(I’m a day late people and dog tired. I can’t invite anyone this time around. SO many sorries were given in this post. You can find out previous MKLIT poss below.)
I might be singing the same tune since the last episode, but here goes: I liked it! So much! That I even! Liked! The title song! When it played! later on! in the episode! Without! The fairytale-ish! Opening Video and red shoes and shiny people.
Episode seven might have started out slow, I might have bitched a few but the last few minuted had me fangirling so hard.
I think Kin might have been replaced by Mama Irie on my list of characters I’d like to throttle. I admire her fucking gumption but man, she should respect others’ wishes, in particular Kotoko’s father. And I don’t know, she was so upset when Kotoko left, can’t she have just VISITED them? I know, such a radical concept but it seems to be catching in the urban districts so I don’t think Kotoko’s father would’ve minded that much. *sigh* I’m just afraid to find out what she actually did. Get a life, woman.
Speaking of Kin, once AGAIN, I like him. It’s a goddamn see-saw with him but he was just soooo nice. Such a sweetheart.
In other news, Naoki is an awesome trainer. I wish my fourth-grade self had one like him. But even so, I think him turning Kotoko into a tornado on the court in one week was too much. Yet he says such sweet words in this episode that I can all but forgive him- despite that moment when he cries, “Ooh I’m always so perfect, woe be me!”
Anyways, here’s other stuff I found out in the episode: Kotoko and Naoki are especially fond of innuendos.
Naoki: Open your eyes and look at the balls.
Naoki: Move your body toward where the ball is coming from.
Kotoko chants: Open my eyes. Look at the balls.
Words to live by, people.
As it so happens, Miss Other Girl still exists- only to make one snide remark per episode and flip her hair. Whatever. I’m surely supposed to hate her but I don’t give a fuck because she’s so obviously not characterized.
To end with, Kotoko asks God if he’s exasperated by her inability to decide on or forgo Naoki. I don’t give two craps about God but I sure as hell am. However, I loved this episode. I am fangirling. I ship Naoki and Kotoko. I think that is enough.