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What's Wrong With Chocolat Using The Lipstick Of Truth In Sugar Sugar Rune?

Friday, May 12, 2017
In episode 4 of the Sugar Sugar Rune anime and manga series by Moyoco Anno, Chocolat, the main character, gets her hands on an item known as the Lipstick of Truth.

When used on someone, it can compel them to tell the truth, to share their true feelings. What’s wrong with this? What’s the problem with Chocolat using this item?
Chocolat Kato, Chocolat Meilleure, Hayato-kun, Karen Manabe, Sugar Sugar Rune, Vanilla Ice, Vanilla Mieux, moyoco anno, anime, manga
The scenes with the Lipstick of Truth are likely meant to be humorous, so the audience will laugh at the antics of the characters, but, IMHO, there is absolutely nothing amusing in these scenes.

I don’t like how Chocolat Meilleure / Kato used the Lipstick of Truth because she just went around and used it on anyone she wanted to without asking them for their permission. There was no consent at all.

They didn’t even know anything about the lipstick or what it was capable of. It was just used on them all of the sudden without their consent or permission. How is that a good thing? It’s despicable, isn’t it?

There are some things that people don’t want to talk about. It isn’t fair, right or just that Chocolat should force people to speak about their true feelings without even asking them if that’s what they want to do.

It’s their body, their life, their feelings, so they should have the freedom to choose what they want to do instead of having the main character go around forcing them to tell the truth for her sole amusement.
Chocolat Kato, Chocolat Meilleure, Hayato-kun, Karen Manabe, Sugar Sugar Rune, Vanilla Ice, Vanilla Mieux, moyoco anno, anime, manga
The only person who knew what Chocolat was up to and who was willing to have the lipstick used on her was Vanilla Mieux / Ice. It was her choice to use the lipstick, but what about everyone else that Chocolat used it on? Did she even think about the consequences for her rash actions?

Thanks to her using the Lipstick of Truth on Karen Manabe, she ended up embarrassing herself, not just in front of the guy she likes (Hayato-kun), but also in front of her friends, classmates and everyone else watching their rendition of Romeo and Juliet.

Seriously, Chocolat should be ashamed of herself for what she did. She should be the one apologizing for ruining the play. But, no. Instead, we have Manabe apologizing for something she didn’t do, for something that’s really all Kato’s fault.

If Chocolat hadn’t used the lipstick, if she hadn’t butted her nose in other people’s business, the play wouldn’t have to be ruined. Seeing Manabe crying and saying “I’m sorry” makes you feel bad for her especially because she really worked hard on this play.

She was so enthusiastic and she really wanted it to be a success. Now, thanks to Chocolat’s rash actions, everything was ruined. If anyone should be apologizing here, it should be Kato and not Manabe. What do you think?

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