Just finished the second batch of episodes:
So I guess the biggest elephant in the room from this batch of episodes (especially judging by the above comments) is Shion saying he didn’t have feelings for Tsubasa anymore and … * * deep breath * * dammit I’m here to defend him.
I want to start off by saying I was initially super wary of Shion in fear of this exact situation and he genuinely has consistently been messing up by not clearly expressing his feelings BUT I feel like when he said he couldn’t picture a relationship with Tsubasa he was referring to the signals she was very clearly putting out that SHE felt he was too good for her and also couldn’t picture them in a relationship, even though she desires one. I hate to just accept the idea that Shion being a 6 foot 2 half American model means that he should be out of Tsubasa’s league, because she’s truly an amazing woman who is clearly not only extremely talented in her field but also appears to be an incredibly sweet person, but that gulf is real in her head and it would’ve been a sign of emotional maturity for Shion to recognize that and be more forthcoming and earnest with his feelings.
All that said it was painful to see Tsubasa pull off her birthday surprise for Shion so flawlessly and then be sitting clear across the couch from him and not making an additional move. Again, Shion could’ve and almost definitely should’ve used that opportunity to make a move himself, but having watched their relationship through these 16 episodes I’ve completely gone 180 on my belief that he’s just playing her and legitimately believe he’s earnestly unsure if Tsubasa feels the same way.
That said, it’s also definitely worth pointing out him being shitty by asking Seina out and just like using the term “friend zone.” Oh, and kind of unrelated, but as a fellow tall man him being awful at skating was a big mood.
As an ardent Ami fan from day 1 I have to say I was so relieved to finally see her leave for her own health, because she shouldn’t have to put up with the guys in the house being completely terrible to her and not realizing that she had absolutely no interest in them, nor did she owe them anything just because they thought she was cute. For these reasons I legitimately have no tolerance left for Taka or Shohei (even though his music is dope) and they can kick rocks. In the same vein shout out to Seina for not only telling those dudes to stop being dicks and not get angry because she didn’t have the reaction they wanted to their stupid and tactless advances, but also for talking to Ami and reasserting that point so she knows she doesn’t have to deal with that.