Sound! is back with its best episode so far this season. Kumiko’s struggle was compelling and beautiful. I’ll be sad to see this series end. It’s been a joy to watch.
Taki-sensei was back in character after losing his confidence over the last two episodes. His actions toward Kumiko fit better with his no nonsense approach in the earlier episodes than his shrugging of responsibility the last couple of weeks.
Shuuichi is still hovering at the fringes, making me wonder if this will still reverse course on the girls romance in the future.
Natsuki was great in her only scene. Give us more please. Can she pick on the the bow-haired girl every week?
Reina and Kumiko didn’t interact too much, except to show that Reina is ready to be there for Kumiko just like Kumiko was for her.
Learning how to work hard and pushing through your own barriers is something that every teen needs to learn. I didn’t, and I drifted aimlessly for years relying on natural abilities instead of work ethic. Even seeing even a fictional character find the drive to push herself is inspiring to me. I only wish I had found that drive sometime before my late 20s.
There isn’t a lot to say this week. I can’t frame the episode better than it did itself. If for some reason you are reading this and haven’t watched it yet. Go watch it now.