Koinaka ep 7 ~ review
I have to admit the last episodes of “Koinaka” had many cliches and made me feel like I would only continue watching it, just to write about it, not because I would actually like it.
But hopefully episode 7 came along. A cute episode that refreshed my boost and my mood for “Koinaka”.
Aoi’s humor when Akari stood him up was something else. I though he would be like “Akari I understand you were late, it’s ok let me warm the food for you”. Despite the fact that being late wasn’t Akari’s fault, she could definitely call, even though her bag was left inside she could find a way to communicate and not let him wait. I liked Aoi’s attitude because sometimes it feels like everybody takes him for granted and he has to show that they have to consider him too.
Aoi except of his love troubles, he has trouble at work too. probably with the Akari drama he forgot a change he had to make to a design, which can not be just a mistake for a small company like his. Mariko- chan suggest he should work as a swimming instructor for kids. Actually I think Mariko chan doesn’t mean it. It seems to me like in this episode she wants to make Aoi realise he has to go after the things he wants in his life and he can’t always be half hearted. She is the one who gives him the tickets in the end of the episode for him and Akari, but will be going to that later.
We were left where Akari and Aoi had some distance between them because of the misunderstanding. But Akari goes to find Aoi, because she need his talent. Actually after her student got worse, they wouldn’t let her out for the fireworks festival. That was a sad scene, cause after she went out with Akari to by a yukata, they let her know she can’t go. All the dreams for the little girl were taken away just to leave her wonder “What did she do to deserve this”. Aoi of course wants to help.
Since she can’t go to the festival, Akari wants to bring the festival to her. Everyone, literally everyone helps with creating a festival for the patients in the hospital and a firework room that would be for the little girl and her friend. That was one of the cutest things in the episode.
The festival was really nice and it brought them all together. I know Shota has done terrible things and of course I can’t get to fully like him. But it was nice for a change to leave all the drama behind and get more realistic. I like how they somehow are starting to forgive him, since he knows he has made the worst mistakes. If he kept on with his evil self, I would really get frustrated with the drama being a soap opera. I have nothing with soap operas, I enjoy them but when I watch them I know what I’m gonna get. In jdramas I prefer something better than the cliches, that would only give trouble to the main leads, because someone decides to be super evil and give more episodes to the story.
I mentioned before Mariko chan’s role in this episode. She meets Aoi in the hospital and talks to him, implying that he should go after Akari giving him some tickets. Meanwhile Akari and Shota talk to Kokone who tells them, she confessed her feelings to her friend and he told her, they should go see the fireworks together next year. She gives them a talk of how she would have regretted it, if she didn’t confess. She says to Akari she shouldn’t have egrets either. Seems like the one who follows Kokone’s advise is Shota, who finds Akari in the firework’s room. I can’t blame him for going after the one he loves, that is his feelings and he wants to try his best to get her back. He used to be a liar, but he has been the one going after and chasing what he wants, unlike Akari and Aoi who have always been hiding their feelings.
Of course this episode gave as a lot of cute scenes, it couldn’t end without a cliche. The moment Shota asks Akari for a second chance, Aoi walks in the room. They don’t realise he is watching them despite him being like 5 metres away from them, standing at the door that brings light in the dark room but whatever. Shota is back hugging Akari the moment Aoi walks in and Akari doesn’t seem to be wanting to get away.
What is going to happen in episode 8?