All they ever do is have parties!
This season of OreImo’s been up and down, but the last few episodes have definitely been on an uptrend for me, and last episode ended off with a big move, with Kuroneko asking Kyousuke to go out with her! So what will happen this week? Let’s find out!
The thought of being rejected brings her to tears. Kyousuke, you awful boy!
Yes, Kuroneko finally outright asks Kyousuke to go out with her, but like a doof he just kinda stammered without knowing how to answer. She’s definitely uncomfortable as well, slipping into the cover of her talking about ‘curses’ and countercurses. And her being on the verge of tears when he dithers and doesn’t answer her shows to me that this isn’t any sort of game for her, even if she does end up bargaining with him about lunches and cosplaying. But eventually, it gets through Kyousuke’s head that this isn’t a joke, and while I thought that maybe she went a little far with describing how much she loves him, we are talking about teenagers here.
Everyone gets involved
The idea of Kuroneko and Kyousuke being together is apparently not a new one, and who knows how much Kuroneko has let on to Kirino, since Kirino’s uses her “one thing that Kyousuke will do for her” to make sure he considers a cherished girl’s confession seriously, because she really does love him. Of course, the way this show is, it’s possible that that girl she’s talking about is Kirino herself. But given the way she reacted to him just before, thinking his feelings for her are gross, it’s still more likely she’s talking about Kuroneko. Manami gets in on the action as well, letting him know that there are already rumors about them at school. But given the amount of feelings for Kyousuke that are going around from all these girls, I think it’s really nice that their advice to him is still basically to be himself and sincere.
What, you weren’t already dating?
I really liked the depiction of both of them after they made it official. Those excited feelings that make you wonder what you should do, but can’t really contain them. The trepidation about how to interact with the person. You think you should do things differently, but how differently? And what if they don’t like it? What are they expecting? You don’t want to screw it up by acting too pushy, but you don’t want to seem disinterested, and you want to see the person. This was just a really authentic feel.
What do you mean you weren’t?
But for everyone else, it’s a surprise that they aren’t already dating (well, except for Kouki, who thought that Kyousuke was asking him when it’s ok to grope his sister’s chest). I think this points to one of those situations where the people involved are just the last ones to figure it out. And while Kyousuke thought he was thinking about it the most, he learns quickly that Ruri has been way ahead of him, filling out a notebook with all the things she wants to do with him. No… all the things that she will do with him to realize her desire. I think every guy would love for his girlfriend to come up with a list of things they want to do. It’s certainly a lot easier than planning dates, and sounds less pathetic than asking “Soooo, what do you want to do?” each time.
Kuroneko moves fast, from beach date to wedding night.
This was another episode I really liked. Of course, it’s easy to like an episode that’s so focused on Kuroneko, but the way it dealt with her emotions, and the realistic reactions of both of them to a first love situation was a lot of fun to watch. There was a little bit of siscon confusion going on, about normal for the show, but I still think the fact that he is so excited and interested in going out with Kuroneko is just more evidence that he’s not interested in Kirino like that, even if he says he would cry if she found a real boyfriend. So will next week focus more on their dates, or even beyond that? How far do you think they’ll go?