Are you ready?
The sparkling bishies are back! I know I said I probably wouldn’t be blogging this, but it was just too good to pass up XD. A switch from the introductory episode straight into the otome-type content here, but there were still some spots here and there that really shouldn’t have been funny but were.
Starting where the last episode left off, Haruka is back at the dorm and Tomo asks Haruka where she was. Flashing back to Haruka’s dilemma with Bishie # 6 (who looks like Hayato but apparently isn’t), she refuses to believe Tokiya when he claims that he isn’t Hayato. Just then, the principal spins in because apparently he was creeping from the bushes the entire time.
He explains that (GASP!) Tokiya is actually Hayato’s younger twin brother and that they are not the same person (how frigging young was Hayato when he made his debut anyways?!). The flashback ends and Tomo points out that she could use Tokiya to become close to Hayato. However, being the stereotypical heroine that she is, Haruka would never even think of doing that.
The next day, classes start and Ringo explains that the class is made up of those who want to become idols and those who want to become composers. Of course, all of the bishies (plus Tomo) want to become idols, so what better to do than pair the idols up with composers (aka Haruka)? To cover the bishies in the other classes, it’s mentioned that the idol/composer pairings don’t have to be from the same class.
However, there is a rule that there is absolutely no romance allowed and that anyone caught breaking the rule will be expelled.
Not that Haruka plans on following this rule
To test their abilities, the teachers announce a first recording test and that the pairs this time will be set by the teachers. Through a random lot, Haruka is paired up with Bishie #1, Otoya. To demonstrate what they’re talking about, Ringo calls on Haruka to play the winning selection from last year. Only, she hesitates because she doesn’t understand the score so her bitchy classmates start whispering about how she doesn’t know how to play piano (and etc). Otoya stands up for her, but there’s nothing that Haruka can do really.
After class, she goes and sits in the rain to show how depressed she is and Otoya appears to cheer her up again. He tells her that it’s okay if she can’t read a music score and that he’s never written lyrics before either so they’re both beginners. He tells her that he wants to give someone courage with his singing and this cheers Haruka up.
Later that night, Haruka studies scores in the library (where Bishies # 3 and 4 watch her because they seem to have nothing better to do) and Otoya tries to write lyrics in his room, which he shares with Tokiya. Tokiya tries to explain lyric writing to Otoya, but his explanation is too long and Otoya wanders elsewhere.
We learn that Bishie #3 (Natsu-something, his name escapes me) and Bishie #5, Shou, share a room. We also learn that Bishie# 3’s lolicon tendencies extend to shoutas and Otoya walks in on Bishie# 3 trying to get Shou in a frog hat.
If this looks like yaoi to you, you’re not alone
Bishie# 3 tries to explain song writing to Otoya (Shou kind of died on his bed at this point), but his description sounds more like a drug trip than song writing (obviously Haruka has been sharing whatever she smokes to turn her eyes yellow). Shou then explains that Bishie# 3 is a genius, so it’s useless to try and ask him about it. Ren’s explanation is that he’s a lady’s man so he writes his songs for them. Masato (who shares a room with Ren, of course XD) explains with cryptic calligraphy.
Haruka gets a jazzy montage of her studying and she manages to learn to read music within a small amount of time. However, composing is still a mystery to her and she’s afraid of being a hindrance to Otoya, so she falls asleep crying. The cat from before enters her room again and Haruka has a dream about how she wrote a song for her grandmother on her birthday.
This school seems to have everything except door locks.
She goes out to the pond while thinking about how positive Otoya is and she begins humming to herself. Otoya then appears from behind her (by the bushes, like every other character this episode) and compliments her tune. He then tells her that he came outside because he couldn’t think of lyrics, but thanks to her composing, he has an idea. The two then work together to make a song (shouldn’t they have just done that from the start?). Cue montage. Oh and it’s heavily implied that Otoya is starting to like Haruka.
Tokiya watches their recording with sullen face and then stalks off to overly dramatic violin music and a cloudy sky. The episode ends there. For those of you who were wondering what happened to the dancing bishies from the opening, fear not! They’ve been moved to the ending.
I was too busy laughing through the former ending (now opening) to pay attention, but listening now, the song itself is actually is pretty good. I’m looking forward to the character singles for this, mainly because of the seiyuu orgy (as Kyokai so accurately put it XD). Lots of Bishie# 1 love this episode, which is fine by me. They didn’t really go deep into his character, but he really helped Haruka out here and they really portrayed him as a nice guy. Haruka herself is your typical timid yet hardworking character and I hope that changes… but seeing how the focus is more on her relationships with the bishies and their development as opposed to her own, I doubt it. Why does everyone in this school have such an awesome room except for her anyways? Really, all she has is the poster and the desk. It’s like they’re trying to point out that she’s an uninteresting character.
Looking at the game CGs: holy crap, what the hell went wrong with Masato’s hair in the anime form? It looks so much better in the game, I tell you. Yeah, speaking of, I went and ordered the game. I know, I’m sad. I also looked up a couple reviews beforehand to see if I should bother buying the game and it turns out that the random cat that shows up is actually plot relevant. Not sure if they’ll go down the route that involves the cat (it would be extremely strange if they did) but it would be fun nonetheless. Also, it’s confirmed. Shining Saotome is the greatest character here.
Not a clue what’s happening. Most likely more music and more bishies.
+1 bishie to Haruka’s harem. 5 more to go.