Disbelief aside, our little kouhai Kuroneko is indeed just that cute – and now her first manga spin-off volume, “Ore no Kouhai ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai” has been released, containing many a moe moment.
Announced about a year ago, it now makes its debut – Ore no Kouhai is a light-hearted tale which replaces Ore no Imouto’s role of heroine from little sister, to a gothic lolita character who takes pleasure in initating black cats, both of whom are adorable in spite of being rivals, however as to whether who is more so, that is something one will simply have to determine on their own. Yet, it can be said with complete confidence that Kuroneko is certainly a highly potent force of cuteness.
Interestingly, this manga takes a storyline foundation established within the regular series, and then subsequently morphs it into a more playful partaking – diverging from the canon tale of the series only shortly thereafter, and becoming quite a dreamy tale of cute Kuroneko romance. As the imouto ventured off to America, the surprisingly memorable male lead, Kyosuke, continues onto his next year of highschool as Kuroneko enters her first year – effectively becoming his kouhai, or “junior” in the traditional respect hierarchy.
From there on, the manga highlights a growing relationship between the black cat, and Kyosuke – their different interactions giving the manga not only a plot, but a front for delivering scenes of moe. Through the entirety of the manga, whatever open opportunities exist to showcase Kuroneko in a cute manner, each one of them is taken – and she’s portrayed to be charming not merely in her actions, yet her appearance as well.
Unlike the main series, which already has quite a tenderized moe style of illustration, this manga is sketched to appear even more moe than that – however it has negative side-effects in that Kuroneko isn’t exactly the same in appearance to her standard look. However a reasonable plus this provides is that it prevents the audience from feeling this extra route intended to be whimsical as if it were a legitimate contribution to the complete story of the series.
Aside from the Kyosuke bits, the manga also highlights a few miscellaneous Kuroneko escapades around highschool – and one of which happens to contain a parody of a certain light music club.
This manga spin-off isn’t meant to be taken too seriously – and if one can manage that, they’re sure to derive quite a solid amount of enjoyment from this, particularly if fond of the Kuroneko.