Shiroi Suna no Aquatope (The Aquatope on White Sand) has served us a sumptuous amount of drama, and we’ve been thoroughly enjoying it. The anime, after all, is an amalgamation of a good plot, sweet melodrama, beautiful art, and relatable characters. Still, the last couple of episodes have taken us on a rollercoaster of emotion. So many things happened during this episode, we barely had room to breathe. Here are the key points of everything that happened.
As we all know, Kukuru’s first attempt at a project proposal is a huge flop. Since she’s a big enthusiast of marine life, she puts the animals’ wellbeing as her top priority. This results in a boring wedding proposal and underselling of Tingaara’s charms. That said, she’s suffered from burnout but fortunately recovers to give it another go. This time, she’s dedicated to taking the possible customers’ expectations and happiness into consideration as well. She has consulted the other employees and came up with an interesting proposal. However, the presentation isn’t over until she has sold the idea.
During Kukuru’s second presentation, she asks the wedding planner to go to Tingaara. Reasonably, she’s not that amused with the hassle, especially given Kukuru’s previous mishap. This only worsens when Kukuru started blabbing about the charms of the animals, leaving the impression that she’s only added another gimmick to her previous bland presentation. However, her mood takes a sudden turn once Kukuru proved that she’s thought things through. She even asks her to finish the tour. She didn’t go out of her way to make things difficult for Kukuru and is genuinely just trying to do her job, which makes her character impossible to hate.
Kai’s Surprising News
The previous episodes have been focusing on Kukuru, and rightfully so. This leads to some of the other characters being overshadowed, and Kai has reminded us of this in a heart-stopping manner. Though we already have a hint that something’s going on with him when he obviously has something important to tell Kukuru, we didn’t expect it to be him possibly quitting due to his father being hospitalized. Logically, we are in utter shock after hearing such devastating news. Almost right after confirming said news, Kai tells Kukuru that it’s nothing serious and he will just be taking a temporary leave from work. While we’re relieved to hear that, it doesn’t change the fact that that is one outrageous seesaw of events.
The Battle for the Attendant Slot
Even though Kai is only leaving temporarily, there still seems to be a vacant attendant slot. Two of our beloved characters are aiming to snatch it. Kukuru’s superior has finally shown some humanity and suggested her for the attendant position. He even goes as far as telling her that she can be transferred right after she finishes her project. While this is definitely a piece of pleasant news for Kukuru, things aren’t as nice as they seem.
We are aware that Karin also dreams of becoming an attendant, which is primarily why she applied to work at Tingaara. With such a great opportunity to achieve that, she’s not just going to let it slip without trying to grab it. That said, she also applies for the position, making her Kukuru’s competition. Even though they are both eyeing the same position, both women don’t have any qualms if either of them eventually gets it. This development, however, is bound to dictate the anime’s looming ending. After all, we are still not certain if Kukuru will be managing her own aquarium or be settling as a permanent attendant at Tingaara.
The Aquatope on White Sand is almost at its end. Still, we didn’t expect such a content-filled episode at this point in time. Thinking about it, it actually makes a lot of sense. The anime is already preparing for its grand finale, and it’s now tying its loose ends. That said, we are both excited and sad to see the end of this wonderful series. Do you have the same sentiments as us? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.