Princess Lover! – 03
Teppei fares poorly against Sylvia when he uses a foil, but things even up after Yuu brings him his sword. Sylvia is still a little faster than him though, so he admits defeat, and the two become friends. Sylvia and Charlotte also recommend him for the society club, but Seika opposes him joining since she sees him as an outsider. She feels that he lacks dignity and class, so Teppei vows to develop it, and Seika gives him until the party in a week. The high-class etiquette that Teppei needs is hard for him to learn though, and Charlotte, Sylvia, and Yuu try to teach him. Charlotte in particular instructs him on dancing, and she kisses him on the cheek as a reward in advance. One night, when he’s not practicing, Teppei chats with Yuu about what he’s doing and about making friends and allies. Yuu calls herself his friend, and she tells him how his grandfather helped her and urged her to do what she could, and this inspires Teppei to do his best. When the party finally arrives, Teppei is able to impress everyone with his dance with Charlotte. Seika admits that he did well, but she’s still not entirely satisfied and wants him to host his own party.
I thought I’d like Seika’s character, but after this episode, I really can’t stand her anymore. Her haughty attitude is really annoying, and I wish that Teppei had just slapped her or something. I don’t see why he has to jump through so many hoops for her either. Given how popular and powerful his name is, he should be able to start his own club organization on his own terms. I guess though that this is all moving towards having Seika fall in love with him – which she is already starting to – and becoming one of the people he can trust. I like the other girls so much more than her though. Charlotte’s aggressive flirting is very fun to watch (how is it that she always ends up on top of him?), Yuu is the one who probably understands him the best right now and seems the most mature thanks to all of the character development she’s gotten already, and even Sylvia has had some cute moments. If I were to rate them, I’d say Charlotte = Yuu > Sylvia >>>> Seika.
While I may not have liked Seika, the show itself is still quite entertaining. The battle at the beginning was a little shorter than expected, but at least there was a battle, and plus the humor is still good. I also like how the Yuu scenes are a nice change of pace from the more light-hearted material, and now that all four main girls have become active in the story, I’m curious to see what direction the writers and director go with it once its past the Seika stuff.