Compared to last week’s dramatic episode, this week’s episode was much more uneventful. Sure, we got to meet two more of the Sohmas: Hatori and Momiji, but, at this point in the show, we still don’t know much about either of them. And, yes, we also got to see Yuki in a dress, which is cool, if you’re into that kind of thing… Aside from that, not a great deal happened. The main event was when Tohru’s two friends, Hana and Uo, invited themselves over to the Sohmas’ for the night. It may sound as though I’m complaining, but I actually like more relaxed episodes like this – you can’t run at 11 all of the time! Too much drama and it begins to feel forced, you know? And I enjoy seeing characters in all sorts of different scenarios, and that includes as they go about their day-to-day lives! Besides, given that this week’s episode was much more uneventful, and I don’t have a great deal to discuss and dissect, now may be a good opportunity to address the following burning question: Kyo vs. Yuki – who is currently in a better position to win Tohru’s heart?
Let’s review the evidence…
Now, before I begin, let me just say this: I’m straight (whoa, where is she going with this, right?), so I’m not about to start acting like the voice of the LGBTQ+ community. That would be kind of inappropriate! That said, something that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed about this year’s anime is that they’ve featured quite the assortment of gay and otherwise unconventional pairings. In fact, I’d suggest that many of these are some of the best pairings we’ve had this year, regardless of whether the characters’ feelings are mutual or one-sided.
#18 Who Is Your Favourite (Female) Supporting Character?
Bleach has many, many flaws, including its overpowered protagonist, its sheer volume of filler, and its inability to tell a concise story (though these issues are by no means unique to this anime). Regardless, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for it, partly due to the time I spent watching it (keep tuning into an anime every week for years and it’s bound to grow on you) and partly due to its amazing cast of diverse, lovable characters. Yoruichi, the free-spirited former captain of Soul Society’s 2nd Division is, by far, my favourite of these characters as well as my all-time favourite female supporting character. Here’s why!