I'm still not over the fact that Kaoru wasn't even mentioned. I really tought abt the possibility since Syo did a lot of phisical ativities but T-T aside from that i want more of heavens backstory too! I hope after the duets episodes +
I am still salty about that as well tbh. I thought that when they were fighting and Syo was about to give up, he’d listen to a random scream from the audience, and Kaoru would be there cheering for him. He’d have that as strength, and would explain to Yamato that he has always felt this inferiority complex, and his bro was part of it, bc even as twins Syo’s health has always been weaker and he’s shorter than his brother, even though Kaoru is younger (by seconds, but it counts for them lol). Then maybe he’d talk about how Ryuuya gave him strength when he was a kid.
Yamato then could see that he doesn’t need to fight and win over his brother, and surpass him in a certain thing. He wants to be his own person? Then be his own person! To me, it felt like he was revolving around his brother, even when he didn’t want to be recognized only as Ryuuya’s younger brother. I did like the idol motivational speech, because it really sounded like what Ryuuya said to Ren in S1 and to QN in this season’s 2nd ep. He doesn’t listen to his brother, but I feel that Syo could reach him. STILL they could’ve put Kaoru there just as fanservice or cameo idc they’ve been fooling us for YEARS.
*caham* anyways, about Yamato x Ryuuya, I really do believe that this, as well as Eiji’s feelings of being in the family he is in (what is this kid even? Probably an angel), and all of the details on HEAVENS will be revealed later on the games. These eps w/ STARISH are meant to make they seem more approachable to the audience that once hated them - and it’s mostly working. Eiji surely did a very good job, the whole fandom adopted the kid //Yamato gained some haters with that punch though;;
Haruka really shouldn’t be the focus here. She’s working with both parts of the units in the process of making the song, and to me, forcing her on HEAVENS right now would be bad - we don’t even know them. It’s better for their rivals (the ones people are so eager to protect from them) to try and get closer to them, so the viewers can slowly do it too. Even for QN, we had to wait (during S2 and Debut), so I don’t mind waiting for Heavens as well. I’d love to play some angsty routes, I want people placing bets on who’s gonna be the angsty one T.T