This review of Soredemo Ayumu wa Yosetekuru contains spoilers. If you haven’t seen the chapter, we encourage you to do so and then come back to read the review.
Tanaka asks Urushi out on the last day of Golden Week, accepting his invitation thinking it’s a date, but no, it’s a club trip. Takeru also participates, except that he had a trip with Sakuraku a few days before to find a four-leaf clover, which made him very lucky. The journey begins with personal competitions between Rin and Ayumu, while Urushi is waiting he runs into Maki and her friends. inside the shogi club he does what he knows how to do among them, competition. in the machine hockey Urushi and Ayumu’s team, after buying refreshments for the winners, lose with only another way to take photos. In the end it was a day with beautiful memories. Already at school… Sakuraku gets a statement, but from Takeru he manages to clarify his feelings…
To be honest, it seemed like a normal chapter, entertaining, without much importance, but there were two things that woke me up: the photos of Ayumu and Braids-chan and the post-credits conversation between Sakuraku and Takeru, those two. I enjoyed the chapter more than expected. One criticism of the whole chapter, which is understandable within animation studios and even justifiable, is the use of static images at times when they are supposed to be moving, for example in games. I think this is the chapter that used static images the most. As I say, this is understandable, but it really makes you want to see how those events unfold and know how competitive they can be.
More and more I enjoy it ended, and not because it’s the last part, but because (even though I don’t understand the lyrics) I feel it conveys the feelings of both characters, especially Urushi. An enjoyable chapter, with two very nice moments (at least for me).
Golden Week undated
I haven’t heard of a great Golden Week in a long time. I don’t know if I stopped watching so much school anime, but I don’t watch it as much and maybe it’s because that theme is overused that it got left behind (correct me if I’m wrong, I’m trying to remember animes used that week). Finally, the issue here is that the shogi club came out together. We already know that Braids-chan was waiting for a date, backfired, but she still came out on top because of the photos. Those kinds of things, which may seem insignificant at the time or in general, are the moments of happiness caught between two people and they generate joy or nostalgia when they see each other, depending on the first thing that happened in their after that.
The photo where they make the symbol of peace brings back many memories, one of them is from a manga cover of it Hiyokoi, where the characters make that sign and the main character had a chicken on her head. If I liked it so much I think it was because of the distance. But no matter that, Urushi understands herself and realizes that it was wonderful to do so and that Tanaka, for his part, as he wanted, had some pictorial memory of her.
To some extent, the search for the four-leaf clover seemed filler which, without the post-credits scene, was half justified by the fact that Takeru wanted to find out what came with the stuffed animal. Fortunately, it didn’t stop there, it expanded and was the catalyst for Sakuraku’s understanding of his feelings. Of course, the rejected future had something to do with it (I don’t know for what reasons it was declared, but I think it’s a superficial thing within everything because she interacts almost exclusively with Takeru), but that’s it without that search, she might not have had something in her head to make her feel what she felt at that moment. A cliché scene, yes, effective, too, is that I cannot deny that the direct approach can cause things in people. So good development.
I hope that the development continues and that there is a nice ending.