"Everyone but yourself is an enemy" It seems Inaba has her own issues. She sure seemed to mean that seriously, which indicates some significant emotional issues of her own. And man, she sure got serious and pissed there with Taichi.
And Iori is weak link, Inaba has never seen someone so close to breaking down. *remembers apparent suicide attempt in the trailer*
Never piss off Inaba when she's in, or could at some point become, your body. Even Taichi was in on it, what the hell.
And then..... Yui's issues. Uuurg. I have mixed feelings about the stuff that happened here. On the one hand, the kick-to-the-balls was funny and the Yui/Taichi stuff was cute in general, particularly her pat-on-the-back greeting to him the next day.
But.... the show actually did go there. My suspicion about the cause of her fear was correct. Someone tried to rape her. That's not a problem in itself.... but it can be tricky to handle, and this show didn't pass with flying colors. It's exceptionally problematic that she can just suddenly get over this kind of thing just because a guy gives her advice. And its kind of a problem that her fear boils down to whether or not she's strong enough to beat them off, and that its fixed, or at least improved noticeably, based entirely on showing her the 'secret' (really? she needed a guy to tell her that? its not like guys' balls being their weekpoint is some closely guarded secret...) to defeating me.
Okay, so maybe her problem isn't entirely fixed, but even making significant progress, just from that, is.... not a particularly praiseworthy example of how to handle rape trauma. I was worried about how this would be handled if it was an issue of rape and I wasn't expecting the show to pass with flying colors in its handling of it, but I'm still disappointed. I still love the show, this scene won't hurt my odds of importing it, so it would have to screw up in how it handles it down the line to do that. And the upside is that this is the third episode, in the first volume arc of a novel series that is six (main story) novels, and presumably ongoing, so its unlikely this is the end of her issues (and there were already signs that it wasn't) and the show could also improve things later on.
Avatar: Kuroneko (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai)