I think I’ll stop covering Koizumi-san. Not because it sucks, it’s still a solid show, but there not being much to say about each episode. The focus is on Koizumi-san and her love of ramen and that’s okay. The show lives up to the title and while I’m sure some were expecting more it’s also not a good idea to complain about the show living up to its title.
With that out of the way let’s briefly talk about Yuru Camp and then discuss something interesting regarding the Antarctica Show.
This after Nadeshiko offered to guide her to interesting destinations. See, Nadeshiko was pumped to go on another camping date with Rin but sadly got sick the day before. Rin’s going camping for her sweetie’s sake. It makes more sense after seeing their conversation.
Jealous Rin is jealous.
Blessed is the family with purple hair. Nadeshiko’s mom is as lovely as Aoi’s imouto is adorable.
As far as plot progression goes in the previous episode Saitou was invited by the Outgoing Club to go on a special Holiday camping trip. She accepted in this episode. In the next episode the club hopes Rin will accept an invite as well. It’s only a matter of time.
Anyway his involvement was irrelevant. There is something far more important to discuss. Before we get to it let’s talk about the plot.
So the fool’s annoyance gave the girls an idea to get to know Team Captain Gin better by interviewing her (also ratings). Since Shirase seemed to have some connection with her they asked her to do the interview. The above pic says it all.
We got glimpses of it here and there but behind her tough exterior Gin’s quite the sensitive hottie. Pay attention to the answer she gave for later.
Eventually the two do come together to talk about their divide caused by Takako’s disappearance. Gin thought all this time that Shirase blamed her for her mom’s disappearance. In reality Shirase felt conflicted. Part of her kinda did but the other knew full well the expedition would be dangerous and mom wanting to go through with it anyway. Part of her believed mom was out there in the antarctic. She decided to come to Antarctica to get closure by finding what her mom searched for, the place further than the universe.
The episode ended with our heroines stepping on Antarctic soil for the first time after the ship pushed and pushed through hard ice. After a thunderous journey in the previous episode Shirase and friends proved the doubters wrong with their first triumphant step in making history. Awesome moment that was!
Now then, about that important discussion.
What say you folks? It certainly explains a lot. This isn’t me going “ship crazy” or anything. Given her answer in the interview about her “type” and her behavior during flashbacks, Gin may very well have had a crush on Takako. It’s certainly not unbelievable.