(Spoilers in this review)
So Masafumi, otherwise known as Maa-kun, basically plays the negging game for a bit. In case you don’t know about what negging is, it’s the practice of giving a woman back-handed compliments (or outright insults) that serve to harm her self-esteem and confidence so she’s more receptive towards advances. Apparently this is a flirting technique but it’s only used by terrible people.
Essentially, Maa-kun opts to criticize Ryouko and claim that she has no redeeming features aside from her bangin’ body. Once she’s feeling terrible, he chimes in that he loves her anyways. That is not romantic. My first interaction with the girl who became my first girlfriend (and first ex) had me sending a dick pic. Even that is more sentimental or charming than whatever happened here. Ryouko, you’re with a guy who acts like a sadist douchebag. Be careful!
The second part has Chiaki and Kana struggling with physical intimacy once again. Unlike Ryouko and Maa-kun, these two lovebirds have yet to even kiss. Chiaki tries to sneak in a kiss (twice!) while the two of them practice skits, but he ends up chickening out and the two go home feeling embarrassed.
Another male character I dislike. It’s probably projected self-loathing since I also pump out self-depreciating comments like I was a douchebag who was into negging himself. If that makes sense.
At any rate, we’re introduced to Motoyama, Yamada’s friend. He says some very misogynistic statements, yes, but he clarifies that he only hates women who look down on him. It made me wonder if he also hates men who consider him beneath them. Phrasing is really something Motoyama should work on!
This part ends with Motoyama encouraging Yamada to go on the movie date with Chiyo. What a bro. Too bad Yamada sabotages himself by saying it’s a platonic date and by inviting Motoyama to join. Ugh, such naivety is painful to watch.
THE ONE EVERYONE WAS WAITING FOR
THE LOVE MASTER IS HERE
The seried continues to be amusing, but some couples/scenarios are including troubling behavior/lines of thought.