Hourou Musuko – 08
「春 ～Brand new me～」 (Haru ～Brand new me～)
“Spring ~Brand new me~”
Flashfoward to spring now, and the classes have been redistributed. It seems like Takatsuki got through to Chiba, at least partly, as she returned to school. I feel she has opened up a bit — at least to everyone except Sarashima (who is still blissfully ignorant of her hate). Chiba also got Takatsuki to grow out her hair, and I have to agree that it looks better. Sarashima wore a guy’s uniform again, and it looks pretty good as well; perhaps Takatsuki will do it sometime as well. She starts with wearing a tie, but that’s actually pretty normal for school uniforms for either gender. It’s too bad she’s still acting distant from Nitori, because as she has already rejected him there’s really no risk with just being friends.
As for Nitori, he continues to go out with Anna. I really like Nitori’s straightforward, non-hesitant personality; I mean from what I know he has:
- Confessed and asked Takatsuki out
- Confessed love for Anna and asked her out
- Confessed is love of crossdressing to Anna
- Asked if Anna wants to kiss him
I was just thinking that Anna already knows of Nitori’s crossdressing and probably won’t give him too much trouble since that’s how she got interested in him in the first place; Anna confirms exactly that and even lets him dress as a girl in their next date. Unfortunately I also have the suspicion that they are more like “just friends”, as their interactions are mostly quite similar to normal interactions with opposite sex friends. As much as I like Anna’s personality, it’s still probable that Nitori and Takatsuki will get together in the future because they are the main two characters. I like Takatsuki as well of course, and well, I actually find most of the central characters in this series pretty cool.
Takatsuki and Chiba are definitely closer now, maybe in part because Nitori is dating Anna, in sort of breaks their three way tangle. Chiba as anyone can expect, is not fond of Anna at all, even while she admits she’s a “perfect” person. The friction results in an outburst, and Anna finds out about the past relationship between the three. Emotions seriously run deep in this show. It resulted in quite an awkward situation but luckily Nitori manages to defuse the situation , and Anna ends up on good terms with them and even tries to recruit the two for the modeling agency.
Doi is also introduced in this episode as giving trouble for our gender swapped protagonists; but after he sees Nitori with the super hot nee-chan (Yuki-san), he makes up with him. He doesn’t seem that important at this point, but again that’s what I thought of Anna initially.