「ああ、オレの所にいろ！」 (Aa, Ore no Tokoroni Iro!)
“Yes, Stay With Me!”
For the past few weeks, I’ve been bagging on this show a little more than I should have. It might have been the lack of really funny jokes or how the plot is randomly jumping from A to Z within minutes, but this week’s episode reinvigorated my love for the series.
Sure things are sometimes crazy in this show, but with the show’s precedence of being random and unpredictable, everything just felt a little more right. Surprisingly, what fleshed out the most emotion from me wasn’t Ayumu and Yuu’s predicament but the relationship that Ayumu has with everyone else in his harem — more specifically Haruna. While it’s clear that Ayumu doesn’t reciprocate Haruna’s feelings, it was heartwarming watching Haruna beat some sense into him. As awkward as that sounds, it’s kind of sad to see Haruna always giving it her best even though she realizes she won’t be the “one”. For someone who was loud and annoying at the start of the series, she’s rose up pretty fast in my list of favorite characters — probably because she’s a combination of all the best parts of a Yandere and Tsundere. You get some crazy with the cute!
Even though the general storyline was jumping from one point to another, something about this week’s episode brought back the charm from the earlier episodes. Watching Ayumu finally stand up his beliefs and beating the crap out of the final boss really made things fun. Sure, there was an entire vampire village playing together as an orchestra to prevent the city from being torn down, but Ayumu’s battle with the King of Night is where the action was at — anyone been hankering for some Dual Masou Shoujo action? But something about watching Ayumu go from a pretty Masou Shoujo to a scary strong zombie punching through a person’s head all in one battle felt pretty rewarding.
Before the King of Night finally got his wish to physically perish from the world, he left us with a really interesting question — can anyone really stand living till the end of time? I don’t know how old the King of Night is, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s lived over a few centuries. But what I’ve taken away from it is that Yuu and Ayumu probably are a near mirror image of what Yuu and the King of Night were long ago — a pair who really felt strongly for one another. It almost justifies Yuu trying to run away from Ayumu — I say almost because I can’t fathom how running away from Ayumu would solve anything, especially when the person you’re running with is someone who wants you to remove their existence. If only the cute ones had a little more sense.
With an ending that gave me a smile at the end, I’m super excited for whatever comes next week. From what I can guess, it looks like it will involve swimsuits! Oh and before I forget, it might be good to note that Yuu ACTUALLY SPOKE.