Before I proceed with my thoughts on Episode 5, there is one thing I would like to get off my chest. After reading Sidekick’s Analysis: Spring is hell: A Kimiuso post, for the past week I have been iffy about how I feel about the show. Now that I am aware of of the critical flaws, I was torn whether or not I should continue my coverage. It was and still is one of many things that have been plaguing my mind because I am trying to figure out where do I stand in all of this and quite frankly, it’s stressing me out. Making up my mind whether or not I should just drop it or continue on is a difficult decision for me because there’s a moral line that I draw when it comes to these issues in writing. I absolutely agree with many points that Sidekick had addressed, such as Tsubaki’s and Kaori’s actions may have been with good intentions in mind, but they were doing it the wrong way- to the extent would be better described as harassment. That was something I should have criticized from the get go. There is a fine line that is drawn within fictional stories. One example would be to avoid glorifying something that is universally known as morally wrong. Then there’s the part where writers would throw things together that don’t actually make sense for convenience sake.
But in the end, after watching this week’s episode, I am relieved to say that what I needed to do became crystal clear within the very first minute of the episode. I hereby announce that Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has been dropped.
It is quite ironic really, because this week had no music performance. And I had had a sneaking suspicion that if one were to take away the music and you will see just how ugly the characters actually are- and that is exactly what had happened. Like wow, I am still seething over this episode, it really got to me. In fact, I think I probably would have been just as upset even if I didn’t read Sidekick’s Analysis, because Kousei is my baby and I only want him to be happy again. If you didn’t notice the flaws before, well today you had no choice but to confront it because they literally punched all of the flaws in your face. Man… Tsubaki and Watari in particular, wow… I can’t even, what a bunch of pricks they are! How dare they blame Kousei for “screwing up” Kaori’s performance. WOW, FUCK YOU. And to see Tsubaki throwing Kousei off a bridge when he was little- man that pissed me off too- ESPECIALLY WHEN HE COULDN’T SWIM! Sure he’d laugh it off, but hell no. That was in no way okay to do.
I can’t even bring myself to even identify Tsubaki and Watari as Kousei’s friends. REAL Friends don’t treat each other like shit, real friends don’t pick on you, beat you, harass you. They are supposed to support you, be there for you, AND GOD DAMN IT! Kaori is like a this bipolar switch. One minute she is saying good things the next she acts like a bully. And it frustrates me because Kousei deserves better treatment than that and I ever so wished that Kaori wouldn’t have had to be reduced to this horrible personality.
The only thing that made me happy today was that the writer didn’t immediately make him cured- THAT WAS THE ONLY THING. BUT EVERYTHING ELSE, IS SHIT. Literally at this point, the only good thing about the show is the animation quality and the music, that is it. Ugh how frustrating! Amazing how in just one episode that it can set me off like this. And here I was going to give this show a chance!
That is it. I am not wasting anymore time with this show.
THANK YOU EPISODE 5 FOR MAKING MY DECISION SO EASY!