Resonance – 06: Fune wo Amu (The Great Passage)

Continuing from the last episode. Mitsuya has given his love letter to Kaguya. He however didn’t stick around to find out what her answer will be. So he waited with anticipation for the answer from Kaguya. He didn’t get one immediately, however he bumped in to her on his way to work. And he is terrified of her, so he bolted it. Masashi pokes fun of Mitsuya, saying how he couldn’t handle the pressure of waiting for her answer. But encourages him to get the answer after work. Also he’d check on him to see if he has the answer the following day.

Maybe she’s read my love letter and is on her way to give me an answer!

— Mitsuya

Take, Kaguya’ grandmother wants the two together, but sees that they haven’t made much progress. The team is holding a meeting, they want to see how they can progress the learning dictionary, whilst putting the great passage on hold. Matsumoto pulls out a dictionary called Genki, a dictionary that is completed by a single person. Masashi has finally spilled the beans. He’s being transferred over to the PR department. This greatly shocks Majime. The entire team is pushed back to square one.

Point of interests:
  • Mitsuya waited all night for an answer – he went to work at 6am
  • Masashi thinks he should go get the answer from her after work – plus he’ll check on to see if Mitsuya has got the answer
  • There is some serious doubt whether the company Genbu wants to make a new dictionary

Episode 6 - 1E

Episode 6 - 1F

Resolution. This is what this episode is fundamentally about. We have two conflicts here. One from the last episode; where Masashi is being transferred over to the PR department. And the one about Mitsuya and his feelings for Kaguya.

Much of the episode is to do about Mitsuya and his feelings towards Kaguya. After all he gave his ‘epic’ love poem at the end of the last episode to her. It was quite comical to see that he waited for an answer, only to do a runner when he was about to get one. So typical of him. And then we have Masashi poking fun of Mitsuya for bottling it, but nice to see him actually support him. As he wants to know how things turn out for Mitsuya. He wants to check on him.

The other resolution is Masashi. He finally plucked up the courage to tell them that he will be transferred over to the PR department in the Spring. This hit Mitsuya hard originally, but thanks to an encouraging word of wisdom from Matsumoto. Mitsuya has found his calling. He has come to terms with the fact that dictionary making isn’t Masashi’ calling.

The team will be short-handed as Araki and Matsumoto were hoping on Masashi and Mitsuya to continue on the legacy of dictionary making. They are surprised, but weren’t surprised at the same time. They knew Masashi has done quite a bit for them.

Thankfully Kaguya did respond favourably to Mitsuya’ feelings. For a quiet man, he showed some guts asking her. I do think they rushed the romantic aspect of the show a bit fast, but with the amount of episodes not too surprising either.

Episode Grade: B+

Word of the episode: Resonance – to creat a harmony with another person.


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