Now this is one nice prelude before a boss fight.
And nothing beats sweet ‘ol revenge! Seriously, this is one of the best bitch takedowns I have ever seen and as we all know, Sagami deserved EVERY. BIT. OF. AGONY. that Hachiman forced to feed her. Seeing the little bitch squirm and rely on the aid of others against Hachiman’s assault was quite satisfying.
Well, I heard it to be different in the novels/manga since it involved Hina/Kakeru but whatever. This resolution did the job and still made Hachiman notorious throughout the campus. If there’s ever a second season, I bet everything’s gonna be an uphill fight for him. Not that he’s not used to handicaps and disadvantages but I’m getting interested in how he plans on facing the tomorrow with the title of being most hated hanging on top of his head.
If Hachiman held the title of most hated then this episode just cemented Hayato being the most loved. Like every shounen hero who aspires for naive goals and idealistic settings, Hayato’s act of kindness serves as a symbolic foil to Hachiman’s perspective, much as Hachiman is a foil to him.
The thing is, this series have yet shown an ideal persist over Hachiman’s major arguments. Sure, every idealistic setup shown in this series was able to come side by side with Hachiman’s perspective but I don’t recall one being able to provide a concrete solution to a conflict.
Looking back, the tennis match that Hayato “lost”, the novel review, the “buying time to find bitch chairman”, those events proved how ideals offer the most convenient solution. But when it comes to reforming individuals how come no ideal stood its ground?
It’s not really a complaint or anything against this series but from the way I see it, it’s always a one-sided battle. Hachiman’s words pierce the hearts while Hayato bask in the shallow glory of being a good guy. What does that make Hayato? What does his ideals symbolize other than being just a face?
Well, one episode left before this series ends. That or could this be the last episode and the other one a filler? No matter, I’d still wish for a second season!