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Summary:

With a holiday coming up, Charlotte asks Teppei out on a date and gets Sylvia’s permission since Sylvia is technically still Teppei’s fiancée. Sylvia acts like it doesn’t matter to her, but her father notices her acting strange later because she’s not talking about Teppei like she normally does. Her father just wants happiness for her and as long as she has that, he doesn’t mind if she forgets her home country or him or her mother. Sylvia later calls up Charlotte wanting to talk about Teppei, but after a long silence, all she can manage to do is to send her regards. The next day, Charlotte and Teppei spend their time together in Osaka, and she makes him treat her as a normal girl instead of a princess. After introducing Charlotte to takoyaki, the two talk about the cooks in their family, which in Teppei’s case was his mother. They then board the famous ferris wheel, and in continuing to talk about his mother, Teppei reveals that she died with his father. Charlotte feels that he shouldn’t talk about his mother in the past tense since she’s still in his heart, and as long as he’s alive, those feelings aren’t things of the past.

Because Charlotte starts feeling cold, the conversation turns to her dislike of winter, so Teppei tells her all the things that make winter in Japan nice. Charlotte thinks that if Teppei shows her what makes it enjoyable, then she’ll come to like it too, and the two pinky-swear on the promise. Afterward, Charlotte asks Teppei about marrying Sylvia, but he’s unsure, so Charlotte tells him about their childhood together and how Sylvia lost her mother to an accident. Sylvia had missed her mother greatly and had even tried writing to god to get her back, and hearing all this causes Teppei to reflect on how the rich don’t have it all either. After getting off the ferris wheel, Teppei figures out what he should do for the party he has to host. While he’s getting excited about it, Charlotte surprises him by hugging him from behind because she wants him to make another promise to her: not to forget her. When Teppei questions why she’s suddenly bringing this up though, she acts like it was nothing and tells him to forget it.

Preview

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Not surprisingly, this turned out to be a fairly story-heavy episode, but all the dating, promises, and jealousy is the great stuff that love triangle romances are made of. Based on how Charlotte acted this week and how her intent was only to borrow Teppei from Sylvia, it sounded like she won’t be sticking around for long and fears that she’ll have to return home, perhaps to her own arranged marriage or something. That might also explain why, even though you’d think that she wouldn’t want to mention her rival in love during a date, she brought up the topic of marrying (her friend) Sylvia and why she talked about Sylvia’s past. It’s still relatively early, but I can already think of a lot of different scenarios where Teppei would have to “rescue” her to fulfill his winter promise or where the fulfillment of that promise will be her last great memory of him before having to leave.

Of course, there’s also Sylvia, so it’s probably not that clear cut. Speaking of which, I’m not quite sure where they’re going with the stuff about Sylvia’s mother and that somewhat touching flashback scene. It seemed like just another thing that she and Teppei can relate on, but that locket is likely important. On a somewhat different note, I had to do a double take when I saw the dark void under Charlotte’s nightie in the first half of the episode. I assume it’s bare butt fanservice that got censored and will be available on the DVDs, but given that, I hope whatever is next episode gets the same treatment.

August 4, 2009 at 10:02 pm
35 comments »
  • August 4, 2009 at 10:10 pmAmatsu

    lol at ur last sentence

  • August 4, 2009 at 10:13 pmMegas

    These censors are starting to get on my nerves.

  • August 4, 2009 at 10:15 pmleo

    is this for boys, girls or both

  • August 4, 2009 at 10:16 pmMegas

    @leo: those last 3 preview pics are for no one :P

  • August 4, 2009 at 10:45 pmMeery

    Has Charlotte no shame? Go Sylvia, go! She doesn’t really love him. Take your man back from that overly-developed grey-but-kinda-pink haired charlatan.

  • August 4, 2009 at 10:57 pmChimasternmay

    was a good episode, yea the censors are bothering, but if the series turns out good in the end, ill get to re watch it sooner once the dvd or blue ray start coming out…

    and yeah next week they better do black on those men haha.

  • August 4, 2009 at 10:59 pmCherubium

    I like it and though it has comedy, it has serious undertones.

    I just wish we get to who killed Teppei’s parents.

  • August 4, 2009 at 11:24 pmcutemi2

    Teppei & Charlotte on a date…doki

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  • August 4, 2009 at 11:52 pmMaka

    sigh.. I really hate this sensoring. It’s not like pantsu or bare naked butts aren’t allowed in animes.

  • August 5, 2009 at 12:05 amstarss

  • August 5, 2009 at 12:13 amPhosphatide

    Lawl, fundoshi going whoosh.

  • August 5, 2009 at 12:34 amKagebutsu

    I really hope next episode is NOTHING like the preview.

  • August 5, 2009 at 1:30 amEspada

    sigh cencor <_<

  • August 5, 2009 at 1:59 amTerra

    dman, still love my Sylvia… so far no Sylvia censor, yay.

  • August 5, 2009 at 2:10 amHarems Rule

    Hmmm… We are reaching a point in a 12-13 episode series that is absolutely critical. Teppei’s parents or fully developing Sylvia. There do not appear to be enough episodes to do both well. Worst case scenario would be that both arcs get generic endings whereby Sylvia just flat out gives up, or the deaths were merely necessary to gain control of the Arima group with no other explanation given. If the story is meant to drive the rest of the series, then each episode has to count. Also, I am not sure why the damn party keeps getting set up so heavily. In the best case scenario,the girls will be fully developed, and the series could end with him choosing one of them? If not, the party is the end episode, and everyone vows to continue being friends.

  • August 5, 2009 at 2:46 amJezreel

    yeah, me gustaria ver como va a reaccionar Sylvia ya que se vé que siente celos pero no los demuestra abiertamente, asi que dedusco que le afectó que su mejor amiga Charlotte tuvo un paseo con su “prometido”.

    espero ver el siguiente capitulo.

    saludos

  • August 5, 2009 at 4:38 ambearzerger

    This is getting totally ridiculous. It’s like watching anime censored by 4shitz. I’ll stop watching this show, it’s just no fun the way it is.

  • August 5, 2009 at 4:52 amHarems Rule

    Kagebutsu: I know… If I am looking at those images correctly, we’ve got two dudes wearing fundoshi. I can’t think of any series where I would ever give up 20 minutes of my time to watch that.

  • August 5, 2009 at 7:26 amGrant

    At least they remember the parents, know if we can just get back to the revenge thing…

  • August 5, 2009 at 5:46 pmbobara

    Any idea when the first dvd is supposed to come out? Might want to wait for that instead of following the censored version.

  • August 6, 2009 at 12:23 amChocman

  • August 6, 2009 at 6:02 amAnonymous

    the censoring is still better then that shit they pulled of in rosario+vampire.

  • August 6, 2009 at 7:44 amoutcast

    So what was this scene all about
    http://randomc.net/image/Princess%20Lover!/Princess%20Lover!%20-%2005%20-%2004.jpg
    The idea for a party during the first half wearing masks. Cos it seems teppei got another idea for the party nearing the end.
    Also the censor thing, i thought she was wearing black short pants or something. People who buy dvd’s to see that scene’s butt should dl some porn instead.

  • August 6, 2009 at 7:57 amoutcast

    Also what was the blue day humor. Making fun of a girls period it’s something a sixteen year old would do once and after that never since it’s not that funny.
    Also disturbing http://randomc.net/image/Princess%20Lover!/Princess%20Lover!%20-%2005%20-%2025.jpg

  • August 6, 2009 at 12:37 pmAzar

    I get the feeling that every ‘main’ female character is going to get an episode before any major advancement takes place in the story.

  • August 6, 2009 at 1:34 pmIrie

    Given how much source material is available, this series would be best served going a second season. They have just barely developed the background stories. So far, the writing has done a good job of expression the emotional motivations of each character.

    Charlotte was especially well done this episode. She went from a somewhat shallow character to one that understands grief, sadness and friendship. It almost appears she understands her time with Teppei is at an end. It also seems she will have to leave around the winter. Looks like Sylvia will be taking center stage next episode as she will confront her feelings for Teppei. Just a guess.

    This is really a well done harem anime. At least at this stage of the story.

  • August 6, 2009 at 2:29 pmguy

    I dun’t get it.

    If they censor the episode, why dun’t the censor the ED?
    Half-assed bastards, do the whole thing or don’t do it all together!!!

  • August 6, 2009 at 5:18 pmdivine

    I’m going to start advocating the Princess Lover breast reduction program so they all look better. Reduce those G+ cups to B or C please. k thx.

  • August 7, 2009 at 3:12 amciq666

    it seems that Sylvia is also a princess (of Fj-something country). I just caught the fact about a different country during their dinner talk…:S
    perhaps Seika and Yuu will both be princesses? or can Seika be considered a “hime” already as the daughter of some big company CEO?
    I gotta agree: this show is surprisingly well done or perhaps I just like the fact that the male protagonist isn’t some wimpy person.

  • August 7, 2009 at 4:40 amJonz

    go Sylvie!!!

  • August 7, 2009 at 4:30 pmw00tsauce

    episode 1 of this series in uncensored somewhere o.0 saw a little on daily motion before it got deleted

  • August 7, 2009 at 8:49 pmJTMarsh

    I’m already hooked on this series now looks pretty good….and can’t wait to see the next episode….

    Just find Charolette funny as heck though.

  • August 8, 2009 at 8:13 amshadowblack

    So far I like how the series has turned out. One thing I wonder about:
    Perhaps the attacks against the rich started years ago, with Silvia’s mother being one of the first victims?

    Anyway, I hope for a Teppei/Silvia end. Teppei/Charlotte is just too predictable, and Teppei/Yuu is not much better (it’s a variation “rich guy falling for poor girl”). I just don’t see Teppei/Seika despite her crush on him (maybe it’s because I don’t like her). Besides, how often do you see the main guy falling for and marrying his chosen fiancée? It would be a nice surprise if the two end up together.

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