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Myself; Yourself   05   01 Myself; Yourself   05   02 Myself; Yourself   05   03
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Summary:

With the Sakura Festival coming up, Nanaka is in the midst of practicing a dance when her uncle comes to check up on her. He tells her that they’ll be using the bonfire after all, and Nanaka apologizes for her selfishness. She then returns to practicing, and it is due to having to practice that she has to miss out on a chance to go to a karaoke box with her friends. Sana doesn’t actually remember anything about the dance, so Aoi reminds him about what it is and how it hasn’t been done in over 10 years. Nanaka admits that she couldn’t refuse to do it because she feels indebted to her uncle, though she doesn’t give Sana a straight answer when he asks why. Sana is later returning home from shopping when he runs into Asami, and the two of them go to a pet store together. She’s picking out a cat collar, but it’s not for her own cat, it’s for cat of the nursing home where she volunteers. Since they’re talking about it, Asami invites Sana to the nursing home this Saturday, and he agrees to come.

Nanaka just happens to be walking by the pet shop and notices the two inside. She at first gets jealous and starts running off, but right as she relents and turns back around, the two come out. After Sana explains how he met Asami by coincidence and how they’re going to volunteer together, he invites Nanaka to come too. He pauses mid-sentence because he realizes that she has to practice for the dance, but Nanaka insists that she’ll come. When that Saturday comes, the three go to the nursing home together, and it turns out that Shuri is volunteering there too. While Sana gets roped into playing a video game with one of the seniors, Asami notices that the nursing home’s pet java sparrow is missing from its cage, and they think that it might have escaped. Asami also sees that one of the residents, a woman named Kajii, isn’t around, and learns that she’s feeling a little sick. It seems that Kajii has been acting odd since her grandchild died at the beginning of the year, and she recently disappeared for a while only to come back with her hands all muddy.

They decide to all go visit Kajii, but when the old woman sees Nanaka, she thinks she’s seeing her grandchild Motoko. After they make her realize that Nanaka isn’t her grandchild, Kajii calms down and apologizes. Surprisingly, Motoko had also played the violin, and Kajii has her violin in memory of her. Sana suggests that Nanaka play something, but she gets a flashback of flames and apologizes because she can’t. When they’re later walking home together, Sana apologizes to Nanaka, but she doesn’t blame him and tells him not to worry about it. The day of the festival soon arrives, and Sana goes to the festival with Aoi. After having some fun at the various booths with Shuusuke and Shuri, the group passes by Nanaka who is helping to man the shrine’s booth. Nanaka eyes the plushie that Sana won at the shooting booth, and she is right about to ask him for it when Hinako spots them. Hinako is so excited about the plushie that Sana gives it to her instead, and that makes Nanaka a little envious. Since Nanaka is busy at the booth, Sana and Hinako then leave her and rejoin their friends.

As Nanaka prepares for the dance by dousing herself with water, a crowd gathers around the stage where she’ll be performing. Sana and friends have managed to get themselves in the very front, and Shuri starts telling the others about the legend of the twin hills where wishes supposedly get granted when sakura trees bloom on both hills. It seems that in old times, this dance was dedicated to the twin sakura trees to pray for a good harvest. However, if you go even further back, it wasn’t a dance – it was a sacrifice where people were buried alive. This is actually all stuff Shuri learned from Kajii. In any case, Nanaka’s dance soon starts, and it goes very well. Afterwards, Sana finds her alone and compliments her on her performance. As he is suggesting that she join them in walking around the festival, something scampers by Nanaka’s feet and scares her into clinging onto Sana. It turns out to be just a raccoon dog, and Nanaka lets go of Sana in embarrassment. They soon start laughing about it, but right as they’re about to join hands, Hinako finds them and interrupts them.

Preview:

Myself; Yourself   05   Preview 01 Myself; Yourself   05   Preview 02 Myself; Yourself   05   Preview 03

Well, I think it’s safe to say that Nanaka’s secret has to do with fire and why she’s staying at the shrine. Did something happen to her parents? This probably goes back to who that man is surrounded by flames in the OP. Sana should just go privately ask Shuri or Shuusuke since they seem to know what’s going on, but I guess he’s not curious enough yet. Regardless, I imagine that the series will now end with Sana helping Nanaka get over it and her playing the violin again, probably finishing that song.

