Kimi ni Todoke S2 – 05: White Lies, Damned Lies, and Kent Lies…

Oh boy, This. Episode. Well, someone finally Manned Up, but the question is, who… and how


Summary-in-a-sentence:

Kazehaya is moving so slowly now that he’s actually going backwards, barely saying anything to Sawako at all; Chi and Ryuu look hot at attend Tohru’s wedding; and Kazehaya walks in on Kent confessing to Sawako


Crusader

What a crappy start Sawako is making slow progress this Kent fellow is growing more arrogant by the day despite not having a single date and yet has started boasting of six...

This winter of despair is getting increasingly hard for me, Green Bay wins a Super Bowl, Kazehaya is putting up a losing streak that might damn well rival the losing streak of the Cavaliers, and yet Kent somehow manages to beat them all in making a nuisance of himself and giving me a bigger headache than Gundam 00’s flower of understanding. It certainly is a low point if I am agreeing with Pin in that Kazehaya should declare his love for Sawako atop a jungle gym.  For a supposedly great guy I grow weary of Kent’s oblivious moron angle, he misreads the situation more than Kazehaya and yet his plays are doing more damage than I anticipated. If only Sawako was more discriminating when she chose her company…alas this villainous Kent has made his way into her good graces to the detriment of all. Kent’s foul insinuations and arrogant suggestion that Sawako’s love for Kazehaya is unrequited and that she should just have a crush on him to make up for it, sent me into a fury. I felt like ripping out Kent’s balls and smashing them with a baseball bat before smashing his leg throwing him in a ditch in a cornfield before breaking his face with said bat. Say what you will about this “well meaning” douche, I will never ever say a word of praise for him. I’d rather see the Heattles get a NBA Championship than see Kent find True Love.

May St. Noe forsake him and may Zeus BIG BANG PUNCH him, there is a limit to indecent proposals and Kent has crossed that line. How can such a man put himself on such a pedestal? How can he claim that he is acting in good faith and how DARE he pretend that he has somehow contributed to the acceptance of Sawako?! It’s almost as disgusting as seeing the Heattles play a humble card, and I hope the only crush that Kent will be getting is under Yano’s boot to his throat as she does the world a great service as she puts an end to Kent’s machinations. It will be sometime before Kent’s long awaited ass kicking, but at least Yano was not wasting her time this episode. Kazehaya might be in for a long slump, but Yano made the right decision to help out Chi-chan get ready for a wedding and go on a date of sorts with Ryuu. It is hard to argue against the results and I was elated to see Ruu-Chi do so well, sadly my elation was swiftly undone into RAEG when Kent made is infuriating proposal. Hopefully now that Ryuu is participating a bit in the fight he will hasten Kent’s defeat.

Seem that attempt at kick-starting a winning steak for Kazehaya has been a bust.

That makes it a date...

What a pal, in a pinch Yano is there to save Chi-chan.

Once again Yano has exceeded expectations.

Ryuu is a lucky bastard.

Dawwww and True Love wins yet again.

Let there be peace between all parties.

...

What?! ...But we need a rally.

Well I suppose it is better to look after Kazehaya before a first kiss...at least there is progress.

Patrick seconds this suggestion...

That is an OUTRAGEOUS accusation you slimy sack of shit!

AND NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU! No one honest and hard working anyway...

It's called a crush, sounding a little jealous too there asshole...

AH HA trying to tempt Sawako to the Ume side! Foul agent of Ume begone with YE! I curse you with loneliness and fail may you never find love in this life and the next!

Of course he does her name is SAWAKO and there is ONLY ONE in this school.

How about I crush you instead?

What a foul suggestion suggesting she go after Ryuu who belongs with Chi!

That's it Kent I hate you more than Cleveland hates LeBron, more than Zeus hates the Cowboys...


Hana:

Chi is a lucky B***h.

Firstly, just to get a private joke out of the way: I just have to say how awesome it was simul-watching this episode with Crusader (and EO and Roghek) via Skype. Seriously, you could actually hear him frothing at the mouth by the end of it. Yes, folks, if I were to die tomorrow, I can rest easy, safe with the knowledge that I got to experience an actual Crusader rant in person. Needless to say, I was profoundly moved by the experience. Thank you, comrade! *Wipes away a tear*

Back to the epi. The first half flew by in a gentle wave of building angst (nuff said) and daww (I love weddings!), whereas in the latter half all hell broke loose. Or did it? Guess we’ll find out later, but (shipping wars aside) I can only commend that kiraboshirific young man for honestly declaring his feelings to our long-suffering heroine…

…okay, so he needn’t have made out that Kazehaya was some kind of potentially emotionally abusive bf, however he didn’t exactly lie, did he? And can you imagine if Kent did get together with Sawako, how perfectly emotionally balanced their kids would be? Yes, just the right mix of adorable and cheerful, methinks…

…okay, I don’t really want them to get together either, but I firmly welcome this development with open arms!

…but not as much as I welcomed the Ryuu-Chi screentime in this epi! Clearly our prayers were answered! Not only did we have more Ryuu, but we got to see Chi in all her young-mens-hearts-stopping glory. Which reminds me – GO YANO-CHIN!

