There’s always a party on OreImo.
This week OreImo delves back into the Kirino side of the cast, with Ayase, Kanako, and Kirino all playing big roles. So how did this week turn out?
Ayase doesn’t know her own feelings
Ayase plays a big part in this episode, because she can’t figure out how to be honest with herself about Kyousuke. It really seems like she wants more out of him, and like Kirino she likes the attention from him. But she’s also craaaaaaaazy! Upset when Kyousuke stops sexually harassing her when he starts going out with Kuroneko, and then upset that she wasn’t the reason he broke up with Kuroneko. I think she needs to sit down and figure out what she’s up to. But she’ll have a fresh start, because Kyousuke offers his apologies for any misunderstandings before from his repeated saying he loves her and wondering if she was confessing to him. Looks like they’ve got some opportunity coming up to understand each other better.
Dropping everything for Kirino
Pretty scandalous wheels there, but Kirino likes them
Ayase drops off the map halfway through the episode, tho, because Kirino needs help. And really, this part of the episode is just reinforcing, and maybe advancing, the bond between Kirino and Kyousuke. They threw in some nice touches, like Mikagami’s perverted Meruru bike, and Misaki butchering the wedding dress that Kirino was wearing. Although I didn’t really get how they’d just agree to waste the dress, since I’d think it would be a considerable cost. How much does this pull Kirino toward Kyousuke? And does it change it from her normal feeling of wanting to dominate his attention to something more devoted to him? I don’t know if it’s a step towards the ending, but it could be (and I know that the last LN is out now, please use spoiler tags if you HAVE to say something about it in the comments).
Koki, I think you fell in with the wrong person…
This turned out to be another one of those episodes where not a lot happened overall, it was more depth than distance. And most of the depth was in Kirino and Kyousuke’s relationship. Did it set up more of Kirino and Kyousuke? Or is that look Ayase’s giving Kyousuke as he runs off a portent of more?
A foretelling of things to come?