The Great Christmas Eve Romance: Amagami SS Part 2- Tanamichi Kaoru <3
December 24, 2011 § Leave a comment
Ah Christmas Eve is upon us and there is no greater way to get into the holiday spirit than to watch Amagami SS, and even though I have probably rewatched the entire thing more than three times, I still am envious of the protagonist ;n; I mean Tachibana Junichi has more game than me (on the bright side I’ve held a longer relationship than my younger brother ^^ Win). With the recent events that have been coming and going I have sat down and reminisced the idea of a 2d waifu ._. For those who don’t know what a waifu is it is basically you, the player/viewer, take a fancy to a female from any anime or video game and claim her mentally as your own. We all have had that happen to us at least once and don’t you fool yourselves! Think back on it and you will realize that you too have fangasmed over a fictional 2d character!!! Well anyways, I reviewed back and have dwindled them down to my top three… My third being Alice from Kami Sama no Memo-Chou, second being Tanamichi Kaoru from Amagami SS (yes she is second ;n;) and my grand top being Yuki Nagato from the Disappearance of Yuki Nagato series (yes she has her own spin off) and if you need a sample than have a sample of YUKI NAGATO’S MOENESS!!!! (If you are reading this PaoPao don’t kill me ;n;)
Ahem… Anyways this talk of Waifus has gotten me excited, but I have once again gone off topic… This post is about my second top waifu (not an easy achievement to earn among the thousands) whose tomboyish character and tsundere like exploits have captured my heart! YES to celebrate the Eve of Christmas I give you TANAMICH KAORU!!!
Ahem. Okay not the greatest picture of her but if I ruined her charming looks it would overlook the reason why I love her as my waifu. In the series there are surely more gorgeous and charming girls than her such as Morishima Haruka and even Nakata Sae (if you’re into boobs and super shy girls) and well… both really did make me cheer on Junichi; despite this I rewatched the series a second time and made my decision that Kaoru is the ideal for me, earning points in her carefree nature, her tomboy like attitude, her tsundere anger that she lashes out at Junichi… so far I sound like a Masochist .-. anyways, this girl has stolen my heart and has inspired me both in my own writing to make strong female characters and also affected my daily life to be more positive and take charge.
**Note: 7.8 Spoiler Tsunami heading your way**
Now the story starts out relatively the same in which Junichi has been duped by the girl he asked out (still sad ;n;) and after waiting a long time for her Junichi gives up and heads out of the park for the shortest walk of shame I have ever seen as he walks towards his bike at the bottom of the stairs. His walk comes to a close when Kaoru comes out of nowhere, cheerful about the holiday season but immediately picks up on Junichi’s melancholic mood and acts by sitting on the bike seat and requesting Junichi to give her a lift to a cake shop. Confused and irritated Junichi attempts to refuse her but falls for Kaoru’s evil charm when she mentions that she and her mother cannot finish the cake they ordered and offers it to him as a reward :3 Sooo would have worked on me too. His troubles forgotten, Junichi pedals his might with his bad friend behind and thus… starts the arc.
One year later, the duo are once again reunited inside their class with our loveable hero Tachibana sleeping. To state the obvious Junichi and Kaoru’s relationship is one built up on gags and sarcasm, a perfect comedy duo that simply make me laugh. Taking the opportunity to mess with Junichi, Kaoru slyly leans in and nibbles his right ear and forced him to wake up in fright and fights back verbally by calling her unfeminine… big mistake? I don’t think so :3 While no girl likes being called such a thing Kaoru does not take his sass and swipes a fist towards him! Tachibana barely dodges it but falls from his chair to much of his luck getting a perfect view from under her skirt (Panty shot count 1). I fucking laughed at this point as Tachibana described the view with such a stunned face knowing he would be murdered in the next few moments. Kaoru eventually picks up on what happens and in a furious fit jabs Tachibana on the plexus and knocks him out! D: poor Junichi san… hope it was worth it </3
If that wasn’t good enough then it gets better! Tachibana wakes up in the infirmary after the heavy blow with Kaoru right beside him. Putting on a feeling that he couldn’t remember what happened, Kaoru lies and says that he had hurt his head and stomach and she, like the good friend she is, helped him to the infirmary in which he replies “LIAR! YOU’RE THE ONE WHO HIT ME!” :3 such a good duo… but the highlight of this is that Kaoru tells Junichi to meet her at the back of the school garden after school for something very important… Ahem… being an anime veteran it certainly is obvious that Junichi is going to misinterpret it… and I was right. Junichi flips out and constantly keeps his mind focused on what would happen, thinking up of random scenarios of confession, sexy confession, and getting suplexed for seeing her panties earlier that day @_@ which will it be? Neither thats what! Junichi was just called over to help Kaoru’s friend with a confession of her own… but still this event helps with the story and the imagery Tachibana cooks up is gold.
