So i’ve explained before that Nakamura-sensei’s works are normally broken up into about three couples with the occasional side chapter for a fourth or fifth couple. In Junjou Romantica we have our three main pairings, The Romantica pairing with Misaki and Usagi that we saw in the first three episodes. The Egoist pairing, with Nowaki and Hiroki which have yet to show up in season three, and the Terrorist pairing with Shinobu and Miyagi.
I HATE THE TERRORIST PAIRING. Like, this had to be one of the most painful episodes for me to sit through. I was like, “PLEASE switch to another couple. This is killing me.”
Alright, I suppose I should explain my stigma with this couple using the episodes events to back it up. First off, Shinobu is a whiny little…er, right. So, the first part of the episode circles around Shinobu fretting that Miyagi is getting sick of him cooking him the same thing all the time. Which is cabbage, lots and lots of cabbage. NOBODY ONLY KNOWS HOW TO COOK WITH CABBAGE! ARG. So instead he buys a bunch of Pumpkin and goes to cook that for Miyagi instead.
This is where Shinobu’s sister, who is also Miyagi’s ex-wife comes over to return some dvd’s she borrowed. Because dating your sisters ex-husband that is 17 years your senior totally isn’t creepy or anything. I’m sorry, let me just say that while I love most of Nakamura’s pairings. Some so much that they take up way too much of my time thinking about them.
THIS PAIRING IS AWFUL, first off, Miyagi has been in love with 2 women in the past. I’m sure it’s possible for that to happen and a guy to still be bi-sexual. However, a kid 17 years younger then him. Who just storms up one day like a little brat being like “You saved my life and I feel in love with you, take responsibility” you just….GAH.
So anyway, the second part of the episode Shinobu further proves that he’s a little brat by being like “We never go on dates.” and Miyagi tries to talk it out with him, exploding and being like “THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH OLD MEN.” because, insulting your lover is totally the way to get things done. Then Miyagi tries to fix it but Shinobu is like, “Whatever,” and a real bitch about it.
Miyagi gets sick on the day they’re supposed to go out anyway. The part of the episode that really bugs me though is like, Miyagi asks Shinobu what his hobbies are and Shinobu says that his hobbies are Miyagi.
OMG, YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME KIND OF HOBBY. MISAKI LIKES MANGA, HIROKI IS A LITERATURE TEACHER AND LOVES BOOKS, WHY ARE YOU SO BORING?
Overall this episode was just way too painful for me to watch, now I can only hope that the next episode has one of the other pairings. I can’t stomach much more of this pairing…