Aku no Hana 06
Wow, so Saeki’s stated reason for dating Kasuga is…that there’s a lot of stuff he knows that the others don’t. She might be a nerd-fetishist, who knows??
Kasuga is on cloud nine and being such an arrogant little p***k about it. Does he honestly think that Saeki has “seen into his soul” and that’s why she likes him. There’s a huge gap in his thinking about himself and the world around him. On the one hand, he feels different and better than all of the commoners, on the grounds of special qualities that almost by definition would make him feared and reviled if they were known. And yet, he’s in love with this girl who seems to represent more than anything the commonness of life (and that’s why Kasuga loves her). But then by his own interpretation of things, the only way Saeki (the angel of the mundane) could ever love him, would be by completely misunderstanding him. Which is not to say this would-be archdevil is supposed to give up on her. Not at all. Devils want their angels, but they know that must force and deception to enslave them, not (duh) open up their hearts to them. And that’s what Nakamura doing for Kasuga now. Setting this all up and validating, at some fundamental level, the lad’s conception of himself. He just doesn’t know it yet.
Very little time elapsed in this episode, but it packed such a punch!! By the way, I totally get the feeling this Kinoshita character could turn (horribly) important later on.