Giant Killing

Finally, Ranmaru landed a blow that was able to shatter Ichiko’s emotional walls. Well, while I doubt that her personality would start to soften up after this, the fact that we learned more about Ichiko in this episode and the fact that Momiji was able to literally “beat some sense” into her, means that she’s progressing for the better.

The question now is how many traumas Ichiko has left. We’ve been hinted of her problems with her parents and the concept of family, and in this episode, the concept of friends, so what will that leave us? Her will to give up her fortune? Which, imo, has something to do with the misfortune she had when she was a child. Could it be that this gratuitous amount of fortune that she has is something she was given. Like a compensation of sorts for the misery she experienced as a child?

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  1. x
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 21:13:18

    Overcompensation of the wrong kind? XD

    Well, as much as she benefit from this “fortune”, she is still miserable in my eyes. Her misery seems more deep rooted than just being deceived and rejected. According to Momiji, her “fortune” causes “misfortune” for others. Her childhood experiences could also be a result of this “fortune”.

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  2. baka~
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 00:09:16

    Well it doesn’t quite make sense. If her “fortune” is meant to cause “misfortune” “to others”, I guess this implies that she’s protected from its side-effects. This made me assume that perhaps, her fortune is something she obtained during or after the time where she was suffering alone. =/

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  3. x
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 02:30:05

    Well, so far, her “fortune” doesn’t prevent her from getting emotionally hurt. It’s possible I guess that there’s something about her suffering in the past that caused this anomaly. Though honestly, it doesn’t really add up either way in my opinion. The whole “fortune”/”misfortune” thing seems a bit arbitrary. Even if the plot is often based on this concept, sometimes it seems to get ignored. I tend not to rationalise the story in this anime/manga due to the way it is presented :p.

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  4. feal87
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 22:18:36

    I read the manga till the volume 13 (need to buy the new one) and I can tell you that there is still a lot of problems to overcome for Ichiko. It remains an entertaining series overall anyway…*_*

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