REACTION – I guess this is the part of the anime series where each character confronts their personal problems and come to terms with them because I’ll be honest – this is what these three episodes tell throughout their duration.
In episode four, the main characters try to showcase the Manoyama wood sculpturing industry. However, there are some people who wish to maintain the traditional aspects of their craft and want no exposure – which poses some sort of problem to the plans of the Tourism committee.
Sanae tries to help but is instead told by the senior wood sculptor that she knows nothing about his craft and is probably someone who just came to the rural area for an escape of her problems – which hits Sanae hard considering that she did want to escape the city life.
In the fifth episode, Sanae goes into this mode of depression but however, after some good pep talks from Yoshino, Sanae gets back to work and helps out with the Manoyama wood carving industry exposure.
The team decide to use the local train station and add some wood works and craft to beautify the station which leads to an understanding between those who prefer to keep the tradition and those who would like to expose it to outsiders.
In the sixth episode, a film crew comes to Manoyama to work on their project and asks the cooperation of the Tourism committee. However, Maki doesn’t want to be involved considering her past as an actress. But gets seen by one of the actresses involved in the film who calls her senpai and tries to convince her to stay in the acting industry, much to her displeasure.
Sanae tries to right Maki but in the end, breeds more hate and displeasure from the two.
So yeah, I was kind of annoyed for these three episodes since it was nothing more but the characters finding themselves and why they work for the Tourism committee.
But in the end, I enjoyed it. It could’ve been better though since it is pretty obvious that the series is going to its conflict arc.
The entertainment was enough to put me through.