Suzuka Episode 3
It's the first day of school and Yamato ends up in the same class as both Suzuka and Yasunobu. Suzuka asks Yamato to go on an errand with her after school and he accepts. When Yamato arrives in class, a girl he doesn't recognize (Sakurai Honoka)comes up and talks to him saying they've met before. Suzuka walks in while they are chatting and Yasunobu attempts to make her jealous by saying they're probably planning a date for later. Suzuka walks up to Yamato and tells him it's fine if he doesn't help her after school.
However, that evening as Suzuka's leaving after practice she finds Yamato waiting for her outside the gate and having been there for 5 hours. While Suzuka is suprised that he waited, she seems pretty happy about it as well.
The next day Yamato stays home sick from school with a cold (since people always get sick after being outside for awhile in anime). Suzuka denies him getting sick is her fault and heads off to school. Later on, Honoka comes to visit him (with the help of Yasunobu) and she makes him something to eat. Unfortunately, Yasunobu and Saotome (the busty blonde chick) not only come over and eat all the food (with Yamato getting none...) but they also harass and torture him for awhile.
After everyone finally leaves, Yamato screams and yells about how crappy he feels and that he wishes Suzuka had come to see how he was doing. As if she had heard him, Suzuka comes walking in and brings him some lemon and honey drink (sans the honey...) and hard-boiled eggs (cooked in the microwave!!!). Well, it's the thought that counts, right?
I actually enjoyed this episode quite a bit despite the mixed reactions I've read prior to watching it. Honoka seems like a really nice character (if not a little cliched) and reminds me a lot of Kanako from Genshiken, stutters and all. I'm still having trouble relating to Suzuka as a character, but it's clear that she puts up a tough exterior but actually is a nice person underneath it all. I wouldn't say she really has any feelings for Yamato as of yet, but it's clear that she is noticing things about him that discredit her original impressions.
It'll be interesting to see how the characters flesh out as the series progresses.
Other summer 2005 series I'm following (but not blogging):
Kamichu! - seriously adorable and fun. I'd cap this, but I enjoy just being able to sit back and watch it.
Tide Line Blue - I'm kind of suprised with this one as I don't typically like this kind of show. The characters are quite interesting and it seems like the story will get better and better (I hope!). I'd recommend this even if you aren't a big shounen action fan.
Full Metal Panic: TSR - Yayyy! FMP is back, and now with nudity, more violence and twincest! Definetly enjoying it so far. =)
I may blog these once in a while if I feel like it, but don't count on it or anything!
Other series I'm watching:
Zettai Shounen - I like this show... but it's a little slow for me sometimes. I really have to be in the right mood for it.
Honey and Clover - oh man I looooove this show. I really wish I had started capping it, but again it's one I really like to just watch and not worry about blogging. Please, please watch this if you aren't already!
Need to catch up on...
Yakitate!! Ja-pan - my friends need to come over and watch this soon!!! >/
Das all for now.