Re: Episode 7
The roles are reversed again. Now Haru is in love with Shizuku and trying to make her return his feelings, and she wants nothing to do with him. However, he's starting to win her over again, but she's not ready to admit it, so he doesn't think he's actually made any progress. I assume either she'll manage to keep denying her true feelings or at least convincing him that she's not falling back in love with him, or she'll accept them and he'll somehow go back to not quite being in love with her, for a few more episodes, until they can finally come together properly for the end. We're passed the halfway mark now, but there's still way too much to just keep going back and forth like this the whole time. Obviously I've been loving the series for the most part, so I assume it will pull out something to keep me pleasantly surprised, but I feel like it's taking it's first tiny step back since the first few episodes, and it had only been getting better until now. But again, its track record leads me to believe that it will be taking two steps forward in the future.
Avatar: Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad/Clannad After Story (courtesy of Jun Kuga/Fudce from The Fandom Post)