Teddy’s probably immune to NTR by now.
|Just a reminder of how much everyone’s childhood absolutely sucked. I really do hope they go more into the character’s pasts, since that should explain a lot about these brothers. …I feel like I say this a lot, but other than background info, the pasts are also rather interesting for all of the wrong reasons. Quite like this show in general.|
There were more of Kanato’s mood swings this episode, but is that really surprising? There was the line about him killing his mother, which might actually be true coming from him, but for the most part, it was just fun times in the graveyard. …At least he went through some steps for Yui’s sake. Kind of. I don’t think Yui appreciated Kanato’s kiss as much as he thought she should. Kanato hasn’t really had an episode of his own, but now that I look at it, all of the characters seem to share half of an episode. So maybe he’s not as special (to the plot, he’s certainly a ‘special’ character) as I had thought. I’d still love to see any of his endings animated though.
…I have no comment on Yui’s intelligence though. Hearing suspicious sounds in this household (I thought it might have been Laito at first, which should have been a clear indication for Yui to get the hell out of there anyways), and actually going to check them out. Why. And then she trusts the tea. I guess Reiji was drinking the same stuff before with no negative effects (and Reiji talks rather politely… but then again, so does Kanato), but every time Yui has done anything in this household, it hasn’t turned out well for her. I don’t know what she was thinking this time. One thing I do know about Reiji’s character is that he does experiments or something. So if you’re wondering why the tea was off and what he made Yui drink afterwards, I don’t know about specifics, but he does this kind of thing in his spare time.
I knew that Reiji was a sadist, but holy crap is he ever a sadist. Ayato is like that immature kid who teases the girl he likes, Laito and Kanato
are lost causes have issues of their own, Shu doesn’t give a damn and Subaru hasn’t been covered yet, but Reiji definitely took things pretty far. Maybe it’s a good thing that we had Laito’s scene in the church in the last episode to prepare people for Reiji. Though Laito gets off on just about everything and anything (trust me), while Reiji seems to enjoy pain and suffering the most. Ahaha… I don’t know what’s worse. This certainly sucks for Yui all around though. This seems like it was right after Kanato, so she probably wasn’t feeling great to begin with.
Is there a reason why Reiji only wears one glove? It seems like an odd choice of attire. Plus there seemed to be some kind of significance with him bothering to take it off for Yui. I guess his issue seems to have to do with his mother too, just like every other character on this show. Though his and Shu’s mother is different from the woman we saw in Ayato’s flashback. She seems… nicer than Ayato’s mother, though I guess that didn’t stop Reiji from developing issues all the same. He seems to have a strong dislike for Shu, that I have no idea about. I know exactly why Shu would dislike Reiji, but I’m just going to assume Reiji’s main issue is just angst over Shu getting all of the attention because he was the oldest. Even more so, since I think I was told that he’s the oldest out of the other brothers as well, and first in line to inherit Karl’s position as king of vampires or whatever he is. I was also told that Reiji’s asshat behaviour doesn’t really get an explanation in the game though, so who knows.
I should probably hurry and play this route to find out.
Maybe this was just because this one had Reiji in it, but I hope the episodes keep up this trend of being darker. Yui… just doesn’t seem to learn. It’s terrible that she has to ‘learn’ anything in the first place, but really, there should be a point where one would just start avoiding these characters. Maybe Kanato was unavoidable, but Yui could have saved herself a looot of trouble if she just ignored Reiji and kept walking. But I guess we wouldn’t have character interaction if Yui just stopped giving a damn about everyone, and Yui wouldn’t be a very good otome game heroine if she didn’t have the ‘kind and caring’ personality somewhere in there.
As for the next episode, it looks like that balcony scene that I was talking about somewhere in episode 4’s post. I didn’t think they’d include that. Maybe they’re really going for a Kanato ending, since he seems to be appearing an awful lot (has Ayato even had screen time since episode 3?). Or maybe they’re just favouring him because he’s popular in Japan or something. I don’t know his popularity level for sure though.
Either way, he sure appears in these previews a lot.