|it's probably marked as tragedy because
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her half brother gets hit on the head and could possible be dead, her best friend disguises herself as the main character and gets killed in front of her eyes, and her mom is murdered
but it only sets up the story. so as sad (and boring) as the beginning is, once you get past it, it improves immensely
kyoko: but you're a good liar...you really are a play...
ren: I wouldn't tell a lie to trample all over a woman's heart
kyoko: and sometimes, you're needlessly kind...
ren: what's wrong with that?
kyoko: con artists are good looking, kind, and smooth talkers...
ren: who's a con artist?!