I love the whole Tokyo trip for many reasons but what stands out for me the most is the fact that after Kanata’s confession nothing substantial changes about their relationship, only the fact they Misaki is finally aware what he feels for her and can finally see his behaviour towards her for what it really is. She doesn’t start to act like a completely different person, like she used to around Chiaki. And he is still the same old Kanata; maybe with the difference that he no longer even bothers to hide that he likes Misaki when he is with her and because of that there is this added vulnerability and shyness to him. When he is striding toward her everything he feels is written all over his face and it’s like he is wearing his heart on his sleeve, and it’s so open and raw that even Misaki can see it and it makes her so flustered that she tries to escape from him as fast as possible because she doesn’t how to deal with it.
MY FEELS! He is actually asking her on a date in not a very roundabout way and even gives her a map he made for her like a little boy to make sure she doesn’t get lost and comes! AWWWWW, that hopeless closet romantic! Again, it’s obvious he expected her fast rejection, but it still doesn’t deter him since he has pretty much accepted it. I guess that when you keep having your heart shattered into million pieces on daily basis what harm can a few more pieces do, right? It’s actually both funny and heartbreaking how pointless it’s when Misaki keeps trying to discourage Kanata with her repeated refusals to come to their date, because if the man could be so easily deterred he would have never pursued her and confessed to her in the first place. He is already in unrequited love, it can’t get any worse than that for him, so he has basically nothing to lose. I mean, his heart has been broken so many times that it must have turned into dust by now.
“I’ll wait for you.”
HOW UTTERLY SYMBOLIC OF THEIR ENTIRE RELATIONSHIP IS IT WHEN HE IS TRYING TO HOLD ONTO HER BOTH LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY WHILE SHE IS TRYING TO SLIP OUT OF HIS GRASP?! THAT LITTLE HEARTWRENCHING LOOK WHEN HE FINALLY RELEASES HER (AND HER BACKPACK)!!! AND HIS “I’LL WAIT FOR YOU” IS SO FREAKINGLY HEARTFELT AND EPIC BECAUSE HE ISN’T ONLY TALKING ABOUT THE DATE BUT ALSO ABOUT HER BECAUSE THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING THIS WHOLE TIME!