki saved at the beginning of the school term. I admit that I am surprised that it was actually Yui’s dog. This explains why a semi-popular girl like her would even make contact with Hikki. But is that really all that is involved? During all this time, maybe even before, she may have fallen for him. Not because it is an obvious pairing, but more because his attitude is the complete opposite of what Yui used to be: Hikki is not afraid to be himself. As they say, opposites attract. Whether he likes it or not, they have developed a friendship. But Hikki’s deluded perspective of the world bars the idea of that being a possibility. While he has a point, things just aren’t always what they seem. Best girls never win, do they?
Oh, and just to point it out, Hikki’s monologue at the end was glorious.
Zaimokuza knows how things should work in this world!