I’m still kind of ticked off when everyone talking about Makoto and Nagisa “not having anything particularly great about them” and “they’re just average” talking about their fears of life after high school. Did you watch how well they did in the relay last season? Did the show even portray their school lives outside of sitting in class? Did you watch the end credits for season two? These teenagers are fantastic people, work extraordinarily well when working together, have creative minds and are eager about life, and will be okay! I understand there is a great amount of fear when you are in their shoes, but from our vantage point, they have an amazing life ahead.
Makoto and Haru as platonic life partners, getting legally married for medical and financial priorities, growing up and growing together and growing mature, living together, emotionally and financially supporting each other, working for money and working on each other’s flaws.
When I was younger and heard the phrase “friendzone,” I knew it meant “someone probably will not feel romantic feelings about this person/me.”
But knowing now that more men than I’m comfortable with use “friendzone” to mean “I am friendly towards someone but they interpret that as me being friendly and not flirtatious: I’ve been so nice to them and they don’t reward me romantically/sexually,” so I’ve since laid my first definition of friendzone to rest.
I want a Swiss Army Imaizumi, so if I need to open a can I can use his chin, or if I need to open a package I can use his chin, or when I need a haircut I can use his chin.