Koinaka episode 8 ~ review
after the exciting seventh episode of “Koinaka”, here comes episode 8 to take us back to reality, specifically back to the cliches. During the festival at the hospital Shota proposes to Akari, he tells her to meet him at the fireworks in their town and give him her answer. Aoi witnesses the whole thing and decides to retreat.
Once again Aoi’s inferiority syndrome comes back. He loves Akari, but he prefers for her, to have a man with a career like Shota. I’m so tired of Aoi being a chicken. But for some reason I can’t get to dislike his character. He decides to give the tickets Mariko gave him to his sister and Kouhei. His troubles with the work and the competition takes place at most of the episode.
Akari considers Shota’s proposal and she doesn’t know what to do. What a tough luck having two hot guys waiting for you, just kidding. The reason she doesn’t deny Shota, is because he has changed and seeing that she realises his feelings for her were always sincere. Plus they have been together for five years, I understand how difficult this is.
But I don’t excuse her behaviour. She goes to Shota’s place just to make him decide for her. Aoi is all the things that were mentioned earlier, but it’s unfair putting the stress in somebody else. Akari should make up her mind alone. If she wants Aoi she should go for him, not wait for his confession to be determined about her love.
Aoi let’s her go and the day she visits the hospital to say goodbye to the little girl she was tutoring, Shota gives her the tickets for the train. Aoi after he has a talk with his sister, sends a message to Akari, telling her to come at the day of the competition, which is the same day with the firework’s festival.
Shota goes out with the girl, who didn’t leave the best impression at first, she seemed a bit evil. But she was protecting Shota. She wants to confess to him, when they are together, but he gives a speech about how Akari is the only one for him. There goes his chance of having a cute girlfriend when Akari leaves him for Aoi in the last episode (because this is probably what is going to happen).
Aoi is uneasy because he doesn’t see Akari in the auditorium, but what a surprise she finally shows up, during Aoi’s presentation.
Aoi presents the design of the house Akari told him to make for her during their childhood. After his presentation ends Akari leaves and when Aoi calls her, he hears the announcer, that says the train for their hometown is going to leave. Akari says goodbye. Back to the competition Aoi wins and when one of the judges asks him what inspired him for that house, he starts explain how he made it for that girl meaning Akari. When the judge tells him that this girl must be special for him, he realises he has to go after her and leaves all of a sudden. How many episodes have I watched Aoi rushing out of a place, running to Akari, he needs to go to the next Olympics after so much running.
The episode end with the peak of the love triangle, who is Akari going to choose?