Fortune Arterial Episode #07 Anime Review

Kohei's life at the school has certainly not been problem free, what with discovering that several students on the council are vampires, but I'd almost say more so because of the school activities he's been roped into that have kept him busy. While we've noted it's been a good way to get him familiar with everyone that he doesn't know and to make a positive impact, there's also the sense that he's being easily manipulated by everyone in order to make their lives a little easier. It's a bit of win/win for most of them, but there's still that edge that makes you cringe just a little bit.

Fortune Arterial actually lets Kohei push back against this a bit but it manages to turn things nicely into having him and Erika spending more time together, which allows both of them to be humanized a bit more. There's a short but very nicely done sequence that highlights some of the variety of skills that he's acquired over the years which includes some minor flower arrangement. The small bit of history for it is done well enough, but having him involved with Erika with it allows her to really soften for a minute or two in a way that doesn't feel forced or is overdone. It turns her into a more interesting character because of it and because she's continuing to smile more and more now that Kohei is in the picture of her life.

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