“Shukufuku no Peridotto” (祝福のペリドット)
I don’t mind telling people how disappointing I found this series but I’m here to finish it off and with the biggest story kind of over and the “sad” ending of the last episode being totally destroyed by the end of the same episode I don’t really know what they are planning on doing in the last two episodes.
We living in a world of coincidences now and I’m not too sure how I like that.
It was one of those stupid things where the way they structured this entire series and lay importance on certain things just makes everything really silly. For example after all the “drama” before this we finally learn about the tutor Chieko who looked after Richard when he went to live with his uncle and it just so happens she lives in the same city as they do now and Seigi bumps into her and randomly forces his help on her.
It was nice to learn more about Richards backstory that wasn’t over the top and boring like the rest of it but it was just too late for me to truly care in any kind of way.
Yeah it was nice that his aunt and uncle cared and his tutor looked after him. Her story and the troubles she and his mother Catherine went to just to look out for him was nice but it wasn’t important before this episode, it wasn’t a character point for him before this. Everything before this was about the stupid “he’s gay and he’s that and he’s this and other random things we don’t really care about really” so I just don’t care about Richard and his past anymore.
To be honest knowing we’ll learn about Seigi some more ALSO isn’t interesting either.
The series hasn’t been awful but it has been so all over the place that it is hard to muster much interest in stories that probably should have been shuffled earlier into the series and laid the ground for more dramatic stories like the one we just ended.
That being said I have to admit that this story was probably the strongest one so far. There was a great story, some fantastic characters and it ended on a high and felt finished. It was one of the only episodes that didn’t fall totally flat by the end of the episode which was super nice.
I just wish that it had this quality all the way through.