This series really makes a lot of progress with each episode. Haru manages to completely change everyone's opinion of him, then completely reverse that, without doing hardly anything intentional, then the gang goes fishing for summer vacation, meets Haru's big brother, and finally, Shizuku tells him to take her on a date. All really good stuff.
Their teacher reminds me of Yuri from Toradora! more and more every time she's on screen. Shizuku thinks of how to get Haru to fall in love with her and tells him to smile more, but this completely backfires on her as all the girls who steered clear of him end up swooning over him, only serving to make her jealous. However, this is short-lived as he stands up for poor Hanazawa girl (basically Anri, actually), and everyone is scared off by his violent side once again. Then he and Shizuku have a cute moment together, but they're interrupted. Dammit, Sasayan, learn to read the mood! You should quietly back off in this situation, and maybe watch from the side.
The fishing scene was cute but much shorter than I expected. Nothing really happened. I was wondering if they'd keep us from really meeting Haru's brother for even longer, but they show him here, and he seems like a kind of alright guy despite being a little creepy. There's clearly more to him, though, and although Haru comically proves that it's unlikely his older brother is any weirder than him, talking about him shows a side of him that even Shizuku is shocked to see at this point. But after some watermelon-crushing at her place, she tells him to take her on a date. I love how these characters can be so forward with each other, despite consistently being so embarrassed with their respective feelings. And as a result, their relationship makes significant progress in every episode, and I always look forward to what happens next, especially with what they've set up this time.
Avatar: Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad/Clannad After Story (courtesy of Jun Kuga/Fudce from The Fandom Post)
Last edited by FUNiOP : 10-24-2012 at 11:47 AM.