Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai S2 – 06

Uncomfortable Party

This post isn’t nearly as uncomfortable as this party.

spring13-highwTHIS is what we’ve been waiting for! Yes, you’ve all been waiting for my post on OreImo Episode 6! Wait, no… it was actually for this episode of Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai. So let’s see what happened and what it means.

 

Mikagami Koki

Kyousuke goes too far

The guy we met at the end of last week’s episode is Mikagami Koki, a designer who works for Misaki, the talent agent who was the cause of last week’s date. He makes accessories for the photo shoots and is a secret otaku as well. And while he and Kirino talk, we see the reactions of Kyousuke, Saori, and Kuroneko, who is her usual guarded self, thinking about what this other guy means for Kyousuke.

A fleeting smile

Ahh, just like a normal brother and sister… if only for a second.

What it means is that the next time we see him, Koki is over at the Kousaka house for dinner to meet Kirino’s parents! And Kyousuke reacts pretty badly. The show continues to ride this fine line between Kyousuke being an outright siscon and a loving older brother. I certainly don’t think it’s out of character for an older brother to be distrusting of his younger sister’s boyfriend. Especially since Kirino put a wrench in their after-party by announcing that she was dating Koki and that they’d kissed earlier. But Kyousuke’s attitude with Koki is pretty horrendous. Not as bad as their father’s, who gets drunk and wants to go pound him. But Kyousuke manages to defuse him by offering to go pound Koki himself… and then apologizes for his bad attitude, but challenges him to prove that he deserves Kirino. And that finally breaks Kirino’s facade, as she’s set the whole thing up to get back at Kyousuke for his ‘indiscretions’: flirting with Manami and Kuroneko (and I’m guessing things like being friends with Ayase as well). And thus we see that Kirino’s just as much of a brocon as Kyousuke is a siscon. I still don’t think they like each other ‘like that’, but they’re definitely fighting for the other’s attention.

Parade of Characters

This is what you wanted to playSaori's shocked face

Saori wishes she’d thought of handcuffs

Another thing that made this episode great was that we had multiple character interactions, primarily with Kyousuke. Ayase calls him over to find out what that picture from the photo booth was about, employing handcuffs and her yandere face on the way to finding out it was just a fake date. But she’s no happier about the idea of Kirino having a boyfriend than Kyousuke is. We also get time with Saori, who while cleaning up after the failed party encourages Kyousuke to make things right with his sister.

What does she really mean

But the real interest was with Kuroneko. First we have another conversation between the two of them, on the way to the soon to be aborted party, where first she pegs Kyousuke’s melancholy about Koki, and then when asked directly, confesses that she loves Kyousuke, but again confusing him with the “as much as your sister loves you” addition. And at the end of the episode, we revisit the behind the school scene, where a blushing Shironeko finally asks Kyousuke to date her! Yes! Finally! I think fully half of the people watching the show have been waiting for this moment. But how it will turn out is still to be seen.

Shironeko waits again

Good things come to those who wait.

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With these past two episodes, I think we can be pretty confident that OreImo has gotten back into stride with the overall plot. Using small scenes strung together, the show does a good job of moving the plot forward, and it does it in a way that really helps keep interest, something that the more single-character focused episodes tend not to do. And of course with Kuroneko’s confession at the end of this episode, we’re going to have to see where her and Kyousuke’s relationship goes. I’m personally kind of spoiled on it, but hopefully it will be something interesting!

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21 Responses to “Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai S2 – 06”

  1. HannoX says:

    This show could still go either way between Kyousuke x Kironeko/Shironeko or Kyousuke x Kirino. I don’t think it’s going to be the latter, but the show wants to keep us guessing.

    Ayase, where did you get those handcuffs? Did you get them special because Kyousuke was coming over or did you already have them? Her reaction when she thought Kirino had a boyfriend seemed more than just someone worried her best friend might not have much time for her anymore. Ayase, are your feelings towards Kirino more than just friendship? It’s looking that way.

    I want to see an episode devoted to a real date between Kyousuke and Kironeko/Shironeko. My guess is that it’d be with the latter.

    • Highway says:

      I think there are more hats to be thrown into the ring. As I said before, I’m slightly spoiled on what’s coming up, so I’ll avoid those subjects, but even without that, I think it’s obvious that as nice as Manami is, she’s also tenacious. She’s not going to give up Kyousuke to Ruri without a fight.

      I think that there’s a lot of crossover between Kuroneko and Ruri, and “Shironeko” was really just a punny name that Kyousuke came up with. As she said when it was pointed out, that was her normal clothes. I would say that if they go on a date, it will be with Ruri, because ultimately I think that’s who she wants to be with Kyousuke. I think his calling her Kuroneko is more both an acceptance of a part of her that is shared, and a pet name that Ruri accepts from him because it is given without malice or mocking. It is just their version of Ruri-chan or something like that.

      I may be the only person that is mostly convinced that there is nothing at the next level between Kirino and Kyousuke. I just don’t see it happening, and if it does go that way I’ll be very surprised. I think it’s really a way for the show to troll the audience, to play with a trope, and to play other characters off of. I just don’t see an ultimately incestuous relationship as a high probability.

      • HannoX says:

        I don’t see an incestuous relationship as a high probability either. And yeah, I don’t see Manami just surrendering Kyousuke to Ruri either. The trouble is, so far in this season Manami has gotten so little screen time that right now she doesn’t even look like a contender. Hopefully, that’ll soon be corrected.

