Now I won’t pretend that the whole “swimming” deal with people cheering them on wasn’t a little weird but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t like this episode. There were quite a few good parts in this episode that more than made up for the weirdness of the swim.
For starters, I really liked the part where Yumemi talked about Suzume’s visit on the day she was sick back in grade school. I know it didn’t add anything to the main plot but I just found the tale really touching. Eh, what can I say? I’m weak against these kinds of things. The other part I enjoyed was when Yumemi finally came to terms with herself. The short speech she made to Ichiko and her mother was really awesome if you ask me. Finally, I absolutely loved the part where she starts looking for Munto. I really, really liked the music here and the lines she was saying. I think part of the credit here has to go to Aizawa Mai for a job well done in portraying Yumemi.
All in all, I think Kyoto Animation has done a great job in bringing the OVA to the TV screen. I’ll be looking forward to the next few episodes when they bring the second OVA to the table and the episodes after those which will continue the story.