Gah, this chapter of Kuranoa really pissed me off :I
I don’t care if this is shojo
You don’t forgive someone for beating on your sister just like that
He may be a bishi but that doesn’t excuse his actions
It’s hinting there is a reason for the beat down but we’ll see >___>
Last we left off, Ichi somehow appeared in the real world. Minori is naturally pooping herself over this. When asked wtf is he doing here, Ichi says he’s here to protect Minori though judging by his attitude and ecstatic expression, Minori deduces he just wanted to come to the real world to explore. Chihiro notices Minori freaking about Ichi and asks what’s up. Ichi SMOOTHLY lies explains to Chihiro the reason for his friendliness with “Shiori.” Buying the reason he’s never seen Ichi before because he’s a first year student (which makes me go, so? The kid has an eye patch. As cruel as this is going to sound, rumors would have been floating around about a kid with an eye patch. Because high school is sick like that), Chihiro happily comments on the happy relationship the two have. Minori tells him they do NOT have a happy relationship which makes Ichi cry xD
The bus comes and everyone goes to school.
Random scene jump: Nana is asking Shiori if she wants to use the bullets in his gun. Shiori says she’d rather be a couch potato.
Nana looks at the gun in contemplation
(╬ ಠ益ಠ) sadly.
Back to the real world: Sometime during the school period, Minori introduces Ichi to Shou. Shou comments that from Minori’s description, he took Ichi to be some sort of mutant bunny. Minori says even though he’s bunny, he’s also human – he’s a furry. Shou has a, “oh crap she’s has another man in her life” look on his face. Shou: [And he has bunny ears. Girls have a thing for guys with animal ears ;__;]. Ichi notices Shou’s look and comments that Shou is looking at him in envy. Shou blushes at this.
“It’s only natural to be envious. What Minori and I have isn’t like a normal relationship. We’re ALWAYS together ~” ;D
Shou: *dies a little on the inside*
Ichi randomly challenges Shou to a soccer duel and the two leave (I know, really random, right?). Minori declines going with them because she needs to look for more pieces of her memory (which makes me think, hey Ichi. Didn’t you come to the real world to protect Minori? >__> I guess that soccer ball is kind of intimidating…). While walking around campus, she overhears some kids talking about a fight going down. When she hears “Kago” (Yuiichi), she’s like omg, gotta go see what’s going on (and get some front row seats to see Yuiichi get his face served! Scare the shit out of me in Chapter #3 will you? Muhahahaha!)
She goes over to the place where the fight is happening. I like how everyone is just gathered around staring. Like there’s no need to stop it. Rubberneckers… >__> (or maybe they know that Yuiichi is a wife beater and can handle himself?)
Inside is Nana, only without his cat ears. And he’s about to put the hurt on Yuiichi (Yay! That’s karma for you BITCH! >:D). Minori tries to stop him (WHY!?) but gets slapped aside (by Nana ). Chihiro stops her from falling over. Unlike the others, he actually tries to put an end to the fight. He asks why Nana is trying to slap Yuiichi into next week Tuesday?
“It’s because, this guy, hit Shiori!”
I can TOTALLY see Yuiichi be an abusive lover. No wonder Shiori is messed up man. With a sweetheart like Yuiichi waiting for her in the real world, why would she fight to get her body back?
Chihiro is all, oh that, please. Everyone knows that. He even slaps me around :D and drags Nana out (really, Chihiro isn’t even fazed by this information =__+;). Yuiichi asks if “Shiori” knows Nana. She says yes. Then he asks if he’s ever hit her before. Yuiichi got his beater face on when asking this (O__O;). He knows it’s Minori in there. For some reason, Minori is all, “of course not :D” even though in her head, she’s thinking “after that last time, I can totally see this guy beating my sister.” However, this placates his classmates. Phew! The perfect student body president, who has perfect grades and is the item of affection for every girl in school, beating on his girlfriend? What kind of shojo would this be ~:D
Yuiichi leaves and Minori follows – I guess since they’re at school, she doesn’t have to worry about him slamming her against walls like in chapter #3. Minori asks if it’s true, about Yuiichi smacking Shiori around. He says yup :)
Minori: O________O wtf!?
