We have reached the thrilling climax of the Solvette saga, as well as the first cour of the season. I laughed, I cried, and in the end I was satisfied. Never doubt the power of Aikatsu, and its ability to bring smiles to everyone.
This may be one of the heaviest episodes of Aikatsu, and not just because of the snow. What could’ve caused such self-denial for so long? We’re racing towards the conclusion, but we’re not there yet. Also, even though you may think that Solvette is on the planet Tundrastar from 0048, I’m now somewhat confident that it’s in alternate Switzerland. The geography is one thing, but Neve, Schnee, and Neige all mean “snow” in French, German, and Italian, the three official languages of Switzerland (thanks to Etoce for his encyclopedic knowledge of languages). Good on you if you figured that out earlier. Now then, try not to freeze by keeping your heart warm with more Aikatsu.
Unassuming at first, this episode brings some of the best psychological digging thus far. The emotional conflict arising from the main plotline is driving Aikatsu to new heights, and along with it comes the outdoing of expectations. I had a lot to say in my thoughts this week (link still on the Guide page), but as usual, I want everyone to watch for themselves and form their own opinions. I’ll read what you all think as well.
Nobody else did it, so it falls to me to at least get it started. I’m organizing (for now) a potential cosplay meetup and photo shoot at AX this year. Come join the Discord server for more information.
We’re having it on Day 3, Saturday July 6th, from 12-1 PM at site 6, which is in the area between the two main entrances of West and South Halls.
Whoa, Chiba Misuzu is finally back to write this great Aine/Wakaba/Hibiki episode! Even with all the embarrassment it teaches an enduring lesson that even adults would do well to remember. And while this week was great, next episode is something I’ve been looking forward to for well over a year… what could it possibly be?
At the risk of repeating myself, Hibiki’s character, backstory, personality, and development are all perfect (and no, that’s not a reference). Her passion and love with no outlet, countless hours of convincing her heart of her true feelings, even while alone with no feedback to go by, strikes me on a personal level. And her creativity in making unique scenarios doesn’t hurt either. I want to see more and more of this, but I also don’t want to pain her. But I believe that even after she’s able to resolve it, there will be plenty more Hibiki to come.