As the ceremony to annul the pact between Shiori and Ichiro gets a scheduled date, the nerves begin to set in.
Makado And Keigo
New personal favourite side character unlocked: Makado. She looks really cool and the way she talks and acts reinforces that aura of coolness. Keigo on other hand, not a fan. He’s clearly infatuated with Shiori because she’s the princess, nothing else. There was a really meaningful scene towards the end of the episode before the ceremony where Shiori visibly hadn’t slept much so Ichiro‘s first thought was ask her if she’s okay – this demonstrated how Ichiro cares for her on a much deeper level than Keigo. Ichiro deserves to be with her, he really does.
The Guests Leave
I really hope that the people from the island can come to accept Shiori’s freedom and allow her to lead a life away from the island. Obviously she can go back and visit, but to completely take away the life she’s found with Ichiro, Machi and Fumio is way too harsh.
The most beautiful part about this is how their feelings remained the same after the pact was annulled. Shiori had her doubts about whether Ichiro would still feel the same without the pact interfering, but it looks like she didn’t have to worry at all as he still felt just as he did before. I’m sure this came as a surprise to none of us, but the scene where they hugged after the ceremony’s finish was probably the most wholesome scene yet. Now that the pact is out of the way, they can be certain that their feelings for each other are genuine and move forward with a normal, healthy love for each other.
Ichiro looked really cool in those traditional ceremony clothes. Yes, that’s my first thoughts when wrapping up this episode as a whole. I’m definitely going to need to find an outfit like that for myself (then proceed to wear it absolutely nowhere due to embarrassment). On a serious note though, I have a high level of respect for traditional Japanese values and clothing so I would probably never buy something like it solely for that reason. See you next week for the final episode!
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