Oh Ship! My Ship! Vol.4 : Kakushidate Yakusuke + Okitegami Kyoko | Okitegami Kyoko No Biboroku
I’m still on high wings after seeing Okitegami’s finale and since I said that I was fired up to write a specific post about Kyoko/Yakusuke, it’s better to do it while my eyes are still open.
disclaimer – this post was written by a very sleepy but still ecstatic kipzizz on a very long night for dramajjang.co only –
Kyoko and Yakusuke; a detective who suffers from memory reset after she sleeps and a very unlucky man that somehow always manages to be in trouble and relies on her to get him out of the costant pinch he’s in- so what happens when he finds himself falling in love with her but she always forgets their interactions the next day? Patience and silent perseverance. That’s what their love is all about. Obviously, in a big part of the series Yakusuke is the one pulling the most effort, understandably, but Kyoko eventually finds herself drawn to his serene and kind demeanor.
Yakusuke never forces his feelings on her or make her feel uncomfortable; his love isn’t cheap or a crush or something that will pass as days go by. He knows the situation calls for him to love her from the sidelines but he is happy with that, as long as he can be by her side, protecting and guarding her in his own way.
Kyoko, on the other hand, is all about getting through the day, keeping in mind (or markings in her leg/arms lol) what she feels is essential to that- after she meets Yakusuke, she finds herself (though she doesn’t know it at first or remembers it to be precise) examining the possibility that there might be something more than just self-preservation or doing things alone. She forms a partnership with him that allows both of them to work as a team and getting to know more about each other.
It’s funny how fortune that has eluded Yakusuke his entire life, was the thing that brought him close to the person he ended up cherishing the most; and how his bad luck around himself, converted into “good” when he was around Kyoko.
One might think that, given how the plot is structured, Yakusuke/Kyoko’s days and missions will be blending together with the same outcome in the end but that is far from the truth; in each episode, there is progress- it starts tiny and ends up being an avalanche of emotions. And that is what I loved the most about them- (despite in most of my weekly reviews holding up the impatient flag!) It’s about savouring the little steps in their relationship, and learning to appreciating their growth in small but very meaningful doses. (I did say once Okitegami taught me patience, hahaha)
It’s written in the stars, what can I say? Yakusuke and Kyoko were meant to meet and give each other’s lives direction and meaning; they’re each other’s friend, comrade, team-mate, Watson, and number one! (my jaaaaaam!)
It’s possibly my favorite duo this year, and I urge everyone that hasn’t watched Okitegami yet to do it. It’s worth the wait, and who knows? You might just get to level up your patience a bit as well…if not, I promise you, you will end up having a new jam for sure! ; p