        • Highway says:

          Well, I think that Manami’s kind of reached a wall: there’s nowhere for her character to really go unless and until she outright confesses to Kyousuke. It’s not like he’s going to change his opinion of her as a comfortable friend to be with just be her using the “hang around and hope my feelings get through” method. So she’s gotta take the plunge into the deep end and make him face her feelings to move anywhere. And there’s really no point in her getting screen time until she’s going to confess.

  2. skylion says:

    Finally. We can start to tie up the bloody stump of that relationship; it was bleeding out hot fierce.

    As the caption clearly states, “…if only for a second”. There will be lots of back tracking, but I think moments like this will become the norm.

    Which is not to say that Kirino will change completely. I seriously wanted to slap her for how she treated Saori and Ruri. Goodness, but she makes me angry. Good thing her VA has done two of my favorite characters in the past, that really is the only thing I love about her.

    I nearly stood up and cheered when Ruri asked him out. That bashful nature of hers made me HNNNNNG as well.

    • Highway says:

      I think I actually don’t like your two favorite characters that Taketatsu Ayana has done (guessing Koneko and Azu-nyan) as much as the other characters in their respective shows. Kirino is pretty insufferable, but I think that’s just the cross she bears in the show. She’s supposed to be the person you don’t really like, not a villain, but definitely an antagonist (there are some who argue she’s the protagonist, but I don’t go along with that view).

      And I think everyone in the show knows how she is, and factors that in in their dealings with her. I know that Ruri and Saori wish she’d be more honest with herself about how she feels about Kyousuke, and I think this episode did help with that… if it sinks in.

      • skylion says:

        Don’t like Azu-nyan?! I think I can come to grips with that…but….Oh, well, your first choice is not correct, but one which I wouldn’t kick out. It would be Fuu from Tamayura, yes it is.

        Yeah, I pretty much know Kirino’s role in the whole thing. But this show wouldn’t be half as fun if I just stood back understanding everything. Both for her and her idiot brother.

        • Highway says:

          I’m entirely with Tofu that Mio is far and away the best character from K-On! Gi-ta is second, and then Mugi, Ui, Yui, Ritsu. I’m not really a big Azusa fan, she’s down there with Sawa-chan.

          Fuu is a lovely person in a lovely show. I’m really waiting for the next series of Tamayura.

          • skylion says:

            Ah well, more Azucat for little old moi….

            And yes, Tamayura Hitotose II!

          • Tofu says:

            You called? ;)

            although Yui is the main of the mains in that series, Mio steals the spotlight in numerous ways. To me she’s become a really big influence in my life and that’s one of the reasons why I adore her so much~ x3

            Although I’m actually an Azu-nyan fan too~ (Sorry Highway! ><) But she comes second or third. Not sure where to put Mugi and Elizabeth

            I will steal both Azu-nyan and Mio away from you two! MWAHAHAHAHA!

            • skylion says:

              I will steal both Azu-nyan and Mio away from you two! MWAHAHAHAHA!

              Great, already got my hands full fighting the Vampire LOLi front with BB. Now I gots to unlock the Gats on Tofu for stealing my K-ONs.

              Metanorn? You will be seeing war soon…

            • Tofu says:

              Be warned Skylion >;3 For as the night is dark and full of terrors.

            • skylion says:

              I’ve been around the block far to many times to fear the night, the dark, or terror.

              The Azu-cat is mine….

            • Highway says:

              Oh, I don’t want to *get* Mio. I want to *be* Mio. I do not play bass left handed, nor do I play a Fender Jazz, and I’m nowhere as good as ‘her’ playing is on the recordings. Seriously, I sometimes wish that they’d have made a song or two at their *actual* level instead of their super-professional studio musician level. It’s mentioned many times that ‘they’re not very good’. If nothing else it would make me feel better about myself and my playing.

              Of course, there’s always Senri Kawaguchi to make me feel like a no-talent. :)

            • skylion says:

              I can see where you are coming from. I too, wish to be the object of my affection. I would love to be Azunyan.

              Imagine me in twintails…

              My work is done here.

            • Tofu says:

              Gandalf with twintales!!??! OH GOD I CANNOT UNSEE!! D:

              And HELL NO Highway~ If there’s one person who’d be Mio, that would be me! I’m practically the male version of her xD which is why I adore her so much due to how similar she is but also she’s inspirational how she embraces life and I never used to do that till after I finished K-On :3 I could go into more details but nah… it’s midnight over here and I’m dead tired right now

              Also, you should be watching Game of Thrones Skylion. I am one sad tofu as my reference to the show has been shut down T___T I’ll go back to the corner then

            • skylion says:

              Yeah, GoT and the Walking Dead were things I enjoyed at first, but found diminishing returns on the second seasons worth. I’ve heard the third GoT series is quite good, and getting better.

  3. JPNIgor says:

    I don’t think Kuroneko and Kyousuke will work well right now… Specially right after he refused to accept that Kirino had a boyfriend, I’m sure she will be mad as hell if he suddenly starts dating Kuroneko.

    Next episode will be a good one *-*

  4. BlackBriar says:

    Kyousuke comes on too strong when it concerns the whole “Kirino has a boyfriend” thing. He acts more like a guy being cheated on instead of a protective older brother.

    • skylion says:

      I was either thinking that, or he was angry cause he didn’t have his chance to smoove in. Or angry that he could never smoove to being with.

      • Highway says:

        Kyousuke is about as smoove as me at 17 (or now *hangs head*), which is to say zilch.

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