Yui and you move out of your apartment after your wedding and begin a happy married life.
Episode 12 – “Hanasaka Yui is Next to Me”
One Room did make Yui the Best Wife and took that original one room out of the show. It makes me wonder if there will be more seasons even though we keep meeting new girls in new rooms. It’s still nice to see that time does progress in One Room, so it’s fun to discover how much time passed in between meetings and how things have changed in relation to the one girl “you” met in that particular “one room.”
Yay! Yui in a wedding dress! Oh. It’s just a picture in a frame because “you” and Yui are packing up the apartment to move into “your” first house as a married couple. Cute! Yui still fits into her high school uniform. Ha. “You” surprised her. Embarrassing! She felt nostalgic after finding it while packing things in boxes.
Wow, One Room is feeling nostalgic. Yui needs to use the public bath from the first season because “your” bathroom is full of boxes too.
Sad. One Room’s first room is empty. Aw. That place is full of memories. It’s time for “you” and Yui to fill another place with memories. Nice flashback montage of Yui’s scenes during the end credits.
It’s not over yet! Cute child. She’s “yours!” Mommy Yui has a clover pendant necklace. “You” and Yui are living “your” happily ever after. The End.
One Room’s concept of a POV character who doesn’t speak or show any part of himself in any scene was novel when it first came out in 2017. The obvious draw to the show was the extremely cute character designs of Kantoku brought to life by talented voice actresses. Without the cute girls falling in love with “you,” or cutely bothering “you” in the case of “your” younger sister, One Room would be boring. The girls make the show, especially the almost literal girl-next-door quality they all have.
However, there are only so many types of girls and situations they inhabit. I was surprised One Room only added two new characters to the cast and filled out the rest of the season with “repeats.” It felt like the show needed to reach to the ends of the cute girl spectrum between high school and careerist to find new material. Akira the transfer student was beautiful and Saya the young office lady was funny, so I would like to visit their lives again in another season, but it feels like One Room concluded nicely with the ultimate wish fulfillment — building a family and life together with that beautiful girl-next-door. I would be pleasantly surprised if One Room continues with a fourth season.
The thing I appreciated most about the third season of One Room was the introduction of Saya as a source of comedy. The rest of the cast throughout One Room’s seasons, besides the non-romantic overbearing little sister Natsuki, had gauzy, fluffy, and angsty moods to their stories. That was fine because “you” were a nervous young man getting to know and love a nervous young lady for the first time. Saya was goofy! She was also inadvertently sexy, but that was because she was goofy. After the wistful long-distance relationship story with Akira, Saya’s comedic timing was a nice contrast. Saya’s character, and her inability to button her blouse, will be what I remember most about One Room Third Season.
One Room Third Season streams on Crunchyroll.