This might not be the moment that shocked me the most but I damned as well shocked me plenty. I have a favorite boys love anime, Papa to Kiss in the Dark, that I have seen, I don’t know how many times. It has all the tropes people get disgusted by; gay love, age difference, shota(ish. The boy is not prepubescent so technically he isn’t a shota but there is insinuations that the relationship started long, long before the point in which the anime starts), incest. Yeah, you can see just how bad this can be. But I love this anime to bits, even though one of the voice actors should be thrown in jail for having the most annoying voice in the history of mankind.
Well, a little bit about the anime first. Mira is a 15 year old boy who is starting high school. His dad is a famous actor and very attractive to boot. One of those hot, sexy guys every woman would pay thousands of dollars to spend just one night, hell one hour, with. That’s the kind of guy he is. But, he only has eyes for Mira. He was very young when he became a single father, only 14 years old (one must assume he was hot already then) and Mira has been his whole world since then. And Kyousuke, the dad, has been Mira’s whole life. Their lives are so intertwined they have always shared bed and bodies, although you are never really told when they started to actually sleep with each other. Kyousuke is more than happy to share his milk with Mira though, every morning.
So, Mira has admirers, his best friend and a senior at his new school. That makes Kyousuke a bit jealous. Mira on the other hand is jealous of every lady Kyousuke works with and is often doubting himself and his capability as Kyousuke’s partner. Poor baby.
So, what is the chocking moment then!? Well, it isn’t the fact that rumors are spreading that daddy is getting married to this lady he works with and even has dinner with. Because, there are rumors like that and Mira isn’t that happy about it. Nope, one day Mira needs to get some sort of paper from some registration office and he doesn’t want to disturb Kyousuke with it so he and his buddy takes the train to wherever this office is and bam! they discover that Kyousuke isn’t Mira’s dad at all. He’s adopted. Mira breaks down in tears and starts to doubt himself even more. What if daddy doesn’t love him anymore if he knows that Mira isn’t his son. Boy, that logic is just strange. I believe Kyousuke already now you are adopted. Besides, isn’t this a good thing? Incest is after all a little bit wrong.
Mira goes home or rather goes with his best buddy and bam! they fuck because Mira is heartbroken. Well, he gets used by him obviously. But still, they fuck and Mira doesn’t feel a thing, not like he feels it with his dad. So he soon begins to think that maybe this is only the kind of feelings you have between a father and a son, between people with blood bonds. Again, boy, you have felt like this the whole time, it doesn’t change because he is not your dad on the paper. Well, it’s not easy being Mira at that moment.
Then there’s this accident. Dear papa gets hurt when he is acting with his co actress, the one he is supposedly marrying. Her name is Mitsuki by the way. He ends up in the hospital, Mira rushes over and yells with his annoying voice that he will die together with Kyousuke. Of course, Kyousuke isn’t dead so there’s no chock there. But the lady comes to visit daddy and Mira is boiling. Things get even more tense when Kyousuke gets out of the hospital and Mitsuki decides to visit Mira at home (while Kyousuke is out.)
Mitsuki has come to ask Mira to be her son. Mira of course says no, his father would never allow that. Then bam! she drops the bomb; he has told her that she can be Mira’s mother as long as Mira is okey with it. That he is okay with it. She tells Mira that it is her right.
Well, Mira runs away, I assume, we never get to see that because suddenly he is at the river pondering about his existence and marriage and stuff. Finally he falls asleep and dreams about drowning. At least there’s water. And then Kyousuke, who has been running around searching for him, wakes him up.
Some snuggling and kissing and then bam! Misaki is actually Mira’s real mother and Kyousuke is Misaki’s younger brother. How no journalist like ever had figured that out is a smaller miracle but sure, we can accept that. It’s TV-logic. Always. So, anyway, Misaki got pregnant just when she was an up and coming star but she decided to keep the baby. As it was, just when he was born she got a lead in a Hollywood movie and just left everything, including tiny Mira. Kyousuke decided that he was fit to take care of a baby (because, 14 year old boys are really mature and responsible) and adopted the little boy. The rest is history.
Wow, I don’t think I have written this much on any of these challenge days. And it’s about a boys love anime none of you will probably ever watch because it’s crappy. Well, I don’t thinks so obviously but many people do. I wish there was a translation for the light novel it is based on because at times the anime can be a bit messy. Also, I hate Mira’s voice. It is an earsore (is that even a word? Now it is.)
So yeah, there were some chocking moment in this anime I didn’t expected. The adoption, the buddy fuck, the actress turned into mother and the daddy turned into uncle and the siblings.