Love triangles, awkward situations, and nosebleeding galore~.
Yo! Its Hoshi here, attempting to do a recap of the past Kuragehime episodes since our beloved Kyokai has been working especially hard and isn’t necessarily able to~. Truly, Kuragehime is too good a show to not be reviewed *A* I have never fallen in love with any anime quicker than this (not even with Kuroshitsuji, which really means something)!
After the sudden surprise that our pretty ‘princess’ was actually a cross-dressing guy, Tsukimi frantically tried to get him out of the house without letting the other sisters see him, which proved to be quite a difficult task.
Life should go on as normal for her, but our darling cross-dresser comes back!
After an awkward hotpot dinner, Tsukimi and Mr. Cross-dresser head over to his house…err, mansion, where they accidently meet up with his older brother. Threatening him with showing his girly attire to their father, his older brother ends up getting them Matsusaka beef, and Kuranosuke (our cross-dresser’s really long name) in turn brings it to the sisterhood, of course as bribe. The next morning however Tsukimi is shocked as she sees Kuranosuke’s older brother on T.V!
We get to see more inside the household of our cross-dressing princess in episode 3, and find out Japan’s prime minister is actually Kuranosuke’s Loli-con Uncle, and that his family is a bunch of politicians. He doesn’t want to become involved in the Political world, which is one of the reasons why he dresses the way he does.
Warning: Uncles may be subject to becoming Loli-cons~!
Kuranosuke also reveals another talent of his (other than looking like one very pretty girl): he can do one freaking amazing makeover as he transforms Tsukimi into a black-haired beauty. She even ends up getting the attention of Kuranosuke’s older brother, Shu (kyaaaaa~)!
Now for this week’s episode, we (or at least I was) were tricked into thinking it would be a pretty tense episode with Kuranosuke finding out that the nunnery was part of a redevelopment project, but of course the sisters have no worries about it, for now at least.
Kuranosuke has more scheming up his sleeves as he drags Shu with him and Tsukimi to an aquarium she wanted to go to, not before dressing Tsukimi up again. At the aquarium, we see Tsukimi’s happy otaku appearance as she enters the Jellyfish room, her beauty (?) capturing the attention of both Shu and Kuranosuke!
Kuranosuke goes to the bathroom, suddenly removing his cross-dressing attire, and comes out to find his older brother and Tsukimi hugging pretty affectionately. For some reason, it starts to piss him off, and breaks it up, only to find out Tsukimi has been crying over seeing the jellyfish.
They take her back to the Sisterhood where an emergency makes Tsukimi have to change out of her kimono. She ends up walking past the door with her kimono half off just as Shu walks in to apologize. While Shu takes it a bit calmly, only nosebleeding as he gets into the car, Tsukimi has a mental breakdown, spilling ink all over the final page of Meijiro-san’s manuscript~.
End thoughts: I smell a love triangle coming on! For me it’s really hard to see who I’d like her to be with (Oh gosh, it’s Fruits Baskets all over again…); she looks really good with Shu, but then again how can we not pair her up with the main character, even if he is a trap?! I love you love triangles, but then again you make my brain twitch so much I have to hate you at times~.
Anyways, I’m so obsessed with this series already; I can never wait for the next episode. From the first episode I was hooked with its amazing animation, and the idea of all these otaku living under one roof, but now with the added twist of a cross-dressing male with a taste for fashion and makeup starting to show himself in Tsukimi’s life and make a difference in her appearance, and maybe in her attitude, has permanently wrapped its jellyfish tentacles around me and sucked me into the fandom. Kuragehime is without a doubt my number one pick for Fall, now until the series ends because it’s just so sweetly good! I love all the characters, especially Kuranosuke because…well, he’s just awesome, hahaha! I’ve always loved these cross-dressing characters (like Aoi from Kaichou wa Maid-sama!), but with Kuranosuke I love his attitude too; he’s pretty carefree and rebelling against what he might be forced into doing for a job (I like rebels too much, heh). Oh, and I like Mayaya a lot too xD She’s always doing those weird hand movements and I love her voice! Akemi Okamura is doing a fantastic job!
I’m really curious as well as to what’s up with Kuranosuke’s mother because he keeps asking for her address and such…She looks like she might be some sort of idol, so I’m getting the feeling that she might have just dumped him there with his father to do her job? I’m not sure; there’s all sorts of twists playing in my brain, probably from watching too many Korean dramas |’D I’m really looking forward to seeing more on that, and as well with this (maybe) new formed love triangle~ ;D
Preview: Unfortunately I’m not able to get a few images for the preview but, it seems like an unknown woman is going to appear, which might bring out some trouble for our Amars sisters, and a serious looking Kuranosuke…in boys clothes?! What’s going on?! Until then~ (hopefully Kyokai will be back by then!)