As for the old lady Kajii stuff this episode, it was all a bit weird and not quite fitting for the series in terms of atmosphere. I’m not sure how or if it relates to the main story (aside from showing that Nanaka refuses to play the violin), but it seems that Kajii might have buried the bird and is planning to bury the cat in an effort to bring her dead grandchild back or something. I don’t know where they’re going with that, or even if they’re going to come back to it since next episode is breaking some of this momentum and switching to another Hinako episode. I question that decision, but hopefully it won’t be a completely wasted episode.

October 30, 2007 at 3:14 pm
39 comments »
  • October 30, 2007 at 3:24 pmraphy

    oh no the loli is being attacked (in the preview)…any ways looks like a good ep.

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:28 pmGynok

    Oo – funky ep….who’s the geek watchin static on the tv??

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:29 pmX

    LoL ya, i guess the next episode would be about Hinako again, this time she will most likely be after Sana, or become his imouto. I hope it is the latter, or else it is kinda pointless to waste an episode of Hinako this time liking Sana then getting rejected again, it is the same thing as what happened to Shuusuke, would be better if they just get along as a sibling relationship since they both have in common are family issues and such.

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:45 pmreggie

    really like this show

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:54 pmDiabolikul

    school days all over again?

  • October 30, 2007 at 3:56 pmHypernova

    So Sana finally takes the plunge into pedo land…

  • October 30, 2007 at 4:14 pmmango

    :) love this show…best of the season for me

  • October 30, 2007 at 4:57 pmKLined

    Sooo, nothing in fact changes with this episode except now ex-tsundere Nanaka has made her transformation over to dumb harem bimbo in record time.

  • October 30, 2007 at 4:58 pmjunior

    este anime es muy bueno

    Pd: los americanos son unos losers jaja..

  • October 30, 2007 at 5:00 pmTimoshi Huang

    older guy + baby girl = love???? omg @________________@

  • October 30, 2007 at 5:06 pmStoRm

    Oh for God’s sake the girl is ten. TEN!! Why are the Japanese so fixated with paedophilia?

  • October 30, 2007 at 5:19 pmKagami

    Pd: los americanos son unos losers jaja..
    ———————————–
    XD, Yes, yes they are….

  • October 30, 2007 at 5:30 pmLhy

    Beats me, StoRm xD And incest!
    To me, this is also the best anime this season, I’m loving it.

  • October 30, 2007 at 5:54 pmDarkReign

    He is 16, she is 10. Its only 6 years. If she were 20 and he was 26, there would be nothing bad about it, but i dont really get why so many people are upset about it.

  • October 30, 2007 at 6:00 pmAnonymous

    because they are statutorily raping each other **nod**
    if they were 20 and 26, that wouldn’t be the case

  • October 30, 2007 at 6:10 pmZzz…

    With a rich modern diet girls can become sexually mature and by that I mean start producing viable eggs as early as 12. But that’s extreme cases. And I doubt that is something the Japanese can manage what with the overexposure they get of mercury and lead in their diet. But still Hinako’s just a tad too early with even that generous criteria. I honestly can’t take her seriously as a contender in romantic relationships.

  • October 30, 2007 at 6:19 pmAiras

    Girls matures much faster…..

  • October 30, 2007 at 6:29 pmZzz…

    They MAY do so but that’s usually in junior high and high school and with regard to coping through puberty. At 10 they pretty much do the female equivalent of eating their booger. Emotional maturity is not completely tied to physical maturity but there is still some connection. Brain cells still have to mature and shift into proper pathways. Experience is also important. You must experience alot before you can put feelings into ANY sort context. The stoic, mature, and wise loli doesn’t exist in nature and if she does there is a problem with her mental and emotional growth.

  • October 30, 2007 at 6:31 pmRembr

    Lol Zzz?

    This anime: rapid raising of flags -> all demolished.

    And now, a yandere grandma oh my!

  • October 30, 2007 at 6:34 pmNiou

    I agree that having Hinako after Sana would be dumb.

  • October 30, 2007 at 7:25 pmGun

    good show!

  • October 30, 2007 at 7:56 pmtom

    this has been one of my favorite series this seasons, just from this screen cap alone.
    http://randomc.net/image/Myself;%20Yourself/Myself;%20Yourself%20-%2005%20-%20Large%2026.jpg

    Gotta love that Aoi-chan

  • October 30, 2007 at 8:07 pmanonimus

    To those who are complaining:

    You are not being forced to watch this show. If you don’t like what’s happening then don’t watch it. Unfortunately you are not in control of how this show is going so either watch it or don’t. Simpl as that -_-;

    Anyways, This is one of my top 5 anime this fall.

