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Summary:
Fumihiko wakes up late and accidentally catches Aka on the toilet in his rush. Today is the first day of the advertising campaign, and Aka will be voicing the Neko-ki suit that Fumihiko has to wear. But however much they do their performance, no one shows up. Fumihiko blames it on the bad location, but Aka is still sad because of the lack of response. On the way home, Aka tries to call her manager Yoshioka, but can’t reach her. Aka decides to go check in at the office, and Fumihiko tags along. Yoshioka barely pays any attention to Aka, and Aka attributes that to how she’s only a newcomer. But Aka still feels that she’s doing important work. Fumihiko buys them some roasted sweet potatoes to eat, and Aka recites a line from Breakfast at Tiffany’s while admiring a jewelry display. Aka herself hopes for a sparkling happiness. The next day, the two go back to work and this time, a young girl and her mother come by. The girl seems to love the Neko-ki and knows the slogan because of the CM. She’s especially taken with the fact that she can hear the same voice from TV. After they leave, Fumihiko finds Aka crying over the fact that someone actually knew her voice. It seems that Aka has found her sparkling happiness.

This episode actually ends up being quite similar to the second chapter of the manga, except with the recurring Audrey Hepburn theme. I believe the lines that Aka is reciting from Breakfast at Tiffany’s are from: “Isn’t it wonderful? See what I mean, how nothing bad could happen to you in a place like this. It isn’t that I give a hoot about jewelry, except diamonds, of course.” Not quite what Aka says, but the point of those lines is to show that Aka wants to find the happiness that comes with her job.

February 24, 2006 at 11:44 pm
8 comments »
  • February 25, 2006 at 12:49 amAznSoulBoy

    why is she crying O.o

  • February 25, 2006 at 2:22 amdoublex

    Matsumara attempted rape… again…

  • February 25, 2006 at 2:28 amZanarky

    No matter how I see it, Aka looks like she’s crying due to sadness =0

  • February 25, 2006 at 10:48 amHaesslich

    Now they just need some snow… ;)

    Now if only someone was subbing this as quickly as Binchou-tan was getting subbed. :D

  • February 25, 2006 at 8:02 pmmelange

    That little girl was amazing! Her rendition of ‘Umai~ki!’ cracked me up!

  • February 26, 2006 at 12:24 amThe Stan-man

    agreed, that little girl was pricelesss. kinda sucks this show is only 12 minutes each week, i’m enjoying it a lot.

  • February 26, 2006 at 1:00 pmAznSoulBoy

    me 2 =p

  • February 27, 2006 at 4:38 amstarcaptor

    Very very satisfying 12 min episodes. So far, the 4 episodes thus far give that touch of quality which is just a bit more “grown up” than typical slapstick. I am really liking it. And wouldnt you be crying if someone recognized you by your VOICE from a commercial/tv show? I wonder what those VAs from the US kids’ cereal commercials think with everyone quoting them >P