Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto - Episode 12 Recap

Although we all had a feeling it would happen eventually, Sakamoto is leaving all too soon. While there is Episode 13, which is somewhat of a follow up, this is the last time he will ever spend time with his class mates. After spending almost a full school year and building so many memories, it's difficult for them to just accept that they won't see Sakamoto again.

So what do they do? They pull out their cream pies and start throwing them everywhere. I'm not sure if this is a reference or not, or if they just decided to have the characters do this for fun, but it was a bittersweet moment. This was the final moment of them being able to do something as a class.

Despite the series being a comedy, there are a lot of subtle and heavy topics that present themselves throughout the series. There's a lot of violence, some blood, loss, marital issues, and various other things. Overall, it has the face of humor, but it's not shallow in the slightest. One of the goals had was to get pie on Sakamoto's face, which they were unable to accomplish, as he was too agile for them. Yet when he was leaving the school gate, it seems he had pie on his face, meaning he went out of his way to put it on his face, granting his classmates request. This shows that while he seemed very suave and detached at times, he was still there classmate, and he still cared about them and held them in regard.

The faces of all his pie covered classmates in the window, teary eyed as they watch a precious comrade leave, possibly to never return, never to be seen again. It makes me appreciate all of my own classmates in a sense, and how each and every one of them have made an impact on my life. Without those around me, I wouldn't be who I am today, which really makes me cherish these high school memories.

{And this concludes out Sakamoto Recaps, as 13 was more of a bonus episode, and we really wanted to focus more on Sakamoto and his interactions with his classmates. Hope you enjoyed, and look forward to recaps on other top anime! - Cat}