Kotoura-san Ep 2: The ESP Club
Kotoura finds herself abducted by Mifune Yuriko the president of the ESP Research Club who hopes to prove the existence of psychic abilities.
Poor Kotoura-san, what a mess. The episode started on sweet, and extremely positive note. Kotoura was smiling, she was having fun, seriously when you think about it- how many years do you think it has been since Kotoura smiled and crawl out of her guarded shell?! I was so happy for her!
When Kotoura was abducted by Mifune Yuriko the president of the ESP Research Club, at first I thought this was going to be okay because it meant that these people actually believe it and look at psychic abilities differently and are more enthusiastic about it. However their level of enthusiasm was something that started to worry me.
Mifune wants to prove that psychic abilities are the real due in order to protect her mother’s dignity. It was because the public doubted her mother’s abilities, she was soon overwhelmed by the pressure and ended up committing suicide. But her selfish desires didn’t help Kotoura already grim situation by putting her directly into the spotlight. While yes Kotoura ended up volunteering to do it face on since she can only be more accurate by seeing the person she is supposed to read directly, still- they didn’t have to do it at all. Period.
So it was incredibly frustrating for me to watch as I didn’t like how Mifune was pushing her and purposely brought up her dark memories to “encourage” Kotoura to help her out with her goals.
Thankfully she realized what she was doing was wrong and apologized. I am actually happy this was quickly done and over with now so that it wouldn’t become a drama later on that would involve jeopardizing Kotoura’s trust in others again.
Then Moritani Hiyori happened. Moritani is such a bitch. I was disgusted of her jealous actions. Fortunately for the first time, Kotoura didn’t have to shoulder this alone because Manabe was there for her.
Speaking of Manabe (yes I saved him for last because this is the best part). He may be a massive pervert (LMAO the ability he would like to learn is X-Ray vision) but he isn’t stupid.
BURN BITCH BURN!
A STANDING OVATION TO MANABE FOR BEING A GENUINELY NICE GUY WHO CAN EASILY PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER OF WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR BULLYING KOTOURA!
Manabe seriously what would Kotoura do without you?! YOU ARE THE MAN. ALL OF THE AWARDS.
Then he confesses that he likes Kotoura, and I am like, “HELL YEAH!”
Overall this was another great episode, I am looking forward to next week!