Analysis of Shigure’s “He’s your brother” line and thoughts on his involvement in Ayame’s neglect of Yuki - Requested by sailorvchan
C: [Possible Spoiler Commentary] My interpretation of Shigure leads me to believe that he cares for himself above all else. He finds humor in most everything, even if it is a more painful situation. Shigure’s expression in this panel as well as his personality throughout the rest of the story leads me to believe it was meant as more as faked shock and teasing, “*gasp* You forgot? Again? Ayame! That’s your brother!” possibly followed by a laugh. Shigure tends to amuse himself with other people’s lives and sometimes makes inappropriate commentary about serious situations (such as Yuki and Ayame’s troubled relationship).
I don’t believe Shigure’s actions, however, have any bearing on Ayame’s choices. Ayame ultimately decided (and admitted to) disregarding his brother. Putting the blame on someone else for how Ayame decided how to treat Yuki minimizes Ayame’s responsibility and takes away from how he tries to treat Yuki differently now, with more respect and love.