Finally it happened! The progress has been pretty slow but Ichiro and Shiori have finally taken their relationship to the next level.
A super wholesome Christmas party, what’s not to love? Shiori‘s sure got a keen interest in Ichiro to enthusiastically ask everyone at the table for embarrassing stories about him, haha. To her delight, everyone obliged as we saw and shared details of moments Ichiro would rather forget until Machi pointed out his tendency to let her and Fumio do things like eat their food before he does which he accepted as a fact, that was really sweet.
This was a great way for the girls to bond and get to know each other better. Shiori is very cautious with things and doesn’t like to overstep boundaries, so Machi reaffirming their friendship was good for her to hear. It was only so long before Machi started giving out nicknames though being a kid and all, haha. I was thinking it’d be something more like Shiori-chan as Chihiro suggested but hey Shio-chan definitely has more of a ring to it.
Finally, The Kiss
I don’t want to speak for everyone here because I am incredibly impatient with waiting for big moments in anime/manga, but oh my god this scene hit the spot. It felt like such a long time coming after watching them take such small, slow steps in their relationship but we got there and it was worth it. Although it was a little slow, I’m not complaining about the pacing since when this scene happened I was super hyped. If that doesn’t mean they did a good job, I don’t know what does!
Best episode yet! The slow romantic development that I’ve been (kind of) complaining about in my prior episode reviews worked beautifully in building hype for this scene and delivering it with maximum efficiency. Leave any comments down below and see you next week!
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