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Suzuka – 09

Suzuka   09   01 Suzuka   09   02 Suzuka   09   03
Suzuka   09   04 Suzuka   09   05 Suzuka   09   06
Suzuka   09   07 Suzuka   09   08 Suzuka   09   09
Suzuka   09   10 Suzuka   09   11 Suzuka   09   12
Suzuka   09   13 Suzuka   09   14 Suzuka   09   15
Suzuka   09   16 Suzuka   09   17 Suzuka   09   18
Suzuka   09   19 Suzuka   09   20 Suzuka   09   21
Suzuka   09   22 Suzuka   09   23 Suzuka   09   24
Suzuka   09   25 Suzuka   09   26 Suzuka   09   27
Suzuka   09   28 Suzuka   09   29 Suzuka   09   30

Quickie Summary:
Yamato continues to try his hardest at track practice in order to prove himself and make Suzuka notice him, finishing the 100 meter dash with an amazing time of 10.98 seconds. After practice, Yamato runs into Suzuka, so he tries to tell her about his accomplishment, but she doesn’t seem to care. When he pulls her arm, she breaks free and proclaims that she hates him. It seems that seeing Yamato doing track reminds Suzuka too much of her senpai from long ago. One day after practice, Yamato overhears Miyamoto and Suzuka talking about Yokohama and a guy named Kazuki. Yamato frets over the name on his day off until he chases Gorou-chan onto Suzuka’s balcony. He catches sight of the picture sitting on her dresser and makes the connection that that person must be Kazuki, the person Suzuka likes. He gets an address from Miho and rushes after Suzuka.

Though this series is called Suzuka, this episode is a prime example of why I don’t like her so much as a character. Her continued attitude towards everything Yamato gets really tiring really fast. That’s part of the reason I don’t particularly like volumes two, three, and four: because we get a long stretches of down and then up. So now that she’s slammed Yamato so much, you can expect a period when their relationship gets a bit better. The storytelling picks up by volume 5 when Honoka starts to get a lot of screen time.
One of the big changes that was made early on in this series was the removal of the hole in the wall between Suzuka and Yamato’s rooms. They’ve managed to work around it every single time, with today being no exception. Instead of chasing Gorou-chan through the hole, Yamato chased him on the roof and over to her balcony. Really makes me wonder why they took out that plot device though. They could have kept it in all the same and be following the manga that much more closely. *shrug*
I had expected them to cover all the material through the end of the third volume with this episode, but they stopped a chapter short. I can understand their reasoning though, considering that the next couple of chapters are probably best seen together. And I guess this is a good point since it gives us a bit of a cliffhanger. Next episode should give us some Suzuka back story/flashbacks. Unfortunately, the preview shows some really poor animation, so I don’t have high hopes in terms of production value.

August 31, 2005 at 8:18 pm
  • January 2, 2007 at 12:52 amanime lover

    it was better wen u did the whole summary i mean think abwt tha ppl hu dnt wanta b spoiled myt aswell juz piss off dnt u think i mean im here wantin ta read ya full summaries bt oh lif is lik dat so yerr..

  • February 6, 2007 at 4:50 amyhang

    i love the story ofthis anime