  • October 30, 2007 at 8:12 pmStoRm

    DarkReign:

    It’s not so much the romantic aspect that concerns me. It’s the fact that so often in anime, extremely underaged girls are portrayed in a sexualised context as fanservice. Take the preview pictures for example. Hinako dressing/undressing, Sana on top of Hinako, Hinako taking a shower. Obviously Sana has no malicious intent, but the sexual implication is there.

    Don’t get me wrong i like this show; i just don’t like it when animators throw in this stuff and expect us to lap it up like dogs.

  • October 30, 2007 at 8:16 pmStoRm

    To those who are complaining about the complainers:

    You are not being forced to agree with us. If you don’t like our opinions, ignore them. Unfortunately, you are not in control of what we type here so either read the comments, or don’t. Simple as that -_-;

  • October 30, 2007 at 8:35 pmpadfoot

    nanaka is sooo unconfidence of herself… i’m sure the person asami really love is nanaka and no one else she should’t keep on thinking of that way..

  • October 30, 2007 at 8:59 pmTerry-Kun

    okay…who the heck mentioned school days again…this is nothing like it! lol i hope hinako isnt after sana…just admiring him a little oo?

  • October 30, 2007 at 9:12 pmDan

    I’m at the 13:00 mark of the episode. Seems like Nanaka also has some traumatic experiences in her past, just like Sana.

    -D

  • October 30, 2007 at 10:07 pmhobli

    Nanaka is so cute in this episode ^_^ but what’s with the creepy gramma at the end

  • October 30, 2007 at 10:50 pmKiri

    Maybe Hinako will like sana instead shunsuke?? go Nanaka, win agaisnt asami and hinako!

  • October 31, 2007 at 12:20 amarigatou

    I finally have some speculation regarding Nanaka not playing a violin. Her favorite violin that her teacher gave was burned along with the house (She was rescued by that white haired old man that been shown in the opening in flames). She is no longer confident to recreate the music that she created supposed to do for Sana.

    Hmm looks like Hinako has something up on her sleeves next episode seducing Sana after she saw him hugged by Nanaka (maybe Sana joke around too so he won’t hurt her feelings considering the pic on the preview)

    Conclusion: Sana is really slow like Yuji, not knowing the feelings of girls around them exception of Hinako. (Maybe Sana is being reminded by something that’s why he is very kind with Hinako)

  • October 31, 2007 at 12:34 amkiryuu

    Hmm… In line with your thoughts Omni.. mutual help Sana <-> Nanaka perhaps.. assuming there isn’t something seriously screwed up with Sana ^^;;

  • October 31, 2007 at 1:10 pmRaven

    Nanaka is overly jealous of everyone except her friends, she got all upset when Sana gave Hinako that doll>.>

  • October 31, 2007 at 1:43 pmQuikbeam

    The end of this episode was really strange. specially since the old lady was holding the cat, then the collar just dropped. which leads me to believe she might have killed the cat. however, she was looking at Nanaka on the TV at the time, so what im thinking is that she sacrificed the cat and the bird in order to place them under the sakura trees on the twin hills. much like the legend of the twin hills states, and is hoping that Nanaka becomes her grand daughter. or she is thinking on killing Nanaka to sacrifice her for her wishes to come true. this might be somewhat of a stretch, but it seems that otherwise the crazy old lady and that legend, that she obviously knows well because of her husband would have no place in the story.

  • October 31, 2007 at 10:17 pmMooMoo

    That grandma creeps me the hell out.
    From the collar dropping at the end, I have a feeling that she buried the cat already.

  • November 1, 2007 at 1:22 amFlameStrike

    Hm I don’t think Sana’s quite as slow as Yuji. He probley has trouble seeing Nanaka as a potential girl friend but he’s atleast able to read the mood to a certaint point and make inferances. He also scored but Hinako’s timeing is really good (or bad.)

  • November 2, 2007 at 2:56 amFreeter

    LOL, “Nice Boat” ending w/grandma Kotonoha.

    “we’re finally alone, Motoko…”

  • November 2, 2007 at 4:56 pmLuis

    remember in the first episode when sana remembers he being in the train five years ago and saw his friend yelling but he couldn’t hear it because of the train’s noise that maybe have something to do with the fire in nanaka’s memorie.

  • November 7, 2007 at 6:07 amraimaru2880

    Dont you think Kaji buried the kitten alive by the end of the episode?