Oh, see, NOW I see why everyone was so excited about this episode.
SHION PLAYS WITH PUPPIES. Adorable.
No, really, (Spoilers below, comparing novel to anime):
I was way more excited about the fight they were supposed to have after the damn kiss, and they totally killed it. Nezumi’s supposed to beat the shit out of Shion, under the guise of teaching him to defend himself (he’s not, he’s just pissed). Then he demands (not gently requests) that Shion never lie to him again (“SWEAR, DAMNIT!”) Then the best part of the fight is after when Shion goes “Hey, Nezumi, look at this,” and Nezumi goes “what” and Shion slaps him. It’s way better when he’s a sneaky bitch about it.
The anime didn’t really capture how incredibly upset they were, and all the nuances of their dialogue got crushed. Oh well. The end of the episode gives a “YAY EVERYTHING IS OKAY AND THEY’RE BFFS FOREVER NOW” felling, huh? If it follows the novels, you’re in for a surprise. They’re still enormously frightened of one another. And totally fucked up. If it doesn’t, well. Fuck you BONES and your watered-down adaptations.
Also, I hate it when they mysteriously forget to draw eyes. That kiss was so weird because they were EYELESS. Eyes are part of the face too- they convey emotion as well. SHOW THEM TO ME YOU LAZY ASSHOLES.
Finally, SPOILER: THEY NEVER FUCK. (I enjoy pictures of Shion and Nezumi having sex as much as the next guy, lemme tell you, but for the nine millionth time, No.6 is not, and is not going to be a “yaoi.” K? Yaoi has not plot. It’s in the name.