As for the "glasses": in the story, it's spelled out that Kurokawa's in love with Fujishiro as well but yeah as pointed out by others already it's riddled with inferiority complex.
Kurokawa seems to double down on driving home the point to Fujishiro by re-gaining her old mark. She is what she is: lightyears away from the hot stuff. Can't blame her though for feeling that way. When you've set yourself up as a nobody and you're relentlessly bullied i.e "you will never become a princess", being friends with THE princess is an actual miracle. And miracles, normally, are seen as "undeserved". You'd rather love your muse from afar.
Self-abasement sometimes can be a form of pleasure, but this isn't BDSM. Kurokawa's image of herself is extremely unhealthy. I mean it has reached the point where Kurokawa would rather have someone else act out her romantic feelings for Fujishiro i.e her initial shipping of Izumi X Fujishiro than be involved. "She was the one", "Someone who was equal to her" aren't the words Kurokawa uses for herself and instead she uses them to mean Izumi.
Good luck, Fujishiro. She's gotta be the decisive one cuz sure as hell Kurokawa's friggin stubborn here. I just hope she reads between the lines and see Kurokawa's also in love with her.
This series have been really frustrating to read at times, but goddamn if i didn't grinned like a moron when that moment finally happened. I guess i just love cheesy dramatic kisses.
The chorus to Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" came to my mind when I saw the moment they kissed. Useless lesbians no more, it seems.
Cheesy, but kissing under a shared umbrella under the rain is a romance cliche that deserves cheesiness. (Nevermind that Armstrong's song was an anti-race riot anthem)
BUT WAIT! The two basic bitches behind them definitely saw them didn't they?
Hopefully, they did. I want to see the drama that follows the kiss.
Oh, it's Battan. I'm in. I think Battan is a gifted story-teller and artist.
I like the way they utilize the kid's pov well as the vehicle for readers to gauge the situation i.e the intensity of Kyouko's gaze into Kanda's face. It doesn't take a scientist to figure out Kanda's experiencing jealousy for the first time. LOL her sulking is cute.
I can't wait for how this all plays out especially the age gap angle. For sure, this one is gonna be super angsty like Run Away with Me, Girl.