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It’s been a while since I last posted on Myself; Yourself, as I felt there wasn’t much worth mentioning, with the exception of last week’s eventful episode. This time however, the brick shittin’ , tear sheddin’ moments for this episode reminds me of why I love this show so much. Everything past this point is going to contain major plot spoilers, so be warned.
Previously on Myself; Yourself, the senile old lady finally snapped and tried to mutilate Syuri, only to have Asami intervene and receive the stabbing instead, which lands her in the hospital. Sana visits her the following day, bringing gifts. Asami then comments on the irony of having to visit someone hospital and actually ending up being admitted there. Perhaps, she says, it was a punishment from the gods. The puzzled Sana is then thrown into further bewilderment when Asami reveals to him that the anonymous letter was her doing. When questioned as to why she did it, she drops the bomb on him(and me) by saying that it all it began after she confessed to Syuri(OMG YURI) a year ago but was then rejected outright. Expecting the latter to ignore her after that, the ever kind Syuri acts as though nothing has happened and continues being good friends with her, and although Asami still bore some resentment, she caved in and decided to play the role of a good friend as well.
Everything went awry after the Asami saw Syuri crying at the amusement park, an expression that Shuu only gets to see. This triggered the jealous Asami’s vindictive nature and so she decided to make the pair suffer by sending the letter as well as scribbling the love umbrella on the chalkboard. Despite all the spite, she wonders why she took the blow meant for Syuri when the old lady when berserk. Sana then tells her that this was her true self and Asami, feeling a tinge of regret after that, cries.
The twins make their timely visit, to which Asami takes a moment to reveal everything to Syuri in private. The guys on the other hand spent that time at the courtyard talking, when Shuu brings Nanaka up, saying that she seems to have warmed up. Sana then tells him about the promise he made to her about being with her forever. Although it was conceited, Shuu comments, it was actually great of him. Syuri then runs out crying, embracing Shuu, as Sana just looks on, knowing very well what just took place.
The next day at school, the twins informs their friends that Syuri will be leaving for London soon. Aoi mentions that it was still okay, since it wasn’t eternal farewell. Later in class, Sana finds the twins missing and it suddenly hits him that, the pair has decided to
elope run away, taking into consideration what Shuu said to him the previous day and his facial expression earlier at lunch.
We find the twins about to board the train, when Sana suddenly shows up in front of them, but it was too late. Just as he was about to leave the station, Sana bumps into Aoi’s mother and borrows his bike. [Dramatic Moment] Sana then cycles with all his might to the same railway bridge where Shuu first said his farewells many years ago, and utters the same line back[/Dramatic Moment]
Wow, what a great episode. Certainly didn’t expect that bit with Asami, as I merely expected her to play the supportive role of just making Nanaka green with envy, but she turns out to be more than that, and an antagonist at that. It was sad to see the Wakatsuki twins leave like that, and the way writers did the farewell was commendable. Judging from the preview, we’ll be heading back to Nanaka’s route, which leaves Aoi without one, who incidentally is the only one without any issues whatsoever. Is it safe to say that Aoi is nothing more than a fanservice character? Who knows. Shin out.
Based on a visual novel(aren’t they always?) of the same title and featuring character designs from the person who brought us Futakoi and Happy Lesson, Myself; Yourself is a story that revolves around Sana Hidaka, who after leaving his hometown of Sakuranomori for 5 years, returns only to find out that while it has stayed the same over that time period, certain things, such as the people he knows, has changed. So far so generic.
Well, based on the first episode alone, it does look like it’s going to be another one of those harem animes, but if School Days had taught us anything, it’s best to sit through at least a couple of episodes before coming to such a conclusion.
As for the story, after coming home, Sana heads off looking for a place to rent, only to bump into one of his childhood friends, the clumsy yet adorable bespectacled Aoi. After catching up on old times, Sana heads to school the next day where he is put in the same class as his other close friends, twins Syuuri and Syuusuke. During break, the three are approached by another person, whom Sana remembers as the shrine maiden from the day before and greets her as though she was some stranger, incurring her wrath. An unexpected slap to the face follows up, to which Sana finds out that she is none other than Nanaka, his childhood crush(?)
Hmm, not bad. Being the shallow minded person that I am, I guess I’ll be following the show after all, if just for the pretty girls. Lulz. A quick rundown on the heroines:
Aoi – Holy shit, a loli-faced kyonyuu megane dojikko all rolled into one. This bookworm is a walking pillar of turn-ons that will easily be a (male)fan favorite, if you take into account her voice and housewife characteristics as well. 10/10 on the moe scale.
Syuuri – Can’t really tell what archetype she is supposed to represent, but if this twin is anything like her younger brother, I’m guessing she’s the spunky tomboy sort, with a slight tsun-tsun side. 7/10 on the moe scale, since I don’t really dig this archetype, although given the fact she’s voiced by Yukari Tamura makes me happy fanboy. Hehe.
Nanaka – It’s evident from the flashback Sana had that she is the central female heroine, being his crush and all. It’s worth noting that despite being tsundere, the Nanaka of yesteryear was someone who is shy. Perhaps something happened along the way that caused a change in personality. 9/10 on the moe scale, given the fact she’s also a miko. Will probably score higher once she shows her dere-dere side.
Judging from the intro, there will be more girls later in the story, although I really hope this won’t turn into a crappy harem anime that’s purely relying on fanservice to cater to the audience. With a high profile staff involved, this could very well be this season’s sola. Shin out.