It’s a great prologue to how life was, for Nagisa before she met Tomoya. Shy, awkward but more than that, she didn’t have the confidence in herself. And Akio insisting for her to talk about Ultraman probably wasn’t helping much either…
But this short episode showed that Nagisa did have friends who brought her shopping too. And in the background, we have our comedy duo with their pranks.
If you’ve watched the anime, you’d probably feel that Tomoya’s voice feels a bit out of place. But I guess that’s fine since it came out before the anime after all.
But I think the best part of this short story. Is the ending. And the words that Tomoya inadvertently wrote to her that he would repeat in a way soon enough.
"Don’t let hardship get you down BY よろしく "
@Aspirety I think that Tomoya and Sunohara saw Nagisa from a distance so probably they couldn’t see who it was. And I think, it would be a year before Tomoya and Nagisa meet again, so I can’t blame him for not recognizing her.
Hopefully there’ll be more guys who will comment here. Looking forward to seeing what you write.