Sekai-Ichi S2 08: Yukina Kou! I AM NOT WORTHYYYY
I totally don’t blame Shouta for being so insecure. If I managed to snag someone like Kou, I’d be a paranoid wreck questioning myself every second of every waking moment too. And probably worse:
HE DESERVES BETTER THAN THE ABJECT FAILURE THAT I AM T___T
Girls would kill to be with him. And I’m talking about normal girls here, not Twihards or Beliebers.
I can’t believe I actually typed those terms and thereby acknowledged them as actual words ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
God I’m sure the ladies know exactly what this means with the whole “commanding, dominant guy reduced to a mewling kitten under your naughty fingertips” scenario…
(Straight guys, you don’t know what you’re missing.)
… and then he’ll toss you on your back and suddenly he’s the one looming over you, and all you can do is give in. ARGHHH ❤
Yes, Kou admits that his skills are limited, and apart from the few recipes that he memorized he’s actually quite bad in the kitchen, but every guy needs his weaknesses.
And I won’t even consider this a weakness. Every time he messes up is another opportunity to comfort him, kiss him, get led into the bedro- AURRGH I JUST CANT STOP MYSELF
Doing the dishes, setting out the laundry, vacuuming the floor – all simple, boring, mundane activities that become tense and exhilarating the moment you feel Kou’s hand around your waist and you turn your head to look deep into his eyes as his lips slowly approach yours…
I don’t know what’s worse – going day after day wondering when Kou will wake up and realize that he can find someone else much, much better; or going day after day worrying that the next stupid thing you do will cause Kou to wake up.
Sekai-Ichi, why do you abuse my inner fangirl so?
In Masamune/Ritsu, Shouta is the carefree bum who messes with Ritsu. In Shouta/Kou, Ritsu’s the competent one while Shouta’s always frazzled.
Unreliable director/narrator/animator emphasising the vulnerabilities of each arc’s protagonist? Still, it’s cute to see an anxious Uke. Ritsu’s simply tsundere and Chiaki’s insensitive. While Shouta is so desperate he’d be adorable if it wasn’t so painful .___.
You get to see your love interest every day in the office and you’re barely 10 metres away from him at night. Shouta isn’t as fortunate.
It’s kind of hard to figure out why Kou is so accepting of his tumultuous relationship with Shouta.
It could be that he trusts Shouta/is confident of their relationship, and doesn’t see the need to keep reassuring each other through seeing each other physically.
It could be that he’s willing to give frequent dates a miss as long as they spend meaningful time together sooner or later -> quality over quantity.
Or maybe it’s something as simple as Kou respecting and understanding the difficulty of Shouta’s job, and knows that being angry over it wouldn’t solve anything.
But either way Kou looks super cute in that screencap. And Shouta looks super cute too.
How does that make sense? Shouldn’t they be putting more focus on the male characters and stick with making female characters stay in the background and looking generic or something?
I’m not against Studio DEEN drawing cute girls. I’m just wondering how they manage to do so when the emphasis is on the guys, and yet the background girls can outshine female main characters in similarly art-styled non-Yaoi anime, like Chihayafuru, Usagi Drop, or Natsume Yuujinchou.
(I think that girl with Kou is the cutest girl in Sekai-Ichi ever.)
Anyway I have absolute faith that Kou is not cheating on Shouta. Or maybe he is, and he’s actually bisexual.
In that case I would still cling to Kou even if he’s having an affair. Because Kou is just awesome and it’s more than worth the pain (oh dear oh dear I think I’m promoting the wrong values here).
Anger! Angst! A dramatic confrontation!
Kou will be angry at Shouta for being so insecure and then they will have dreamy Yaoi sex. (No I haven’t watched the next episode yet even though I’m 2 weeks late I must maintain my episodic non-spoilery perspective!)
So this is a terrible place to do announcements because not everybody comes to HIMYO to read Sekai-Ichi reviews, but anyway sorry about the backlog, archyver and I work at the same store and we’re too drained by the Christmas shopping season and sabershirou is having his exams BUT WE WILL PERSEVERE AND STUFF.