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I must start by saying that I thought this episode was extremely boring xD It was too perfect, too Christmas-ish, anyway xD
We learned a bit more about Fujimoto’s sad past, and how he used to be a MUCH more energetic kid (I was surprised, “is that really Fujimoto?” XD). Also he dressed up as Santa in this episode to play with the Yomogi kids, but sorry Fujimoto, I think Kamui Santa wins over you XD
Doumoto is such SUCH a nice guy, I think a guy like that doesn’t exist in real life LOL He waited for Kobato in the snow!!! I think he realized Kobato likes Fujimoto in this episode D= And what he did to her in the end was so nice =DDDDDDD Poor Doumoto…
It’s worth noting that Kobato was so happy after she made up with Fujimoto, that she NOTICED the snow and even sang for him. I confess her sudden happiness annoyed me a little, I thought she was just showing herself off for Fujimoto LOL (I’m so bitchy today, I know! XD). At least I hope things will be a little less uncomfortable between Fujimoto and Kobato for the remaining 5 episodes.
According to Ohkawa, the responsible for doing the storyboard of this episode is the director of Mouryou no Hako, it really was a good-looking episode, I loved the air puffs coming out of their mouths because of the cold. That was a nice detail.
Next episode, the Tsubasa gang indeed makes an appearance! I’ll be looking forward to see what Ohkawa prepared for this never-before-seen interaction between Kobato and the Tsubasa main characters (I wonder if they will suddenly show up in her room just like that xD).
By the way, the NHK page for the Kobato. TV anime updated with the episode titles for the remaining episodes. Here is the schedule:
March 2 – Episode #20, “…People Who Travel.”
March 9 – Episode #21, “…Spring’s Footsteps.”
March 16 – Episode #22, “…Goodbye Day.”
March 23 – Episode #23, “…Kobato’s Wish.” and Episode #24, “The coming day of tomorrow…” (End)
Episodes 23 and 24 will be aired on the same day. It’s worth noting that the last episode has the “…” after the episode title (and not before like all the other ones).