Brothers Conflict: [Episode 4]
The fan-girling was TURNT UP in this episode! OH! Tsubaki you devil!
I liked this episode of Brothers Conflict. A LOT (
just because of the kiss).
This episode was all about jealousy. Not just over Ema (
that part of it is a bit trite) but within the family. There was twin jealousy and head-of-the-house kind of jealousy.
Tsubaki and Azusa got screen time this week and Ukyo too – not much, but what he got gave some look into his character and probably I can stretch it to say that it also gives some hints if he actually has feelings for Ema or not but the beginning of the episode threw me off with that.
I use it as a screening to test the brothers’ worth: whatever they have to say – hackneyed or sweet – I’ll use that and either jot them down on the Possibilities list or scratch their names right off. I doubt Ema would use my method though, she wants them all and probably the cross dresser too. If there should be any intimacy between them, I would be hurt. I just can’t see it happening.
The episode was all about Tsubaki and Azusa and as I said before, I prefer Azusa (I’m partial to the glasses). They both had auditions for roles in an upcoming anime series that got green-lit. Tsubaki had his heart set on the lead role and that anime was the actual reason he got into being a professional voice actor – so we can understand how important this role is to him.
Azusa was auditioning for the same anime but a different role. It turned out however, that Tsubaki was not chosen and instead, Azusa got the role so that was one side of the brothers’ conflict that happened in this episode.
Unlike Tsubaki though, there was no real evidence of Ukyo’s jealousy. When Ema got home, he asked her what the brothers’ had planned since some of them didn’t have busy schedules. Then the phone calls started. All of which came to Ema’s phone. When Masaomi called that’s when Ukyo’s eye twitch happened and at first, I thought it was because he was tired of being interrupted during his talk with Ema but it wasn’t. He seemed depressed when she came off the phone and then he finally said that he was the person that the brothers would usually call if something came up.
I’ve finally come to realize that Ema is pretty dense, so I doubt she even recognized his tone or the connotation. Ukyo left the room – and the rest of the episode – after that conversation and focus returned to Tsubaki and Azusa. Tsubaki was depressed over how the auditions went and didn’t return home and Azusa was feeling the pressure of guilt and spent time searching for his brother.
Ema found Natsume to talk about the Panzer of the Dead game that had been released since she couldn’t pass one of the zones and the topic changed to Tsubaki and Azusa, and that was how Ema came to understand the sudden change of behavior from both brothers.
While they were walking and talking, I actually thought that Natsume has no romantic feelings for Ema. I still don’t want to think that he does, but the hair touching and the intensity of his gaze, man. I could actually feel Ema’s heart going Doki! Doki!
There are just some moments that feel right for something great to happen. This picture is from that perfect moment when Tsubaki should have just kissed Azusa instead of Ema but she works too, I guess. They made up in the end and I’m happy because I can’t get enough of brotherly love, and their bromance is really cute to watch.
Azusa was always the better one, as Tsubaki told Ema and was always jealous of his brother’s talents which is why he tried to get better at what he did. It never surprised him that Azusa was chosen over him and at this point, the emotions became too much for him to handle so he grabbed Ema and kissed her. Then kissed her again. I want Tsubaki to get more screen time. He has to! I never realized he was so sexy and his winks…
Juli is the only thing that annoyed me in this episode. At first his reactions worked a few laughs from me but now there needs to be less of him.