Ao Haru Ride Episode 6
Even though not all the anime for this year have been aired, I would like to declare Ao Haru Ride the #BestLoveAnime2014. These pictures cannot fully capture the essence of the feels I experienced. Music, dialogue, facial expressions, and definitely the usage of bright colours. It just feels so surreal, so magical.
Without prior knowledge, some may think that it is silly to decide one’s love for another just based on whether he is willing to wait for you and stuff, but these incidents, even the traffic light and the lamps in the train station, are all symbolism. It illustrates that sometimes we are confused; not sure what to do, but in actuality, the answer’s there all along. As conflicted as one is, there will never be an absolutely correct decision and whatever choice we make, there has to be some form of sacrifices or downside to it. It can never be perfect. But at least, trust the decision that you make. If your gut feels that it is the best decision, go for it, because once you wait too long, the opportunity will be gone.
Some people may think that Futaba is being selfish by loving Kou, whom Yuuri likes too. But from the anime, we can see that the feelings are reciprocated by both of them, while Yuuri just has a one-sided crush. Making a decision is not pursuing your own happiness and forsaking the sake of others, and is definitely not the other way around. It really cannot be defined. That is why making decisions is hard. You never know what is the most morally correct decision, but you just go with the one that you have the most faith in. I think that although this episode only portrays on decisions about love, it can be applied to anything we do. If a white lie, like what Futaba told, can help you make the decision, do it. Just from that scene, we can see that Kou does not want to leave Futaba behind, even if he appears to be a very lackadaisical person. This tiny little act represents care and concern, which I think are major aspects of love. In life, we tend to miss out on these tiny little actions. I hope everyone, including myself, can start to appreciate everyone around us a little bit more. After all, people just want to be thanked; appreciated; loved…