「望んでなかった真実」 (Nozonde Nakatta Shinjitsu)
“The Unwanted Truth”
This escalated quickly. Not because of the many twists, turns and tribulations courtesy of close friends. Nawh I’m referring to what comes next for Kiss and EngageBecause if you thought that the ending was significant, wait until we discover who the real mastermind behind it all.
One thing I have to mention is Kiss and EngageThe suspense level and the amount it caused me to question my predictions was what I found most interesting about this week. I thought Miles might be the one who was doing the killing given the early hints dropped (particularly one sultry nun), but damn if the show didn’t slyly suggest otherwise at times with the various possibilities brought up. Hell for one I thought it could’ve been Shuu’s father (but more on that shortly). This made for an excellent engagement. Kiss and Engage is offering up the same tried and true “light novel” story, it’s doing so with a clear plan in mind and a focus on execution. It’s always nice to have scenes that can be read in different ways. Oh and as for Mikhail and that definitely didn’t see coming second role? I believe the results speak for themself.
Outside of comedic relief proving to be anything but, however, the real unknown of the moment is who is pulling Miles’ strings. Unlike Mikhail this mystery is arguably easier to work through because it’s both Miles being the culprit – i.e. a close friend of Shuu’s family – and Miles having shown to have contact with Shuu’s sister. These facts point to our puppeteer being intimately familiar with Shuu’s circumstances, which for me is enough to indicate dear daddy-kins is the one responsible for everything. Could I be wrong? I’m not doubtful, but there are hints, links, and Sharon even going so far as to point out the intricate connections between supposedly separated memories. This all points to a serious Ogata family tragedy. For example, I wouldn’t now be surprised if Kisara knows what’s coming in terms of reveals because I bet her memory feeding has unveiled just who is responsible for Shuu’s predicament and doesn’t want that truth to take away from her girlfriend larping.
With the way this story is playing out there’s a lot of room for some serious catharsis in the near future as battlelines are drawn and enemies finally revealed. The only question is who – or how many – of this motley crew get to play the tragic victim.
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