Kimikiss ~ Pure Rouge #16 — I Still Love You

January 26th, 2008


Though we touched and went our separate ways.


Ooooooh developments! I don’t even care if Futami’s going all emotional on us or that Mao is using suave Kai as her rebound, things are happening! Kazuki’s experiments with Futami are revealed to Sakino, Futami breaks up with Kazuki, and the frog gets sat on. Stellar performances from all the bit players. At this point in the show though, I kind of have to wonder what exactly Mitsuki is doing hanging around, and when Kai is going to be introduced to the rest of the gang, but eh… events are progressing!

I think that’s really what I like about this show so much more than most other romantic dramas. Things move. We don’t have 20 minutes to learn about the tragic past of some character which makes other people then appreciate them more or some nonsense like that. Pretty much everything is kinetic, in motion and changing from episode to episode. Sure, some of the characters (Mao!) annoy me, but dammit, I’m emotionally invested in this now and I just want to realize that she’d be happy letting sax-boy have his way with her.

Rough sailing for manly man Kazuki ahead though, now that Sakino knows that he’s been kissing Futami, and Futami is trying to break up with him. Poor guy. He was so studly just a few weeks back. I’m sure he’ll pull it together. If the dude can defeat one of those damned frogs, there’s no limit to what he can do.

Mao mopes in the lobby. Kai comes out and sees her looking downcast. She tries to perk up for him, but does a poor job of it. He makes small talk about how he’s glad she came, asks if she had fun, but it’s pretty clear that she’s fighting back tears as she thinks about Kouichi kissing Yumi. He tries to press her, but she tells him it’s nothing and they make plans for later. Kai gets called over by some guy and Mao runs off.

At home, Kouichi smiles happily to himself and touches his lips. Good job, stud… you got to where Kazuki was 15 episodes ago. His cell rings with a message from Yumi. He hears the door downstairs and asks how Mao’s night went. She brushes him off and heads right into her room. Her phone rings in her purse. It’s Kai… she waits a second, but then answers.

He thinks something was wrong with her and tries to make her feel better. She tells him that she’s fine… it really was nothing. He doesn’t buy it for a minute.

The next day, Mao confesses her love for Kouichi at the beach. CUT! Of course it’s the filiming. Everybody thinks Mao did an awesome job. It’s going to rain soon though, so they need to hurry. Kazuki is distracted with his cell phone, but Hiiragi yells at him. Yumi and Kouichi flirt some more as they move the equipment.

As they get ready to film the next theme, it starts to rain. Hiiragi wants to keep going for now. The scene between Mao and Kouichi continues.

They’re so natural, holding hands and all in the drizzle… but Mao breaks character when she thinks about Kouichi holding hands with Yumi and they’re forced to restart the scene.

Mao’s lost it at this point and immediately flubs her line… and then again. The rain starts to pick up. Kazuki manages to trip over the camera as he goes to move shit. Hiiragi saves the camera, but Kazuki falls into the rest of the equipment. Despite the overly dramatic scene, he’s fine and nothing too expensive was broken. They call it a day and head to the udon place.

Once there, they poke at Yumi and Kouichi a bit for being especially cheerful. The frogs appear, but they’re pretty muted. Yumi makes sure to get Mao some strawberry dessert to cheer her up.

On the train home, Hiiragi and Mitsuki poke at Kazuki some more for being so transfixed on his cell phone. Then Nana gets uppity because Kazuki sat on her frog. Good man, Kazuki.

Yumi and Kouichi flirt yet more on the train. She confesses to him that she was a little scared about transferring, but Kouichi made her so happy when he said he’d be with her. Kouichi, ever alert, notices how depressed Mao is instead of paying attention to Yumi.

Back at home, Mao goes into a cocoon and blasts the AC in her room. Kouichi heads into the room to talk to her. She tries to get rid of him, but he leaves the beach catalogs she lent him, thanking her for how much fun he had with Yumi. Rub it in, why don’t you?

Kouichi trots off to his movie date with Yumi. The two, being unable to handle anything exciting, watch a romance… but Yumi notices that Kouichi is preoccupied and not paying attention at all when she holds his hand during it.

Sakino suits up and gets ready to practice. Kazuki fiddles with his cell phone some more, but Futami isn’t answering. Sakino runs out as Kazuki hangs up. She looks a bit disappointed when she sees it.

At her house, Futami looks at her phone and thinks about turning it on, but closes it and walks away.

Sakino and Kazuki practice together, but he keeps glancing over at his phone. As things wind down, he goes right for the phone, but there are no messages. Sakino wants to know why he’s so occupied and asks if it’s Futami. Kazuki admits that it is. He tells her that he’s helping her with experiments… and she gets a bit darker at him. He wants to go back to practicing, but she tells him that he’s got something to do and runs off.

Kazuki goes to chase after her, but his cellphone rings. It’s just Hiiragi.

Sakino walks home, wondering what’s wrong with her. She sees Futami walking up and looks surprised.

The two face off for a moment and Sakino asks Futami where she’s going. Futami is curt and just walks past. Sakino stops her and tells her that they need to talk.

