Adachi and Shimamura Episode 11: Go for Silver!

In a nice treat we got to see what Adachi went through before approaching Shimamura at the end of the last episode.

Adachi lonely again

Like Shimamura guessed last time Adachi was indeed at “the spot” during gym class. As expected she felt Sancho and the others took Shimamura away from her as a mental rain of darkness poured down on her. She thought Shimamura got bored with her and the beautiful smile she saw wasn’t especially for her.

Adachi meets an Adachi puppy

Adachi tried forgetting her but couldn’t no matter how hard she tried. She went to the mall they shared great memories at and it hurt her. It all came crashing down at a pet store when she saw a puppy version of herself. It wasn’t necessarily the puppy that made her cry but what she represented, a hopeless lesbian yearning for the love of her life to come to her and not take action herself, or something like that.

Adachi meets a strange fortuneteller

Adachi seemed to have a thing with fortunetellers because as she wiped away her tears she ran into one who conveniently knew exactly what was wrong with her. Wonder if she’s related to the one on TV? Long sermon short the fortuneteller encouraged her to stop running away and be more assertive with her deepest desire.

Before we go back to the present two other important moments took place.

Adachi meets Tarumi

The preview hinted a big confrontation but when Adachi met Tarumi at the mall not much came of it. They had no idea who the other was after all. Maybe the confrontation takes place later in the manga or light novel unless their next encounter in the final episode gets intense.

Adachi imagining matching keychains with Shimamura

The one takeaway for Adachi was how important the charm was to Tarumi when she gave it back to her. She thought it’d be nice if she could buy a matching pair with Shimamura. More on that in a bit.

A new girl visits the spot

Another moment came from this girl whom Adachi felt took her spot. Maybe it’s another sign of Adachi running from challenges but the takeaway here was that after meeting the fortuneteller she went to the spot again, still unsure of what to do. As if by convenience not only was the book the girl was reading on the ping-pong table but the bookmark was on a chapter that covered Adachi’s problem. It’s as if Kumaria and Godoka were giving Adachi an extra push with all these convenient signs.

Adachi taking initiative

Back in the present that’s exactly what happened. The yuri heaven’s signs worked and Adachi took the initiative, making a place for herself in a world she felt she didn’t belong in.

Chibi Adachi, Shimamura and Tarumi

Adachi talked about getting a matching keychain but Shimamura thought it may not be a good idea.

Adachi tries to go for gold a third time

We’ll end the play-by-play here because this is another “words cannot do it justice” scene. The rest of the 2nd half must be seen to be believed.

We already knew Adachi was a yuri legend long before the anime finale but this episode solidified her awesomeness. For people who will undoubtedly question her boldness, I ask you, specifically people who were socially awkward like she was, this. Put yourselves in Adachi’s shoes back in high school, especially people with crushes of the same sex (though it can be applied to the opposite sex also). Would you have approached your crush differently? Adachi was afraid of losing Shimamura for good and felt she had to take action so as to not lose her chance at true happiness. Personally it worked out better for her than me when I tried to go for even Bronze. I admire Adachi.

Shimamura still unsure

At this point it looks like Adachi will have to be as blunt as possible if she hopes to win gold, otherwise she’ll have to be content with silver because Shimamura still don’t get it. Maybe she does but is unsure of how to respond.

Yashiro, Imouto and cake

Yashiro and Imouto were in the episode and did something.

Like Nagafuji I don’t want this show to end but you know, “all good things” etc. G-View next time.

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20 Responses to Adachi and Shimamura Episode 11: Go for Silver!

  1. William Ranzani says:

    I thought the girl left the book there with marked page on purpose. She said she was sorry when she saw adachi leaving. Maybe she wanted to leave a message knowing adachi was going to her spot again later. Idk. Just my guess. I had few tears on this chapter. It was really good. Im going to start reading the novel. The first to defeat my laziness xD. Because this story is so good i want to know more and more.

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  2. Adach had some serious lady balls to sit herself beside Shima and join her for lunch while completely ignoring the trio also present. That was basically a, “I’m going to eat lunch with my girl, I don’t care if you mind or not” kind of thing. I could feel the awkwardness through the screen lol. I’m proud of Adachi though, she’s slowly becoming more assertive.

    Now we just have to hope Shima will stop trying to avoid her true feelings and accept that she wants to keep Adachi at her side. So I hope we’ll get a confession next episode or something close to it at least. I mean, they looked like they were pretty cozy in the bath together in the preview. We know from the previous episode how baths can bring couples together. 😉 Guess we shall see.

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    • OG-Man says:

      As I mentioned in my quick edits as of this reply I admire Adachi. She got much further than me when I tried going for “Silver”. You go girl!

      I hope the anime has a satisfactory conclusion and not a blatant manga lure. Fingers crossed the bath scene is a very positive sign like it was for NagaHino and not because they wanted to randomly.

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  3. cirno9fan says:

    Am I the only one who is going to comment on the shiny ring that was on the imouto’s finger this episode? I guess I will then! Because it was something that completely stole my attention.

    A really fantastic episode, and I just love how interesting they make every character. That “fortuneteller” was quite the oddball, but in the good way~

    Adachi’s confrontation with Shimamura was sure something. You can tell how much courage she was expending during all of that. Next episode, we’re going to get to see what Adachi gets for this monumentous move

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  4. tbiscut74 says:

    Another Fantastic Episode!

    Man that fortuneteller was amazing! I loved her!

    More Yashiro and Imouto goodness.

    No NagaHino this episode, but considering what we got last episode its more then fine.

    Man this episode hit me directly in the feels! Amazing, simply amazing.

    Can’t wait for next week.

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  5. Nice EP 11 review. Shimamura is certainly dense not to see Adachi’s feels. If we end next EP with Shimamura not making some sort of positive response to Adachi, then we can chalk this up to another one-season wonder with the typical ambiguous ending.

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  6. chikorita157 says:

    It definitely took a while, but it’s nice to see Adachi become a bit more assertive. Yes, I can understand her fear of losing Shimamura, but if she doesn’t try, her relationship with her won’t advance. Still, it’s nice that she is back with her, although it seems that Shimamura still oblivious. At least it’s a good start I guess.

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  7. QueenKuvira says:

    I’m so proud of our girl she basically said I love you more than anything in the world. Glad to see her fighting for her love and being rewarded. Shimamura has to know now how she feels about Adachi now she’s putting the pieces together ever so slowly. I can’t wait for the next episode defiantly reading all the Adachi and Shimamura stuff once this over.

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  8. yurimylove says:

    only 1 episode left. I really hope we get a kiss then, considering we’re not likely to get a yuri kiss from another anime this season.

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  9. Gallicization12 says:

    Can someone explain what Shimamura meant at the end of the episode, “But I…” I have been searching for answers yet have not solved it. I wonder what made Shimamura a cold hearted person who is rueful of human relationship. Is it consider good to distance yourself only to be peacefully isolated. I enjoy Shimamura’s dialogue because of the cynical tone. What can you interpret from this character?

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