Lazy bug hit me last time so to simplify things let’s sum up all the episode 7 and 8 segments then go into more detail when needed.
7A: Natsumi died.
7B: Renge and Shiori had a deep philosophical discussion mere mortals couldn’t possibly understand. I’m not kidding.
7C: Natsumi showed she WAS capable with the right motivation and under the right circumstance.
8A: Akane and Konomi go on a date at the culture festival. One of Akane’s seniors had to leave the music club to focus on her college entrance exams. Akane got worried that Konomi would leave the club too as she also had exams coming up. She found her at the culture festival about to buy gifts for everyone. She waited till after they’re done to ask if she too would leave the club. Fortunately for her Konomi would stick around till graduation. More on this later.
8B: Natsumi died, again. Unlike Natsumi’s antics with Hikage I find Natsumi fighting in vain to escape the inescapable doom comedy gold. Longtime fans know me when it comes to older women and sexy mothers.
8C: Akane worried over Konomi’s graduation day because it meant Konomi would leave to study far away and she wouldn’t see her again. Later when the rest of the gang came over to hang out Konomi surprised her by having her play for everyone. The time had come for Akane to put her training to the test. She couldn’t do it at first as the gang’s excitement made her nervous.
Konomi suggested they head outside. After much mental preparation and help from Konomi we were treated to a wonderful performance.
Akane’s worry was still there but later that evening she got another surprise from Konomi. Out of the blue she asked her if they could continue playing together. See, Konomi planned on entering a local college so she would still be around. Readers can guess Akane’s reaction in the above pic. AkaNomi progress!
Good stuff as always.