Only one more episode of Grand Blue Dreaming to go and I have to say these last few episodes were a great pleasure to watch. They are what makes me enjoy this series to its fullest. There are still all the stupid jokes from before but there is also the sea and diving. I would only have wished that we had seen this kind of content way before. At least I am fully enjoying the last few episodes!
Japanese title: 誤解なんだが (Goukainandaga)
Interest in diving
Sometimes I wonder if Iori really likes diving or if this is simply a social thing for him at this point. You know, like there are friends you make in school simply because it is easier to have a friend in school than to not have anybody you can talk with? Or when you become friends with people at work/school, even though you wouldn’t normally go for their friendship, but compared to the other people they just seem like the nicest of all of them? It sometimes feels like Iori came into this world of diving and now he simply is there because he lives at the store and they are there anyway and it’s easy. Especially when he starts to think it is more important to not get made fun of his friends for maybe not passing an exam, instead of simply admitting he is a bit weak and has to practice more. I mean, I appreciate this part of his character because it made some great scenes in this episode! When he thinks about poisoning Aina and Kohei so that they wouldn’t notice that he practices. It was fun, I can’t argue! I enjoyed it a lot!
Can’t choose a ship
The scenes with Iori and Chisa were so much fun to watch. How she is creeped out by him, how she nearly drowns him… I just like her because she is the one that seems sane in the whole mess. Of course the moment where Kohei mistook Iori for a masochist (which really probably is true anyway…) was so funny, I am still laughing about it.
There only remains one problem: my ship is still sailing without a flag. It is not that kind of anime, so it’s fine, but I do like to have some random ships while watching a show, because it makes it so much more enjoyable. However, while there are super good vibes between Kohei and Chisa, she is after all his cousin and I can not see them as a pair, even if I want to. Aina on the other hand seems like she will stay in love one-sided. My only hope would have been Azusa and Iori, because i love Azusa to bits, but we saw where she stands and I accept her feelings wholeheartedly. I wish she would get with the naked-senpai she likes! She is the best after all!
There is a new ending! It shows Kohei dancing alone to the usual theme song, this time sung by Nana Mizuki. As Kohei is still at karaoke, the creators actually decided to make the song by ‘Kaya Mizuki’, as it is written on the screen of the ending theme. It’s fun, watch it if you skipped it!
Japanese language is hard
I remember one time during my studies our teacher came in and played us a row of sounds and we had to note if we thought it was Japanese or not. There were easy ones mixed in there like some Korean pop song but then there also were sounds of people talking in Hokkaido and Okinawa. To be honest, I couldn’t understand a single word and even today it is very hard to understand someone from Kyushu going all out and talking in dialect. So that scene at the market? I can totally relate. It’s hilarious what some of those names translate to and I couldn’t say if it’s real, but it does sound realistic. On a side note, the travel book they carried around that had an explanation of the fish names is very realistic, too. Japan has a load of travel guides, even for within the country. They actually have a travel guide for the area you are from, too, listing up all the seasonal festivals and events and good restaurants and secret tips for good desserts and stuff. Also, locally famous food and places are introduced. In some countries this can turn into a sudden run on a certain restaurant or shop, which is great for the people owning the place but might be a problem for other tourists, as you suddenly would have to reserve days in advance to be able to eat there, or you have to line up for long times. That’s just how it is in Japan, you buy a book and learn from it the things you want to know. So if you know Japanese, you should come into the bookstore at one point and take a look at one of the travel guides from your country. It’s fun to see the recommendations and tips they give.
It’s the last episode, so let’s make it worth it! This will be a try-not-to-laugh challenge if you want to stay sober, because this time we will raise our glasses whenever you smile, laugh, chuckle or show any other sign of entertainment! One last time, it’s cheers!
See you next week
The next episode will be the last one and I can’t wait, since I enjoyed the last two episodes so much. I hope the last one will stay as awesome, which would actually make me miss the show a bit more than I thought I would. We will see what Iori and the others are up to for the grande finale. See you then!
Grand Blue Dreaming
Summer 2018 | Anime Info | Simulcast