Kimikiss ~ Pure Rouge #01 — Kiss Kiss, Fall in Love

October 6th, 2007

No, this has nothing to do with Ouran, I just felt like saying that.


I have to admit that this was a bit more haremy and trashy than I expected. It took Kouichi three minutes and Mao getting naked before he even figured out why a strange woman was in his home… and then they went for the cheap bait-and-switch sex joke when Mao couldn’t sleep. Even Inukami used that kind of joke… though Yoko was actually moaning and trying to be seductive while Mao just sucks as racing games. Very vocally so.

Still, I found some of parts hilarious, namely the gorilla vs bear sentai filming and Nana snuggling with the gorilla head. I was also somewhat surprised towards the end at how they seem to be developing Aihara almost as much as Kouichi, plus the kiss between him and Futami was a pretty nice scene.

I’m really not quite certain what to make of Kimikiss so far. I liked it, but it’s a somewhat strange mix. Various parts of the usual JCStaff-stuff show through in different ways. A little bit of their trashy harem shows, some of the more serious Honey & Clover stuff (especially in the very light color palette) and a really nice OP and ED, though neither is particularly animated. Production values are otherwise pretty much exactly what you’d expect; the usual Nodame/H&C fairly minimal animation, but the art stays consistent and well drawn the entire time. Music seemed a little off in parts, but otherwise was fine. Lots and lots of piano.

With ef getting all anticipation, there’s a good bet that I’ll pick up Kimikiss because it really was pretty enjoyable, though I’m having some trouble putting my finger on exactly why. I think a lot of it may be because right when I was starting to get a little tired of Kouichi and Mao, they switched it up and tossed together Futami and Aihara, so there’ll be multiple stories developing all at once. We’ll see how next week goes I suppose. I’ll be out of town anyway, so I’ve got a little free leeway in my decision making process.

No summaries for the first episodes. I write as I watch, and I don’t know if I’ll care about a show until after the first episode.

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13 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • dan says:

    They kissed…. was the guy in the black hair interested in the girl that kissed the guy in the red hair?

    School days endings any?!? ZOMG!!!

  • Aroduc says:

    Uh… no. As far as I know, Kouichi doesn’t even know that Futami exists.

  • Gummi says:

    I beg this will not end as School days lol slaugher :D

  • Totali says:

    though I’m having some trouble putting my finger on exactly why

    Because Aroduc is a JCStaff whore. So I guess you’ll be on this one like a raging Potemayo on a Sunao. amirite? :D

    Uh…school days ending? No. The girl Kouichi is interested is named Hoshino Yumi. It was on written on the board, sillycakes. :)

  • Aroduc says:

    You say that like JCStaff isn’t deserving of my love. :P

  • Tensho says:

    Oh my god, why did they have to split the main character into two person. I thought the main character was Aihara Kouichi, at least that was in the game. In this anime, I just check wikipedia Japanese, the main character are both the black hair guy (now become Manada Kouichi) and the red hair guy (Aihara Kazuki). Nana is still Aihara Nana. So there is a chance she’s going to end up with Kouichi in the anime while she can’t in the game because in the game, they are siblings?

  • Nai says:

    There’s Nana ending in game too, btw. :P. Anyway, even if I dislike it at first, I think splitting them into two person is a good idea or else this would become yet another harem show… or maybe yet another Kanon? But wow, I’m still amazed to see Futami’s experiment on the first episode.

  • ScholiasT says:

    Guys can you explain what is meant by “pure rouge”? I bet it has nothing to do with cosmetics but I can’t find the proper meaning.

  • Aroduc says:

    Rouge is just a color, though it’s usually associated with lipstick.

  • ScholiasT says:

    Can’t catch how colour is conected with kissing but tnx anyway

  • Tensho says:

    personally, I think Kouichi would be best fit with either Hoshino Yuumi or Shijou Mitsuki and Kazuki would be best fit with either Sakino Asuka or Satonaka Narumi because of their personalities.

  • Tensho says:

    Sorry for double posting, but why do I have a feeling that after seeing the end of School Days, everyone is afraid this kind of ecchi shounen or bishoujo anime will end like School Days. I guess that ending really have a big impact.

