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Mizuho remains the object of admiration of all the girls, with everyone stopping to greet him on his way to school. In class, he finds himself sitting next to the same girl who had passed him yesterday afternoon when he was headed to the dorms. This girl introduces herself as Jyuujyou Shion, and the two hit it off. Upon opening his pen case, Mizuho discovers a special giraffe eraser inside, courtesy of Mariya. He ends up trading this eraser with Shion for a normal one, and Shion takes the giraffe as a symbol of having gotten to known Mizuho, promising to treasure it. One of their classmates then comes to tell Mizuho about Kana, who’s come by to give him his boxed lunch. After Mizuho tells Shion of how he forgot to bring it and the two laugh about it, Shion makes a comment about how Mizuho’s mood seems completely different from yesterday. This causes her to suspect something with Mizuho, but she doesn’t pursue it any further because class is beginning.
Afterwards, Mizuho finally gets the courage to go into the girls’ restroom and rushes into a stall. As part of being a girl, he realizes that he’ll have to sit on the toilet from now on just in case something should happen. Emerging from the stall, Mizuho sees Shion coming in, and she tells him that his zipper is open. Mizuho panics and apologizes, only then to remember that he’s in a dress, not pants. Having realized that he’s tipped Shion off on his gender, Mizuho has no choice but to follow her outside, where she asks him if he’s a man. Mizuho’s subsequent inability to give her a straight answer confirms Shion’s suspicions. When Mariya then appears, Mizuho takes the chance to hide behind her. After Mariya figures out that Shion knows, Shion tells them not to worry because she’ll keep it a secret since she doesn’t think that Mizuho is a bad person. Mariya and Mizuho are able to breath a sight of relief, though Mariya then goes running into Shion’s arms complaining about being similar to Mizuho’s servant. The two go through a whole scene of making stuff up about him, but of course they’re just teasing him.
With someone else to help him, Mizuho starts spending a lot of time with Shion. When Shion joins Mizuho, Kana, Mariya, and Yukari for lunch, the other girls in the dining room start gushing over the Shion and Mizuho pair. In any case, Mariya and Shion are able to work together to help hide Mizuho while he changes to his gym clothes. Mariya then catches Mizuho looking at the other girls changing, so she decides on a breast rubbing punishment that Shion joins in on. Mizuho’s next mistake comes when he forgets that he’s supposed to be a girl and performs some impressive basketball moves. But instead of figuring it out, all the other girls just assume that Mizuho is really good at basketball and the rumors start spreading again. Seizing upon one of these rumors, Kana later asks Mizuho if she’s going to become the Elder. As Mariya explains it, the students elect an Elder (short for Elder Sister) who is a model student. Mizuho doesn’t think he’s right for it and instead suggests that Shion would be more appropriate, but that statement causes Shion to experience a sudden shift in mood.
She, Mariya, and Mizuho go to the rooftop where Shion admits that she isn’t qualified. It seems that she is repeating a year because she had been sick and was hospitalized. To Mizuho’s surprise, Mariya reveals that Shion was actually the Elder for last year. Shion feels that she wasn’t able to live up to everyone’s expectations because she was hospitalized soon after she was chosen as Elder. When Mizuho tries to apologize because he didn’t know, Shion is happy and thankful to receive those feelings. As they return from the roof, Mariya and Mizuho are stopped by the student council president Itsukushima Takako. Mariya and Takako start arguing about Mariya’s plan to have Mizuho be a candidate for the Elder position, with Takako’s point being that Mizuho is a recent transfer student who still isn’t familiar with the school. However, Mariya knows that if there is no one who wants to be the Elder, then the student council president gets the spot. Takako decides that there’s no point in arguing, but she does say that she’ll never approve of someone who just transferred over becoming the Elder. Mariya answers back by reminding Takako not to forget that it’s the students who get to decide. Takako ends up giving Mizuho a glare before she walks off, causing him to wonder what’s going to happen.

Alright, so let’s see, there is a model student who gets elected to an Elder position by the rest of the students. Gee, that sounds kinda like the Étoile. Then we have an older character in Shion who had been the previous Elder and happens to be in Mizuho’s class because she’s repeating a year. Her character thus reminds me quite a bit of Shizuma, but the difference here is that Shion is not quite as serious a character, as shown by this scene. Incidentally, Shion is voiced by Matsuki Miyu, who happened to be the voice actress for Hikari. So there are plenty of Strawberry Panic parallels here, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. And the reason I’m using Strawberry Panic as a comparison (instead of say, Marimite) is because it’s the most recent thing in memory that’s basically become the new benchmark for all-girls’-school yuri shows. Pseudo-yuri in this case.
But all that aside, I’m still really enjoying this show for the same reasons that I stated last week. It’s a fun and entertaining show with a horribly addictive ending song, at least for me.

