Kuroneko brings back the maid costume!
We finally get the reason for Kuroneko’s dumping of Kyousuke! Was it what you thought? Read on to find out!
How do you mend a broken heart?
Sometimes you need a caring imouto…
So not only did Kuroneko dump Kyousuke, she transferred schools and moved away! Daaaaaang. Understandably Kyousuke is broken up (har har) about it. Is this the first time we’ve seen Kirino step up to be the helpful person? I think it might be. But when your brother is sitting there crying over the girl who broke up with him, what are you gonna do? Well, you’re going to try to comfort him, and you’re going to try to find out why he was dumped. And Kirino does both these things, first emulating their mother comforting her, even if she had to make him turn around first, and give him a little chokehold, too. But eventually she does make him feel better. And then they take a trip to an onsen town to see where Kuroneko moved to.
I know I’ve been hinting the last couple of weeks about what’s coming up, and this was one of the things: Kuroneko’s grand plan. I think you have to give some props to her for being willing to postpone her love and time being with Kyousuke because she cares about her friend’s feelings. It would be easy for a lot of people to say “Well, if Kirino doesn’t like it, that’s Kirino’s problem, and she can deal with it however she wants.” Or “If she wants to stay friends with Kirino, she has to give up on Kyousuke.” But Kuroneko is looking for a third way: Keeping her friendship with Kirino, keeping her love for Kyousuke, and keeping them as a happy brother and sister. That’s the ideal that she’s been willing to give everything up for.
But to even get started toward that, she had to get Kirino (in particular) to admit how she really feels. And like Kyousuke, Kirino was not completely honest about her feelings about him dating someone. But instead of actively opposing it like Kyousuke did with Koki, she ‘endured’ it because it was Kuroneko, and say what you will about Kirino’s selfishness, she really cares for Kuroneko. Was breaking up with Kyousuke the best way to get her to say it? Perhaps it was the only way, perhaps not. But it worked. Unfortunately, we now have the idea that neither one of them will get a boyfriend / girlfriend. That would seem to be the time to start setting Kirino up with guys, Kyousuke! And will anything come of his idea to ask Manami about the situation?
Kuroneko’s Ideal gets updated
So with the relationship with Kyousuke and Kuroneko on hold for how, hopefully Kirino will get more used to the idea of her brother having a girlfriend. And Kyousuke will hopefully relax as far as Kirino goes. But what about Kuroneko’s choice posed to Kyousuke? What do you think he would have picked? I do think that Kuroneko probably called it off with saying it’s a joke because she really didn’t want to hear the answer she thought she’d get.
Notice who’s going to die?