The time for answers has finally arrived and, after all the waiting, we get to see Mafuyu’s old boyfriend. The eighth episode is everything we were hoping for and it might have been the busiest one of the series so far. So, let’s take a closer look at its’ events!
The story follows the events from the previous episodes, after the band decides to stop practicing. I’m not gonna talk about it though. We’ll go straight to the mind-blowing things that happened, starting with Mafuyu’s outburst. Yes! After all, this cute potato shows some emotions and some nerve. I almost fell off my chair when I saw him yelling to his old friend, while confessing his feelings at the same time.
It was about time for us to learn more about Yuki! During a touching flashback, we got to see how the boys met and how their romance unfolded. I must admit that their story was really emotional and that they looked great for each other. I’m curious to learn what lead Yuki to this awful act…
Meanwhile, and except the flashback revelations, the second mind-blowing event was Ritsuka’s shut down to Mafuyu. ‘We won’t have vocals’. Damn, that must hurt. Yet, for people like Mafuyu, maybe this is necessary in order to wake them up.
Mafuyu’s past: Except the fact that we FINALLY saw Yuki, I was shocked by the fact that Mafuyu got beaten up regularly by his own father. I wanna do awful things to this guy and make it look like an accident. Who treats kids this way? Violence is never the solution and, especially at a child, it is catastrophic.
Ex: Ugetsu, Haruki’s ex, might be the hottest guy in the series and the more I see of him, the more I can’t get enough. I don’t care why they broke up and I hope for a reunion. Yeap, I don’t care how Akihiko’s gonna feel for this, I ship the other couple more!
Themes & Trivia
Episode Title: This episode is called Time is running out. The title is inspired by a song from Muse, an amazing English alternative rock band!
This was an intense and eventful episode, which digged deep into the characters’ past and personalities. Nothing stayed in the surface and the plot unfolded -at last- pretty straightforward. The ending wasn’t so intense as I was expecting to, yet we’re left at a cliffhanger, because of the broken strings, so I’m partly satisfied. I wish for more explanatory and vivid episodes like this, since I now see the series from a whole new psychological perspective.
‘I don’t even know how I feel…’
I’m happy we learned more about Mafuyu’s past relationship and I like that the characters show more of their personality. What do you think will happen next? Can’t wait to read your comments here, in MANGA.TOKYO!
Summer 2019 | Anime Info | Simulcast