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OreGairu S2 Episode 4 - Being Understood is a Fearful Thing

Another entry in my note-taking and thought-jotting series of posts on currently running shows. This episode's write-up focused on breaking down all of Hachiman's interactions, and his reactions to others' attempts to aid him, and his rejection of them, even as they mirrored his actions.

As always, the notes were taken while actually watching the episode, and rather than just repeating what you've already watched, elaborate upon it, assuming you've already watched the episode.

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Thunder_God2282d ago

This season of OreGairu is knocking it out of the park, episode after episode. Drilling down into how the characters work, and how they fail, and into their social interactions.

I wonder how people who thought of the show as justifying a "happy Hachiman" in the first season deal with this season? Probably by saying he's still right, and is suffering due to those around him.

Killa782282d ago

You could still justify his behaviour by saying he doesn't care what others think, but now he's starting to realise that's not the case.

In the end, he's still human and requires some social

I wouldn't say he was acting right in the situation but neither what he did incorrect. For the result orientated, he gets the job done.

This season will be about him realising that he's no longer alone imo

Thunder_God2281d ago

I'd say this season is about him admitting how being alone isn't a good thing. He knows it, but he's now working up the gradual effort to admit it, to allow himself to change. But it's hard to change all at once, which is what's being demanded of him.

It's easy to "justify" Hachiman's behaviour, but what it misses is that he's made miserable by it, and he doesn't want to justify it either - he's just afraid of the alternative.

Killa782281d ago

Yeah, although I've now finished reading the LN up to date, and yeah.

He does have a more caring side to him but is struggling to come to terms with it. At the end of the day, it's what made him, Him.

His ability to not care led to epic conclusions