Episode 4 has a lot of elements that feel true to being a tweenager: questioning who we are, what image we want to have, who we ultimately want to be in the distant future. When I think back on who I wanted to become —or rather, how I wanted to look— when I was in middle school, it was pretty: I wanted to be feminine, almost to hyper-extreme. Of course, that wasn’t who I actually wanted to be, largely because I hadn’t had all the experience that led me to lean into being a soft butch lesbian. Still, those memories of my potential were precious: they’re the same here for Komichi and Kei.
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