What? People do it in karaoke booths? I’m going to need to hear some proof…
|Since everyone else seems to be experimenting with new formatting, I thought it’d try it as well (Yes, Hoshi is a follower, not a leader…yet). At first I was sort of refusing to because I honestly couldn’t see how I could do a better formatting for Kimi to Boku (being a slice-of-life show and all), but I guess I just wasn’t thinking hard enough. Not to mention I’m an overly-neat person who doesn’t like mashing too many things at once. But change is good! Now bear with me on this topic-based format…|
Hearing Yuki say that…doing it in a karaoke booth isn’t impossible reminds me of an article I read about a problem going around in karaoke booths in Seoul. Apparently over there they have actual BEDS in their karaoke booths, so lots of teenagers would actual go do their business there since it was cheaper than getting a hotel. It became such a problem they actually had to take them out, I believe, hahaha! ANYWAY, this whole karaoke fiasco in Kimi to Boku was probably the most hilarious event in the entire series. From the boys having absolutely having no clue about sex, to them actually trying to listen in on Fuyuki and Mamiya, to Shun’s freak-outs, to Yuki’s little comments, to all the crude humor, it was one gut-busting episode! It really was a crude humor binge with all the jokes about sex and such, but I have no problems with it as I’ve said before. How can you keep dirty jokes out of a show about all boys, especially with someone like Fuyuki around?
Speaking of Fuyuki, I don’t understand WHY IN THE WORLD you would suddenly ask to touch someones chest. You two are both in middle school and haven’t even dated for that long! Also, Mamiya, WHY WOULD YOU EVEN ALLOW HIM TO?
Letting him feel your breasts just for a tiny ring? Oh hell no, girl! I don’t understand young kids anymore…No wonder Shun was incredibly worried over Fuyuki. That being said though, I don’t think he’s completely a bad kid. He’s just…confused, like when Mamiya said he gets embarrassed at the wrong things. Really, both he and Mamiya are. The two seem to really like each other, and want to progress their relationship, but they went ahead a bit too much. I also have this feeling that the whole incident was on some sentimental level I haven’t experienced myself yet, which is why it still seems a little absurd to me.~
I’ve been a continuous fan of Shun throughout the series (if that hasn’t been apparent in the dozen or so posts I’ve done for this show), so I thought it was proper to add in a Shun Appreciation section, especially after this episode. No one can deny that Shun was a pretty awesome older brother, despite being a tad bit unnecessarily worried about his younger brother. His innocence was so adorably funny; I couldn’t contain my laughter when he mistook ‘first experience’ to a first kiss. The best thing about Shun this episode though was that he actually acted different from his normal self for once! Seeing him so extremely angry turned out to be refreshing for his character; I enjoyed every second of it. Shun, to me, is the character in Kimi to Boku who has received less screen time than anyone else (in terms of episodes that focus on him only), so seeing events like this where we can see the different sides of Shun are always a delight.~
Ah, I never realized how much Yuki and I were alike until this episode: we both want money, but don’t want to work for it. But of course, being mature means working for your money, and since it’s been a continuous struggle to get Yuki to be more mature, they make another attempt by having Yuki get a job. You can tell Yuta was happy, especially after seeing how tough his boss was; maybe someone could really encourage him to be more grown up. However, wherever these boys go trouble follows, and the mix juice fiasco turned out to be hilarious. They were working so hard to recreate some mix juice only to have the whole recovery literally blow up in their faces. Yuki’s first job ended up being a failure, but as the boys said at least he got experience points, and yay for experience points! Best part of the episode however was the little girl at the end. I literally SQUEALED when she gave him that kiss! I couldn’t believe she did that; it was the most ADORABLE THING EVER AHH~!
The Chizuru/Masaki Dorama continues, then ends…? (Also, Hoshi cries buckets of tears)
So I was under the impression that everything between Chizuru and Masaki was cool after episode 7, but I guess not! I didn’t realize it had been that long since they interacted. Anyway, the awkwardness between the two in the beginning of the episode was incredibly AGONIZING. Really, the whole episode was agonizing for my poor fangirl heart. Just when it seemed everything could possibly work in Chizuru’s favor, Masaki has to reveal that she still likes Shun. Poor Chizuru is shot down again, but he still hasn’t given up hope! The fact that no matter what Masaki says, or who she likes, he will keep on loving her, is just tearing up my heart. I lost control of my tears when he said “At least for a little while her head was filled with thoughts of only me”.
Chizuru really is similar to what I call ‘the second guy’ in a Korean drama; if you’ve seen them, you know what I’m talking about. He’s the tragic character who’s the obvious right choice for the main girl as he’s always there for her when she’s at her worst or when she’s in trouble; he truly has an innocent love for the main girl. However, the main girl, Masaki in this case, doesn’t see this and still goes for the main guy. It is tragic, cursed relationship from the start, and no matter how many viewers wish for ‘the second guy’ to be with the main girl, they know it will never happen. So as much as I want these two to come together, I know it probably won’t happen in the anime’s lifespan.
As for the manga, I’m not sure exactly what’s going on as it hasn’t been translated that far and even though I actually bought the recent volume while at a bookstore on vacation, I can’t see any sign of a relationship between the two. Anime-wise, I have a feeling that this episode has laid the issue to rest once and for all, especially since the episodes are reaching their final countdown. I guess I can only keep as strong a hope that Chizuru has that the mangaka will bring these two together somehow; maybe not now, but in some distant future. However, Masaki is still young and dead-set on Shun, so it will continue to be one long, agonizing journey.~
Overall: Episodes 8 and 10 were definitely some of the best episodes this season, but episode 9 fell a little flat for me. While it did have its moments, such as the little girl kissing Yuki and the over-exaggerated excursion to replicate mix-juice, it wasn’t as entertaining as the Shun-Fuyuki karaoke fiasco or the Chizuru-Masaki romance dorama. With the season ending in two more episodes (-sniffle-) and some of the major points addressed, I have no idea what Kimi to Boku is going to pull next. I’m pretty excited about this uncertainty though, especially with Takanashi and Ryuunosuke taking up much of the next episode preview. Hopefully Kimi to Boku will bring more surprises, and keep up the comedy, in these next two episodes!~
Takanashi, Ryuunosuke, and Masaki seem to be making another appearance! Does anyone else smell a potentially romantic episode? Until next week then~!!