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「俺の後輩がこんなに可愛いわけがない」 (Ore no Kouhai ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)
“There’s No Way My Junior Can Be This Cute”
With Kirino still out of the picture, it looks like Kuroneko will get to keep the spotlight for just a bit longer. I admit that I’ve missed seeing and hearing Kirino — especially since she’s apparently turned a new leaf. That and I expected her to make some sort of appearance somewhere! I mean she’s all over the opening sequence and there was a whole section dedicated to Kuroneko trash talking her — makes you wonder what’s keeping her so darn busy in America. While things were more focused on Kuroneko rather than Kuroneko and Kyousuke, there were still plenty of fun moments throughout the episode. Besides having a small mental brain fart trying to find the differences in this new opening sequence compared to the last one, everything felt a little more tame. It’s probably because Sena’s homo-loving side hadn’t exploded yet.
This is exactly what Kyousuke’s been training for this entire time. I wasn’t as shocked as I thought I would have been when he came out and admitted to being an avid ero-gamer, but to suggest making an ero-game? The implications of suggesting such a crazy idea are probably even larger then I can even imagine. First off, he’s talking to two girls who have two totally different “ideals” that turn them on. Second, he’s talking to two girls. Even if you include Kyousuke’s real intention of trying to bring them together, it’s like telling girls to write porn! I suppose one of the plus sides could be that they could have created some type of ero-game hybrid that takes totally different fetishes and brings them together.. (does that even exist?)
Being brutally honest, I wasn’t sure if Kuroneko had a chance. That speech of hers was very inspiring, especially since we know exactly where she’s coming from, but she was competing against someone who could code better and had slightly more preparations done. However, it was hilarious finding out just how that final decision was made. The spontaneous “WTF” that came out of every single guy in the room made looking and taking that BL shot somewhat bearable.
I really wanted something to happen between Kyousuke and Kuroneko. I mean I really wanted something to happen. All the signs were there, and at times Kuroneko was making it really obvious. Sure she said she liked him as much as Kirino liked him, but I think Kyousuke’s the only one who didn’t understand what that meant. As I haven’t read any of the original material for this show, I’m going to go off the assumption that Kirino just really treasures him and that Kuroneko shares this sentiment. Plus with the way she scooted over to give him room on the bed, the way she was phrasing and using her words, and the way she said Nii-san~, why can’t you see it Kyousuke?!
With the whole friendship problem coming to a close, I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. It had a little bit of everything while still feeling like a problem was being solved. But seeing how Kuroneko and Kyousuke still aren’t going out and Kirino is still absent, I can only hope that something amazing happens with the next (and last) episode. While I’ve become a big Kirino fan after watching her tone down that bitchy side of her, I can’t help but root for Kuroneko as well.
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