「駆け落ちしよう」 (Kakeochi Shiyou)
“Let’s Run Away!”
I’ve been thinking this entire time, “Would there be any way for Konoe to slip into girl form while still maintaining the façade of being a male?” And coincidentally, it seems like an answer has been dropped into the palm of my hands. I’m sure everyone here loves Konoe dressed up as Suzutsuki’s male butler, but I’d love to see more of this.
But as I stand in to cover for Divine, I’m feeling pretty lucky that I happened to get the infamous beach episode. In a show that isn’t too shy to show off cleavage whenever possible, it was a rather adventurous episode. A cute Suzutsuki is cute, but a moaning Suzutsuki trying to tempt Jirou into doing naughty things just ramps the awkward (and erotic) level up to the max. She’s an instigator to all the different situations that Jirou gets caught up in, so I’m afraid that she’s going to get written off as someone solely there to shake up Jirou’s world. You could say I’m even starting to feel a little remorse for her since she’s obviously interested in Jirou — except she probably won’t do anything out of respect for Konoe.
Getting back on track, it’s amazing how smart some of these side characters are. Even though Usami was a bit off when guessing about Konoe’s true identity, her ability to pick apart and blow straight through Suzutsuki’s lies was quite impressive. Instead of getting caught up in Suzutsuki’s pace, I thought she was getting close to getting Suzutsuki to concede to her! But after a short cut to Jirou and Konoe mending yet another misunderstanding, it seems that it takes a lot more than some gusto to throw the mighty Suzutsuki off balance.
Even with breasts flying around everywhere this episode, it was all overshadowed by the preview for next week’s episode. Back during the RL Post for July, I remember rooting for Jirou and Konoe to become an item before the season ended. With the awkwardness of a first kiss out of the way, all that’s left is for Jirou and Konoe to share in some sort of deep, life-changing experience. And with the touchy subject of death and Konoe’s mom appearing next week, I have high expectations for lots of romantic scenes between the two.
But if it doesn’t happen, that’s okay too. Since there’s still a good amount of episodes left for things to… elope.