"BEST FRIENDS" MY ASS
Expect more crossovers like this from me because wow it’s so much fun
Also the Iwatobi boys have no idea what they’re even doing
Eren’s gonna love this xmas present
still relevant and funny
can we talk about Levi’s new outfit
like how he actually looks like he’s wearing a garter belt
Levi is a sex god the end
WHEN DID HE GET A NEW OUTFIT AND WHY WASNT I INFORMED
All of this is very true. The curious part is that while people would undoubtedly name Nagisa as the person most important to Rei, all of Rei’s actual character development happens in regards to Haruka and Rin. I have, of course, addressed this already here; again, the “big picture” calls for substantial Rei-Rin or Rei-Haruka interaction more than it demands heartfelt poignancy with Nagisa. It’s understandable, but in turn also sort of renders Nagisa into little more than a comic sidekick or Manic Pixie Dream Shota. There are traces (or dare I say potential, like with Nitori) for more, but a lot of it currently only exists between the lines. Even the scene where Nagisa directly admits to Haruka that he sometimes feels nervous too only acts to forward Haruka’s character development, leaving us with only guesses as to how Nagisa genuinely deals with negative emotion such as stress or sadness.
It’s somewhat disappointing, because I personally really liked the scene in ep 10 where Rei isn’t afraid to call Nagisa out on continuously avoiding the subject of Rin. Not only was it completely believable at Rei’s end, but it was also a definite chance to display how Nagisa deals with legitimate confrontation. Yet, as you pointed out, the actual resolution never takes place onscreen. I’m guessing this has a lot to do with pacing; the scenes after episode 3 where Nagisa and Rei discuss anything serious together usually have to do with other people, such as Makoto in ep 6 or Rin in ep 10. Their scenes together thus exist to forward the general plot, as opposed to exploring the reasons why they understand one another so well. They have great chemistry together, which is why I don’t think a lot of fans mind the lack of actual substance, but I would personally like to see more of Nagisa’s vulnerabilities as well. (Sometimes I wonder if the creators took Rin and Haruka’s awe-struck impressions of Nagisa in High Speed! as “the kid who feels without reserve” and just ran with it; while it would make sense, it doesn’t exactly make for a very three-dimensional character in the end.)
I’d say Sokka is my favorite character on the show, but let’s be honest- they’re all my favorite character on the show.
guys remember that one time when sokka has a haiku rap battle