OKAY NOW CAN WE TALK ABOUT THESE PICTURES (THERE ARE WAY MORE THAN THIS BUT LET’S JUST GO WITH THESE FOR NOW). I KNOW IT’S BEEN DISCUSSED BEFORE BUT IN LIEU OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING REI’S TRUE FEELINGS ABOUT NAGISA, I FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS.
I MEAN, LET US LOOK AT THE WAY REI REALLY LOOKS AT NAGISA. How he glows and looks so happy to be with Nagisa, to have Nagisa by his side. Yes, Nagisa is his best friend, but no matter how I read Rei’s interview in a platonic way, it comes out as not platonic but very romantic:
“he has me wrapped around his finger” “i am attracted to him” “he completely changed my world”
Those are words you would say to someone you are completely head-over-heels in love with, NOT JUST to a mere best friend, and it just SHOWS in all of these official artworks. The way Rei looks at Nagisa so lovingly, how he has that very soft smile that he doesn’t really show anyone else, the way he lets Nagisa push him around because even though Nagisa is annoying, he doesn’t mind and is instead so grateful to have Nagisa in his life because Nagisa showed him how beautiful life really is, and I feel like Rei would do anything for Nagisa, even die for him. He cherishes Nagisa, and for Rei, Nagisa is probably the center of his entire universe. EVERYTHING MAKES SENSE NOW AND EVERYTHING IS REIGISA AND BEAUTIFUL AND I’M SORRY I JUST HAVE A LOT OF PERFECT OTP FEELS RIGHT NOW.
If you all have been on Twitter, I did a live-tweet playthrough of Clover Studio’s Okami. It was definitely one of the most visually stunning and emotionally moving games I have ever played. The dialogue, visuals and design, characters, story and cinematography are just so harmonic and breathtaking and I can’t believe I did not finish it sooner a year ago when I got stuck at Agata Forest.
Everyone should take a chance to play this if they can. Plus you get to meet Shibas in the game!