Thus ends the Nao arc – and presumably most of the gratuitous Nao bashing. Honestly, I really don’t see what she’s done that’s so terrible (other than the rape, I mean). She loves her some Haruka, and seems to spend the whole of her life living that down.
|“Don’t remove…my waistband…”|
I guess you’ll have to forgive me for not jumping on the Sora bandwagon, but I just don’t see it. I know her name is in the title, she gets the longest arc, so obviously she has a lot of fans. But for me, she’s a pill – a self-centered, mean-spirited recluse who cares about Haruka mostly in the sense of not wanting to share him with anybody else. She’s had a tough time of it, no doubt, so it’s somewhat forgivable. I can understand where she’s coming from, but that doesn’t mean I have to like her. I rather do like Nao, though – for her relentlessness, if nothing else. She certainly did enough to earn Sora’s blessing in this episode – she saved Haru’s life and Sora’s silly little bunny – the latter in one of the most hilariously preposterous scenes in any eroge, surely. Lightning strikes the bus stop, Nao and Sora are thrown clear, and it catches fire. Sora’s bunny is still inside so Nao jumps in after it, and the sign on top promptly crashes down and blocks the exit. So Nao kicks it down and emerges – steaming, mind you – to hand Sora her bunny back. If that isn’t GAR I don’t know what is. You damn well better not cock-block them after that, Imouto!
Don’t worry, we also got our mandatory sex scene here – a rather humorous one in the woods during the shrine matsuri, where Nao and Haruka now officially cover their third different popular sexual position in three couplings. We got one in the omake, too, Motoka’s little arc is actually getting a plot. The lightning even found its way into the omake this week, giving Motoka the best hair ever.
Now we get to the part of the story I’ve sort of been dreading. No question the Sora arc is the main event, as she herself says in the PV voice-over as she breaks the fourth wall – all the rest of it has been nothing more than Haru’s dream. Twincest – are we really going there? And graphically, to boot? Given what we’ve seen so far it’s very likely we are, and I won’t claim I’m not morbidly curious to see how it all plays out.