Citrus has been moving along nicely along with Yuzu and Mei’s relationship. This week we had to deal with the first hurdle: Mei’s Childhood friend. This episode had me riveting in frustration towards the end. To compensate for the frustration, we got to see Mei as a child which was adorable. This series has me by the clutches and it’s only Episode 4. Don’t torture my feels too much already.
Running away with the assumption you’ve just upset that person when you’ve just proclaimed your feelings for them. That’s the smart choice? Yuzu was avoiding Mei at all costs for the fear that Yuzu has hurt her. This was only the peak of my frustration; I mean, JUST TALK TO HER!! It’s only natural you’d want to avoid a situation like that when it occurs. I’ve learned the tough lesson of just simply talking with them, not listening to Mei’s childhood friend Himeko, toxic words of lies. Just like I thought last week, the appearance of curly wurly has brought the first hurdle. The only thing good about Himeko’s appearance was that we got to see Mei as a child. Learning an important detail that derives from Episode 2: Mei mutters words in her sleep while crying. You might just have to go back that episode and find that out. I’m not spoiling anything, haha. It’s made clear some of the physiological damage Mei has going on within herself. Then the unexpected thing happened that pushed my frustration up that high mountain. Himeko crossed that line with Mei. It was done out of desperation and jealousy obviously but I couldn’t believe how they cut off that scene. That made me not happy at all. Then my frustration fell off the mountain when Himeko boasted to Yuzu about that ‘crossed-line’. If it were me, I would have given her a piece of my mind.
Young Mei: It was great to see Mei as a child. She is so cute! Not like how she is now: an emotionless shell. Sorry, but she is, and seeing her younger self makes me hopeful. She will begin to open up. Crossing Line Himeko: Out of spite and jealousy, you’ll do some things that are not you. Himeko putting the moves on Mei just made me fall to the pit of my stomach. The worst thing was Mei just letting her do what she wanted. Are all girls in real life like this behind the scenes, doing such things?
Oh Were Sisters: Himeko’s face when Mei told her that Yuzu is her sister. Oh man I was sitting there loving it. Serves you right Himeko, aha!
Themes Or Trivia
High Tea: From the scene between Yuzu and Himeko meeting up at what seems to be a high tea place. The origin of high tea dates back to the seventeenth century. As for why it was called ‘high’ tea? Because it depended on what you sat on. It was lead to believe it was for the upper-class social gatherings, where people were sitting at a table. It was considered for that status and had their own variation, the ‘Afternoon’ tea. It grew popular over the years and it was typical to be served with food like sandwiches, scones, and cakes. It would be served at three or four o’clock in the afternoon. It was an excuse to socialize. Talk It Out: Leading to assumptions of what another individual is feeling causes nothing but unwanted negativity. Talk things out and clear the air.
All I want to know is what happened between Himeko and Mei. Ugh. The whole scene was cut off and left me pinning with anxiety. Who cares if Himeko is Mei’s childhood friend? Yuzu will be victorious, it’s obvious. That smug attitude of Himeko belongs to the kind of people whom I can’t stand. Those natural curls of hers aren’t cute, just outdated. Good job, fourth episode. You really made me hate the childhood friend character. All is going according to plan. But wasn’t Mei as a child such a cutie compared to how she is now? God, I hope she ends up like that by the end of the series.
When Jealousy Rears It’s Ugly Head
This week’s episode certainly pushed my buttons. Mei’s childhood friend fulfilled her role at annoying me to no end. You aren’t going to have the better end of the stick for long, Himeko; you wait and see. Kind of dreading how next week’s episode will go down. My feels are already half capacity right now. But leave your feelings about this week’s episode in the comments!! Did Himeko get under your skin? Follow MANGA.TOKYO’s other winter 2018 shows that we’re reviewing. It’s turning out to be a fruitful season!!
Let’s see what other hurdles come along for our girls. See you next week !!