Rikei | Episode Seven: How to ruin a date.

Episode seven of Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. Heart wasn’t an episode that I really enjoyed. Allow me to share my thoughts on the episode.

If you want to talk about how to effectively ruin a ‘date’ or ‘gathering’, then follow the steps in the seventh episode of Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei shitemita. Heart because they are very effective.

I’ll be honest, I thought this episode was a little too chaotic, there simply was too much happening at any given time. Not to mention, I thought episode seven was going to be an episode for Kanade-chan, because the episode made it seem as though she was taking this ‘date’ seriously and she was struggling emotionally with how she felt with it all.

However, whatever happened in the anime didn’t really make sense for me. While on Kanade was on this outting. Literally every character that we’ve come to know over the episodes were present at this ‘date’. All of which were doing their own things and didn’t have any connection to whatever was going on. Obviously, Himuro and Yukimura found a way to make this all about ‘research’ as they would be getting valuable information from Kanade’s date.

But let’s be real here, anyone who has seen the episode can agree that they weren’t even needed this episode. If the episode was supposed to be Kanade, then have her be the focus of the anime. Push aside this experiment stuff. We didn’t need to have Sui and Chris there, nor did we need Inukai there either.

We did go backwards in some regard. For the most part, I would say our characters were well behaved when it came to respecting each other’s personal space or feelings. However, in episode seven it definitely felt like we threw any sort of common sense out the window and replaced it with some next level cringe, which made me feel uncomfortable.

It’s a shame really, when I thought that we’ve made some great progress with the anime and its characters, we take ten steps back. I hope that the next episode is going to be better than this one.