It’s Aoki time! Bakuman gets emo with Aoki crying and a few others doing the same as the ripple effect of damage resonant among the characters. Aoki has been getting some good deal of face time lately. I like it. They really show us that she’s not some cold arrogant wench. She’s really a normal chick that doesn’t trust men. This is completely understandable since attractive women should be constantly on guard for assholes.
Aoki and Takagi have been hitting off well, exchanging ideas for their respective mangas. It’s a simple formula of, “I scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”. Unfortunately this creates unfortunate consequences as this basic act is being misunderstood as a form of infidelity. While Takaki and Mashiro do some major damage control, Aoki is left on her own to fight her battles alone.
The editors believed that Aoki need some help with the art. She can draw faces but lacking on what’s below them faces. Someone suggest Nakai. Why not right? Nakai worked with Aoki in the past. This a great chance for Nakai to get back on the good graces of Aoki. The guy practically kisses the ground that she walks on. Or at least we all thought he did…
Aoki came to Nakai for some help. It was a simple request to work together again. But this smug clown only would do it if she dated him. What the fuck?! That’s right, Nakai fucking 180 all us from being the number one pitiful guy to the number one biggest douche on the planet. Aoki was visibly hurt with tears starting following down her face.
Then she slapped that jackass right in the face. A shot heard around the world. I woo’ed and cheered as her five fingers went across his fat smug face. Nakai was definitely stunned. He was stunned that Aoki bitch slapped him for conditions he felt was justifiable. The prick even rubbed it in by saying he’s going to back to his “honey”, Natsumi.
Aoki was definitely distraught. She tried calling Takagi but the guy was busy making amends with Miyoshi over the phone. She eventually tried to seek solace at the monkeys exhibit at the zoo. There Takagi coincidently bumps into her, again. Aoki quickly ran to Takagi and let out some tears. After all Takagi was practically the only guy she trusts now. Miyoshi happens to walk up to them. Hilarity ensues…
At the end, Takagi and Mashiro averted a complete melt down (no pun intended) by reconciling with each other. All they had to do was talk it out and hammer out any misunderstandings. For Nakai? I hope that guy gets a good ass beating. What he did was incorrigible. Just when Aoki start believing in men again, this guy just mucks it up. The guy needs a damn reality check if he thinks that Natsumi even gives him a shred of attention.
The cool thing that comes out of this entire ordeal is the Aoki is now officially part of the gang.