Episode 6 –
[details=spoiler]It seems that Linda had always taken care of Banri in school, and was always there for him. After their graduation party, Linda plans to go to Tokyo, but promises to help Banri sturdy for his entrance exams when she returns. Banri tells Linda that he loves her and wants to stay with her. If she feels the same way, he will go to school in Tokyo as well, so that they can stay together. He wants an answer from Linda, but she wants some time to think – at least overnight. Banri promises to wait for her on the bridge the following day and we know what happens next. These are the memories of the spirit Banri. Very sad! I wonder if Linda ever did show up that day. She probably feels responsible for the accident in any case. It was because of her that Banri was on the bridge in the first place. And I think the spirit Banri is still in love with her.
Kaga still looks a little jealous of Linda, and more so when Linda gives Banri sneakers. A couple of the now graduated members show up and bring the club members something for the Awa dance – yes/no fans. I can’t wait to see what the group is supposed to do with those during the dance. LOL Kaga later notices that things are a little odd between Banri and Linda, and asks him what happened. Banri says that she’s imagining things and that answer doesn’t make Kaga happy. Kaga’s mood worsens when Oka joins them. She invites them to a party, but Kaga rudely refuses and leaves.
Oka really likes Kaga and understands what she’s going through with Yana. Banri promises to try and get Kaga to go to the party. It’s a very big party and it looks like Banri convinced Kaga to go, but I don’t think Yana wants her there. Even at opposite ends of the table, the sparks fly between Kaga and Yana. Poor Banri and 2D-kun are stuck in-between them. And in the room next door, those crazy girls from the Tea Club are also having a party!
Yana is now sitting next to Kaga and telling her to go mingle and make some friends. Another argument starts and gets more intense by the second. Banri and 2D-kun decide to break them up before things get any worse. Not soon enough though! Kaga challenges Yana to confess to Oka and he yells across the room to her. Oka comes to their table, and Yana tells her that he loves her and wants to go out with her. Her reaction? “What?” LOL
Oka tells Yana not to be “stupid”. It crushes Yana, but Kaga can’t believe he confessed in the first placed and turns to Banri for comfort as she cries. Banri throws open the doors to the room next door and offers them a “tribute”. He tosses Yana and Kaga inside and closes the doors on that hell. 2D-kun just calls him a monster. LOL The party continues and afterwards, the Tea Club moves to another location to continue their party. But they’ve left the bodies behind. LOL
When Banri and 2D-kun open the doors to the other room, they find Kaga and Yana in the same condition they were in when they were grabbed for a Tea Club party. LOL Banri looks a little guilty, but he does help Kaga get home. He wants her to take a taxi, but the drunken Kaga still wants to have fun. I guess her time with the Tea Club wasn’t so bad after all. Out of the blue, Banri tells her that he doesn’t want to be friends anymore. Huh?
That sobers Kaga up pretty quickly. Banri says that all she still thinks about is Yana and this is hurting Banri’s feelings. It’s just too hard for Banri to be with her anymore. He holds out the mirror to her and tells Kaga that he isn’t her friend anymore. In answer, Kaga holds up the fan with the “no” side. He asks if she still wants to be friends and she holds up the “yes” side of the fan. Banri lists her reasons for wanting to stay his friend and says that he loves her in spite of all of it.
Banri tells Kaga to stop acting spoiled. When she rejected him, she lost the right to his friendship. Banri slips the mirror into her purse and tells her that he never should have tried to be her friend. Banri can’t be around her anymore and doesn’t want to be. Kaga frantically waves the “no” side of the fan back and forth. He flags a cab and tries to get Kaga into it as she protests. She wants Banri to listen to her and he refuses. He says goodbye and walks away. I really wasn’t expecting this. Wow!
At the club the next day, Linda notices that Banri seems down. She wants to know if he had a fight with Kaga and tells him that he shouldn’t make his girlfriend sad. Banri tells her that they aren’t dating and never were. Linda looks confused and Banri is thinking of how she isn’t saying anything about the past. Banri asks Linda if she has a boyfriend. Maybe someone she was dating since high school? That surprises her and Banri snaps, letting everything out. He calls Linda cruel for erasing him and asks how she can do that. Then Banri says that the same thing applies to him and runs from the room.
Banri locks himself in the bathroom, but Linda follows him. They argue and she confesses that she didn’t want to lose him again. It comes out that she does consider the accident her fault. She was going to meet him on the bridge and give him her answer, but she was too late. Crying now, she says that it was her fault. Linda says that it can’t end like that. I wonder now what her answer would have been if she was able to meet Banri that fateful night.
Kaga is waiting outside of the building when a bedraggled Linda walks past her, ignoring her. Banri is still locked in the bathroom, despairing. He finally comes out much later and Kaga is still outside of the building, waiting for him. She follows Banri as he tries to ignore her, asking if something happened with Linda. He stops, yells out “yes”, and takes off running. Kaga runs after him and tries to catch up, telling him to wait for her, but he yells out “no”, and just runs faster. Kaga can’t catch up, so she grabs a bike from someone and continues after Banri.
Ad for Banri, he has no idea where he’s going as he thinks about the paths one must choose in life. He’d like to run all the way back to his past, to the bridge where Linda is. He stops on a bridge now, out of breath and knowing he can’t go back. His past is gone, lost forever. He wonders what will happen if he falls off a bridge again. Will he be able to do everything over? He looks down into the water and closes his eyes. Just as he asks for an answer, Kaga crashes into him with the bike. They both end up falling on the ground and Kaga grabs his leg. She crawls on top of him and tells Banri not to run anymore.
Kaga doesn’t want Banri to go where she can’t reach him and tells him to stay with her forever. Is this a confession? Yup - it is! Kaga tightens her hold on Banri’s shoulders as she tells him that she loves him! Wow! This was such an emotional episode with all kinds of things I wasn’t expecting. I wonder how all these twists and turns will work out in the long run. I need to catch my own breath![/details]