Sorry Yume, I really love you and siscon but… but I just can’t resist the girlish antics and smothering beauty of Nanaka. Yes, it’s official – Shirakawa Nanaka is my TOP girl in DCII now. (Check back again when the Yume-centric ep arrives. XD)
My wife and I have a theory – When 2 good looking persons with decent personality/character become good friends, sparks will fly regardless of their status. Koko was foolish to put so much faith in Nanaka since the shoujo heart’s vulnerability to kindness/tenderness can easily override even the deepest loyalties. We say this because ep 7 is not an unfamiliar situation. It has happened to us in various configurations with different results. In the end, I’m still sorry I hurt Koko irreparably, was glad Kotori didn’t confess and know that I made the best-est choice when I married Nanaka/Nemu.
Ancient history aside, Nanaka’s charms really shone in this installment of DCII. I take back what I said about her in ep 4. Nanaka is not Kotori. She’s more effervescent, playful but also more honest with herself. Yes, her behaviour could potentially lead many hopefuls on but it’s surely not intentional or manipulative. With such overflowing beauty, it’d be hard to not ooze heart-melting allure.
While I feel the same pain for Nanaka as I did for Kotori in DCSS ep 15, strangely I’m a lot less frustrated because I thought Nanaka’s stalled confession has a lot more justification. Unlike Kotori in DCSS, Nanaka knew FOR CERTAIN Yoshiyuki’s response. (I’m assuming she has the same ability and it kicked in this ep.) Even more admirable was that she overcame her loyalty to Koko, bringing herself to that brink of confession. A hurdle Kotori didn’t have to cross but failed her confession anyway. Nanaka has shown herself to be more resolute and decisive than Kotori and I thoroughly respect her for that.
However, I can’t say the same for Yoshiyuki’s deliberate choice not to dig into the Nanaka buffet. For DC, Junichi HAS to be with Nemu. With their relations/history and strength of feelings for each other, there is no other girl that comes close to challenging the bond they have. Junichi loves his sister fully and Nemu solely, only for his nii-san. The love is deep and authentic. His rejection of Kotori is thus well-backed. But for Yoshiyuki, from ep 1 we see that he himself is unsure of his feelings for Koko. His acceptance of Koko only when she started weeping only deepened the doubt. One wonders if he’s with Koko out of an obligatory loyalty or real affections. If Yoshiyuki keep Nanaka at arms length due to the former, he would have to be the biggest idiot in all harem history (erm wait there’s still the School Day dude) I mean 2nd biggest idiot. He wouldn’t be doing Koko a favour either since such cruel kindness out cut much deeper than a flat out rejection. This makes Nanaka’s closing words are great deal more ominous than intended.
Being kind is good but it hurts people too.
I wonder if she’s talking about herself or Koko.