  • scott says:

    the triangle thing with mao, hoshino and koichic is pretty interesting. the way things are going this could at end at episode 24. this anime has the potential of going to 50 episodes. how bout episode , say 12 that one day kouichi and hoshino are alone in libary finishing up that script, then by accendient kouichi drops phone , tries to get it and so does the girl but grab each otheres hands instead. they look into eachotheres eyes . hoishino closes her eyes, she waiting for a kiss, then just before he kisses her , he sees remebers something about mao in the past, then his head begin to hurt and tells hoshino that hes not feeling well and heads home. as the he walks home , the pain gets worse and worse until he reaches a park, the pain goes down and desides to take a break. he falls asleep and starts dreaming about his past with mao. memories or his feelings toward mao that were sealed in his mind suddenly came back. kouchic is floating and watching his past self and begins to remeber not only his feelings toward mao but one of main reasons why he wanted to become a novelist. though he was kid, he always thought about writing about a love story about how in the future mao would become his girlfriend. something along those lines. then he begins to ask himself why know , how can these parts of my memories and why know? the says to himself ” ahh i see” after he says an image of mao leaving for france. “i couldnt take that pain so i somehow sealed those memories and feelings somewhere in my heart”. lets see he’s like ” time went on and relived middle school days and the first time he met hoshino in his first year. i think he feel for her mainly because she minded him somewhat of how mao used to be in here childhood years. “so thats why i had been to have feelings for her” he didnt know why he felt that how her. she was just a substitute for mao though not really. he just made reasons why he liked her. then he wakes up, now its night and says to himself” it really late, better head home. but then stops, and starts talking to himself , saying stuff like ” what should i do know” im already with hoshino but mao is” “I..”, then goes on the ground and screams “what should i do” he one the ground for a few minutes and then finally gets up. though its going to hard, he decisides to break up with hoshino and confess to mao. he cant lie to himself any longer and it wouldnt be fair to hoshino like that. thats where that episode ends. yes people may ready this and think ya this anime is going to end at episode 13 or 15 but no thats not what i have in mind. in my opinion, this anime should be different from all other romance animes. anyway episode 13: during lunch hes with hoshino on the roof saying we have to talk. of course she would say is something wrong or did something happen? he no not really. then starts ” hoshino, i think we should break up” and ya you know the expression any anime girl gets when she hears those words” . i wont go too much into that, if anyone thinks what their reading is a good idea so far, i dont want to spoil what may happen on 13. im looking to get support to change the storyline of this anime from episode 12 onward to 40. if can get enough tsupport this anime can turn out to be one of the best. well anyway its after school and kouchi asks mao if they hang out today, he has something important to talk about. she agrees and takes her to the park. mao says: what did you want to talk about”? kouchi: well the thing is…” ” me and hoshino broke up. mao is says “what” , can you pretty much imagine how she say that. well anyway is like, “why” things were going so well bewteen you two, did you guys have a fight or something” kouichi: “no nothing like that” “i ended the relationship”. mao asks why he would do that and kouchi tells her and confesses. you’d think they get together in this episode and in the next one his other friend ends up with the soccer chick. last episode mao breaks it off with kai. but know instead, mao turns kouichi down and tells him “im with kai” , ” i dont have those kind of feelings for you, were just childhood friends”. off course she lying, if youve seen episode 8, its clear that mao has some feelings for kouichi. Mao leaves kouichi in park , kouichi has look that makes it seem like its the end of the world. Know, either my version or this version , mao is the bad guy,. well kouichi is an iditot in kimkiss series were watching now. he and mao still cant get their feelings straight. anyway my version, kouchi is actualy realizes how feels and goes for it, unlike mao who is stubborn turns him down goes with kai. its not over yet, the next day mao gets up early for once and avoids kouichi, during lunch he looks for mao with a gift he bought for mao. maybe episode 10 or 11 , they were hangin out and saw this bracelt that she really wanted but couldnt afford. well anyway as kouichi keeps searching , he finally finds her but is with kai, he hides and waits until mao is alone, but kai sees kouichi and just before mao leaves in kouichi direction, kai grabs mao hand, turn her around and kiss her, whill kissing her kai looks at kouichi, kouchi is heartbroken and finally notices kai has spotted him so he runs. he leaves the school in tears , he passes by kazuiki and his other friend, they try to say hi but kouichis quickly passes them by not noticing. and again heads to the park , theres no one around , he keeps running and trips, still crying he yells damn!!!!!. then his eyes go clear, and keeps walking around, having no idea where to go or what to do he ends up in the kanto region somehow. he calls home telling his mom he spending the night with his friend. he hangs up looks for a place to sleep.
