Anime Review: Sakamichi no Apollon – 10
HAHA role reversal at its finest. The only thing that would’ve made it slightly better would be him throwing something at her.
I’m going to have to go back and read Sakamichi no Apollon. I can’t help but enjoy stories where the two people dance around each other. It’s cute. I can’t believe I like that kind of thing, but I think I’m okay with admitting it now. Watching Ristuko and Kaoru together was just one of those things. I actually don’t particularly mind that that it was dragged out a little more than was absolutely necessary. The fact that Kaoru was still looking out for number one isn’t the most valiant thing in the world, but the resolution was a nice watch.
So now that the focus is on Sen, things have much more interesting. We haven’t had much on Sen in a really long time, not since their first year winter when Kaoru first threw that mini-tantrum. Legitimate concern is definitely one of the many things that this show has left me with. Among them is confusion of where Yurika and Jun’s story is going. I really want to see what’s happening on their end, but that’ll probably come up if/when Sen visits them after he runs away. I’m also appreciating the incredibly brisk pace that the show is moving. I was really looking forward to the Cultural Festival performance too. Not that I was impatient for it to happen, but the fact that it gets mentioned only a few episodes after the first one is appreciated.
The amount of emotional investment I put into this series is ridiculous, especially if you take into account how wary I was around episodes 4 through 6. Here’s hoping for a strong (non-cliff-hanger) finish!
GO Rating: 3.5/5