My patience for Kuragehime has worn thin.
Somehow the story that was supposed to be about dysfunctional nerds has instead turned into an indictment of chicks with careers. I thought the whole point would be that Tsukimi and her ilk would grow to realize that there is life beyond their hobbies, get jobs, and grow to respect themselves as social beings.
Instead the last two episodes have been about drawing a contrast between Tsukimi, the meek, colorless moeblob, and Shouko, the soulless office woman, as they compete for the affections of poor innocent Shu. You’ll never guess which one we’re supposed to hate and which one we’re supposed to love.
Shu, already traumatized as a child by having seen his father *gasp* kiss a girl, is roofie’d and mock-seduced by Shouko. Horror of horrors! What fate could be worse? Sex is what makes Shouko so foul and grants her evil powers. Tsukimi, on the other hand, is made pure by her virginity, which, in case we couldn’t guess, was confirmed by Koibuchi in an earlier episode. Silly me, thinking Kuragehime might show us something new.