Look at them caps! Just, just look at them!!? This is the best ever drama from japan, right? This has to be one of the best Lesbian dramas out there, right? I mean, just you look at them! Look at that intimacy! Look at the happiness and love in their faces! Just..Just look!
Definitely, the best drama of the year, even if it is only March, right? Right guys?
There is only one gif I can find that will fully show my feelings throughout these episodes, especially ep 03…
Now, before you panic, I will just say that almost everyone else will love these episodes, especially those who think that physical intimacy is all there is to yuri. To others, not having subs and thus not understanding what is being said should also help you and make you simply adore this show so far.
As for me and those in my camp, I only wish I was deaf or totally lost when it comes to Japanese because without sound and thus without me understanding what was being said, I would have put this show right towards the top of my short list of favourite dramas.
But alas, I had no such luxury and thus watching eps 03-06 was one roller-coaster of maddening emotions! Like, I do not even know where to begin. So I will just take it one at a time, beginning from exactly where ep02 left us and this view I had during my first post on this series where I said…
I was expecting Sanae to go full crazy lesbian and decide to pull a Chikane…
Thankfully that did not happen and the caps I saw did not happen either! So, the verdict now is that this is actually looking pretty good!
I spoke too soon…
Time to explain myself! Not to get me wrong, the ‘yuri’ sex was awesome! I would add this series to my full list because of it and the kissing because no matter what the status is, two girls kissing and having sex cannot be thought of otherwise! Sanae too can be considered a Lesbian, I think!
I do love the yuri on it’s own but when you add in the other matters, matters of the less physical side of relationships that dominate my taste in yuri and this series is just another in those that were made to make the community go bananas! I think I was right onto something when I compared this to Last Friends! This show is just as infuriating as that was!
Let’s begin with Sanae, our once promising Lesbian! Going back to the lines I quoted a bit up before the jump, I was really surprised with this sane lesbian we seemingly got in such a sketchy series as this from the first two episodes. In retrospect I should have actually expected this! No sane lesbian stalks their love like she was doing. That is a very bad sign, a sign I totally ignored and because of that came right back and bit me right in the exterior!
Seriously, literally minutes in as we continue on from where we left off after Sanae’s confession, she is still waiting for an answer as to why Hanabi is with the Dude when she obviously doesn’t love him (yet, you mean Sanae, yet!). That conversation is the start of everything going downhill for me! What happened? Well, Hanabi gives Sanae the answer she was looking for. She is with the Dude because she has someone that she loves that will never love her back!
Hanabi actually told the truth which surprised me and actually made me like her even more. You would think that Sanae, being all in love with Hanabi as she claims to be, she would understand Hanabi’s feelings and maybe layoff a bit. You would think that having forced herself on Hanabi she would have the conscience to feel guilty and let that thread die. You would think she would comfort Hanabi and then let them have a relaxing sleepover, their first sleepover and first time ever that Hanabi had brought a girl to her home. Sanae is already lucky. She has points with Hanabi. You would think she would choose to fight another day.
What happens is what I had been dreading! Sanae turns into a Beast! She goes, as the internet puts it, full retard! All she cares about even after all this is herself and her feelings! Not even thinking of Hanabi’s position in all of this, the fact that Hanabi had never even entertained the thought of a romantic connection between them let alone an inkling that Sanae might have had more than friends feelings towards her, not thinking of this at all, Sanae instead bawls at Hanabi asking why not her then! Why doesn’t Hanabi love her instead!
My brain blew a fuse and shut down right then and there!
Not even three minutes into the episode and I am seeing stars due to the sheer fury brought out in me! Why?! Why did you have to do this?! I should have known, really, from the fact that the Dude was such a chill guy and even though he never quite made Hanabi smile as much as Sanae did in the first two episodes, looking back he was actually quite good for her. He never hurt her in any way. His goodness for Hanabi gets even clearer as the episodes go on and thus putting more fuel on my semi-theory of where the series in going to end up.
Mean while our Lesbian Sanae is…God, I don’t even want to think of it any-more! And so you can imagine starting off the episodes like this affecting me during the rest of the episodes! Once that happened I started seeing flaws everywhere in regards to Sanabi (Sanae x Hanabi). Some things did not even have anything to do with the actual story, or do they?
For example like the fact that Sanae and Hanabi’s kisses are very different from the ones Hanabi shares with the Dude! Sanabi’s kisses are the typical drama kisses, you know, the ones where they touch lips and call it a day? Yeah, those are the types of kisses Sanabi share, even in the midst of sexing on a wall in public toilet (Hotness, okay?). Meanwhile the kisses with the Dude are the kisses you know to expect in such an extreme show like this (that I still surprised an Idol lie Miyu is acting in, like how?!!!).
This was probably the case in the first two episodes too but I did not notice it then. It wasn’t until my heart shut off that I started seeing the flaws! There was Gold, pure Gold I tell you all, in these latest episodes but to me, it might as well just have been some silver metal.
What’s even worst in the Sanae situation is the fact that they were not friends for a long time as I had imagined. In fact it is even hard to tell if they were that close! We finally got a flashback to their meeting, which did not happen far back enough for them to be Best Pals. Everything was like like normal, weird quiet girl gets saved but cool looking girl. She can’t help falling for cool-looking girl. Totally forgets that it is not cool-looking girl’s fault that she has feelings for her. Commences to project those feelings onto cool-looking girl.