October 14, 2006 at 5:27 pm
  • October 14, 2006 at 5:31 pmGenestarwind

    How did you get the raw???it isn’t out yet.

  • October 14, 2006 at 5:51 pmtensai_otaku

    Don´t forget we have PUNIE 05 and 06 today and bartender too
    :D :D

  • October 14, 2006 at 6:21 pmg-cel

    …this is just tooo yuri…for my taste

  • October 14, 2006 at 6:24 pmDrayen

    jesus christ all the “all girl school” shows are always the same

    always christian girls
    always model girls every girl looks up to yuri-style
    always the same character personalities

    sigh, its a bit deceiving imo, cant there be one show about highschool girls that isnt cheesy and looks like a copy-paste from other shows? Strawberry panic isnt the only one, just look at maria sama ga miteiru, theyre almost the same show, jsut different characters.

  • October 14, 2006 at 6:43 pmAxel Terizaki

    Drayen: Yep, it exists, and it’s called “Joshikosei” for Highschool girls, simply.

  • October 14, 2006 at 6:44 pmGenestarwind

    Same rule like maria sama ga miteru!!!

  • October 14, 2006 at 6:58 pmSelenite

    Jyuujyou Shion is so much more ownage than Shizuma. There I said it :D. Also it’s been a while since I seen the love interest(probably?) of the main character have black hair.

  • October 14, 2006 at 7:34 pmKurigiri

    @Genestarwind, I’d like to know too.. @_@
    I’ve been on looking for the raw all day long. the first time I was watching a show without subs. I feel so useless right now. lol

  • October 14, 2006 at 7:39 pmGenestarwind

    The raw is out now^^ but not enough seeder!!!

  • October 14, 2006 at 7:41 pmYokan

    “I get almost all of my raws off winny, so please don’t ask me for a link.”

  • October 14, 2006 at 7:44 pmtensai_otaku

    I think “she ” is a boy too and the main caracter is going to find out that on the BED :D
    And then “she-wolf :D ” is goint to say..” as you´ve deceived me I deceived your ass BITCH ”
    ” Now you are my MANgina ” :D :D :D :D :D…..the main caracter will say:
    ” AHHHH…that´s what i get after I dress like woman…Now I can be a very happy fagged ”

    :D :D :D :D

  • October 14, 2006 at 7:47 pmS

    yay! interesting! why do all these yuri have elder/etoile…

  • October 14, 2006 at 8:10 pmOskarAnly

    I’m looking forward to this…

  • October 14, 2006 at 8:11 pmOskarAnly

    This is way too good.

  • October 14, 2006 at 8:25 pmTyrenol

    But was Mizuho able to use the bathroom without having to hold it in?

  • October 14, 2006 at 9:09 pmHudson

    Hermaphodite….. boy’s soul trapped in a girls body…. boy transformed into a girl… either one that can’t be a guy…..

  • October 14, 2006 at 9:57 pmZzz…

    Mizuho is going to become the next Elder…>_

  • October 14, 2006 at 10:02 pmRin

    haha! well out of all the shoujo ai i have seen i still love Maria-sama ga miteru theres nothing more orignal then that. well atleast i haven’t seen any other that has the same kinda thing going on in MariMite. Kannaduki no miko is like yami no boushi and now strawberry panic is like Otome wa boku ni koishiteru. i wonder what else is coming…

    anyways im looking forward to this episode..how clever can shion be to figure out mizuho is a guy and whats with the dressing room scene?

  • October 14, 2006 at 10:13 pmryohei

    sometimes he looks flat sometimes he looks big lol wtf

  • October 14, 2006 at 10:16 pmmodafoca

    So, is it going to be 12 episodes only? It’s obvious from the 2nd episode title the route the anime will follow… But from the pace it’s going, I feel that the story will be underdeveloped and the ending will be rushed.

  • October 14, 2006 at 10:36 pmLunar

    i disagree wit rin. kannazuki no miko is nothing like yamibou. unless youre talking bout the blond and blue hairs, i see nothing else similar. on the other hand, im reallie enjoying this show! haha, its very entertaining. cant wait to watch the subbed version

  • October 14, 2006 at 10:41 pmasian182

    kinda reminds me of strawberry panic with all the yuri i think but this time it actually has a guy though i cant really call him a guy right now hehehehe and whats nu is now we have another girl in the mix that knos the “dreadful secret” of mizuho hehehe lol

  • October 14, 2006 at 10:41 pmotaku

    haha, this anime is funny!

  • October 14, 2006 at 10:44 pmhitomi

    yay! 2nd ep is out. ive been lookin forward to this the whole week!

