I was kinda planning on my own YT talking about this subject but Remyfool did such a great job that I might as well share his article and call it a day. However, I will at least try to add my own two cents to the discussion. Do not expect anything as detailed as RF’s article though.
Check out my review of the show HERE.
WARNING! Spoilers for A Place Further Than The Universe/Sora yori mo Tooi Basho ahead.
Link to the article is right HERE. If you want to read my two cents, continue.
At first during the flashbacks of Gin and Takako preparing for the first expedition I saw Takako as the friend who made Gin’s mundane life super fun whenever she was around. Then the flashbacks in episode 9 happened. I initially I did not think much of it. However, I noticed this tweet…
Then as the week went on more and more tweets popped up about Gin X Takako as more than just shipping, leading to the Remyfool article. I paid more attention to the episode, specifically when Gin was asked what her “type” was. Based on her answer there was a strong connection to what Takako was looking for as well, leading many (and not soon after myself) to believe that Gin had romantic feelings for Takako. Then some more theories from my fans came in saying that it may not have been a one-sided love. Why else did Takako often leave Shirase in Gin’s care? It was as though she wanted Gin to help raise Takako together with her.
Adding more fuel to the fire was how much Gin thought of Takako throughout the episode, even during her confrontation with Shirase. It may not be much to people who need it spelled out to them before joining in but it was enough to get the party started for the Nation.
Then there is episode 11.
The inexperienced would consider this a throwaway line or a joke…However, taking what we saw in episode 9 into consideration and how Gin and Shirase did not do the usual “embarrassed denial” or “heavy blushing” that follow these types of jokes (they quietly waited to continue playing before the guy with the “email messages for Hinata” showed up), that is strong evidence there was much more to their relationship than simply “besties”.
Basically as RF put it, Shirase had two moms. They might not have been married and as far as what they did behind closed doors we can use our imaginations there but there is zero doubt the two raised BEST GIRL…oh and grandma helped too.
One last thing before I end my part of the discussion…voluntary seed donation…Do you see where I am going with that? Before people bring up the laws in Japan regarding this…all I have to say to that is…don’t be a party pooper.
Lastly there is the episode 13 pitch of doom and Gin’s kind of “Do you see how much our baby has grown up Takako?” thought when she next pitched to Shirase.
There you have it.
PS: As a bonus we also got episode 5 and for some 11.
PPS: Top 5 Yuri Sports:
- Mixed Martial Arts