After the 4th episode, I took a break from the series for some days. Honestly, it seemed to get wilder and wilder and I had to be somewhat sane to write an acceptable review. But yeah, the 5th episode wasn’t that wild. NOTE: I’m saying this in a comparative sense.
STORY OF EPISODE 5:
The episode starts with a back story of the relationship between Hanabi and Kanai. Back in her childhood, Hanabi once fled from her home and luckily Kanai found her in the park. From their conversation, we get to know that Hanabi lived only with her dad and on the other hand, Kanai lived only with his dad. Of course, it was hard for both of them; at one hand, Kanai has passed that phase while Hanabi was passing that stage. Kanai says that we know each other’s pain and that’s why we will never leave each other; Hanabi cries while hugging him. As this story was progressing, I have to admit that this scene was a really cute one. But then, we are thrown back to present and I am once again reminded what Hanabi did. It’s morning and Hanabi, sleeping next to Ecchan, looks at her, only to visualise Akane in her position. Obviously, that split second visual proves that she already thinks she did something awful, just like Akane.
The story then focuses on Mugi and we get to know that he actually knows everything about Akane and her true nature. Back when he had the sexual relationship with his senpai, he was led onto the bitter truth by her, who showed him Akane going to a love hotel with an old guy (“Hmm… Must be a college professor” – Mugi’s senpai, 2017. Well said!). After that, Mugi claims to have seen through her each and every move, but the problem was that, he still wasn’t able to help himself from falling for her deeper and deeper.
Now back to present, he keeps thinking about Akane and her senpai and then suddenly, BAM! He calls his senpai (Any guesses why?). Mugi’s senpai doesn’t wastes any time and does it with him as soon as possible and leaves. Mugi had now successfully cheated on his pretend gf J. The next day, Mugi and Hanabi meet at school and hang out at their usual place, the terrace. Hanabi was thinking that if she has someone to take care of her carnal desires, then there’s actually no reason for her to be with Mugi and thus, she takes control of this like a mature girl; she kisses him (WHAT DA FUUUUUUUUUU). Mugi and Hanabi keep kissing each other and slowly, they find out that both of them cheated on each other but somehow that pain they are feeling, feels good (Masochists); so they decide to continue this feeling and today finally have sex with each other (Maturity level: Over 9000).
As the second part comes under focus, we also follow up the story of Akane and Kanai. Akane says she doesn’t know much about Kanai so before she gives her answer, she wants to hang out more; thus, she calls him out for a drink that night (We all know that it’s not drinks she is interested in). Akane was actually pissed off by the fact that everything is the same as usual and drinks a lot, so much in fact that she was barely able to walk. Akane comes out of the bar and tries to walk but trips and was about to fall when Kanai catches her and says, “Are you ok………….. Hana?” (Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Sheeeeeeeeeeeeyt). Just like me, Akane also found this little mistake interesting and thought that if she manages to remove even this little memory of her from his mind, she will be able to hurt Hanabi more. So, she makes a move on Kanai and within some scenes she was in a motel with him. Of course, Kanai still wasn’t sure about all this (Coz he’s innocent af) but gradually they do it.
On the other hand, Mugi takes Hanabi to his house. They make out and almost reach to the point where they will ‘Become one’ but Hanabi wasn’t able to deal with the pain of losing her virginity and gives up. She then asks him, why they can’t complete this and Mugi gives the obvious answer, “Because we don’t love each other”. Hanabi tries to push himself a little more but unfortunately she doesn’t gets a much positive answer; hurt with that fact, she leaves. Mugi asks her two questions before she leaves, first, if she wants to date for real (Dude, why didn’t you say that before) and is she a virgin (READ THE SITUATION), both the questions got ignored and she leaves the room. In the end of the episode, we see Akane and Hanabi passing each other in the corridor where Akane whispers, “Last night, I did it with Kanai” (Damn, that must hurt like hell).
As I said before, this episode was wild but wasn’t as wild as the other episodes have been. It really irritates me how both of the main character just go and have sex as if it’s nothing, it sometimes seems as if the creator thinks it’s really normal where in fact, it’s not. When Hanabi and Mugi both knew that the other cheated, it kinda made me feel good, however, that good feeling was only for some moments as after a while they decide to do it, which makes no sense at all. The Akane X Kanai story seems to have gotten a little interesting now and even if it’s as clear as day as to what’s gonna happen with them, it kinda makes me anxious to watch. I’m waiting to see the next episode only to see how Hanabi reacts to what Akane said and what will be her reaction to Mugi’s suggestion.