  • October 15, 2006 at 2:04 amShiNN

    I still don’t get if Mizuho has fake or boobs or…


    … real ones.


  • October 15, 2006 at 3:13 amsupers


    sorry to burst your bubble but they’re fake. I highly doubt this is going to spoil anything as it’s only mentioned during the sex scenes from the game. The game is pretty good imo, the LE box came with some nice stuff.

  • October 15, 2006 at 3:13 amTekneek

  • October 15, 2006 at 4:10 am*Chi*

    “All the Strawberry Panic parallels aside, I’m still really enjoying this show for the same reasons that I stated last week. Fun, entertaining show”

    Nihahaha, you are really a man Omni :D
    Yeah, this show makes me laughing a lot, YURI FTW ^-^

  • October 15, 2006 at 5:48 amJarod

    boobs groping are the best and yeah now that you mentioned, no wonder I felt like I’ve known Shion voice. I can’t believe it’s hikari from strawberry panic. Hmm what you said was right. Elder more less Etoile and Shion almost Shizuma…hmm interesting

  • October 15, 2006 at 7:38 amvia

    i love this anime.. oh god… i swear this is the best anime:P

  • October 15, 2006 at 8:03 amEld

    god dam no matter how pretty Mizuho is she is still a guy )_(

  • October 15, 2006 at 9:10 amakurashy

    and here i’m thinking why in the hell he is moaning are those real boobs for him ? :|

  • October 15, 2006 at 10:08 amYyi

    Woah…that was entertaining.
    At the rate Mizuho is going, he’s going to get exposed to the whole school. And he looks more like a girl in the anime than in the game.

    I think his boobs are genetically engineered and are complete with an entire nervous system within them. Other than that, I doubt there’s any reasonable explanation as to why he’s moaning upon getting his boob rub.

    Damn, I never knew that I could put ‘his’ and ‘boobs’ together before watching this anime.

  • October 15, 2006 at 12:05 pmEndZ

    Fake “boobs” or not you decide

    Its a bit NSFW but nothing really shown

    Show Spoiler ▼

  • October 15, 2006 at 1:16 pmGStrike-

    the pink/purple hair girl reminds me of Asa-senpai …

  • October 15, 2006 at 1:39 pmGil

    Evil Nagisa.

    I thought Shion was a guy…or she’s just too smart.

  • October 15, 2006 at 2:09 pmterelildevil

    lol oh wow so this is what i’ll be watching after Strawberry Panic lol!!!

  • October 15, 2006 at 5:07 pmEleutheria

    Didn’t catch the zipper bit (tsubou no chakku?). Was kind of surprised Shion turned out to be such a character.

  • October 15, 2006 at 6:07 pmOmni

    「ズボンのチャック」 (zubon no chakku)

  • October 15, 2006 at 6:10 pmtensai_otaku

    What a guy that what too much yuri animes could possibly ask for:

    ” I want some boobs…so i can moleste myself :lol: ”

    :D -> the power of YURI changing the world
    ” LUC don´t go to the lesbian side ”
    ” But master yoda….I´ve alredy bought the dress….!!!” :D :D

  • October 15, 2006 at 6:18 pmcoco-0106

    ehhh…i’m not too into this show as strawberry panic, at least that show had some story to it. This one…theres just too much yuri for my taste.

  • October 15, 2006 at 7:51 pmFury

    booo i need a new source for reborn T_T

  • October 15, 2006 at 11:33 pmdxanato

    I like 2 episode I seen so far. I will see the whole season.

  • October 16, 2006 at 12:09 amJarod

    There isn’t yuri in this show. Shion already figure out Mizuho’s a male. If she happens to fall for him, this could not be yuri/shojou-ai

  • October 19, 2006 at 12:16 amBlack valley necromancer

    Strawberry panic 2? hehe…

  • October 24, 2006 at 11:59 pmayoyo

    i really looking forward to this show… REALLY! shion totally rocks! eheheee..
    ah.. im going nuts!

  • January 10, 2007 at 9:54 amFelt

    I really thought this was a very amusing episode. Especially whenever Shion and Mariya start fondling Mizuho’s breast pads. I really laughed, BIG TIME.

  • December 2, 2007 at 7:00 pmravemk

    this king of genre are bteeter off in manga. check out Boku no fatatsu no tsubabsa and u will know wat im taking about.

  • December 2, 2007 at 7:08 pmravemk

    after my first post had so much spelling mistake in it. i had to redeem myself. yes its true that every anime/manga thAT is done like this is simpliar ( too simpliar ) this one is realy funny especially the ova. not to mention it so u cute aswell. kawai~ .

    cant wait for the second season