Okitegami Kyoko No Biboroku Episode # 6 Review [All I know is a new found Grace]
disclaimer – this post was written by kipzizz for dramajjang.co only ; if you see it anywhere else, it’s stolen and that tires me out because it forces me to write that disclaimer each time ugh –
As usual, this weeks’ episode starts with Yakusuke and SandGlass crew conversing; apparently he had to resign from his bookshop post, because he resembled the owner’s woman old boyfriend that scammed her for money and she was very much embarrassed when she had to see him over and over again.
That sparks up a conversation about embarrassment and how it affects people, and how everybody has an embarrassing story to tell. Despite having to switch jobs often, Yakusuke feels that this sort of life fits him as he had helped numerous people along with Kyoko.
He reveals he got a new job, as school staff in a girl’s school and while things are going well for him now, he’s afraid that his bad luck will strike again- and soon enough, it does. Yakusuke finds himself following a trail of water into a storage room where a girl has passed out due to oxygen deprivation from CO2- Yakusuke can’t get out since the door’s knob was removed and the windows were shut, but enables the fire alarm with an invention he makes. In the end, both him and the girl got rescued and while he was released from the hospital, she wouldn’t wake up despite not showing any abnormalities.
Yakusuke is again a prime suspect, despite everything in the examination of the room hinting to a possible suicidal attempt- most notably a letter allegedly written by the girl using popular band lyrics. However the police that searched her apartment didn’t find any traces linking her listening to music- in fact her apartment was pretty much empty. Yakusuke has to rely on Kyoko once more, to unravel the mystery and hires her for the day.
Living in an embarassing thing. It’s possible that somewhere there’s a person who lives flawlessly, but I don’t know them- I’m not like that. I struggle with confusion, and live in a way that seems ridiculous. Every day I have feelings of self-hate. But I’m here. I’m alive. That’s why I want you to go on, living through the shame.
My hat’s off to Yakusuke this episode- apart from saving the girl with his quick thinking, his monologue of “failures” saved her as well, giving her the incentive to wake up and try to live again.
The “embarrassment” angle was handled very well, I must say; what you might think will embarrass you and spend days thinking ways to undo it or fix it, might be something so trivial to the others, even non-existent. You’ve gotta learn to roll with your “shameful” moments, otherwise the agony of it will push you to dangerous and dark places.
And last but not least, Kyoko, listening to Yakusuke’s “embarrassing” stories and observing his gentle and calm manner throughout the whole day, has a romantic-revelation moment:
There it is! But, ugh, what’s the point? She will have forgotten all about it the next day goddamnit! Unless, unless she puts that invincible marker on work and write down her romantic aspirations somewhere on her leg. Hey, that could happen, right? I mean, this relationship has got to progress somehow! It seems like it does, but the next episode’s preview is baffling. Do they meet in her apartment? It’s evident they do, but the reason is not clear, it’s quite odd actually. What is with Yakusuke’s moustache? lol (but seriously, how good-looking is Okada? He can pull any style, his face is ridiculously handsome)
Either way, I thought it was a nice contrast in the end- in the last episodes, Yakusuke and Kyoko were always returning from their “missions” together, but this time that they don’t do that, they’re actually more together than they have ever been.
Seven is supposed to be a lucky number, so onwards to episode 7 and let us hope that “that date” will take place then!