As amazing as it begins things don’t always stay happy and go getting. There are many many many moments like this throughout the arc but I would like to keep my point on the things that simply made me like her arc… and sadly I really liked her uniform for the restaurant she worked in. D: you would agree too and so does Tachibana! When they get out after school Tachibana walks with Kaoru before she goes leaves and during their conversation she messes around with Tachibana by inviting him to the family restaurant to try the Seasonal Specials Like Crab Gratin and such and at first I was mad that Tachibana refused… but like a real man he was curious and he meets her up as a customer. Being low on cash he buys coffee and cannot help himself from eyeing the uniforms D: My gosh… she looked so freaking hot!!!
Well aside from my tastes in maid outfits Kaoru is surprisingly cute when she’s bashful, especially when she starts believing she has a thing for our hero. @_@ my particularly favorite part of the entire arc would have to be the accidental kiss and Tachibana’s daring payback (Guy Seriously has Game!) Kaoru meets up with Tachibana on the school roof and asks him how she feels their current friendship is bad or something in which Junichi thinks is a joke and questions her reason for such a question… Now comes the fun part where Kaoru explains their relationship to be a pastel like color in which, to Tachibana, comes back to the panty shot! Well moving along, the two rough house a bit and somewhere along the line the two accidentally kiss leaving Tachibana a bit confused and also irritated that she stole his first kiss. Using this as an excuse he calls her out to the library and vows to get back for that stolen kiss. Accepting the terms, Kaoru shows up with a trick up her sleeve and offers her belly to compensate for earlier ._. yes that is right, her belly… in which Tachibana kisses and gets roused up and nearly causes a scene at school! HE’S GOT GAME!!!
After locking lips and messing around things get serious as Kaoru witnesses her mother out with another guy. Angry, confused, and hurt she does not return home or attends school the next day. Worried for her sake, Tachibana is forced to forget his previous kiss fiasco at the library and like a hero goes out to look for her. Looking at all the places he would assume she would be and getting a bit of flashbacks in between, Tachibana arrives at her work and waits for her to get a break before confronting her to go back home. After talking it out and calming Kaoru to call her mom, Tachibana acts cool and tells her that he wants to help her anytime he liked; this causes Kaoru to briefly confess that she want him by her side to which Tachibana does not percieve to understand until he goes home. Thinking the possibility over and over in his head he comes to the realization himself that he likes Kaoru as more than a friend. Thinking on this too long, he burns up taking a bath after staying too long in the hot water… poor fool
So… the climax arrives. Junichi gathers the courage to ask Kaoru her plans for Christmas Eve, hoping she would have nothing clear. However, two steps ahead, Kaoru not only has something planned she planned her date with Junichi thinking he would be too chicken to do it himself :3 such a take charge girl ❤ Heading out early, Junichi wait for Kaoru at their appointed place, but after waiting a while the sudden fear that Kaoru would not show up hits him and he would have a repeat of the previous year again. Luckily Kaoru arrives a bit late and head off to explore around before heading to their main destination, the Port Tower. For those who don’t know, Tachibana is afraid of heights and this tower is tall and after a minor panic attack the duo spend their time looking out into the city and before they leave Kaoru at long last expresses her feelings for our hero and the two lock lips… Tachibana seriously has game ❤
Leaving the tower Kaoru misses her last bus home and Junichi offers her his place (parents gone too ;3). Heading quietly to his room, Kaoru messes around with Tachibana, dodge a bullet with his young sister checking in on him, and the two lay on the same bed a bit nervous at the situation. In an attempt to ease the tension Kaoru mounts Tachibana playfully and teases to do more before… she passes out ._. a letdown? maybe. Cute? Hell yeah!
And with that the story ends. The main reasons I like Kaoru is her personality herself. Strong and bold, carefree and funny, the kind of person who is somewhat shy to express herself at first but when it comes down to it is very take charge! Such a woman indeed earns the place of second on my waifu list and thus is an honor! How long she will reign there is a mystery itself… but rest assured that in the Amagami SS world Kaoru is always number one out of the other girls… Next up on the list we have Nakata Sae for Amagami SS Part 3! Look forward to that!… Kinda reminds me of a hamster stuffing her cheeks in this image :3 Until next time Merry Chrismahanakwanza and a Happy New Years!
I would also like to say that tomorrow, December 25th, is Arcueid’s Birthday! Those who are unfamiliar with Tsukihime or Melty Blood I would like to say GO AND CHECK EM OUT AND PLAY IT ALL DAY TOMORROW!!! RAWR!!! DO IT FOR ARCUEID!!!