Sprout: Eps 10-11
Seems like Sprout is mellowing out even more..if that’s even possible. It’s by no means a perfect drama but I’d say the good outweighs the bad. Sprout is stepping it up with even more artistic shots and a beautiful soundtrack. Although there are major disappointments in these two episodes, there are also some memorable moments as well.
My favorite scene of all in ep10 is, of course, the break up scene between Miyuki & Souhei. It is absolutely genius. It intertwines flashbacks with the present, as Miyuki & Souhei revisit the temple that they prayed at when they first started going out. It makes it much more poignant and bittersweet because we see the difference between the past & the present. In the past, Miyuki & Souhei were optimistic and hopeful about the future, but now they are more mature and uncertain about where they stand with each other.
Miyuki: I asked, “Please forget that wish from that time.”
Souhei: “What was the wish?”
Miyuki: “That I would always stay with you.”
The quotes above are my absolute favorite moments of the scene. Everything seems like it’s going alright, and then all of a sudden Souhei gets the picture–Miyuki is breaking up with him. I loveee that he gets it before she even says it straight out. Also, how saddening is it that Miyuki takes back her wish?
Souhei: “I’ll do my best so that you’ll like me.”
Miyuki: “It’s fine if you don’t try hard. I don’t want you to force yourself.”
Again I commend Miyuki for stepping up and ending the relationship instead of letting it drag on and on. She knows it’s time to stop because Souhei is only forcing himself to honor their promise to be together forever. And in a way, her breaking up with him is a sign of her love because she wants him to be truly happy, instead of forcing his feelings.
“Right now, I’m standing on my own feet. So, I’m fine now.”
Unfortunately the second half of the break up scene lacked in comparison to the first half. Miyuki’s speech could’ve been shortened to avoid being borderline-cliched. The entire break up scene would’ve been perfect if only they didn’t drag it out so long.
“Even though I promised… “I won’t go anywhere. I’ll always be by your side.” It wasn’t a lie. I thought I would never change.”
Up until this moment I haven’t empathized with Souhei, but now I finally understand his feelings. Souhei confides in Takki (the otaku housemate) that he really believed his feelings for Miyuki wouldn’t change. Isn’t that just the essence of youth?? You know, that feeling that you’ll always be the same no matter what? I got a really bittersweet feeling from this scene because I totally relate…it’s that sinking feeling you get when all of a sudden you realize that you’ve changed, and everyone else around you is changing too. You wish you could stay the same and go back to your old self, but it’s impossible.
“I’m glad it was Hayato.”
And now for Hayato & Miku……….NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I WAS FINE WITH MIYUKI & SOUHEI BREAKING UP..BUT THIS??????????? HAYATO, YOU’RE TOO PERFECT.
I knew this was bound to come up sometime, but still…I’m so disappointed in Miku. I understand that she can’t force herself to like Hayato but she was definitely falling for him before!! And now all of a sudden IT’S OVER???? On one hand, I’m glad she didn’t drag it out and make Hayato more unhappy. But on the other hand, I feel like she made her decision a little too quickly. It’s not like her so-called feelings for Souhei are set in stone. O_O I really wish Sprout would take the unconventional route and let the girl end up with the second guy who IS NOT her first love. But alas…
AUGHHHHHH!!!!! AUGHHHHHH!!!!!!! I WAS NOT EXPECTING THIS!!!!!!! Souhei’s moving out!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great twist! I admit that the moment when Miku holds onto Souhei’s arm and cries is PERFECT. Uhhhhh………I don’t know what to do now..
Obviously Sprout is moving towards Souhei x Miku, DARN IT. I’m sorta curious to see what’s gonna happen after the 1 year time jump, but judging from the previews isn’t it obvious??? So in a way it’s a wild card, but at the same time we already know where this is going so it’s pointless? *confused*