SHUFFLE! MEMORIES – 04
Nerine OP: 「Pray」 by 永見 はるか (Nagami Haruka)
Watch the OP! Mirror 1 (19.2MB, XviD)
With all the perverts and the guys who don’t like Rin around, it’s Nerine who protects him with her magic, even when such deadly force isn’t necessarily needed. But Nerine has another side to her, one that wants to be able to cook for him. Specifically, when Sia suggests that they have a picnic with everyone making a bento, Nerine finds herself learning how to cook with help from Asa. All of her hard work pays off when she presents to Rin a box of full of tamagoyaki (the only thing she knows how to cook), and he loves it so much that he tries to hoard it all for himself. Later, when Kaede gets sick, Nerine, Sia, and Asa come over to help out with the chores. However, Nerine proves to be inept at cooking or cleaning. Her real worries start after Rin and Sia get lost together during their beach vacation, and the two start to get closer and closer. With rumors that the two are going to be married, Nerine is afraid that Rin had chosen Sia. She goes on a date with Rin, and the two end up at the same playground where they first met. This is where Nerine decides to confess that she’s still in love with Rin.
Nerine ED: 「秘密の森」(Himitsu no Mori) by 永見はるか (Nagami Haruka)
Watch the ED! Mirror 1 (29.3MB, XviD)
Pray is actually one of the few characters songs I recognize and enjoyed since it’s the vocal version of Nerine’s theme Yume to Sora ga Kanaderu Melody, which was my favorite BGM of the original soundtrack. The same can’t be said for the ED, but it’s not that bad either.
Today’s recap covered the Nerine material from episodes four, five, nine, and ten. None of it was about Primula or Nerine’s past, which will likely be saved for the second part of her story. Unlike the two previous character recaps though, this one felt like it didn’t tie together as well, and it’s probably because they’re tying together all these parts of four episodes that didn’t have as common a thread as Kaede or Asa’s stories.
Next week is the first part of Sia’s story.