For February over at Borderline Hikkomori, for the 14 days up until Valentine’s Day, we’d talk about our favorite pairings, and why we loved them. I decided I’d continue the tradition over here, as it’s something I quite liked. Note that shipping wank with be dealt with the rolling of eyes, and laughing.
Before I go into further into talking about this ship, I do want to say that while I ship this pairing, it’s only when the two of them are older. At the age they are in the anime, that’s just too young for a relationship.
My reason for supporting this show though, is that the extremely young age, it’s evident that the deeply love each other already. While this series is built on the power of friendship, no other couple comes close to the emotional depth of this relationship.
The two of them live together, supporting each other in the absence of their parents. In the second season, we are able to see just how far the two are willing to go for each other. Rika does the best she can within her power to prevent the townsfolk from excluding Satoko too much, while Satoko’s commitment shows itself when Rika finally reveals her tendency to get murdered to Satoko. While Rika sometimes falters, I think it’s more her conviction at that point in the series that she can’t change fate, not a lack of love for Satoko.
As it is, I can’t imagine the two of them ever moving out, but rather staying together with each other, and later Hanyu for the rest of their lives.
On top of that, they’re just so cute.