Akagami no Shirayuki-hime’s manga just kind of ended an arc that at least for now closed up the Mitsuhide x Kiki ship that had had quite a bit of tension in it for a good chunk of the manga. It ended with Mitsuhide rejecting her because he just wants to protect Zen. Which makes sense and is fine except the manga decides to really make Mitsuhide think about this fact.
The next few chapters are basically every character who knew about Mitsuhide’s rejection being like, “You sure you don’t love her?” and Mitsuhide saying that he doesn’t. Or at least right now he doesn’t. Which as someone who was relatively invested in the Mitsuhide x Kiki ship it was like being stabbed repeatedly for about a month. The arc really only needed the initial rejection and then to move on, but it decided to keep telling us that it wasn’t going to happen.
Maybe if we had some Zen and Shirayuki to counter balance this I would have been okay with it, but we didn’t get any so this frustration just lingered for multiple weeks until the arc ended and we saw our good couple Zen and Shirayuki.
I’m still holding out for Mitsuhide x Kiki: