Sekai-Ichi S2 11: The salt in my Yokozawa fangirl wounds
Yokozawa doesn’t even cry manly tears.
While I was pretty much breaking down throughout every single damn Yokozawa scene.
I don’t know about you, but wiping your contact list and keeping just one person usually means that that one person is pretty important to you.
It wasn’t just the repeated sex, Masamune. Although that’s a pretty big sign of a relationship as well.
It should be obvious by now that I’ve shifted allegiance from Team Masamune to Team Yokozawa.
I’m not sure if it was intentional on the author’s part to make Masamune more of a flawed character, but Masamune’s treatment of Yokozawa was sickening. If I were to create an outline on how to be a total asshole in a relationship, I’d be looking to Masamune for inspiration.
It irks me because Masamune is so direct in all of his other dealings. In work, and with Ritsu, he’s a bulldozer with almost no subtlety. He’s polite, but he’s upfront and confrontational. Yes, Yokozawa is at fault too for deluding himself into dreams of a relationship with Masamune.
But despite knowing that Yokozawa still has feelings for him, Masamune leads him on with the house stayovers and never once firmly rejected him.
(I’m well aware that I’m not thinking objectively here. It’s just… dammit.)
I don’t outright hate Masamune now, but my opinion of him dropped many, many notches. He’s probably hovering near Chiaki on my personal Sekai-Ichi character ratings.
Just let it out, Yokozawa. Dammit.
The worst part is that he’s still so dashing, even in defeat. He’s like a wounded sparrow, struggling to stand firm even if he might never fly again.
Yes, he shouts at his staff, but he doesn’t take it out on them beyond the initial outburst. In fact it seems like Yokozawa doesn’t shout at his staff at all – unlike Masamune (just making a comparison here, I don’t really hate Masamune. At least I don’t think I do).
Real steel on the outside, a sensitive soul on the inside. I fall for Yokozawa even more with each passing screencap.
YOKOZAWA OMG STOP IT I CAN’T TAKE ALL THIS SYMPATHETIC AGONY
But after those opening Yokozawa scenes, I really couldn’t/didn’t want to watch them any more.
While others ended up alone. Hiding the pain on the inside.
And having to be reminded of that pain every single day at work.
Forget the jerk, you’re much too good for him. Masamune deserves Ritsu and not you!
More props to Yokozawa for keeping calm and carrying on. I’m sure everyone knows how difficult it is to act normally towards your object of affection’s significant other when everyone’s feelings are in the open.
Magnificent to the end.
I think that I had so much difficulty with this episode’s review because it struck such a painful chord with me. I’m sure that around 50% of the reason why I didn’t finish it earlier was because of laziness, but the remaining 50% was the pain.
I know it’s a terrible reason to be a Yokozawa fan, just because he’s in pain – but really, he got a crappier deal than even Yuu, and that’s saying something. That Yokozawa light novel really couldn’t have come up at a better time.
Flashbacks? I suppose I’d be raging even more if the two of them were getting married in the preview.