Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Ep 7 & 8: Progression and- SOMEBODY GIVE TOKIYA A HUG ALREADY!!!!!!
And I’m back from my vacation!!!!! I got a lot of catch up on and my writing’s a bit rusty! D: (BEEN BUSY TODAY SINCE I ONLY GOT BACK AT MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE AND WAS SICK FROM THE GOD DAMN 12 HOUR FLIGHT OF HELL ALONG WITH JETLAG)
Episode 7: Crashing Career
As expected, this episode had high tensions and less humor. I honestly wasn’t expecting Tokiya’s career is crashing and being demoted to the regular class under the orders of the headmaster. To be told that he’s better off as an actor – that’s just terrible. While at the moment he can’t seem to bring out his true passion for singing, I think it’s very clear that he does have it, but he just doesn’t seem to remember how to bring out that feeling. Haruka, as I had pointed out in the last episode- in fact has a brain and didn’t miss any of the hints that Tokiya is actually Hayato, imposing has his twin brother at school and confronted him to confirm it. On top of that she is well aware about his distress and she looks out for him and tries to give him some hope by sharing her experience when she had been unable to play the piano at one point and that surely, Tokiya will be able to overcome his problem as well.
The best part about this episode was definitely how well they paced it. It didn’t feel rushed whatsoever, and I really liked how the built everything up – giving Tokiya pure hell.
And I must say, I’m thrilled to see Haruka playing the piano. I’ve been waiting for this moment to come since it would really downgrade the show a tiny bit if we weren’t to ever hear her play.
Episode 8: EYESMEX, QB’S DEBUT, AND AMAZZZZZZZZINNNGGG GRACE!
This episode was definitely very a bit different from the others- pace wised. The first half starts off slow
with lots of eyesmex between Tokiya and Haruka (SRSLY THEY GET SO MUCH EYESMEX MOMENTS I FUCKING LOVE IT!), and then finds Haruka is confronted by Ittoki confessing that he loves her music and wants her as his partner. And then the WTF moment happens. QB Kuppuru appears glowing eeriely and turns out to be a human prince from another country named Cecile! I’ll tell you what – when I had watched this at 4am, only 5 hours after I had returned home from that horrible 12 hours flight – if you’re grumpy or not in a good mood, you are definitely going to hate it and think, “WTF WAY TOO RANDOM, WTF IS HAPPENING?!?” – and I realized I was bias while I was doing the screencaps and re-watched the show and realized that I was overreacting about how suddenly they debuted Cecil. And my god, I absolutely LOVE his song, I have it on repeat and I can’t wait for his character idol CD to be released!!!!!!!
Then finally the last bit of the episode, focused on Tokiya and Haruka apologizing to each other. Here I found was super sweet. The story of the first time his soul was shaken by a song after he had lost his aim and gotten into an accident that sent him to the hospital. And let me tell you, Amazing Grace was sung beautifully. I can’t get it out of my head, it was just that good! ESPECIALLY since it was sung in ENGLISH. When Tokiya looked so pained that he looked he was about to cry and Haruka was crying in his stead I swear to god I was yelling at the screen, “HARUKA FUCKING HUG HIM ALREADY! THE BOY NEEDS A HUG NOW!” I MEAN SERIOUSLY, LOOK AT THIS FACE, HOW COULD YOU NOT WANT TO HUG HIM!?
AND THEN IT HAPPENED – TOKIYA SMILED!!!!! (#&%OIYETKHKAJSHFKAJSGAKJSHGAJSGHASLKJGH! O M G, IT WAS SO GENIUNELY SWEET I WAS LIKE, TEARING UP TEARS OF JOY. IT’S GOD DAMN OBVIOUS THAT HARUKA HAD ALREADY CHOSEN TOKIYA AS HER PARTNER WHETHER SHE KNOWS IT OR NOT, BUT NOW REN HAD CONFRONTED HER AND BY THE NEXT EPISODE WHICH WILL BE RELEASED IN A FEW HOURS FROM NOW
(HURRAY I DON’T HAVE TO WAIT *SHOT*) THINGS ARE GONNA GET COMPLICATED AND I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED TO SEE MASATO PUNCH REN IN THE FACE AGAIN.
The next episode will definitely be a tough one for Haruka since it looks like all the guys are taking aim at her to become their partner even though I think it’s rather obvious that Haruka has her heart set to become Tokiya’s.
PS: OH AND SHINING, YOU AND YOUR CRAZY OUTFITS. WE LOVE YOUUUUU!!!