Published on November 12th, 2012 | by exo
Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo – 06
Aoyama finally reached critical mass and for a moment, the weight of the world came bearing down upon her. The performance was implied to be a disaster, and her group members were displeased to say the very least. But all was not lost. In the midst of her breakdown, Sorata swooped in and gave her the acknowledgement that she so desperately needed.
Despite his faults, Sorata really does know exactly what to say in the heat of the moment. He single-handedly broke Aoyama out of an an endless cycle of, “No one is acknowledging my effort, I must not be working hard enough”, by helping her come to the realization that the people around her do, in fact, appreciate her hard work. Because of this, she begins to acknowledge that she took up more responsibility then she could handle, and learns from Sorata that sometimes it’s okay to rely on others.
Truth be told, I wasn’t a big fan of this arc as I don’t really like Aoyama’s character all that much. Part of it was her need to do everything by herself (which to me, came off as a, “I can’t trust you to do this, so I’ll do it myself” kind of thing). However, after it was revealed that she was working so hard to prove to the haters (her parents) that she was capable of fulfilling her own dreams, I kind of felt like a dick. Regardless, she’s a little to stubborn for my liking and her tendency to jump to absurd conclusions creates some embarrassingly awkward situations. I guess I’m just a little biased towards a Mashiro x Sorata ending, and absolutely hate when shows use a secondary love interest for the sole purpose of creating romantic conflict, especially when you know that she has no chance from the beginning (Shakugan no Shana, Fate/Stay Night, and Kannagi are a few that come to mind).
Looks like a new character next week. Based on that little excerpt at the end, I’m not sure if I should be excited or scared.