We need more Ren x Kyoko scenes. Impz demands it. Impz wants it!
I don’t care if I am going to say some major spoilers but Ruriko is a total pain in the ass. In fact, I generally wish to lynch her until the end of the arc because that stupid woman hurt my sweet Kyoko-sama’s ankle so badly. Anyway, Kyoko finally gets into LME through the Love me section, a section created by Lory for people who are missing a special quality to become a star.
It’s time for the transformation of a princess, the princess known as Kyoko-sama!
Lory met up with Kyoko, and asked if she has the desire to love others. She said she did not, but wished to get back that human quality. Lory was satisfied with her answer and explained how the “Love me” section functions. Kyoko needs to get stamps from jobs given by other employees in LME, and will be rated on her work. The more points she get, the more likely that she will be given a major debut by LME. Kyoko thanked Lory for the chance, and went to her locker space.
She was thinking that the section might be fun, but the gaudy pink jumpsuit that was her compulsory clothing was an eyesore. Kyoko eventually got her first job to clean up a dirty floor. Kyoko wanted to kill those who were laughing at her looks, but hung on to clean the floor grudgingly. We also see a cut scene of Dicktaro trying to pick a fight with Ren, but he was brushed aside easily. Back to Kyoko, she manage to cause everyone to fall from the over polishing. That caused her to get a pathetic ten points from Sawada. In her mind, she was getting annoyed at those idiots who were not careful enough to slip. However, that old lady (previous episode) had given Kyoko -10 points, and the 10 points she got means this is the time to make a fresh start.
While she was pondering about this, her back was knocked by Ruriko Matsunai. She decided to offer Kyoko a task. Back in the LME top office, Lory and the acting manager was discussing about how the current plan was done to fix Ruriko’s terrible prima donna attitude. On the day of the shoot, Ruriko was complaining about the hot sun while inside a well-covered car. Kyoko speculated that she might be sensitive to UV rays. Kyoko said that Ruriko was a poor thing since she had to act despite her poor health. Ruriko’s manager said that there were many times where the sun became inconvenient for Ruriko to travel around.
Kyoko obviously started to dream of Ruriko as a frail princess. Ruriko’s manager informed Kyoko that Ruriko wanted Kyoko to protect her from the sun. Suddenly, the car stalled and they had to cover the short walk to the site. Ruriko started to whine and complain about having to walk, despite Kyoko carrying a heavy ultraviolet-protection umbrella to give her shade. Ruriko said that the crew should pick her up but relented when she heard Ren was waiting for her. Kyoko was shocked how the name of Ren was able to persuade Ruriko.
Kyoko was reluctant to go to the site since Ren was there. After walking for five minutes, Ruriko sprawned on the floor and started whining. Kyoko was hence forced to carry Ruriko on her back while carrying the heavy umbrella. Kyoko felt like she was losing her senses but felt that she had to protect Ruriko. Ruriko eventually reached the site alone, and was very polite to her co-workers. The directors were a bit surprised at her polite behavior compared to her perceived prima donna attitude.
One of the workers wondered how Ruriko reached the site alone. It turned out that Kyoko carried her to almost the full distance before spraining her ankle. Kyoko was worried for Ruriko’s illness, but Ruriko said that she would go ahead and call someone to fetch Kyoko. Back at the site, it was clear that Ruriko hated Kyoko for getting special leeway to enter LME despite having no talent. Kyoko, on the other hand, was unable to move due to her ankle. She wondered if she was going to burn away alone, but the last person she wished to meet came over to save her. It was Ren.
Please allow me to waste one paragraph to flame the living lights out of that prima donna bitch known as Ruriko. First, she’s a total bitch that totally lied to our sweet and innocent Kyoko. Second, I hope that a drama will required her to be tan and make that tan irreversible for this sunlight hating woman. Third, I hope she will one day become Kyoko’s assistant and she will be forced to carry our GREAT KYOKO-SAMA UP A VERY STEEP SLOPE. In addition, I hope she will sprain her ankle and be abandoned at the roadside!
Ok, that calmed me down a little. I am not sure if the scene about her mother abandoning her was ever shown in the manga, but I felt that it was a very painful scene nonetheless. It’s perhaps the first glimpse of Kyoko’s rather depressing family life, since it was clear that her relationship with her mother was very strained at the very least. It is quite sad that she already lost all faith and hope of people due to her trauma. It is not only her inability to love, but also her inability to accept love from others too. That is something that hurts me as her fan.
Her gaudy pink jumpsuit is a sight to behold, even though I was strangely hoping for them to add some sparkles on the jumpsuit. That will be a touch too exaggerating, but I felt that it will be amazing because it is so ridiculous. I actually like many of the additional random spirit talk within Kyoko. This comment is a repeat of what I said in Episode 4 but I have never failed to be impressed or chilled by the amusing spirits (now Kyoko even has an angel!) in dialog.
We also get to see the classic scene between the “fight” between Ren and Dicktaro in the middle of the episode (I did not include the details in the summary because it felt a little out of place). I am not sure if the manga readers will agree with me, but I felt that the scene was done in a way to make Dicktaro’s personality even clearer. Moreover, Ren’s reply to him is just comeback classic and it is totally magnificent stuff. That scene is perhaps the best scene in this episode because it clearly represents the two differing personalities of our male protagonists. Dicktaro is obviously an egomaniac dick while Ren is the cool head that never shrinks from a fight.
Lastly, I would like to pose the question: Which character is more detesting to you now? Dicktaro or Ruriko?