April 25, 2011
Pete's got a couple of photos of a manga magazine he found somewhere. He says the second one is from Asobi ni Iku Yo.
I request that he check again. I don't recognize either of those characters, and the description of the situation (some guy wrapping himself in a futon and hiding in a closet) doesn't sound like Kakazu Kio to me.
Kio isn't the most praiseworthy male harem lead in the anime universe, but he's not hikkikomori either. And he does have guts. He assaulted a building on an American military base, alone, armed with a pistol. He jumped in front of Eris to protect her from an assassin in a powered suit. And he designed, built, and flew a space ship out to Jupiter in an emergency. Kio isn't everything I'd like from a harem lead, but he sure isn't a wimp.
My honest opinion is that Pete got confused about which manga he was looking at.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 25, 2011 08:15 AM (9KseV)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 25, 2011 09:08 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 25, 2011 09:11 AM (9KseV)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 25, 2011 09:13 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: J Greely at April 25, 2011 09:16 AM (2XtN5)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 25, 2011 09:24 AM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 25, 2011 10:50 AM (9KseV)
The odd thing is that the manga is up to volume 8 already, so either Pete's phone book is old, or the manga is being padded out with extra harem angst. It's hard to see that particular situation arising after the events at the end of the anime.
Although for Kio, assaulting a military base is probably a lot easier than kissing a girl...
Posted by: J Greely at April 25, 2011 04:42 PM (fpXGN)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 25, 2011 04:58 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: J Greely at April 25, 2011 05:20 PM (fpXGN)
Also. When he asks "誰かを好きになったことはありますか" and Maya says "ええ ございます", she looks dignified and yet smug. It's quite skillfuly drawn. In a standalone volume, I might've given it the chance. But the contrast with the lolipedo iyashikei manga in the same magazine puts it to shame.
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at April 25, 2011 05:41 PM (9KseV)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
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Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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