Last Cinderella: Ep 6
WOW I enjoyed this episode way too much!!!!
I laughed so much in this episode, omg! Episode 5 was all about Hiroto falling for Sakura, so now episode 6 is all about Rintaro slowly awakening to his feelings for her (or perhaps developing his feelings of platonic friendship into something more) and finding out about Hiroto’s ulterior motives. Considering that we are consistently switching back and forth between Hiroto & Rintaro in these episodes, I think it is pretty safe to say that they are both the leads. Meaning, they both have a good chance of ending up with Sakura and I still have no idea who will be the “winner”. O_O
Anyways, one plus for the Rintaro x Sakura ship is that they are already like an old married couple together. Their interactions always crack me up. Like when Sakura casually goes, “Tachibana de……..gay?” and Rintaro is all “HUH?” And then Sakura candidly asks if he’s lonely, why he doesn’t have a girlfriend if he’s such a chick magnet, etc. etc. AHAHAHA. I think Sakura & Rintaro are very similar in their philosophies on life. Although Sakura is changing more since she is back in the dating..world (is that what you call it O_O) she and Rintaro are still alike. AND!!! AND!!! RINTARO GIVES SAKURA HER CINDERELLA SLIPPERS. SYMBOLISM!!!!!! SYMBOLISM!!!!! But…then again…Hiroto already helped Sakura put on her “lost slipper” so….does this even count? O_O Or does this mean that Sakura has two princes and she has to choose one of them? (<<I think that’s the answer!!!!!!!)
I’m not sure if Rintaro has fully fallen for Sakura yet, or if he already has and just doesn’t know it, or what but……the moment when he sees Sakura when they meet for their date, there is a change in his eyes that shows he does see Sakura as a woman. When I was watching at this moment, I was all, “AHA!!!!! THIS IS IT!!!!!! HE’S SO FALLING FOR HER!” Anyways part of why I laughed so much during this episode is, of course, because of Rintaro & Sakura’s hijinks as they try to fool Rintaro’s mom into thinking that he & Sakura are dating. LOL. I love how Sakura manages to mess up everything but still wins the approval of Rintaro’s mom.
Our dear Hiroto didn’t get much screentime in this episode, but he totally made up for it with a shower scene (*WINK WINK*) & by trying to change for Sakura. I like Hiroto much better now that he wholeheartedly loves Sakura! I think he is pretty serious about her since he even tells Choko to butt out and might join his dad’s company for a steadier job. The problem though, is whether he can keep Sakura’s trust after she finds out about his connection with Choko and his original intentions. I have the feeling that maybe Sakura will break up with him and he will have to chase her to get her back!
As for Choko & Hiroto, these two are officially step-siblings. But it’s not even clear whether or not they have the same biological dad. I mean, Choko could’ve been the daughter that her mom had from a previous marriage. O_O Anyways the weird thing about Choko & Hiroto is that they are part of the love square, so that they end up together whenever Rintaro & Sakura are together. It is kinda weird when they have a four-way stareoff or when they are divided into couples. O_O But overall, I think people are freaking out way too much over Choko & Hiroto. I get the feeling that they are more like comrades rather than *gasp* forbidden brother-sister lovers!
OMG I LOVE THE RIVALRY BETWEEN HIROTO & RINTARO! This episode definitely amps up the rivalry especially with the awesome ending!!!! Rintaro questions Hiroto on more than one occasion, as he puts together the pieces about Hiroto & Choko’s relationship. I think Rintaro is trying to give Sakura & Hiroto space (i.e. when he feels like the third wheel when Sakura & Hiroto get all lovey dovey with each other, so he leaves the restaurant) but he can’t help but get involved with them. He is definitely protective over Sakura even if he won’t admit it. I mean, seriously! When Hiroto asks Rintaro what Sakura is to him, he pauses and responds “A COWORKER”. YEAHHHHH……..SURE…
I love how Rintaro & Hiroto’s confrontation brings up the question of what Sakura is to Rintaro. It is something that had to be asked eventually. Because no matter how much Rintaro says he & Sakura are just friends, there seems to be something more to it. If he doesn’t love Sakura then who is he to go around interfering in her love life and challenging her boyfriend? Can he really say that everything he’s doing for her is because of their platonic friendship? HMM!
I like Hiroto but I hated his audacity in the last scene. When he tells Rintaro to get together with Choko so that all of this will be solved, I was all OMG HIROTO…..YOU DID NOT JUST GO THERE! Pushing Rintaro & Choko together will not solve anything! It will only make things even worse in the long run! T_T I think Hiroto is letting off steam, issuing a challenge to Rintaro and also trying to get rid of his competition! But then Hiroto quickly redeems himself again by confessing something to Sakura!!!!! (That’s where the episode ends, darn it! I assume he’s going to tell her why he got together with her at first.) AUGH!!
I like this episode way more than episode 5. I’m not sure if it’s because it’s more about Rintaro x Sakura, or because we have more of a Hiroto vs. Rintaro rivalry, or if it’s because of the pacing and the humor. Overall, it could be a combination of all of them. I found myself laughing a lot more often during this episode simply because of all the funny interactions between Sakura & Rintaro. Also the cliffhanger is really epic and makes me want to watch the next episode so bad!!!!!!
The real cliff-hanger here is whether or not Sakura will forgive Hiroto or not. She has a very forgiving and generous nature, but she already gave him one chance with the Momo-issue. Will she give him a second chance?? I also wonder if Hiroto will tell her the whole truth or if he will leave parts out. Like the part about Choko being an obsessed-Rintaro-stalker.
JUST LOOK AT THIS:
…….I am so desperate to find out who Sakura will end up with, I even watched the OP over and over to try to figure out who puts the glass slipper on her foot. T____T”” I also watched this part of the preview so many times because I was trying to figure out what happened exactly. According to the text-preview, the kiss is unintentional. DARN IT!
I found this Hiroto x Sakura magazine picture!