La Corda d’Oro – Blue Sky Episode 8
You know what sucks? It’s when the disconnection stands out like a sore thumb. It is so painfully obvious that it irritates the hell out of me because it was the connection they had delivered in La Corda d’Oro Primo Passo with their music is what made me fall in love with La Corda d’Oro Primo Passo as well as classical music in the first place. It is episode eight and La Corda d’Oro Blue Sky has not inspired me whatsoever. It was La Corda d’Oro Primo Passo that had successfully left an impact on me which made me appreciate music! In the past, I didn’t really care for music, I didn’t listen to it much and when I took music lessons I never had a motivation or drive to encourage me to practice because I didn’t know what kind of sounds instruments could create. And that what bugs me so much, because I am eternally grateful for what La Corda d’Oro Primo Passo had shown me, and how it inspired me to want to learn to play music again thinking, “Oh how much fun it would be to play like that!” and regret that I didn’t feel this way sooner. I believe the reasons behind lacking the connection with the audience is the fact this show has been rushing through the entire process. There has hardly been any time we have heard character play solo while practicing or getting to know them without some pity festival, but I also think the fact I don’t care about the characters is playing a big factor as well. When I don’t care about the characters, I don’t feel for the characters as much as I potentially could because I am pretty sensitive to those that I relate to. While I am proud of Kyoya for getting his head out of his ass, I think had there not been this stupid drama of inferiority going on for eight fucking episodes- might have helped. But frankly speaking, I don’t think it would made too much of a difference. Kanade’s position only really makes things worse because she has been on the back burner for quite a few episodes having her own drama with her confidence. Today Kanade appeared to have found her own sound, but what is ridiculous is that it was so underwhelming that I almost didn’t even notice, which is beyond me especially after all the bullshit we had to go through. She is supposed to be the main character and so far, she has been pretty darn passive. At the very least, I will give them some props for the twist where Kanade memory has been mixed up. All this time, she had thought Ritsu was the one who had given her the golden string when her string broke at a recital when she was little. It turns out that he has no recollection of it, so she was mistaken. Along with the ominous flashback that she has been having on some occasions, I think given how the scene had shifted to Reiji and his grudge towards her, it seems likely that he was the one who had given her the string when they were little and at some point something had happened between them.
Speaking of Reiji, looks like he has an unpleasant competitor- or rather in general, it looks like it is going to be a messy episode with rivals attempting to sabotage each other. Remember that Sosuke had successfully taken Hido Takafumi’s spot from the ensemble (and Hido is pissed off about that) and the mad flutist girl is probably going to mess with Ritsu’s violin. I am more or less expecting someone to play dirty, hence reveal the dark side of the concours. Well, I am looking for a change of pace so give me some good competitive drama instead of the ‘oh poor me’.
Overall this was a pretty mediocre episode for me. Over the past few episodes I have lowered my expectations significantly, so I can’t say I am holding my breath for any improvements. At least Chiaki was finally acknowledged by his father. That was nice.