Yuiichi said he got too stressed out and WAM! Popped three teeth out in the process! But he says “my bad” to doing that (me: ;¯‿¯). He then says that Minori doesn’t know the TRUE Shiori.
(As sad as this is going to sound, I’m betting since he’s one of the love interests in the game, there’s going to be a valid reason for him punching in Shiori’s face. Because even Japan has scruples – they’ll let an old man date a kid but a beater in an otome game is pushing it. I mean, even though Okita was homicidal in Hakuouki (the manga), he never carried out his threats, because that’s not sexy)
Minori remembers the words Shiori left in her stalking book: DISAPPEAR MINORI! Also that she was looking for something. (okay…)
Yuiichi decides to be gangster and say he’s a monster (not sure how saying you’re a monster is gangster but I’m too lazy to delete that xD). And a monster like him doesn’t need a reason to be thug and punch his girlfriend’s lights out.
[Saying it like that is wrong! To put yourself down…is the same as running away!]
Uh…wtf Minori? If I didn’t know better, it’s sounding like you’re thinking of FORGIVING Yuiichi for backhanding your sister. But that’s not cool, right?
“It’s true….you’re a beast for raising your hand against another. But, the Yuiichi before me, who regrets his actions, I don’t think he’s a monster!”
(ಠ_ಠ) Dear God in heaven you have got to be shitting me. She’s FORGIVING HIM!? W.T.F.!? Only in a shojo series can you forgive a dude who beats his girlfriend who is also your sister. OTL And WHEN did he say he was sorry? That “my bad *winku*” part? Please! D: I-I need to go do something else right now to stem off my anger.
Okay, after 4 hours, I’m back. And ready to get this over with.
Minori leaves and starts monologue-ing in her head. She says the old her who liked him sympathizes with Yuiichi. Well, that old you is stupid Minori. Then she thinks, at the same time, she can’t forgive him for hurting Shiori (@$$%# make your mind up woman @___@;). Because it’s her (<- the heck does that even mean? >__>). Minori starts crying and saying she doesn’t know what to do. Chihiro just happens to be walking by and notices Minori having a break down. She tries to cover up her tears by asking what Chihiro is doing here in school. He says he had some OB stuff to do (no idea what OB is ^^;).
(So wait…is Chihiro not a student then? So why was he riding Minori’s bus then? >___> Shouldn’t that have clued her in about him coming to school with her? <___<;)
[EDIT: I looked on the official Kuranoa page and it turns out he’s 19 years old AND in college. K then. That answered part of my question. ^^; Also, OB has something to do with the soccer club at Minori’s HS]
He tells Minori that Nana disappeared. Minori thinks he went back to Kuranoa. This time Chihiro notices Minori’s mood and tries to comfort her.
“Shiori, you didn’t do anything wrong. I know you. And I know, you didn’t do anything wrong.”
Minori lets the tears fall. Chihiro holds her (Chihiro: SCORE one for the megane team :D)
The scene switches over to Ichi and Shou having a soccer battle. Both are evenly matched. As they exchange manly phrases to one another, Ichi’s “Nana Senses” start to tingle. This stops the game. Ichi says it’s almost time for him to go back to Kuranoa. Shou is like, so you’re really her guardian spirit and not some weirdo?
Ichi says he’s glad he came and got to see Shou. He can leave Minori in his care :3 ~
“When I’m stuck in Kuranoa, I want you to protect Minori.”
“I’m serious. Please.”
Shou says he understands. The two sign their bro pact with a high five before Ichi leaves. Minori shows up shortly. After telling her Ichi left, Shou pretty much says, whatever you need, I’m your man!” really, anything <3
We end the chapter with Nana going into Shiori’s Kuranoa. Shiroi says she’s found the thing she’s been looking for and is wearing a beater face expression that is oddly similar to Yuiichi’s from earlier o___O
Wow, this came out way longer than supposed to. Too much bitchin’ on my part xD All that’s left in this first volume is another omake and we’re done ~