I have to say, Kotoura-san is at least not half-assing the drama. Going full throttle this episode.
In my previous post, I expressed my fears regarding the transition from comedy to drama. We’ve know Kotoura-san had a lot drama just from the first episode, yet there was something off-putting about more drama to come. To go back to my first line: at least their doing it with no regrets.
Granted this would be a point where many viewers might get annoyed or simply drop the series, but for me it remains quite enjoyable. Not to say that I’m more of fond of the drama, just that I don’t have a problem with it when it comes to Kotoura-san. Also the lack of surprise makes it easier to accept the drama. Still. There is something a little unpleasant about these dramatic developments.
Yukino’s involvement has finally started to come out, and that causes me discomfort. I always did think when the focus would get to her, there would be some pretty over-the-top plot to accompany background story. Just as I suspected, she’s becoming the main actor in this arc as her past is revisited as the source of the main drama. The silver lining of this particular development comes in the form of Muroto. He continues to be a great minor character by simply being there. His relationship with Mifune is definitely one of the more enjoyable focuses on her character, even when it comes to the drama picking up.
Amidst all of this, Kotoura emerges as a stronger character. Her volunteering to find the culprit whilst knowing Mifune’s motives just go to show her development and her continued burden. Even though we had the display of friendship in the previous episode, Kotoura still feels unworthy of her friends. I do have to wonder, how far Mifune will take this considering that Manabe has walked away and left the romance unresolved for the time being.
As for the mystery attacker, it seems obvious. My money is on the female detective and I’m willing to bet it was never supposed to be a secret. This is just the plot to tie together the main story with the foreshadowing of Mifune’s dramatic past. With just two episodes remaining, there isn’t that much that could surprise us. Nevertheless, I’m sure Kotoura-san will do a decent job in finishing of the arc and the series.