I kinda skipped posting about ef-melodies due to the sheer emo-ness and stupidity of the story after episode 07. Also the fact the male characters were either asses or idiots didn’t really help the case either. So thank god that we’re finally out of that phase (hurr hurr) and in to something more… uplifting?
First off, we finally get to meet Miki! She’s really Mizuki when she was still a child then. It turns out she’s also an orphan after she survived a suicide attempt by her parents at sea and thanks to that, she’s closed off her heart to others. However, Yuuko has her way with children and she manages to establish a connection with her, bringing her out of the shell. Damn she’s cute. I have too much maternal instinct for 2D children.
But it seems that Yuuko is rather doomed to not experience happiness for long, as not long after she’s freed from the clutches of her sadistic brother and in to the arms of happiness, she’s snatched from it when she gets run over by a car. Yeah. Seriously. God is sure cruel to those who want His blessing the most.
I do have a bone to pick with how SHAFT is dealing with melodies however. This episode’s pacing felt really fast due to the change from “happiness” mode to “tragedy” mode in less than 20 minutes. It’s not helped either with how predictable the accident was. I really wanted it to happen maybe next week. Just as we got introduced to Miki… Yuuko T.T. Also why the fuck is Yu carrying Yuuko’s body and walking down the road slowly? Can’t they call an ambulance instead? Well, not like it’d make any difference in the end…
CALL FOR AN AMBULANCE DAMMIT!!!
That said, another two more episodes to go. They still need to resolve Mizuki’s arc. Kuze is really getting on my nerves.