Graduations in anime series usually tend to bring a few laughs, and in Itazura na Kiss, it surely didn’t disappoint. Kotoko’s fantasies of winning over Naoki with prestige was just so out of place that I couldn’t help but laugh. However I would have to say that Kin-chan stole the show for the graduation ceremony with his declaration of love towards Kotoko and imagining that he was marrying Kotoko. I can only imagine how embarrassing that would have been for Kotoko. Shame that she’ll never forget all of that, lol.
Naoki on the other hand was still pretty cold even after the graduation ceremony, especially refusing to give his second button to all the girls that asked him. However I did figure he wouldn’t give it to them, but I thought he would have been a bit nicer towards them. Naoki’s mum is still the best with her lecturing Naoki about his cold nature and how she wants to him and Kotoko’s relationship to bloom. But of course Kin-chan comes and ruins the moment by jumping into the photo. The after party was surely another part in showing the difference between the top class and bottom class. Rather amusing to see everyone depressed over the small feast compared to the grander style of the top class.
Seems that everyone knows that Kotoko is the reason for Naoki not taking the Tokyo University exam and it sure does hit her hard. But Naoki being Naoki figures he’d cover for Kotoko by being a total ass, but thankfully Kotoko had an ace up her sleeve and had most likely destroyed Naoki’s last moments as a high school student. But the biggest surprise was Naoki kissing Kotoko after taking her outside. Sure there have been signs of him developing feelings for Kotoko, but they’re all still in a harsh manner. Even though Kotoko said she’ll stop liking Naoki, I doubt that’ll happen now after being kissed by him.
Next episode is the first day in university, and we;re introduced to another character. Perhaps a love interest for Naoki and a rival for Kotoko?