I don’t know what it is, but I think the fates like me this week so far. So far my shows have been great and I’ve actually cared about what happens in all of them. Does the trend continue in the tiny little show that is Danna Ga? Thank god yes.
So this episode is actually almost all in flashback as it tells about Kaoru’s life before she met her husband. This is a great answer to anyone (who is basically everyone) as to why this girl would be with a otaku like him when they have nothing in common. And it’s adorable.
Firstly we find out that she was originally transferred to retail for her job even though she had no desire to.
We actually get a look into her head and see that not only was she unhappy living on her own with no one, she was MISERABLE.
Her thoughts were basically that if she could just drink and smoke, she could make it through her life, but overall, she was alone in the world.
Seeing her friend getting married she realizes just how lonely she is as her world begins to crumble around her. It’s then that she wakes up and we see that she’s next to her husband, and she smiles, relieved and truly happy that she’s with someone who loves her and will never be lonely again.
This episode was absolutely adorable. It showed a side of Kaoru that I’ve been wanting to see since episode 1 and I couldn’t have been happier with her backstory.
It shows, for a girl that usually very sure of herself and argumentative that she’s really just as insecure about loneliness as anybody else, and it makes her all the more relatable.
There’s something else that I’ve been wondering ever since episode one, but I think I finally get it. In a lot of episodes where they show flashbacks, Kaoru has black hair for some reason, while now, she has blonde hair.
In fact, every scene they have before she’s married her hair is black. This could be excused as simply as “She dyed her hair, so what?” But I think it’s more than that. I don’t mean to get all “Ooh symbolism” on you guys, but I really believe that the black hair symbolizes her loneliness and depression and when she got married, that all faded away to reveal the light underneath to show the happiness that she always wanted. I may be looking too far into this, but that’s what I think anyway.
There’s one thing that this episode also showed. That she really DOES love her husband. He may be weird and crazy, but he has always loved her exactly as she is, and that’s exactly what she needed. To be loved unconditionally. And I think that’s adorable.
I couldn’t stop watching this episode. It was sad, yet adorable. The shortness makes me a bit sad, but perhaps if the episode had been longer it wouldn’t have had the same effect. Either way, this was a GREAT episode.
I hope the next (and I believe last) episode will be just as great.
Good Job guys