On non existent "romance" and ~ the kiss ~
Okay I hate to be that person but so far I haven’t seen a single post on that issue so I decided to make one myself!
The way it was shown Shindo was completely unconscious, obviously dying when Saraka (autocorrect just put Satan here lol autocorrect knows!) kissed Shindo - without his consent. Don’t get me wrong I’m not one of those people who go crazy about stuff like that in a series but I wanted to point out that when the same thing happened in Sailor Moon Crystal Season 1 between Usagi and Mamoru people went insane, cursing the manga and the anime and calling Mamoru a molester and so on. Didn’t the same thing just happen here and no one seems to give a damn? XD more importantly I don’t even mind that romance - even though it is unnecessary in this kind of show and there are two other (gay) options that make a lot more sense - however it’s completely under developed and basically non existent?
Let’s get this straight:
What we have: Shindo, Saraka, Saraka blushing literally all the time without having talked to him for more then two seconds, randomly laughing at what he says, trying to convince him of her beliefs, showing him her family, explaining to him why she wants to protect the universe at all costs, fighting Yaha-kui to protect him, saving him while he is dying, kissing him without consent, Shindo turning away out of respect because Saraka is naked, Saraka NOT manifesting a new set of clothes (girl, you can create a closed space for you and your “you-wish-he-would-be” lover but you can’t create a new set of clothes? As if, tell that to your momma).
What we don’t have: Shindo showing any kind of interest in her except as a coworker that he is forced to work with under the circumstances, Shindo showing romantic affection towards her, Shindo expressing any kind of attraction to her that shows he cares about be more than an acquaintance, any development that would indicate that their relationship is more romantic then everything that happened between Shindo and Yaha-kui or Shindo and Hanamori or even Shindo and that glasses guy that he HUGGED in like episode 3? (Even this relationship had more development), Shindo showing any kind of interest in her bullshit life story that she forces on him in order to get rid of gay Alien-chan, Shindo saving her because he has feelings for her (he literally would have thrown himself in front of an inanimate object, he’s just that kind of guy who wants to save everyone).
As a conclusion: we have an Alien woman who takes interest in a man, which is perfectly fine, seemingly develops strong feelings like love (after taking to him for like 2 hours) and then goes to kiss him while he’s unconscious because he was injured trying to protect her from someone who he actually cares about, perfectly healthy start to a relationship.
On the other hand we have Shindo, a man who really likes his coworker, best friend and possible lover Hanamori with whom he lives together and undresses while he’s asleep (explain that Saraka!!!), who also likes the outer universe alien being Yaha-kui zaShunina after having spent months with him teaching him everything he knows about humans and the universe, taking care of him, trying to teach him how to behave and possibly feel more human emotions, who also likes his coworker and friend Glasses-kun who he hugs in episode 3, and who shows no real interest whatsoever in Saraka after having to listen to her boring ass life story.
So wow what we have here is a perfect example of how NOT to develop a romance if you wanna make it happen without us seeming forced or like non existent? I wouldn’t write this and I wouldn’t give a shit if the romance was executed in a believable way, but this?