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While OreImo continues to set many people on the path of rage at the seemingly increasing possibility of a Kyousuke and Kirino ending, we get this week’s episode with a cavalcade of characters. So what happens when Kyousuke moves out of the house?
Kicked Out, Moved Out, What’s the Difference?
When you leave the evidence around, someone’s going to find it.
Mom finally found the love sticker that they made on their ‘date’, cause Kirino left it on the refrigerator after Kyousuke put it there. Neither are the sharpest tool in the shed, are they? So Dad’s remedy is to move Kyousuke out into another place, an apartment of his own. Why he thinks that if there are sexy shenanigans going on between those two it’s a good idea to give them a whole new place outside of their house to do them in is a good idea is beyond me, but ok, sure. And sure enough, Kirino has the ability to pop in whenever, along with giving him a refrigerator. They sure are conspicuous with the pricey gifts, aren’t they?
Parade of Babes
He doesn’t get into these situations with Kuroneko…
But it’s not just Kirino who’s got a key to his place. She gave one to Ayase, too (why? So she can sneak in and kill him in his sleep?). And she brings a fitting housewarming gift: a kitchen knife. Honestly, my first thought seeing that was “that’s pretty typical for Ayase” and my second thought was “So is that how she gets the murder weapon to the scene of the crime?” And the murdering might happen a lot faster than we think, because Kuroneko shows up while Ayase’s there. This really was the funniest part of the season so far, with Kuroneko declaring her undying love for Kyousuke and Ayase declaring her… not really understanding what she feels for Kyousuke. The battle between the two really was entertaining, and once again it felt like Kuroneko came out on top, mainly because she knows what she wants, and sees a path there. How much was she joking about shoving Kyousuke and Kirino into bed to get it, tho?
The face off
Kanako is the dimmest bulb
It took HOW long for her to figure it out?
It’s hard to believe that Kanako and Kanata are related. As observant and helpful and understanding as Kanata was with Saori, Kanako is… not. She’s seen Kyousuke in three different guises, and only picked up on the fact that he was Kirino’s brother after Bridget said something (poor Bridget looked so confused). And are they really doing that good of a job to keep Kirino’s otaku side a secret? Maybe, although it’s hard to believe because all we see is that side. It occurs to me that Kirino might be a much more likable character if we saw that school side that Ayase talked about more often. Is she compensating for feeling so penned in at school, and that’s why she dominates Kyousuke so much? Is that really her true nature in contrast to her supposed school personality? I generally don’t believe in the idea that people have a ‘true’ nature and then fake ones, just different ones for different situations. We react to the things around us. And I think it’s pretty obvious that Kyousuke likes being dominated. No, he’s not a Shimono Hiro character, but he sure doesn’t try to NOT get in those situations.
It’s already murderin’ time!
Did this episode really set up the Kirino x Kyousuke ending? I think it’s a possibility, and I think it’s probably more of a possibility than it has been before. But I also realize that this is talking about teenagers. Even if this show ends with Kirino and Kyousuke together, who knows what kind of couple that portends, or how long that will last? There are lots of reasons that teen romances fall apart (hey, even I had a couple romances -hah- before I met my wife) and far fewer that they stay together. And keep in mind that Kuroneko, probably singularly, is playing a long game. I really do think she’s in the best position by far.