Honey & Clover II – 07
I’m so tired of having takes on Honey and Clover II. It always just ends up to be another pathos-invoking and tear-jerking episode. It always just ends up to be another episode nothing short of a masterpiece. I don’t want to write any more on its class, its beauty, its masterful story and plot, because I’d just be reiterating myself (as I always do).
This definitely hit close to home. And although not as bubbly as Tsukasa or Shinobu, I am in a position similar to them in my family. My parents and relatives consider me to be the gifted one in the family, the smart and intelligent guy. Taking life seriously can be quite a burden, so I do what Morita does (although I’m more realistic and less comedic) and slack off, procrastinate, and suck the marrow of life while living it. I can see how Kaoru feels, but I really think Tsukasa or their parents did a great job. My parents don’t spoil me, but sometimes my sister quips that she’s envious of me because I’m all that and she’s not. It’s a great help to be gifted in life: one can wallow in indolence until the last minute and still deliver, but it’s not all too good for those who have to stick to diligence and perseverance to duke it out.
I really sympathized with the pain of Tatsuo, though. Although Tsukasa didn’t really steal his wife from Tatsuo, it really feels sad when the woman you seem to have liked for quite some time gets swiped off her feet just because there’s no competition between you and the other guy. I could understand him questioning his purpose in life, why he wasn’t gifted, and it really hit close to home.
If I summarized Honey and Clover it would only feel contrived. I’ve arrived at the point that I think that even trying to summarize Honey and Clover would be a total oversimplification of the cathartic experience of watching the episode in person. It’s a tour-de-force.
Other than that, I’d simply like to say that I’m all for a Yamada-Morita relationship, especially because Morita’s mother TOTALLY looks like Yamada.
It pisses me off that the relationship nearly set in stone isn’t even set in stone yet. Why did you end it there, Umino-san?