Hanabi saves Sanae from a train molester, an incident that gives her the men-phobia that is the makings of a crazy lesbian. That’s right, Sanae has men-phobia! They frikkin went there! guess who is most likely to help cure her of that? Guess who dearest Readers!!!
BTW, had to spoil myself a bit with the anime after being so furious with the drama and so I went to some blogs and viewed the caps. I got even madder!
I have never before been so conflicted watching anything!
The visuals as I said are simply magnificent! Sanabi have so far kissed more than any other couple on a TV show! They have already had sex multiple times, even perhaps more than what was actually shown. This is simply out of this world! I haven’t seen a series go this far before. This should be fantastic series.
So why the fuck is it not?!
Sorry dear Readers, I promised to return to my old self but with shows like this, I just…it is just too hard! I thought of actually lying to myself and to you and make this a very positive post but that is an even worse sin I think! So what else went wrong then! Everything you see after all is simply awesome. Why isn’t my post smelling of roses?
Problem no.2, story/dialogue/plot/etc…
You know when someone gives you something but they just won’t let you enjoy it? This is such series! My brain was seriously ready to blow! One moment Hanabi is all ready to put a stop to things saying that she can’t do it because Sanae is her friend. The next moment she is all like, because I love you Sanae! At another point Sanae is all like, it is okay if you don’t love me. You don’t have to do anything. Don’t think of anything. Just let me love, you. Let me make you feel good. The next moment she is all jealous, showing off in front of the Dude, ready to break down because Hanabi is not returning the favour. At one moment Hanabi is awed at making the Dude melt under her great hands (not even going to clarify on this) and you can tell she is starting to see him in a different way. The other Sanae is making Hanabi feel good and she saying that this is what it is to love another person. You make them happy, you make them feel good. And then you know Hanabi is thinking of what she was doing to the Dude and what that means. Does she love him too (There is a scene where she says to him that she wants to grow to love him, after which they decide to actually go out as a real couple, to which Hanabi agrees BTW)…
Oh yeah, from my anime mine-field running, I found out that actually Sanae sleeps with the Dude eventually…
I had to listen to this, hearing this, all the while seeing this…
What am I supposed to feel?! My eyes are melting from the beauty of things they are seeing. Meanwhile my brain and ears are bleeding from the horror of what I am hearing and thus connecting to visual input and how so crudely they clash!
OMG, did Sanae just give Hanabi a hickey?! She so did! She did but fuck that, we won’t show you her doing it. instead we will show you the Dude doing it, right after seeing the one from Sanae! Why? because fuck you that’s why! We want to erase all the good feelings you got from watching Sanabi sexing by replacing it with even hotter Dude kissing and sexing and falling in love! Oh, we are sorry, there was no Hanabi wanting to fall in love with Sanae? Well, that’s tough!
But surely, things can only get better from here, right? I mean come on! Sanabi have had sex already! For crying out loud, they are even doing it in the toilets at school! From the above caps, Hanabi did return the favour and made Sanae ‘feel good’ too. Surely they aren’t going to gloss over this thread, right?
End of episode 6 facts
Hanabi and Dude are jealous because the other slept with someone else.
Their next make out, though only kissing, is even hotter than Sanabi’s actual sex!!!
Hanabi wants to love Dude
Dude proposes for them to actually start dating for real
Sanae tries contacting Hanabi
Hanabi ignores her
This right here, Ladies and Gents, is what I consider as Yuri-Baiting! They will ask you, ‘Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained with all the lesbian action?!’ Because come on, no series has given us this level of action before! Many will drink it up like a jar of honey! And really, I do not blame you who do. Remember when I said my brain shut off in the first minutes of ep03? Well, I had to continue on and how did I manage that? By thinking of this show now as porn with plot! I can totally get off on the action but where my usual yuri loving comes from, there is nothing here!
I knew getting action this early could not be good! You just watch as Sanae now turns even worse! What is the best way to get rid of lesbian plotlines? By turning the lesbian evil and despicable so as to get fans who support her away and push the stakes in the hetero couple’s favour! Sanae is already on the road of no return!
Should I keep on dreaming? Should I keep on hoping for a miracle that the drama deviates from the anime? two episodes in that would have been a possibility but seeing as the scene I was talking about that was missing in those episodes in actually in the series later on, well, all hope is lost!
But I am going to continue on and now that I have figured out the best way to enjoy this show, and that is by turning off my emotions and just think of it as porn with plot that usually has pointless yuri, you will not see another negative post of this after today. You know now what is what. With the following posts, if there is still yuri, you will know why I am so positive.
So, should you watch it? Well, yes! You are not me and thus not so picky, I think, so you might enjoy this one much much more! At the very least we have to give it props for going more than a mile ahead of all the other yuri dramas that have come before it. You will probably never see this much yuri action ever again so yes, do watch it!
And finally I am sorry if I spoiled things for some of you. But hopefully you don’t look for as much in yuri shows as I do so you are then safe. Please do not not enjoy this show on account of me! I just like my yuri serious, with feelings, both in the characters and the writers and when a writer uses yuri as a device, I simply can’t stand that!
Well, at the very least the writer did not come out and insult our intelligence by saying that there no yuri here, only girls scratching each other’s itch! Seriously, if that happens more kittens are going to be sacrificed!
Sorry I have to end it on a low note here but, I will be seeing you soon…