I love Mitsun's latest ES (ok tbh I love anything with Mitsun in it) but I really like how MC gives Mitsun space but he trusts MC enough to let her into his world!
I’ll be honest, I actually quite liked it, but one thing that rubbed me the wrong way was like… while MC gives him space in that ES, she ends up jumping to a lot of conclusions and assuming quite a bit about Mitsunari’s problems without being upfront about it? In Mitsunari’s MS, MC is always making it very clear to Mitsunari that she is there to be a support for him, but she never assumes anything about his life with as little information as she initially has. MC is just straight up and lets him take his time, while also never trying to to think up random ideas as to what could be the problem–she waits for him and keeps herself open, and Mitsunari does because in the MS, he trusts her.
In this ES, MC keeps prying without actually thinking about the issue at hand–she doesn’t question why he lashes out so violently about it or why he refuses to talk about it. Each time the issue is brought up, he shuts it down, and at some point MC just assumes he’s lost someone like she has. I was a little bothered by the fact that it all just kind of worked out because MC happened to think the letter was important and then Mitsunari happened to come back for it–and MC still never learned anything new.
But! I will say that most of MC’s stories with Mitsunari really show her in what I think are some of her best moments, because she’s always patient as she understands that Mitsunari finds it very, very difficult to talk about himself and express his feelings–and it works in Mitsunari’s case too because he is aware that he shouldn’t be lashing out at her when he’s frustrated with how he expresses himself clumsily, and learns to start apologizing for it as he figures out how to communicate more properly with her. It’s probably why I think they’re the best pair in the game! But I think this ES kind of fell a little short with how MC’s thought process went, so I do have to say that I was a little disappointed in that regard :(