oh yeah~ hoping for this since season 1, so the girls didnt really forgot everything about the concurring, at least their feeling for keima is still there.
anyway, i believe many of us predicted that in the end, chihiro will fall in love with keima (this situation seriously is very common in game/novel, for keima to not realize this "fact", he must be very desperate to avoiding himself for concurring chihiro lol)
"Those who satisfied with bad end are not worthy to be called as gamer" by Keima
I really liked this episode. And it's why I loved the manga. It's always adapting and putting a new twist on the storylines. Keima genuinely looked happy and in his element helping her. Keep in mind, happy doesn't always involve smiling. It looks like one way or another things will be solved in the next episode. No worry though. Kami-sama never fails.
I really enjoyed seeing the series taking a moment and letting us see Ayumi again. Some nice dialogue was had.
I've not read the manga, but..... I can't help but wonder if she's going to confess to Yuta, but have fallen for Keima..... (that probably goes against the show's formula though), but it would be an interesting complication if Keima actually had a GF in the middle of all these conquests.
Interesting development, a bit different than usual makes it unique and more interesting to watch, lets see how it actually will end, to the looks of her reaction on the end it seems she actually has different feelings! Lets find out next!
This episode is really interresting, and this arc in fact is interresting. Two things that make it really unique from the others : the girl is totally ordinary and Keima act as a wingman instead of the seducer.
I think the writter made it clear that Chihiro only had crush on those guys she ''fell in love'' while she understood with Keima what love really was. What I mean is while Keima was teaching her how to seduce that guy, she slowly fell in love with him not because of his handsomness or whatever, but just because she share a special link with him and he's doing his best to help her with something he isn't related to at all.
I liked her talk about umbrella at the end. In Japan, umbrella is often used as a symbolism for love. Because it rain often in Japan, sharing an umbrella is often an intimate action, wish explain why people always seem embarassed in anime while doing that. That's why she though that it was stupid that American didn't want to use umbrella because they are annoying :)
So, how will it end? Chihiro is now clearly in love with Keima and he seem also attached to her. Maybe not in a romantic way, but she doesn't leave him indifferent. He helped her from his own will and not by obligation. The trigger that made him help her wasn't related to the lost souls. In the end, she will forget about him, but with her flaw in her heart fixed, she'll be able to understand what true love means.
«Time is passing so quickly. Right now, I feel like complaining to Einstein. Whether time is slow or fast depends on perception. Relativity theory is so romantic. And so sad.» - Kurisu Makise a.k.a. The Zombie
I'm really liking this arc! Glad an "ordinary girl"'s arc isn't quite so ordinary huh ... isn't helping a girl confess to another guy also used sometimes in games? :P
Ayumi fixes things so Keima has classroom duty with Chihiro instead of her ... and well, that's where Keima pledges to help her with her crush. I mean yeah, she doesn't know anything about Yuta at all! Glad that she's kinda wanting to work for it too - especially after seeing her friend training so hard in the rain. Glad they're friends :')
From there on Keima's plans are all working ... impressive how he knows what Yuta likes and his route everywhere XD Except now that the time has come for the confession Chihiro doesn't seem to be really into it huh ... not surprising :P I'm guessing she'll either be rejected like before, or maybe she'll refuse to confess at all ...? :O
Oh and nice moment when Chihiro asks Keima if he's ever kissed anyone and we have a brief flashback of everyone ... d'aww :3