One simple rule I want to get out of the way before starting this main event coverage:
No manga spoilers. No hints. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
Got it? Good. Let’s go.
We start the show with Yuu talking about a bright light (passion most likely) found in shoujo manga and love songs that she couldn’t quite reach. She also talked about (most likely) the friends from Junior High she left behind. Update: Not quite…
Two classmates, her posse, asked if she’d joined a club but she was indecisive. Teacher suggested joining the student council as they needed extra hands.
On her way to the seitokai office she walked into a confession scene and was mesmerized by the girl being confessed to. Nice transition btw. The hottie rejected the guy not because she disliked him but rather she didn’t feel like falling in love with anyone. Noticing Yuu spying on her she’s like “Mum’s the word. Kay?”
The girl helped Yuu find the seitokai office, which was a pretty neat garden house. She introduced herself as Touko Nanami, again blowing Yuu away with her hotness.
Later Yuu’s posse talked about boys and stuff but she didn’t feel like she could contribute to the conversation. She did mention Touko’s coolness though. It was here we learned the person she sent messages to was a guy who confessed to her on graduation day but she had a hard time giving him an answer. She felt distant because of it. Remember? That out of reach light? She also thought about Touko’s rejection, hoping she’d be able to give her advice without mentioning her dilemma. When she asked Touko her answer was something along the lines of “None of the 10 people who confessed to me ever made me feel the doki-doki”.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place Yuu had no other option but directly talk to Touko about it after all. Bascially Yuu liked the guy but she didn’t “LIKE” him. After reading shoujo manga and listening to love songs she thought the day of confession would sweep her off her feet…but it didn’t. Part of it may have had to do with how simplistic the guy’s confession was. She thought “Maybe in time I’ll finally feel the doki-doki”…but she didn’t. She was like “Why can’t I feel the doki-doki? So I came to you, hoping you would understand me”.
Touko was like “I get it dood. You don’t have to force yourself to fall in love because it’s ‘what the cool kids are doing”. When the guy called her Yuu was super nervous but Touko was like “Don’t worry dood. I got your back. Tell him how you really feel”.
After the deed was done Touko was like “Dood. You can’t see the light yet right? You don’t feel the doki-doki, right? Well let me show you the light. I finally feel the doki-doki and it’s because of you Yuu”. Yuu was surprised but thought “I still don’t get it”.
After the ED we saw Yuu being more involved with the seitokai but was thinking about that evening. Touko snapped out of her romance trance and was like “OOPS! Sorry dood. Forget I said anything”. But Yuu didn’t forget…Anyway Touko was next in line to become the prez…and she wanted Yuu to be her running mate.
…my third wheel senses are tingling.
This is SO Aoi Hana’s successor and I’m cool with that. Looking forward to more.
PS: I liked the first-person view early in the episode. Pretty cool.