We’ve already had cat drama and meat drama in the anime I’m reviewing, so how about some bread drama?
Ah, the school cafeteria. We’ve spent many a too-short lunch period during our academic youth in this cesspit of the culinary arts. I’m not sure how different it is overseas, but the boys seem awfully excited to be eating cafeteria food, and I can’t say that I’ve ever really shared the sentiment. After construction and inclement weather drive them off the roof, the boys make the cafeteria their new hang out.
The focus this episode around is Yuki, but we do have a brief conversation with Chizuru and Shun about Masaki. I kind of prefered the nicely sectioned episodes where we focused on one character and relationship per episode, but it’s only natural that things would start to collide eventually. Chizuru seems very aware of how things with Masaki could potentially alter his friendship with Shun, and I’m glad that he doesn’t seem willing to mar that because he has a crush on a girl.
The meat of our episode was the relationship between Yuki and a new character named Kayo, who works in the school cafeteria with her mother. She’s collecting stamps from convenience store bread to win a plate like Yuki is, and their friendship is based largely around their mutual collections of stickers. I’m not really sure how Yuki feels about Kayo aside from the fact that he’s obviously crazy for her hair, because he seems to want to avoid her otherwise.
Kayo is my favorite female character who’s been introduced since Takahashi (Yuta’s girl from early on in the episode). I’m sad that we’re being introduced to these awesome female characters who have this depth and unique personalities and then we get stuck with a typical tsundere like Masaki as our only constant female cast member. I want to learn more about Kayo (and Takahashi for that matter), but I have a feeling that she’s going to disappear after this episode, despite how much I like her and her plot line. I’d also put a pretty hefty bet on the notion that the sticker collection won’t be brought up again.
This was a good episode, but it consisted of a bunch of aspects of Kimi to Boku that I don’t like, such as the strong but always disposed female characters and the Chizuru-Masaki-Shun love triangle. The focus seems to shift to Kaname next episode, so I’m expecting flashbacks galore.
GO Rating: 3/5