This scene really struck me because we got to see/hear a variety of emotions from Haru, and it all ties in with the ongoing issue of what exactly are Haru’s plans for his future.
At first it looks like Haru is surprised by how confidently Nagisa replies to his question.
Then he smiles fondly and says, “Is that what you call a plan?”
Now, this made me almost laugh because he’s the guy who wrote “Free!” on his career sheet.
From this one scene alone, it’s revealed that Haru knows what a solid future plan constitutes.
Of course he knows…he’s friend’s with Rin, isn’t he?
And Rin has his future planned out.
Note this expression.
I’m not imagining things am I? He looks so fucking sad here.
So if he knew that what he wrote was strange/wrong, then why did he write Free! on his sheet?
He’s not making fun of Nagisa because he then goes on to say…
The way he said this made me think that Haru simply doesn’t believe in his capabilities, and straight away we get Nagisa (aka the angel) saying
Look at the way Haru reacts.
His eyes widen and he pauses from drinking.
His mouth hangs open. He’s clearly in shock/surprise.
AND THIS MOMENT RIGHT HERE WHERE HIS EYES LIGHT UP AND THEN