Kotoko is dreaming again. Sigh.
I do not know why no one other than Hinano seems to be interested in this series. I actually watched the 14th episode today and hell, I got the freaking shock of my entire life. I am now kyaa-ing (even though only fangirls are technically the only gender that kyaas) so much over the episode that I just have to make a post about the *cough cough* c-word.
That said, my girlfriend just went batshit fangirl as well watching this episode. It’s just one of the best episodes for this anime series and I really think any shoujo fan has to pick up Itazura no Kiss for viewing. This post will be likely filled with fanboy/fangirl loving, so beware of the consequences.
Oh yes, please *take note that it’s actual dialogue translated without edits*, so if you fear extreme spoilers, please do not go on.
Just follow Hinano’s link above if you are interested to have a very brief summary of what happened. I personally felt that the episode is way too fast, but it really brings a smile to my face (and made me kyaa like a total fanboy). The episode started with the confession that is translated below. Irie decides to go home and convinces Kotoko’s father for Kotoko’s hand, and Irie decides to marry Kotoko after they graduate. Irie’s mother is of course delighted with the advancement. Eventually, everyone gave their blessing, and Irie’s mother decides that they should get married before Irie changes his mind. So, they did GET married after one week.
Yes, reality is totally thrown out of the freaking window. Who cares, seriously. My girlfriend and I are somewhat swearing (without cussing) at the end of the show, because both of us will want to kill the director if this turns out to be an extended dream. It just feels so surreal, so sweet, so cute and so loving that I cannot fathom this happening in one single episode. It almost killed me with ectasy and happiness when I watch this. Whoever is still following Itazura no Kiss should celebrate the greatness of this episode.
Throw your cynicism and realism aside for just this episode, and just absorb the cute and sweet love between Kotoko and Irie. YAY!
After rejecting Kin-chan, Irie surprisingly was waiting for Kotoko at the train station.
Kotoko: I am going to leave your house. I already discussed it with father. I will no longer be an obstacle for your marriage. I will marry Kin-chan. In that case, everyone will be happy. Irie will be with Chris. I will be helping Kin-chan and Father in the store.
Irie: Do you love him?
Kotoko: Of… of course! Kin-chan has loved me since the first year of high school.
Irie: Even though someone tells you their feelings, does it mean that you love him back?
Kotoko: Why not? I am tired of the five years of unrequited love for you ! You just need to think about Chris. For me…
Irie: The person you love is me. You do not love any other guy except me.
Kotoko: Why? Why are you sure?
Kotoko: Yes! Yes, you are right! But… but I do not have any choice. You do not love me, so…
Cue the K-word. Kiss, by the way, not kyaa.
Kotoko: Irie-kun… Why?
Irie: Do not say that you like any other guy anymore.