I think is too soon to called it a harem, we don't know if Seishirou will be appearing a lot or if she is just going to be a "once in a while" character.
That friend of Ichijou, I forgot his name, what a interesting character. Seriously, I hope Naoshi uses him more frequently
I am expecting the appeareance of the 'other guy' to see how it develops: there are two girls with two keys and two promises. Unless Ichijou is uber-retarded and had forgotten some second promise, there have to be a second guy which will stay with the girl that doesn't 'belong' to Ichijou.
Since the series is some popular, I hope Komi have enough time to answer everything and don't cause a mess, 'cause it's introducing even more side stories everyday.
I think Onodera is the one that doesn't "belong" to Ichijou because she said the boy gave her the key and in Ichijou's memory the girl was the one that gave him the locket. Since Ichijou is still head over heels for Onodera and she also loves him, I'm kinda hoping that Kirisaki is the girl from the past to see how Ichijou handles not only being in love with a different girl but also hating the personality of his "promise girl".
I'm pretty sure that the end result will be ichijou x kirisaki
anyway, I'm not really happy with seishirou being a girl and with the stories always being centered on the girls, I wish they would
be a wise guy friend there or something and the misunderstandings/near confessions/not knowing that you like him scenes are getting a bit draggy
but it was still really fun to catch up from chapter 10 to 21
I like the Seishirou thing because it fooled me completely. I had absolutely no clue she was a girl until it was revealed she was, and it so rare for one of those to fool me. Then when I went back and read there was sooo much foreshadowing in there and I didn't pick up on any of it.
I respect almost any development that pwns me that hard.
Maybe because I've been reading it all in a go, but I kindda knew that he was a she, and I thought the hints weren't
that hard to miss at all, say Kirisaki for example, I don't think she would allow a guy to touch her like that even if he's a childhood friend.
What I do not like was the addition of Seishirou falling in love with the main character and then onodera also liking him.
Kirisaki is also gradually falling in love (of course, this is a must.) . It feels too much like a harem..but I'm not seeing it as one, yet.
I hope the author doesn't add anymore girls falling in love with the mc (unless it's to drive the relationship of the current characters further) because that might as well as be padding out the main focus of the storyline.
I'm glad that the author is still following the main story despite having side stories and such tho.
I've also realized that my favorite moments and the funniest ones in the manga have to do with ichijou and kirisaki. In fact most of their scenes together were great.
Chapter 11 page 18
When Ruri was talking about Onodera's key Ruri said that Onodera got it from a person she met 10 years ago.