I don’t even know what to say to that…
It amuses me that the episode is titled “Enlightenment”
“After staying over at Natsume’s place, I resolved in my heart to be open with everyone so that we could become a real family.” – Chi
Since the overseas trip was scrapped due to everyone’s business, the family has decided to a Yatsugatake summer festival instead (involving Kaname and Club Buddha). Chi completely forgets about Juli whilst preparing for the trip but you guys are probably cheering cause the third wheel’s gone LOL The most interesting part of this episode is Chi’s individual interactions with all the different brothers during the festival. It nicely summarizes all the different romance paths that Chi’s been developing thus far with all the other characters.
Favourite moment: When Hikaru asks about the night Chi spent at Natsume’s and the time Chi spent with Azusa in the hospital. Such dangerous topics to speak of when Natsume’s driving. Hikaru’s suddenly climbed the ladder of most amusing characters. I feel like he is one of the characters who is both participating in the plot and observing from a third person omniscient point of view…
At the festival, Chi and Wataru see Futo performing live. When Wataru get sick from shaved ice, Chi bumps into Kaname and one of his colleagues Chiaki and Ryusei. I have to say that the hot Buddha club hosts are really skewing my definition of what monks are.
Chi’s flashbacks were awfully helpful… those who have confessed their feelings in one way or Another include Tsubaki, Azusa, Natsume, Subaru, Yusuke and Futo. Chi finally realizes that everyone’s been honest about their feelings all along, but she’s really the one who’s been avoiding her own. I wonder what kind of conclusion she’ll come to next about family, about love?
At the family dinner that night, Chi states that she’d like to become family with the others much much more. Kaname and Chi speak briefly on the balcony that night. She thanks him for inviting her to festival and he embraces her. He kisses her! KYAAA! I do like Kaname very much >.<
The next morning, Chi takes a morning walk and trips on the bridge to which Subaru catches her. It turns out that he’s been scouted for one of the pro league teams in Kyushu. He’s torn between becoming a professional basketball player and staying with Chi. Chi asks him to chase his dreams and separate her from his decisions.
The most dramatic part of this entire episode and arguably in the whole series is when Masaomi and Kyo take Chi and the other siblings to Chi’s real parents’ graves. It’s definitely the most touching moment of the series.
“Father. Mother. Right now, I’m living with a really wonderful set of brothers… Father. Mother. Thank you for having me. I’m happy.” – Chi
It seems that Hikaru’s been keeping a chart of the sibling squabbles, titled Brothers Conflict. My gut feeling about Hikaru was totally right! SO now we understand the reference to the title, which is rather cleverly inserted, if you ask me.
I believe there are only 13 episodes, a number which alludes to the brothers but I Wikipedia tells me that there are 25. I hope you guys liked this review and thank you so much for dropping in!
What are you pondering today?
- Brothers Conflict Episode 9 Review (littlecloudcuriosity.com)