I guess this series still hasn’t completely forgiven Moritani either.

Summary:

Moritani decides to join the ESP club so that she can continue being friends with Kotoura.  In order to stay, she claims that she can move objects from a distance, but in reality is just using her special dojo style technique in order to blow out candles.  After that, the club decides to host an impromptu party at Kotoura’s house, where they all end up having a lot of fun (except maybe Moritani).

Old school anime reference gooooooo

…There’s not much else I can add to this.

The next day at school, Kotoura gets drafted into the school’s relay race because she wasn’t paying attention.  The ESP club decides to help her train, but was it worth it in the end?  Well, I think you can already guess how it turned out… But even so, Kotoura’s able to get back up on her feet thanks to the support of her friends.

And now Kotoura can’t ever look at Moritani the same way again.

I just find it hilarious that Manabe has a picture of himself in a pose like that…

My Opinion:

There was a big gag “THE END” title card when the episode first opened up, and with the next episode previews, I can probably safely say that thist marks the end of this anime’s drama.  It seems that Kotoura-san has finally become a romantic comedy series like it was advertised.  Unfortunately, I get the feeling this will alienate a lot of viewers.

I personally don’t mind the drastic switch, as I’m really happy just to see Kotoura being happy, and the comedy is still pretty funny to me so far.  But the people who stayed for the initial drama will probably find this sudden mood switch to be a little too saccharine and goofy for their tastes.  Although the next few episodes will likely be light-hearted slice of life stuff, I get the feeling that there’s still drama to be had in the later episodes of Kotoura-san.  After all, her mother is still featured very prominently in the opening, so we’re bound to see her again.  Will we get some sort of episode where Kotoura’s able to reconcile with her mom?  We’ll just have to wait and see.

Overall, I think this was a fun, light-hearted episode.  There’s not as much intense drama in this one as the last few, which could be a good or bad thing depending on your tastes.  Time will tell if this series can really survive without its gut-wrenching drama.  But for now this series still holds my interest so I’ll continue to blog it to the end (probably).

Out of five:

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