Sekai-Ichi 09: Ol’ Brown Eyes gets me every time
Calm yourself, Johnny, they’re just eyes.
Hell, technically they’re pixels. RGB code 150, 75, 0. Kou isn’t even a real person! Just look away!
Believe me, I’ve tried. Those damn dreamy eyes.
What Shouta is doing reminds me all too much of my own unrequited love
All those hours I spent angsting – I’m not sure what I could have accomplished otherwise, come to think of it, but it would definitely be more productive.
It’s actually rather frightening how emotionally involved I am with Shouta.
I am both desiring and dreading the moment Kou appears – I melt whenever I see him and hear him and watch him, yet I don’t really want to admit that I could possibly feel for a guy so intensely.
Sure, he’s a fictional character, but what if I meet someone in real life who’s just like him? What then?!
At least I haven’t lapsed to this level yet. Although I can empathize.
It’s actually worse when instead of closing a file/webpage without saving, you overwrote it. The best save system in the world isn’t going to help you if you accidentally wiped and saved it yourself.
Although there is such a thing as recovery software. Someone should have told Shouta that.
I probably exaggerate.
But dammit that’s just one more thing that attracts me to him. I have the fondest admiration for people who excel at this kind of craftwork.
I swear if any guy built something like this for me I would seriously consider going out with him.
I’m not uploading this one screencap, but that doors there? Every hour they open and the plushie angel rabbit announces the time.
Either Kou ripped apart a cuckoo clock to integrate it into this installation, or he built the damn mechanism himself.
Now I’m desiring and dreading to meet a guy like Kou in real life. SIGH.
Those eyes are kinda creepy though? Partial artshift never quite works.
Okay maybe I’m being too judgmental. We never did see his backstory or his interactions with other people. He could have been a nice guy who turned obsessive after getting a taste of Shouta’s youthful body.
But bad or not, the dude has balls. Grabbing a guy and declaring your love for him loudly on a public sidewalk? Holy crap. This is the sort of thing I should be doing to troll my friends.
Especially in front of girls they’re ogling.
Kou’s hands can both make pretty things and deliver a humiliating beatdown.
I do not appreciate how Kou is conforming to my mental image of the perfect guy. Now he’s got two qualities that Masamune doesn’t have.
There’s still hope though. We could find out in the last episode that Masamune’s been fighting crime in a costume that he designed and sewed himself. Wait – that explains his eyebags! It all fits!
Or the stupidity of a Kyousuke. Really now. Even if you weren’t sure about Kou, he was throwing himself at you. Just go with it!
I’m especially envious of how practically every Japanese male character seems to have his own apartment. And that every love interest they want to confess to willingly goes to their place.
I mean, I’d settle for the apartment, but real life relationships don’t go this easy. Sadly.
This is actually the sweetest kiss I’ve seen on Sekai-Ichi so far. Even with Masamune and Ritsu there was always some sort of aggression involved, but with Kou and Shouta it’s all very natural.
Shouta may be refusing Kou all this while, but there’s no denying the longing in his eyes.
So Kou is artistic, not afraid to get violent, but tender and affectionate as well.
Now he’s filling the gaps in my heart that I didn’t know were there.
I actually expected them to have sex right there.
And I was pleasantly disappointed. It meant so much more since Shouta, who’s so used to having one-night-stands, is near catatonic from a simple hug. Oh Shouta, you’re in love. Now please don’t screw it up with self-pity and angst.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Sekai-Ichi without some measure of trolling.
Shouta is harassed by message after message and right when he’s had it, one last message comes in…
“I love you.”
I don’t actually have much more to say.You could probably notice that this review is not as snarky or over-the-top as my other reviews.
That’s because I’m honestly contented to just sit back and just enjoy Kou and Shouta. It’s just perfect. I could sit back with a glass of wine and watch them all day.
Sekai-Ichi is my Oprah/RomCom/Hot chocolate with marshmallows.
… just when things were going so well. On the bright side, we can probably get over and be done with these three after this next episode. A sidestory should only get 3 episodes out of a 12 episode series.
Which means that there’ll probably be only one more epsiode of Kou+Shouta. On second thought, I’d endure more Chiaki if it means I’ll get more of my favourite couple.