Found this quote in Super Frog "What I want from you, Mr. Katagiri, is for you to share your simple courage with me, to support me with your whole heart as a true friend." I realize how much it applies to Shouma & Ringo.
Kazu-Kun, I appreciate your posts on the Penguin Drum and Chihayafuru threads, but you have to keep in mind that we don't all have novel or manga knowledge of what's going to happen next. It's actually a bit unfair the way you're debating people who don't know this stuff because they're anime-only viewers. I mean, they're giving sincere viewpoints and speculations based on what we've seen in the anime alone; it's not their fault if the manga/novel tells a different story later on.
Also, after five episodes, I think people have a right to have opinions on characters, and whether they like them or not.