First Love 軽拳妄動
Will the black prince fall for the wolf girl first? Or will she fall for him first instead?
We all know how this shoujo anime’s going to end, being shoujo and all. The question is, who’s going to fall for who first and more importantly, how? As it turns out, both Kyouya and Erika have never fallen in love before. Kyouka finds the concept of love… unnecessary and just an accessory in a way – “Love” you experience in that state is just self-delusion i.e. it’s not truly love at all. Erika on the other hand, just thinks she hasn’t met the right person to ‘love’ beyond ‘like’. So will the pet slave fall for her master who has, rather than given up on love, never believed in love at all in the first place? Either way it’ll be an uphill task for poochie! So far the rest of the female student population have rallied together against common enemy number 1 aka their rival in love over Prince Sata, the school idol. Really ingenious of the girls to bombard with all types of sports balls at the same time making it look like a coincidental accident LOL.
Kimura the Knight to Erika’s rescue
I remember reading this part of the story in the manga and wondered whether it was just way too early in the game to introduce a love rival to the mix. Honestly, who actually saves a girl and promptly teases her by flicking her forehead the VERY FIRST TIME THEY MEET?! Tsk tsk what a flirt you are Kimura (a very non-Shimazaki Nobunaga outing here). The guy’s rather good-looking himself. Plus he’s nice, kind and stands up to bullying so maybe, just maybe he could be Erika’s first love in spite of her fake-relationship? He won’t let his girl shield him from a car that’s for sure. That way she could still have a boyfriend in Kimura and hang out with Marin and Tezuka and all will be easy peasy the rest of her high school life. Seriously though why doesn’t Erika just make better friends and join a new clique to separate herself from Marin and Tezuka? They’re obviously not friend-material what with comparing boyfriends 24/7 (San-chan gives THE BEST advice ever). But then again, Erika’s a masochist…
Kimura the Bastard 最低な男！
Herein’s the plot twist against the love rival trope – Kimura simply wanted to use Erika to get back at Kyouya because Kimura’s ex-girlfriend had a one-sided love for the Prince. It’s never right to simply use anyone unless you have a legitimate master-slave/pet relationship bound by a secret so big that it could end a girl’s high school life so Kimura you’re the worse! No one should ever toy with anyone’s feelings you jerk! It’s probably because of people like you that Kyouya doesn’t believe in love!
‘It gets me mad when you hurt her for no reason.’
No one gets to hurt Erika for no reason, only Kyouya can, even if it’s breaking her mobile phone in half *pff* can’t believe you believed the guy enough to just hand over your phone like that poochie! Wasn’t it cool how Kyouya basically followed Erika on her date with Kimura though? No I refuse to see it as stalking or an obsession – he just instinctively knew what Kimura’s motive was. And kyaa, how cool was he in sunglasses? Or kyaa, when he got mad and punched the guy? Oh Sakurai Takahiro, I thought your Kurosawa Yamato in Sukitte ii na yo was cool but Sata Kyouya’s just racked up a whole bunch of points this week!
San-chan’s right Erika. Love’s probably closer than you expected. You’re masochistic enough anyway to keep doing this to yourself so start noticing that Kyouya maybe just can’t help himself but really become truly your boyfriend ^^ Tough love is still a form of love~ now go fetch that stick girl!