「だけどいい、それでいい」 (Dakedo ii, Sore de ii)
“But It’s Okay, That’s Enough”
I got to say, that escalated fast. Deliciously fast. Kisara quickly proving why she’s best girl sort of fast. And no, I’m not referring to Shanon getting in the
robot tentacle equipped demonic exosuit (though that was splendid in its own right) and getting naturally beat into screenshot worthy submission. Nawh, it’s all about those innuendos and phrasing because nothing says good time like descriptions gone wrong. What can I say, I like my comedy fresh and ribald.
Although Shanon was largely the girl/character of the moment this week for pretty obvious reasons (heh), in a way it was once again all about Kisara. Much as expected for example, Shuu’s little betrayal cliffhanger last episode was anything but, since he (as could be anticipated) was using Shanon and Celestial Abbey to get a hold of Kisara for revenge-based purposes. Among other things; I think we can safely say all that womanizing isn’t entirely for the sake of vengeance. In Kisara’s case though it is all about finding love: the girl does know she’s being used, she does know Shuu doesn’t actually love her, but those remarks about Shuu accepting her purely because of who she is – i.e. a demon unique among demons – is all she needs to be happy with her situation. Kisara knows full well she’ll never have what Ayano had, but what she gets right now is enough to keep on going even while hating just what she’s doing to Shuu (albeit mostly – she’s definitely having regrets now). I got to say, I’m starting to really pity the poor girl because a lot of what’s happening isn’t even her fault.
Kisara’s situation is also tied to what Shuu is up to because, surprise surprise, the kid’s mission isn’t one where survival is intended. While easy to appreciate Shuu sacrificing memories all over to avenge his family, that alone doesn’t mesh with someone determined to use themselves up. There’s something else at play regarding Shuu’s family and what happened to them that we don’t yet know about, something Shuu likely is aware of driving him to such suicidal extremes. My personal bet is him being aware his sister is alive and possibly converted to demonic form (the recurring dream is enough to hint towards it), but honestly it could be anything at the moment. We need more information to start properly assembling these pieces together, something which should at least become easier now that Engage Kiss’ is seemingly set on driving full throttle up to its climactic peak.
After all, anytime you’re teasing a threat to end all threats, best be sure that event is going to have direct ties to one (or more) of the main cast. Something tells me the upcoming Demonic Hazard has more familiarity with Shuu and Kisara than they think.
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