I was surprised! But I'm still happy with the way it was done - it was like an early Christmas present lol. And it actually makes sense that neither Ichii nor Yuu made a huge deal out of it; they're busy, driven professionals that are so completely absorbed in their work that they don't have the time to moon over each other to the exclusion of all else, like in so much romance manga.
In particular I think Yuu didn't make a big deal out of it because she just saw it as a "power up" thing and not as a sign of her feelings being returned... Of course they ARE being returned lol, but she doesn't know it; as far as she's concerned nothing has changed particularly in her relationship with Ichii. So of course she didn't react more strongly - she sees the kiss as a sweet act of encouragement but nothing actually romantic. She's happy about it of course but is not drawing any further conclusions from it or going into glittery shoujo ecstasies. Heh! After all Ichii himself said earlier that he wasn't interested in any kind of relationship because acting was the only thing in his life, right? And directing/writing is the main thing in Yuu's life too, so no biggie. Plus even if he WAS interested in romance with anyone at all, I don't think that Yuu really thinks of herself as a candidate. Which is something she is shortly going to discover is a gross underestimation of Ichii's affection for her lol. <3
@BimboSilly, could you tell me where your awesome sig is from?