To say that I understood all that Kyosogiga went for would be a lie. To say that I have a post on the finale that’s even close to comprehensible would be even more so. Pretty much the only thing that I’ve been able to articulate as a particular strong point has been the relationship between Lady Koto and Yase, her half-ogre daughter. The series treads into vagueness a little too often, but watching Yase and Lady Koto act cute together is the ultimate in heartwarming life-affirmation. If nothing else, watch Kyosogiga for this.
Yase is probably my favorite of the siblings—she’s both undeniably stylin’, and always just a step away from causing billions in property damage. When she’s given her own episode to reminisce on the love and positive reinforcement that her mother cloaked her in constantly, it hits in the deepest recesses of my frigid, shriveled heart. Every single time that Yase causes harm to others or breaks shit, Lady Koto is there to say “I know that you don’t mean to hurt others. I’ll help you and make what you break into bigger, better things. You aren’t just a monster, you’re my daughter.” She’s the ideal parent to the non-ideal daughter.
The best moment is when Yase tears apart a valuable piece of clothing. Instead of scolding, Lady Koto makes it into a stuffed rabbit, which Yase makes sure to keep on her person at all times. Moments like this show the love that went into Kyosogiga, and molding its eccentric cast into a cohesive unit.
Yase doesn’t get much attention in the show, but every moment on screen is a testament to the composure that her mother instilled with ceaseless love. There are many better mother-daughter relationships in the medium, but few are so wonderfully crafted in only an episode’s time. I wish they both had more time to let their chemistry shine..