Shiroi Suna no Aquatope – 02

「濡れるのも仕事のうち」 (Nureru no mo Shigoto no Uchi)
“Getting Wet Is Part Of The Job”

This show has me gawking at it’s visuals, and an intricate comfy slow paced story.

OP Sequence

OP: 「たゆたえ、七色」(Tayutae, Nanairo) by (ARCANA PROJECT)

Shiroi Suna no Aquatope continues to surpass my expectations, this week it was Fuuka’s first time actually working at the aquarium, which came with a lot more hardships than expected. From feeding time with the penguins pinching Fuuka, and Kukuru trying to keep everything under control but flying off the rails almost immediately. To the scam sharks trying to get Kukuru to foreclose on the aquarium but she being smarter than them, and Fuuka throwing them out of the aquarium with a rain load of hose. Everything about this episode was really exciting to look at and watch since the story is moving along quite nicely. I wonder how long it will be till Fuuka is used for her talents and made to place on a show inside the Aquarium. She is an idol after all.  

No yoaki hijinx this week tho, but we do continue to see that red spirit going around (is it even a spirit), unbeknownst to everyone, we’re being made aware of his presence. Also this episode Fuuka moved in with Kukuru and now they share a home as well as a workplace. Turned out great for Fuuka because she’s been running away from her life. And now that she’s come clean, a fact I really appreciated, as all that pent-up emotions couldn’t stay like that forever.

I’m also getting big vibes (gal pal vibes *wink*) on Fuuka and Kukuru, as they both came to an agreement at the end of the episode that they would support each other, towards the same dream. Because Fuuka has lost’s hers and feels empty now, so she is just looking for a new dream to take on, and that so happens to be Kukuru’s dream of having the aquarium stay open. 

We also got introduced to another character Nakamura Kai (Tsuchiya, Shinba) the local hottie of the town, who agrees to work at the aquarium as well. Because they’re short-staffed and need all the help they can get, so he offers some help. We also saw the grandpa who is just named Ojii (Yanaka, Hirosh) the real director of the aquarium and a very pleasant guy. He has a wife who is always trying to make everyone eat some food. But Fuuka is super nice and decides to help out. 

Fuuka is genuinely a really good girl, she’s respectful and has a lot of manners, but puts herself down a lot, probably because of emotional issues, and thinking she’s not worthy of all the kindness she’s receiving, but Fuuka is a good girl, and I’m sure she’ll start going more and more out of her shell as the show continues.

I wouldn’t mind if a romantic relationship between Fuuka and Kukuru develop, as long as it’s well done, and there are actual feelings behind it. I have no problem, in fact, I would love for this show to do that, but maybe I’m dreaming too much.

Non the less their friendship is developing strong, and Kukuru is being super nice to Fuuka because she’s teaching her the ropes on how to survive in an aquarium. But fixing the machine that operates the building would actually cost up to 30,000,000 (around 272,531.55 USD) And Kukuru is motivated to work all summer to reach that goal so that she can continue to operate the aquarium along with her grandpa. It’s a hefty goal. I have this feeling that something is going to come along that is going to help her do big bank, whether that’s Fuuka with her singing skills and they put on a performance or something else entirely. We will have to wait and see. Other than that, this show continues to be gorgeous to look at, it’s totally worth watching with some snacks so you can enjoy it to the fullest. It’s that type of show that pulls you in with it’s visuals, and even more so with its story. 

Yes, it’s a slower-paced show, but don’t let that deter you from watching it! As that’s where part of it’s charm lie.   

ED Sequence

ED: 「月海の揺り籠」(TTsukiumi no Yurikago) by (Mia REGINA)

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Author: FJ

A young fantasy writer during the night, motion graphics and illustration during the day. Currently living in Mexico. Aspiring to make a feature film.

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