Warning: Spoiler for More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers episode 12 An extremely fan-heavy anime romcom is streaming on Crunchyroll call More than a couple, but not lovers demonstrates just how deep it can really be in the end of season one, presenting the prospect of an exciting evolution in tone for the series’ sequel.
Fan service is controversial in anime because it has the potential to ruin a series by catering to a specific demographic that viewers see as nothing more than a guilty pleasure. It’s understandable that critics think anime series that place too much emphasis on fan service are superficial and rely too heavily on steamy scenes to move the story forward. More Than a Married Couple, But Not Lovers is filled with these moments between protagonists Jirō Yakuin and Akari Watanabe, who are paired together in their school’s controversial grading program, forcing other students to The world must live together as if they were married.
More than the last scene of a couple reveals shocking depth
But the final scene of the season one finale creates a harder metaphor along with an emotional soundtrack. On their way to a shrine famous for attracting couples, Jirō and Akari run into Jirō’s childhood friend Shiori Sakurazaka, who is living with another student in the same school program. The two girls, both in love with Jirō, race to the shrine, leaving the confused Jirō behind. But along the way, the two rivals overcome boys and girls who are at different stages of their relationship with each other, from childhood friends, to lovers, newlyweds, to young parents. When they finally reached the temple, one of the temple servants asked if they were okay, to which they replied, “Yes. We just race against each other.”
Clear message. But from the remarkable coincidence of the different stages of the relationship unfolding chronologically along the same path they’re racing, to the many interpretations of what the girls are actually racing for. , every element lends a serious tone to the love triangle, highlighting that both girls are not only in love with Jirō (and therefore have much to lose). It’s worth noting that the scene serves a different purpose. It offers the opening scene of the season where Jirō observes Akari and Shiori at the same shrine, a full circle.
More than a complicated couple’s love triangle
That said, even without the beautifully rendered scene of the finale, More than a Married Couple… Still a strong series. Besides breaking up a romance story that is often unbreakable in romance movies where Jirō and Akari kiss early on even though they don’t kiss back, the film begins with more than just a hand love. father. There are actually four students involved because both of Jirō and Akari’s favorites, Shiori and Minami Tenjin, are living together. Initially, Jirō and Akari work together to ensure that they convert with Shiori and Minami according to the rules, but of course, this requires them to be intimate. This intimacy not only helps viewers invest in their own “relationship,” but also brings out more nuanced emotions, such as guilt and even relief when the other half of the relationship. they can’t connect to their true love relationship, happy they do because they really care about each other even if it means they might end up alone, or confused as they themselves have a promising meeting with their first love but can only think about their significant other back home.
Correct, Crunchyroll’s More than a couple, but not lovers poignant even with fan service, but the season’s finale proves that even a fan-service show can be a lot more enjoyable than the pointless entertainment many assume. so.
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