By Annie Gallagher / December 14th, 2014
WARNING: The following article contains SPOILERS for Wolf Girl and Black Prince Episode 9. If you don’t want to be spoiled, please stop reading. You have been warned.
Okay, so what overused generic sitcom couple cliché is Wolf Girl and Black Prince going to overturn this time? The “idiot husband/boyfriend has to resist temptations to cheat on his girlfriend but has a hard time because he isn’t even faithful to begin with” cliché you say? Yes, that is what is going on, the main plot of this episode is about Kamiya trying to tempt Kyoya into becoming a polygamist.
The episode starts with all of the students going on a class field trip where they are staying at a camp for a few days. Of course, Erika is away from Kyoya so that allows Kamiya to try and make his move (and yes “that possibility” does cross Erika’s mind). As a result of this, Kamiya tries to take advantage of Erika being gone to tempt Kyoya into cheating. Most of his attempts involve trying to show him how successful he is with women and how he has the numbers of 500 girls. Unfortunately for Kamiya, Kyoya responds with his usual “I don’t give a fuck” attitude.
This later leads to Kamiya trying more manipulative tactics such as guilting Kyoya into playing a truth or dare-esque game and trying to get him to kiss one of the girls. Kamiya assumes that Kyoya will not be able to resist the temptation to kiss this girl and that he will eventually go off the slippery slope to cheating, but Kyoya just quits the game at that point. Afterwards, Kamiya just quits the manipulation and tries to straight up tell Kyoya the advantages of being a player by saying how he is 500 times happier since he has 499 more women than him. Kyoya responds with the following.
Kamiya later learns exactly what this means when he tries to ask one of his girlfriends for some comfort and she says that she has a boyfriend and can’t hang around him. It ultimately shows that when you have a relationship with multiple women, it becomes a lot harder to become emotionally invested in them equally. The main reason why relationships tend to be only two people is because there already needs to be a lot of planning to make sure they both can live together properly. If you throw more than one person into the equation, it will make it immensely harder to keep everyone happy. Naturally, it would be nigh impossible with as many people that Kamiya had. As a result, Kamiya has a lot of women that slightly care for him but none of them really love him.
What I really liked about this episode was just how Kyoya responded to this type of temptation. One of the biggest problems with this type of plot is that showing temptation to commit adultery in a character implies that they are unfaithful to begin with and could be easily tricked. In a weaker version of this plot, it would involve someone making the wrong decision and apologizing for it; which somehow makes everything go back to normal. In this episode, however, Kyoya showed that he decided to ignore Kamiya’s advice because he actually believed in his relationship with Erika and not just because of an obligation, and that Kamiya didn’t even come close to succeeding.
Only 3 episodes left for this season and it looks like we are coming close to the end. I can only wonder what they may have planned for the last three episodes, but I am definitely looking forward to them.
Wolf Girl and Black Prince is available to watch on Crunchyroll, with new episodes coming out Sundays at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT. Non-premium users will be able to watch episodes free one week after they first air.
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