One Week Friends continues strong this week. Now that Fujimiya and Hase have an established friendship (or at least as much as possible given the circumstances), the plot moves on to Fujimiya essentially widening her circle. This happens through Hase’s friend, Shogo. In case you need a refresher, Shogo is the really blunt guy who sits next to Hase in class. Well, maybe it’s not fair to say that Fujimiya and Shogo become friends–according to Fujimiya’s being able to remember Shogo, they don’t–but if nothing else Shogo is let in on the secret.
Shogo’s blunt personality is in complete contrast to Hase’s. Where Hase seemed to accept Fujimiya at her word, Shogo at least voices some doubt by stating that Fujimiya could be lying. This episode does a pretty good job of establishing his character and leaving no doubts about what kind of person he is. While it might be easy to write him off as a jerk early on, the moment where he essentially stands up for Fujimiya kind of rounds out who he is. Perhaps being skeptic of Fujimiya’s claims is a little more realistic, even if a bit cold. Of course, it’s easy for us as the viewers to get mad at Shogo, now that we’ve grown attached to Fujimiya and, like Hase, learned that her memory loss is real. If we were to put ourselves in Shogo’s shoes, though, we might have a similar reaction.
In the end, maybe that’s what we need to do with this show–look at it from each character’s point of view, and not just our own. In any case, One Week Friends continues to receive a “highly recommended” vote from me.
A Christian Perspective:
See Episode 1 review.
Alcohol/Drug Use: None