Who’s ready for some tears? I’m ready for some tears. Keima’s been getting away with this date-juggling for too long, and I think it’s time for the hammer to fall. Bring on the waterworks.
0:12 – It begins! You might not like what you find, Ayumi!
2:49 – Oh god that expression. Yeah, I know that feeling.
Chihiro is maybe the only capture-girl Keima actually seems to have real conversations with, and not just lines from that archetype’s script. I guess that’s the consequence of her being defined as the “normal” girl
3:07 – Jeez, this scene is really good. Most romantic comedies that actually want you to care about the romance can’t pull together scenes this refreshingly grounded and honest
3:47 – NO! BAD Katsuragi! We do not shove girls onto benches!
3:59 – Keima seems even more shook up than usual. And look, he’s learned about consent!
4:15 – ABORT. ABORT. Man, now I don’t want any delicious tears. These two are actually pretty adorable together
5:37 – HOLY SHIT KEIMA YOU TREMENDOUS ASSHOLE. Keima plz no
6:37 – She actually likes Katsuragi , and not one of his endless variations on debonair MC-kun. A new experience for him
7:42 – Ermahgerd this is such a good direction to take this. Keima’s greatest challenge – a girl who likes him for him
8:55 – KEIMA WHYYYYY
9:56 – Seriously holy shit this scene. That was awful.
10:22 – Don’t even try it Keima . This is gonna be one satisfying slap
10:35 – Aw man even better. HIT HIM AGAIN
Incidentally, I realize Keima’s working for the ostensible “greater good” here, but… fuck it, HIT HIM AGAIN
10:55 – Aw, Keima. His position really is pretty terrible
13:03 – This scene is pretty great . Diana is a bad friend
14:00 – Is Keima even going to be able to go back to games after this arc? Chihiro has pretty definitely shown the consequences of toying with people like this
14:16 – Suffering yesss
21:35 – IT’S ALL CONNECTED . I actually love the silliness of these deductions
21:57 – Brilliant!
Christ. That was even more tragic than I could have imagined. Goddamn was that Chihiro scene exhausting.
It’s nice to see Keima actually cracking, and also being forced to do some legitimately horrible things for the sake of the mission. Apparently toying with people’s emotions isn’t all fun and games after all!