Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Pichi Pichi Pitch vol.5

Now that I've got through it again (this time, the official English translation), I remember how much everybody reading it with me hated Michal. There's seriously something wrong with this girl. For those that haven't read the last one, pick up on the hints in this; there's a reason that she feels empty enough to be as desperate for attention as she is. But come on. Maybe it's just that I'm a girl, but how much longer could you put up with this?

So, I'm asking my mostly male readership: read on and be the judge. Amagi Michal circa volume five: irritant or cute?

Amagi Michal, second arc love rival.

Cute, huh? Well, let's see what all she does.

*She allows the boy that she saved to keep thinking that she was the girl from his past. Now we all know how these childhood meetings go, and perhaps she was just trying to increase her chances. But even if he didn't find out in this volume (which he does), he would have found out some time.

*She does this even after she has seen many pieces of evidence that the actual girl is both right in front of her, and his girlfriend.

*She chains him in when he wants to risk his life - or when he just wants to have fun once in a while. If Michal weren't so sickly, she'd have Kaito forcibly attached to the house.

*"Oniichan, you're terrible!" What has her poor brother done? Why, it's suggest that she let Kaito go home. To his house. Where he lives.

*She sees that his memory is back - and instead of being happy, she's scared enough to try and force him to be with her.

*Not above blackmail, she starts taking off her clothes when he rejects her, and when that doesn't work, she threatens to jump off the balcony. If I hadn't read the next one and didn't sympathize with her motives, I would be screaming do it. As it is, I simply said it in my head.

*She's not that nice to other people, too.

This is my take. But I always seem to disagree with you guys. (Yandere creep me out and maids are hard to find appealing, for example.) So, what do you think? Are Kaito and Rihito saints for putting up with this girl, or do I need to put down the shoujo manga and realize she isn't that bad? (Although I could do that by reading the next book. I don't feel like it.)

The twins, however? They're cool.


Maria said...

I always hated her, she was another attention hog in order to create tension between Kaito and Lucia for plot reasons. Blah :P I liked Pichi Pichi Pitch manga (I have it all XD 7 vols total)

Anonymous said...

I always thought that Kaito needed to get some guts and tell her to shmeg off you know? Gosh, how i hated that girl....she totaly ruined the fun...but i don't like Luchia much yeah..

Klara said...

Hi, I´m a girl called Klara and I´m from Sweden. I like the anime and have herad that the volums is much better. I would like too read it but where can I get it on english, it´s a liiiittle bit difficult to read japanese.