    New version: okay people what do you think so far, ya most of you may think ya this story can up to 26 episodes but 50 not really right ? well like i said , theres more to my version. im thinking of kouichi should move out and transfer to another school in the kanto region without telling his friends, he asks mom of course to not tell neither mao or kazuiki where hes living let alone his school. lets say one day mao hears this news, she runs out thinking its her fault that kouichi left which is true and only one of the reason. before i go any further , ill continue where i left off, okay its episode 14, he wakes in some alley, then walks around the kanto region again until he stops at the tennis courts. he continues walking until he sees somone playing, its a beautiful playing tennis with her friend, keeps watching. hes impressed of how a girls can play tennis this well. he feels his beating and his eyes start returing to their original state, Now hes nor will ever fall for this girl, the game itself is whats making kouichi heart beat, he thinks to himself ” ive never felt like this before” i want to play” tennis has always just been a sport ive heard of and never watched anyone play it before” , ” so this is tennis” he says with a smile” . then the girl hes watching spots and yells out ” what do you think your looking at ” you can imagine kouichis expression, with notiching her friend returns the ball and hits her in the face. kouichi runs up and sees if she okay. shes says “ya ya im fine” nevermind that what were you doing staring at me like that , are you perv or somethin, of course kouichi and denies and simply says he was impressed on how she played and to keep watching , shes says ” ya right” , kouichi: no its true, with a happy face also says ive never known tennis can be so cool” he tells her how he doesnt know much about it but seeing her play really opened up his eyes the tennis world, she says” hmmmm” so what did you feel when you me playing”? kouichi: i cant explain the feeling but seeing you play made want to out there and play, maybe its excitment or well i really want to play now” “ive never felt this way before” impressed by his words, the girls takes his hand, drags to the other side of courts and asks her friend to give him a raquet, shes says, “okay ill teach some stuff about tennis”, kouichi: what, really?” she then says , dont you want to play, kouichi : ya but i didnt think you teach me” she says well ” im interetsed into seeing what you can do on your first try” then they start play, an hours passes by , and so far kouichi seems to be enjoying himself. they stop and says not bad” you learn pretty fast” he blushes off course and off course says really ya, she then says dont let that get into your head theres still more to this sport” he stays quiet and somewhat understands her words, anyway ” shes watch this, she picks the ball and serves the ball. now you try she says, kouichi: i havent learned or even tried to serve, she says dont argue with me and serve. she nows that he wont be able to do it, shes just doing it for fun. anyway kouichi gets ready to serve, he throws the ball up and he himself jump, now the girl didnt jump when served but in his thinking, he can get the ball faster, now the is girls whats he doing, he cant that off, but she speechless when during watching his serving form, an image of Echizen Ryoma from prince of tennis doing his twist serve and she thinks impossible, after thinking that kouichi hits the ball, reaches the court spins on the court like the twist serve. hes like “wow, that was cool, different from your serve but that was cool, but did i do that wrong miss, shes hasnt give her name yet, she stands there stunned. after a minute she says, have really never played tennis before? he answers no i havent , she thinks this is amazing, if his skills and knowledge in tennis was poilished he can become great player, even better than Enchizen Ryoma. she says ive descided, “i want you on team” hes says “huh are you series” shes like what with that look of course, you have great talent and the potenial to be the best, there arent to many people with inborn talent like your” kouichi: inborn talent, she says “ya” , contiues im a coach for a highschool tennis team, ill personaly train you too, he stays silent and after a min, he says he cant, she replies why dont you want to play” kouichi: ya but the thing is i dont live in this region, i come from where kouichi was living. shes like ohhh what a pity” kouichi: well to be honest, i want to join your team and live here but i dont have a place to stay, shes like : you would be willing to come live all the way out here and play for my team, ? wont your friends and family miss you? well if i found a place or someone i can stay with find a school, she would be okay with, as for my friends….. i dont really have anywhere to go back” she stays quiet and doesnt bother to ask why he said that” kouichi: if i can find a place, then im in but i dont know this area well and other than you i dont know anyone else. she takes a few minutes think things through and comes up with a solution: you can live with me, kouichi makes a weird face and says “what?!” she says why not it solves all your problems. kouichi: well ya but i just met you, i couldnt ask you to do that” she: its no big deal, know come on, call your mom and tell her, ill even go back to your home with you and talk with her, now come on” they walk to the train station, before they get on kouichi asks why, you just met me and know your offering me a place to stay, why are you doing so much for me? she makes a smile and says ” believe in you, i see great potenial in you and i can tell you have the determination for it and well i think you do it” they miss the first train because, kouichi touched by her words hugs and shes like ” what are you doi… before she smacks him silly, she sees him crying and pats him on the head and to kouichi ” what wrong with you” he replies: thank you, ill do my best and wont let you down, also says no one has ever had so faith in me. the episode ends. if you people support my version and to hear more about my ideas for kouichi and some other ideas for futima-san , the soccer girl and kazuki, then let me know,