“1 … 2 … um … 4 …”
“Where did everyone go.” :3
|Ano Natsu keeps pulling me back in, even if Kaito isn’t exactly the best lead in my eyes. I’m looking forward to whatever twists the show might have for us this week!|
The episode picks up from the “kiss scene” Ichika and Kaito shared last week. For Ichika, it was a way of saving him from a strange disease, but for Kaito it was something … fantasy worthy. In his dream Kaito tries to confess his feelings, but Ichika responds with insults and belittling remarks, masochist much?
Back in reality Ichika tries to wake Kaito for school, but he insists on not going because he’s “sick”. Ichika mistakes this as the disease from before and calls Rinon to help, to no avail. Why? Because Kaito is perfectly fine at the time … physically at least. At school Ichika shows Lemon the notes and asks for help. She tells Ichika that he’s only playing sick because there’s someone he doesn’t want to see. Misunderstanding number one, begin!
Elsewhere, Kanna, Tetsurou and Miu agree they remember next to nothing about last night. (Dynamite must have been super effective.) Tetsruou gives Kanna an envelope from Lemon which turns out to be a shot of her in a seductive pose. I’m sure you can imagine how someone like Kanna would react to that.
Ichika’s misunderstanding begins to unfold as she begins to believe her secret (being an alien) was revealed to Kaito. And what better way to show the consequences of this then through another fantasy? In this one Kaito calls some FBI dudes to capture Ichika for being from another planet. (Kaito wouldn’t do that. ): … would he?) In his bed Kaito’s own misunderstanding begins to unfold as he believes he actually confessed and was rejected by Ichika. FANTASY, GO! In this one the group laughs over Kaito’s confession.
K-KAITO! How could you!?
Tetsurou convinces Kanna to visit Kaito by harassing her about Ichika. After she leaves Miu and Tetsurou share a moment and Miu wonders if he’s okay with Kanna being so close to Kaito. Before she can finish her thought, Lemon interrupts. (Curse your timing, Lemon!) She pulls out a huge video camera and decides it’s time for some filming.
Kanna visits Kaito, and after a little talking he invites her inside. He quickly realizes that Ichika might catch him with a girl in his room and decides it’s best to hang out somewhere else. Ichika notices the two on the train and instantly thinks Kaito has already told Kanna of her secret.
Kanna and Kaito walk around a mall-like area and visit some stores as the others watch on from a distance. Miu pulls on Tetsruou’s sleeve, and after getting his attention they leave to get drinks. Miu, worried for Tersurou, says she thinks getting involved with Kanna/Kaito’s relationship will only lead to him getting hurt. However, he states he’s only helping out a childhood friend.
Kaito talks to Kanna about his reason for staying home from school and replies by saying it’s about Ichika. They share a bit of a friendly moment over their talk about Ichika, but before Kanna can make a move towards approaching Kaito, it happens. And by it, I mean LEMON HAPPENS. Always picking the perfect moments to show up out of nowhere, that’s Lemon for ya’! Kanna is embarrassed by Lemon for being filmed and she runs off chasing her.
Running away is always the best option …
Ichika runs into Kaito on his way out, but because being Kaito is suffering, he runs away embarassed. Ichika chases after him. The two end up in a park or something talking about their misunderstandings, thinking the other is talking about the one they’re … thinking. (Oh misunderstandings, how I’ve missed you!) They come to realize their “misunderstandings” were two completely different things from the start and decide to keep them a secret. Kaito kind of fails at it though since he already mentioned being rejected by someone. They end up spending the rest of the day together.
Later on Ichika questions Kaito on who he’s interested in, quickly denying Miu and Kanna. However, when she mentions her own name Kaito is speechless. Nice job, Kaito, it was totally indirect, but hey, it’s a start!
Preview: W-What!? Rinon is in danger! I-It can’t be!
ALL MY D’AWWWWS.
Where can I even begin with this episode, it was out of this world! (fufufu) Finally, I’m starting to feel … emotionally attached to the characters. Love polygons (or whatever you’d like to call them) usually rope me in right away, but up until now I just couldn’t get into it as much as I wanted to with the characters being the way they were. Episode 3 quickly changed that around and I felt as if we got to see many new sides to everyone, likable sides that kept me wondering how they would each play into each other’s relationships. Kaito was still good ol’ Kaito, but at least he had some initiative this time and for once I actually sort of like him.
One of my favorite parts of this episode, surprisingly, was the interaction between Miu and Tetsurou. Until now I was a little iffy on where some character’s feelings laid, actually I should say “character”, since it was really only Tetsurou throwing me off. It seems, at least from Miu’s point of view, that Tetsurou may have fallen for his childhood friend Kanna. Miu was making me so depressed, I felt so bad watching her try and get the attention of the guy she obviously likes. I was on the verge of yelling “GO FOR IT MIU!” at my screen, but that’d … probably be weird. I feel that she might simply be misunderstanding Tetsurou’s position. I could be wrong, but I think he really is simply supporting Kanna as a friend without any other kind of intention behind it.
As for the other trio, I’m starting to feel as if Kaito only has eyes for Ichika, and not Kanna. I hate using this term, but Kanna seems to be “friend-zoned” at the moment. For instance, Kaito was so easily able to ask to hang out with her alone and even talk a bit about his feelings without any wild fantasies about anything romantic happening or something like that. Their closeness, at least to me, feels like a comfortable and close friendship, as well as loving, but not the kind of love Kanna wants Kaito to reciprocate. I hate to say it, but I’m also starting to like the idea of Kaito and Ichika being together. I was all for Kanna in the beginning, but Ichika and Kaito are really nice together. The entire scene towards the end in the park (or whatever that was) was really cute and I love how they were so concerned about the misunderstandings between each other. They’ve also been alluding to the discussion about the place Ichika wants to find. I’m really curious, but I get the feeling it’ll have some gloomy stories behind it.
Episode 2 was quite funny, but episode 3 is hilarious. It’s good to know they won’t be letting us down on the “com” of our rom-com. Fantasies were all over the place this episode, and they’re definitely becoming one of my favorite parts of the show, but Lemon still reigns supreme!