“Scare Minorin out of her wits” plan episode.
… which actually fails and they get scared back by the crazy combo of Kitamura and Minorin. Nothing really escapes those two, eh. Oh wait… they’re both extremely dense in certain issues.
That being said, this turned out to be more of an Ami episode than anything. I love how the director is intentionally making her real feelings being vague. It kinda evokes a certain amount of pathos in me towards her.
Is she actually teasing Ryuuji just for the sake of teasing him?
Or has she really fallen for him?
The conversation with Ryuuji about being “equals” also was a masterful touch of almost touching her real feelings but not quite there yet. The use of metaphors in this series is seriously winning me over.
Perhaps it’s for that reason too that I got a weird flash at the end of this episode, “Ah, Toradora is like the Honey & Clover of romcom’s.” There’s an unmistakable similarity in the feelings that the show invokes in me with the feelings I have whenever I’m watching a particularly fun episode of Honey & Clover that’s interspersed with melancholic development. Then again, director Tatsuyuki Nagai was involved in Hachikuro, so I guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise.
koi wa amakute nigai mono
tanjunmeikai fukuzatsukaiki na shiromono