Sakino takes Futami aside and asks what the experiments are all about. She makes up a flimsy excuse about them getting in the way of practice. Futami gets right to the point and asks what it is that she likes about Kazuki. Sakino doesn’t answer, but asks what the experiments are. Futami frankly admits that it was a kiss. Sakino gets royally pissed off at her for messing with Kazuki’s feelings. Does she think it fun? Futami looks surprised and a little aghast, but admits that Sakino might be right and walks away.

Mao sits alone in her room, but finally looks over at the books Kouichi left and sits up.

Yumi and Kouichi leave the movie, but he’s still thinking about depressed Mao. Yumi asks what he wants to do next… a game… or eating… or what. Kouichi admits that he’s been worried about Mao and that she’s all alone today. Yumi is understanding and tells him to go back home to keep Mao company.


TOO BAD FOR HIM… Mao is at the Jazz Club Debby. She walks in on Kai mopping and heads straight for him. She falls into his arms, crying. She asks him to kiss her.

Futami looks at her cell phone and picks it up.

Kazuki naps. His cell rings… it’s Futami. He takes a deep breath and answers. Futami tells him that the experiment is over. She doesn’t need him anymore. Futami hangs up.


More sad Mao, and Kazuki practices with Sakino.

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7 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Hinano says:

    the frog gets sat on.

    THis is the best part of the whole episode.

  • Dan says:


    Kazuki will rush after Futami. She will reject him. Then realize her mistake and they will reconcile. Sakino loses to Futami.


    Mao better not sleep with Kai or some heavy shit will go down.



  • Kiri says:

    Huh I know…Mao and Koiuichi is like each other…But why become like that..>.< especially Mao, what is she doing?? I’m dizzy now..If she not express her feeling..she will become depressed and sad all time…I hate her but I’m also pitying with her…

  • totali says:

    Woah woah Dan, lay off the spoilers! ZOMGS

  • Dan says:

    i was just speculating.

    that is what will probably happen anyways.

  • 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 reminded 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,

    im thinking that during after episode 14 from my version the story should foucus a little more on kouichi and his tennis. im thinking around episode 35 which when a year passes and kouichi comes came back is when the story should focus on the relationship stuff with hoshino becoming manager of the tennis to team to get closer to kouichi mao trying to rebuild her relationship with kouichi with hopes of becoming a couple, now when he comes back , he doesnt pay much attention to mao his main focus is on revenge and training to beat him in the finals before the national tournment. as for hoshini, they do become friends but later in the series make it clear he has no attention of going out with her but she doesnt give up. he doe become somewhat of a love doctor . he helps guys or girls with relationships , oh and i forget to mention, this though he has no girlfriend, he has a VERY CLOSE relationship with futmia-san, they hang out alot . they got close during the time kouichi was at his other school, now it sounds alittle better right, from episode 15 to 34 the story is mostly focused on kouichis goal to be a great player

    have you watch prince of tennis? if you have or havent then click this link watch from 3:15 to the end of part 1, think of an episode like that with kouichi having confidence in himself similar to ryoma and him facing someone with akustu personality with that music as well , if i had more time i can make a more detailed version of this series from episodes 14 to 35, it would take me a bit time though
    im thinking from 15 to 35 that he should avoid the triangle thing, also during this time there would some air time with the other characters. im thinking from 15 to 20 , he begins learning the basics and learn his own techniques like ryoma, of course during each episode there could be about a 3-4 min point where the story shifts back to the other character. episodes 19 and 20 would be his first match, after that episode 21 can be alittle bit about hoshino and how she plans to improve herself, she starts reflecting on the relationship she had with kouichi and wonders what hes doing right, after there there could be 4 min part where kouichi is training to take his game to the next level which then ends this episode. now his oppoents should be similar to Akustu
    how bout towards the end after kouichi wins the championship(his opponents is the one he lost to just before he went back to his regular school) at episode 50, a new conflict arises that take place at episode 51 and is resolved somewhere in episode 52. the conflict should be about how mao has to go back to france after graduated because that were her original goal. since her family is in france , she has to choose between kouchi and her family, of course she has to back. Mao tells him that shes going back and he says he knew, i think it was episode 1 or 2 when mao told him. Now , theres something that kouichi has not told mao yet : hes going to france as well and has decided to live there but not immideatly, . kouichi performance in the championship match impresses alot of people ( there were maginzine writerss and some reporters that were amazed on how well he played the he got recommended to participate in the french open. mao is now back france and it has only been two days and begins to think about kouichi and of course cries. also they didnt really say goodbye nor did he see her off at the airport. he didnt want to say good bye because of course it wasnt the end for them, he planned on surprising her and told her about the french open and how he plans to stay in france with her. he also tells mao that we wont see each other for 1 month or 2 depending on how long the French open is, and plans to go for a grand slam,i havent come up with a finishing words for this last episode. ill let you know when i think of something. oh and there should be 2 ova episodes , the last ova should of course be those to getting married and a flash foward to the future where kouichi is trying to play with his 2 yrd girl . hes having her hold a racket

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