Last Cinderella: Ep 9
I don’t know if it’s just my mood when I was watching this episode or what, but I definitely did not spazz out as much as I did in episode 8. Even though Kohei/Miki/Shima reconcile, Miki & evil-mother-in-law find common ground, Sakura gets engaged AND sleeps with Hiroto, this episode is less cutesy and not quite over-the-moon happy. Somehow it feels like Last Cinderella has mellowed out a bit. I still really enjoyed this episode but my experience watching it was different from usual.
I really liked the scenes with Sakura & her girlfriends. It always warms my heart when I see the three of them together, even the little moments when they are just having dinner or laughing together make me feel happy. My favorite scene wasn’t one of the shippy scenes with Hiroto/Sakura/Rintaro, but rather the scene when the three besties are having dinner together. I also loveee the scene when Kohei proposes to Miki, asking her to remarry him! That is really the cutest thing ever, at first I thought Kohei was a bumbling idiot/jerk of a husband but now I have to admit, he has grown on me! And how sweet is Miki, to accept her mother-in-law back into her home!?!?
Episodes 8-9 are really the peak of Hiroto & Sakura’s chemistry together. It is great to see how much more comfortable they are together both physically and mentally. I felt a little shy screencapping the bed scene, HAHA. It was supposed to be more of a sweet bed scene instead of a smoldering hot one but…….OMG. I’m pretty sure all of the Miura fangirls are having a field day with making GIF’s out of this scene, AHAHA. (And YES I will look for those GIF’s 😛 )
Hiroto has also really grown on me especially in the last episode. But when the proposal came around, I was less in the moment and more thinking about how he’s not ready for marriage yet. I don’t doubt his love for Sakura, but I do doubt whether or not settling down is the right decision for him right now. Maybe he is trying to consider Sakura’s age and her desire for children, but marriage is not something Sakura & Hiroto should just rush into.
Was I the only one a bit disappointed by the proposal scene? O_O I think Shinohara Ryoko was trying to go for the whole shocked/touched reaction but instead it felt like she wasn’t very happy at all. =_= She does pull off the beautifully-gracefully-touched reaction though, and I especially like the moment when she and Hiroto embrace.
^Did Rintaro miss when he tried to punch Hiroto? O_O
Of course we always have the wild card, CHOKO. OMGAWD. RINTARO, WHY DID YOU LET HER INTO YOUR APARTMENT!?!?!? I really doubt Choko would’ve given up Rintaro if he had fulfilled her wish of ‘making her a woman’ but part of me wonders…would it have been better if Rintaro didn’t reject her? O_O And to make things worse, Choko finds out that 1) Rintaro really does like Sakura and now he’s AWARE OF IT. 2) Hiroto proposed to Sakura. Yeah. All hell breaks loose now!!!!!!! Choko tells Sakura EVERYTHING (and I bet she told her it in an even more hurtful way to make Hiroto sound worse). NUUUUUUUU!!!!!!! I wanted Sakura to find out, but now that she and Hiroto are so darn cute together, I don’t want this to happen! AND THEY JUST GOT ENGAGED, AND NOW IT’S RUINED!?!?!? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! I don’t think Choko’s meddling will totally ruin Hiroto & Sakura’s relationship, but it is really up to Hiroto to chase Sakura and make everything clear once and for all. I understand Sakura is really hurt but she ought to realize that Hiroto has changed and everything he said while proposing was true.
I think I sound less enthused than I normally am, I’m not sure why. T_T We are now entering the final stretch with only a few episodes left, at this point I don’t really care who Sakura ends up with as long as they do not pull a crappy rushed ending on us. I love Rintaro and all butat this point, things will be too rushed if they try to suddenly sway Sakura’s heart towards Rintaro.
Then again, for any Rintaro fans who are still holding that small sliver of hope that he will make a comeback, I think this is his chance. He will be by Sakura’s side the whole way, nursing her broken heart and showing his ~LOVE~ for her. I thought it was really sweet of him when he said that he just wants her to be happy. But then again, love is selfish and I wonder when he will give into his love for her. Also I wish we could see Rintaro’s behavior change when he’s around Sakura…and I don’t mean I want him to act all awkward around her. I want to see his gaze lingering on her for just a tad longer than usual!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want to see him secretly grinning to himself at her funny antics!!!! Just little things like that!