Mikoto and Asou
Well, there's this one thing that has been bugging me for a while since I started reading School Rumble. I am aware that Mikoto and Asou were dating, and that they broke up. And I know that Asou was Mikoto's Prince during the dance at the school festival. But what I really want to know is when was the love interest between them first established?
Honestly, I never really thought of them as a couple. The dates that they went on after the school festival, I never really thought much of it. I thought they were just friends hanging out, but then Mikoto said that Asou broke up with her, and my reaction was, "Broke up? I didn't even know they were in a relationship." I'm not going to deny they were in a relationship at this point. Asou admits that he loved her, and Mikoto said that what they had was something special (during the walking festival), but I just can't recall when this all started. I figure it happened sometime before the school festival dance thing since, when Asou appeared in the prince outfit, they already seemed to have a close relationship. And when Mikoto was talking to Hanai during the preparations for the festival, he asked how things were with her (referring to her love life) and she said, "Nothing much, after that event..." Although now that I think about it, she could be talking about meeting with the Senpai she had a crush on. It could also be that this is where the love interest started, but that seems kind of sudden, and I would understand why I overlooked it.
I guess I should have paid more attention to these things. To be honest, everything that didn't involve Harima, Tenma, and/or Karasuma was kind of just pushed aside. Since I started reading, my focus was almost exclusively on Harima and Tenma's situation, and because of that, I tend to overlook things, such as the relationship between Asou and Mikoto. I've tried looking around seeing if I could find the answer on things like Wikipedia and such, but couldn't find anything. So, if someone can help clarify when they began showing a love interest between Asou and Mikoto, it would be greatly appreciated.
IIRC the interest started with the dance, and I think they started dating officially sometime after basketball..?
I swear their activities were covered at least by Suou recounting events to her friends if not explicitly shown. It might've been in a b chapter.
You aren't kidding though, it had a low-key start and a low-key finish. Asou is a pretty low-key guy I guess.
Asou and Mikoto first gets hinted at during the Sports Festival, if I remember correctly. Asou was one of Mikoto's "horses" during the kibasen match. There's somewhat of a discussion on the School Rumble wiki (Main Page - WF School Rumble & Anime Wikipedia), although it's far from complete.
If you've been ignoring everything that doesn't involve Harima x Tenma, then you've pretty much missed the entire manga. Go back and read it properly!
lol. Eventually I'll go back to read it over, but probably not until the series ends. Plus, I just don't have the time. And it's not like I missed everything. Anything involving Harima and Tenma covers most of the manga in the first place. When I say anything involving them, it also includes their relationship with those around them, such as Eri, Yakumo, and all that good stuff. If Harima or Tenma play a little role in what's going on, I pay attention to it. It's the things that have absolutely no connection to them that I sometimes tend to forget, such as Mikoto and Asou's relationship.
I think it's made more clearly in the anime, where it actually shows them dating...
but anime is crappy especially the season two some filler were added which didn't really happen on the SR manga