A new fairy godmother emerges…

In fact, so successful was Yano’s hard work and so awesome are an alternative OTP, that I declare that this was one of the best OMG/DAWW-doesn’t-(s)he-scrub-up-nice?! sequences I’ve ever seen, if not the best, and also the best sequence in the whole epi:

Ryuu-Chi 4eva!

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20 Comments

  1. bear
    Posted February 16, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Yes Kent is a jerk, but consider this. Kazahaya talked to Sawako, sat next to her, and got her to hold a review class last school year. This year Kent did the exact same things. All the things Kazahaya stopped doing. Yet Kents hated. I think he’s trying to do the right thing as he sees it even if he’s going to make a mess of it.

    P.S. God is Chi hot! I don’t know if Ayane should become a world renown counselor or stylist.

    • Ectholion
      Posted February 17, 2011 at 10:43 am | Permalink

      “I don’t know if Ayane should become a world renown counselor or stylist.” Kurako has her beat in both fields comrade.

    • Posted February 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

      Aye, Kent the catalyst is ok with me too! And yes, she is! :)

  2. Merq
    Posted February 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I like Kent. He means well even though his efforts are misplaced and misguided. I’m glad he’s here though because he’s making things happen for Sawako and Kazehaya. Lord knows they need all the motivation they can get. Pin is working hard, too. If he hadn’t opened his fat mouth Kent might have succeeded in pulling off the SWINDLE OF THE YEAR.

    RyuuChi 4 lyfe!

    • Posted February 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

      I’m amazed at how perceptive Pin is turning out to be…

  3. Posted February 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Go Sideburns Guy!

  4. Ectholion
    Posted February 16, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    I guess this means Kent isn’t gay… what a suprise. Oh how much i would love this show is Kent actually got the girl and Kazehaya ended up alone. I mean seriously man you had all of season one and 5 episodes of season 2 to make your move and you havent yet… maybe seeing your crush stole right before you will teach you! Liking someone and just watching them from afar and dreaming about them doesnt make you romantic it makes you creepy and a stalker. Go Kent Go!!!

    • Posted February 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

      I guess this means Kent isn’t gay…

      I guess so!

      Liking someone and just watching them from afar and dreaming about them doesnt make you romantic it makes you creepy and a stalker

      Oh, Ectho~

  5. godlet
    Posted February 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    -Kazehaya is putting up a losing streak that might damn well rival the losing streak of the Cavaliers-
    Thank You for that.

    Ryuu-Chi happenings were extremely DAWW, however I really want something concrete to HAPPEN in this show (even if it’s just some “side-characters” getting formally together). I’m completely fine with plots that want to develop in the minds of protagonists, but a constant stream of perpetual misunderstanding doesn’t come across as realistic when it’s based on so few actual events and interactions. They can only go on so long microanalysing past interactions before I find it unrealistic that they don’t ask ANYONE for a second opinion/advice (what the hell are friends for then?), or the person directly involved for clarification. The misunderstandings are losing their drama for me because at the base of it it’s the exact same misunderstanding from season 1, but they keep trying to present it as something new. IMO, it’s not coming off well.

    Apart from those gripes, there’s still a lot to like in this show. And I enjoyed (most of) this episode.

    • Posted February 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

      Um, that’s a lot of gripes, I fear (lol). Though, yes, we need to see more of those friends!!

  6. Posted February 17, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Blondie must die!

  7. Posted February 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    At least Kent’s taking initiative. I like him more than Kazehaya now.

    “AND NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU! No one honest and hard working anyway…”
    I do…

    • Posted February 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

      LOL – well, at least someone does!

  8. Posted February 20, 2011 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    KENT-O, KENT-O, YOU’RE THE BEST! PUT YOUR HAND ON SAWAKO’S CHEST!!! YEAHHHHHHH… Yeah!

    I just have to say how awesome it was simul-watching this episode with Crusader (and EO and Roghek) via Skype.

    PLEASE TELL ME YOU HAVE A TAPE… or mp3. But definitely something user-friendly! None of this m4a or whatever these Macians use! (unless you’re a Macian, in that case I apologize…)

    he didn’t exactly lie, did he?

    EXACTLY! I was laughing when Kent said Kazehaya has someone he liked, cause it’s true! It’s not his fault Sawako’s head is full of play-dough! In fact, poor Kazehaya receives all the abuse from fans. I say Sawako should get a bonk to the head as well! Those two dunce-birds were made for each other
    (っ^ω^c)

    I felt like ripping out Kent’s balls and smashing them with a baseball bat before smashing his leg throwing him in a ditch in a cornfield before breaking his face with said bat.

    EHhHHhHhhHhHhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhHHhHHhHHhHHhHHH?!?!?!?!?! Kent is an honest guy!

    AND NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU! No one honest and hard working anyway…

    Yeah I’m with Yi; I absolutely love Kurumi/Ume. And… I’d like to think of myself as an honest and hard working person… :(

    • Posted February 20, 2011 at 1:03 am | Permalink

      Btw you GOTTA see episode 6! MMMMMMMMMM TOO GOOD!!!

    • Posted February 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

      PLEASE TELL ME YOU HAVE A TAPE… or mp3. But definitely something user-friendly! None of this m4a or whatever these Macians use! (unless you’re a Macian, in that case I apologize…)

      I’m sorry, I don’t T_T . And don’t worry, I’m not. :)

  9. venom_aa
    Posted February 22, 2011 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Finally..something that will make me get up to date with this series. RyuuChi :3

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