Ahh. I had a nice, long break. Happy Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day and such and such. So what did I miss?
You never miss much in the world of harems and shounens. Storytellers in anime love drip-feeding the audience slowly, never realizing they might not have an audience at the rate they’re going.
In Ookami, Issei finally bites the dust for the crime of kissing.
According to the “vigilance group,” Issei’s kouhei is no longer the same thanks to that kiss. I get the vibe that this show is very afraid of physical intimacy. I’ve never seen a kiss be so dangerous.
Nor have I ever seen a hug be so painful.
Physical intimacy of any sort seems to imply vulnerability because it can literally set you off at any moment, which is honestly troublesome. From a distance, it just looks like two guys wrestling, but due to the “undeniable truth” that she’s a girl, it has to be super embarrassing and horrible.
To be honest, she just looks like a hobbit to me.
Continuing on the “physical intimacy = horror” train of thought, even hair can set a girl off. A petite mort in every touch.
(Speaking of which, I love the cheesy music during Kaoru’s Cinderella moment as if wearing fake breasts and conforming to beauty standards is something to be proud of. B-but she’ll never forget this day!)
Oh anime, why are you scared of even a hug?