Really interesting episode of Ninomiya-kun this week.
The episode starts with a short recap of last week’s ending. Mayu recalls back a childhood memory, where she used to play with Shungo and Reika. She remembers kissing Shungo once, causing him to faint and the flashback ends. She looks on dumbfounded as Reika and her servants bring the weakened Shungo back to his room.
Loli Mayu and Reika
The next day, Shungo is harassed by Irori again, and Tasuku tries to take the chance to invite Mayu out for the free time. Mayu declines and grabs Shungo away from Irori, heads to the bushes and invites the peeping Reika to go have fun around Kyoto as well. The three of them walk around and enjoy Kyoto’s attractions, and while sitting down to eat some shaved ice, Reika wiping some stains off Mayu’s cheek triggers Shungo’s own flashbacks as well, and he suddenly remembers back the faces of the girls in the flashbacks he has been seeing all this while. He’s taken a bit aback by it, but recovers immediately.
After that, the trio head towards the Toei Uzumasa Eigamura, where they play dress-up of traditional Japanese clothes. Reika and Mayu dressing up as maiko’s were pretty funny, especially when Mayu accidentally does the spinning obi trick on Reika. Reika and Mayu change in other costumes, Reika in a miko outfit, while Mayu dresses up in a normal kimono. After they’re done, they’re attacked by a bunch of ninja’s, with Mayu narrowly avoiding the first attack thanks to her feeling faint.
Reika takes the initiative to run, taking along a surprised Shungo. Hosaka and Shinobu later come to help, and they’re chased all around the area. They reach a dead-end though, and the leader of the ninja group, Tasuku, appears. He declares he’s taking revenge on Shungo for 10 years ago, and Shungo suddenly recalls back another memory. He almost gets backstabbed but help arrives just in time.
Reika shows off some moves off her own
Shungo and Tasuku continue their showdown, with Reika trying to stop them, but Irori appears and defuses the situation by kissing Tasuku, shocking everyone on the scene. Irori states that her loved one all this while was Tasuku, (Hey wait, aren’t they siblings?!) and she asks him to hug her and they kiss again (oi, oi! aren’t they….?).
Anyways, with that issue settled, the school trip ends. Reika and her group are flying back home, when suddenly Dark Reika takes over and Hosaka pushes Shinobu off the helicopter when Shinobu notices it. As for Shungo, he wakes up to find Mayu missing, and he opens the newspaper to see his sister and Mayu’s brother in it. Before he has any chance to react, a SF force barges in and arrests him. The episode ends with a zoom-in of Mayu’s farewell note…
Dark Reika appears again!
Oh wow, what the hell happened in the second half? I have no idea at all. Weren’t Tasuku and Irori siblings? I was like.. “OMGWTF?!” when she kissed him right in front of everyone, and proceeded to confess her love for him. Then there was Dark Reika taking over with Hosaka showing a rather insidious side, and also Shungo getting arrested by the SF… which really made me go “Ehhh?!!!”. Well, can’t deny it’s making me wonder what’s going to happen next.
Aside from that, the first half finally had some real character development, with Mayu recalling back her childhood memories. Turns out that Mayu and Reika had both met Shungo when they were young. Probably the reason why Shungo’s memories of his childhood were blurred was due to Mayu’s kiss. It was also fun to see Mayu enjoying herself all around, and especially nice to see the service shots of them in different Japanese outfits as well.
Next week, Shungo gets captured by Reika. And yet again, I wrote too much for a show I watch just for the lulz.