「恋の科学」 (Koi no kagaku)
“The Science of Love”
And so the relationship shenanigans are set. It may have been a mostly transitory week for KtU, but we certainly were not lacking in buildup. Some key pieces of development were highlighted, future shifts hinted towards, and a new character appears who is guaranteed to factor in later somehow. Plus penis jokes, which become even more hilarious when you imagine our destined duo doing the dirty for the first time. I swear this show never disappoints.
As fully expected for a while now, Ririna is gradually falling in love Neji all the while refusing (or being unable) to see it. She’s firmly embarrassed whenever both state sanctioned lovers wind up in contact for example (infatuation), yet continues pushing for Neji to realize his true love (denial). I can largely see this situation continuing so long as Ririna never actually sees Misaki and Neji lock lips. Right now the girl can happily play matchmaker from a distance, papering over her budding emotions with thoughts of doing good for the husband to be. Once Ririna sees the results in person though—as we caught a glimpse of last time—that’s when the fireworks will earnestly start. Our little anatomy lover has no idea the torrent of feelings coming her way, and that camping trip is a perfect opportunity to release them.
Misaki too is starting to come into her own, although for entirely different reasons. We know she’s firmly in love with Neji for example, but is likely looking for an out from those emotions. Big reason is that government visit, I seriously doubt Misaki is telling the truth regarding it. I bet she did get her match and is keeping it quiet either to keep Neji content (i.e. avoiding the depression) and/or limit the potential fallout. The latter seems a stretch considering Neji doesn’t really act out, but depending on Misaki’s match, it’s a serious possibility. There’s enough to suggest Yuusuke could be her match for example, and if Misaki knows about Yuusuke’s sexual inclinations—let alone his love for Neji—that alone would serve as some serious gristle for the drama mill. It’s not guaranteed mind you, but Yuusuke and Misaki do know one another well at minimum and have some reason to reciprocally dislike each other. It could be due to Yuusuke’s romantic interests, or something else entirely. No idea what the secret is, but we shouldn’t have long to wait before finding out. Not when potential backstory is being teased hard.
With our lovers slowly defining themselves and the possibility of some steamy camping shenanigans upon us, it’s definitely not long before KtU reaches a break point. Ririna has some feelings to acknowledge, Misaki is overdue for some promiscuous tongue tying, and by hell Neji needs to learn how to tap two at a time. Well, at least one to start. We’re all set for this battle of the hearts, now all KtU has to do is pull the drama trigger. Let the fun and games begin.