TOP FIVE KURAGEHIME CHARACTERS asked by anon ♡ 01. Kuranosuke Koibuchi
Kuranosuke Koibuchi as the resident Queen of Amamizukan
KURAGEHIME OP POP CULTURE REFERENCES (from left to right):
- Sex and the City
- Star Wars
- Mary Poppins
- Singin’ in the Rain
- Emperor of the North Pole
- God of Gamblers
- Game of Death
- James Bond
- The Graduate
I could, but I’d want to rewatch the anime and maybe read the manga from scratch (I only started reading from the end of the anime) to get a better opinion of their relationship. Kuranosuke, who is at heart a very selfish person, surprisingly gives a lot to Tsukimi and the rest of the Amars. Of course, he isn’t the perfect fairy godmother because of his forcefulness at times but he ultimately means well and I appreciate that about his character. And though he’s someone who is so conscious about his looks, it doesn’t translate to snubbing people who don’t look conventionally pretty, and that’s a very good part of his character? That ‘trendy’ people aren’t all vain or judgemental. It’s an assumption that’s always been made even though it’s not true, and I’m glad Kuranosuke represents that.
More specifically with his relationship with Tsukimi though, I feel that it’s very unbalanced and what I ultimately want is for Tsukimi to help him in some way too and for them to come to an equal standing in their relationship because as of now, Kura is still seen as standing on a higher plane even though he’s built a mutual relationship of understanding/trust with Tsukimi (which is really good!!). That they’re working together and splitting workload evenly on a huge project like Jellyfish might be symbolic of them finally coming on even ground (: also hah I’m a little bummed that most of his character development, which is happening only now in like the last few chapters, is coming from his feelings for Tsukimi, I hope he gets development through his mother/Shuu as well.
I just like dressing up in women's clothes. I'm perfectly normal
Mom, I said “every girl can be a princess.” Was I really the one who cast a spell on Tsukimi like in Cinderella? If this was a fairy tale, the princess would meet a prince riding on a white horse, they would get married, and have a happy ending by living happily ever after in a castle, but you don’t hear stories where the princess gets involved with the sorcerer. But with the use of the sorcerer’s magic, by giving the princess more and more self-confidence then someday the two of us together will…In that case, that would be more of a blessing than a sorcerer deserves. That’s right. I should be taking that stance, for Tsukimi’s sake, and for Jellyfish’s sake.
- Kuranosuke (Kuragehime, chapter 51)