i’m sorry but
the way it focus on makoto’s determined face and how it looks like he’s remembering something reminds me of this
It’s just that their ominousness of unknown nature squirmed in his chest with a chill of unease. He doesn’t know what this line is. But he was certain that it was something that frightened Makoto. Grabbing Makoto’s hand, who was holding the edge of his clothes, Haruka ran far away from that line, far away as fast he could. (x)
AND I DON’T KNOW WHY it just make sense in my head that the fact Makoto sees himself in Hayato and how he wants to help him overcome his fear would make him think of the person that has been there when he’s so scared. And that is Haru and I’m just
Anonymous said: So how are you feeling after this ep which seems to tell us that Makotos uncertainty in regards to his future is pretty much 'resolved'. Do you find it a little anti-climatic? Or are you happy with it? I think it suits his personality while also linking back to what Nagisa hinted at in an earlier episode but it still feels a little weird that it was sorted like that. Also are you hoping that Haru goes pro or are you thinking he won't?
Oh man… ohhhhhhhhh man. I was trying to keep this to myself and not post my thoughts to tumblr yet, but since you asked:
Makoto’s uncertainty is far from resolved. This is a set up. It’s just too easy.
Go to the local university. Teach kids to swim part time while he studies. He’ll be close to home. It reeks of red herring to me. You’re right, it fits so well with what Nagisa said back in that earlier episode.
Don’t get me wrong, coaching the babies is perfect for him. If there’s one person in the world that needs to do that job, it’s definitely Makoto. It’s 100% his true nature.
But will it really be enough for him? It feels like the path of least resistance.
Also we have this fortune thing. (Let’s all yell “chekov’s gun” from the rooftops, shall we??)
This is pretty much the polar opposite of what we’ve been presented with so far in regards to Makoto’s future.
So, why focus on the fortune at all? 1) Because KyoAni used this device before for Haru in S1 and 2) Highlighting Makoto’s fortune over anyone else’s means that they used narrative time for it. (Chekov’s gun!!) It has to be important.
(Also please note that Tokyo is north and east of where Iwatobi is located. :D)
As for Haru, my number one hope for him is that he finds what makes him happy and that he forges that path for himself. If he decides that he wants to pursue pro swimming then I’m all for it. I just want him to go forward with clear resolve, not an air of “well i guess i’m good at this so i’ll give it a shot.” Because there are people like Rin, for instance, that want it so bad that they eat sleep and breathe that goal. It goes with Sousuke’s lines in the episode preview… “If you’re not prepared to do that, then you don’t deserve to stand on this stage.”