Excelente! As if Wien wasn’t hilarious enough, we now have some random Spanish guy with a pet pig. Now, he seems to recognize Wakana (which isn’t obvious foreshadowing or anything), and while I do agree that she’s beautiful I found it really funny how she thought he was asking for money. It’s hard to communicate when two people are separated by a language barrier, but it’s even worse when money is somewhat involved. He’s not trying to be a creepy stalker, but I’ll admit, it’s these little misunderstandings that make anime so much fun to watch.
As far as characters go, Wien stole the show for me. We got to witness a surprisingly innocent side of him, which naturally led him to accidently walking in on Taichi’s sister; luckily, his awkwardness kept it fresh, so I had a good laugh. Taichi explained his passion for and goal with badminton as a profession, and Konatsu was able to work around the club troubles; friendship shone through as Konatsu got creative with merging the two clubs together. Smart girl. Cute too.
Sawa and Wakana have been spending more time together and getting much closer, but I still want to learn more about the latter’s mother and why she’s so important. There’s a deeper story just waiting to be told, I can feel it.
As for the vice-principal, she’s a bitch. Plain & simple. I wonder how someone like her became a music teacher? Zero love, zero passion, and zero inspiration; she’s always way too strict and serious, never encouraging nor inspiring her students. She’s a disgrace to not only music but the arts, too.
Unlike the previous episode, this one is more properly paced. A handicapped tennis match, epic Wien, random audition in swimsuits, and a Spanish stalker with a pig (who apparently has friends), are all just part of the beginning to an interesting summer. I’m still waiting for that looming drama, but in the meantime I look forward to all the joy next episode will have to offer.
Thanks for reading!