Re: Episode 1
Well, that was a mostly cute and fun episode. I love Shizuku and Haru is (mostly) a not-bad, amusing love interest.
But then there's that rape threat and I'm just not sure how I feel about it. There are ways you can maybe try to justify it's presence with his general character and the social differences between violence of men vs. men (physical) and men vs. women (sexual) but I dunno. It's one and done with no further commentary. At least he didn't actually DO anything (sexual, rape-y) beyond that. There was no actual attempted rape, no molestation or further sexual abuse to push the point.
Oh, and there was also that unwelcome kiss at the end, though that's significantly less of an issue and much easier to defend with Haru's general behavior and that it wasn't exactly condoned.
Anyway, hopefully future episodes won't have these issues and I'll just be able to straight up enjoy the show, which has a lot going for it otherwise.
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