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Suzuka – 18

Short Summary:
Knowing that he has to get a good present for Honoka’s birthday, Yamato asks the girls around him on what he should give her. He even turns down a date with Honoka so that he can search for her present. In the end, he asks Suzuka to go shopping with him. The two eventually find a necklace, being sold by the newspaper girl, that Yamato buys. Meanwhile, Honoka thinks that Yamato has forgotten her birthday until Yuuka tells her that he’s out buying a gift for her. She’s delighted that he hasn’t forgotten until she sees him chatting happily with Suzuka on the street after having bought the necklace. The next day, Yamato presents Honoka with her present, and she’s still quite happy to receive it. Yamato is surprised that Honoka knows that he lied about going out with Yasunobu the day before (which was his excuse for searching for her present) and about him looking for the gift with Suzuka. But Honoka still doesn’t really seem to mind. It’s not until Yamato starts to talk at length about the time he spent with Suzuka looking for the necklace that Honoka starts to remember how happy he looked when she saw him with Suzuka the day before. Because of this, she gives back the present.

Yamato…is an idiot… Honoka forgave him for lying to her about going out with Yasunobu and even forgave him for going out with Suzuka instead to look for a gift for her. But he had to go and continue talking about his day with Suzuka, and that just blew right up in his face. Granted, taking Suzuka along in the first place probably wasn’t the best idea, but to basically rub in Honoka’s face is a really stupid move on Yamato’s part.
The hole in the wall strikes again! The biggest difference between this episode and the manga is that the final scene is changed to be outside Yamato and Suzuka’s rooms. Instead of having Suzuka crawl through the hole to see what was going on, here we have Suzuka waiting outside. The conversations are basically the same, so the change in setting really doesn’t matter. Though I still think that they shouldn’t have left the hole out…
And if you haven’t figured out where this is going, the next episode title should clue you in: 「別離」 (Separation).

November 2, 2005 at 6:51 pm
  • November 2, 2005 at 7:05 pmBlah

    Honoka fanboys will start blaming Suzuka for everything, when it’s the mangaka thats messing around with everyone’s feelings by writing this story. Not unexpected, considering how much the story has been messing everyone’s feelings around. Return of shinbun/cable teribi onee-san rocks though, once again this utterly random character(great creation by the mangaka) totally mess up the status quo between the characters, hahahaha. 3 for 3 now. XD

  • November 2, 2005 at 7:39 pmcleanh2o

    woooooottt cant wait for summary

  • November 2, 2005 at 8:11 pmWarukyure

    Great job Yamoto! you know exactly what to do to screw up relationships.

    Seriously, i know its the name of the show but why suzuka, for god sakes, Honoka is much more caring and forgiving and just overall a better choice


  • November 2, 2005 at 8:25 pmRasmiel

    Sometimes, I can’t help but to think if Yamato is actually mentally ill.

  • November 2, 2005 at 8:32 pmCindy

    i think suzuka is a kewl name. and i think sooner or later hes goin to hook up wit aashina LOL

  • November 2, 2005 at 8:33 pmCindy

    ive watched all the episodes in 1 day LOL

  • November 2, 2005 at 8:57 pmMiharu

    yamato is an idiot !! he doesn’t deserve a good grl like her !!

  • November 2, 2005 at 8:59 pmfisherman horizon

    Yup I agree. The hole should be there. It was the “thing” that connect suzuka and yamato in the first place. But the anime omit it.

    Since the title for next episode is pretty clear, I guess most would know what will happen. THose who read manga would definitely know what would happen.

  • November 2, 2005 at 9:10 pmNika

    gosh, what a dumbass. xD i think yamato… doesn’t have an effing brain at all. sheesh. >_

  • November 2, 2005 at 10:40 pmcyw1988

    it is like love hina without the wall in the ceiling… LOLX

  • November 2, 2005 at 10:41 pmcyw1988

    correction: hole XD

  • November 3, 2005 at 12:40 amSuginami (rus)

    Honoka fanboys – GTTH!))) I like Suzuka more and more with every new episode now)

  • November 3, 2005 at 2:53 amdojikyo

    I haven’t read the manga but I would think that the hole in the wall didn’t make considering the fact that the building isn’t a slum. That the hole in the wall would be to similiar to the hole in the roof in Love Hina or the hole in the wall in Honey&Clover, Maison Ikkoku, etc.

  • November 3, 2005 at 3:39 amZoof

    how can you sympathize with Asahina though after the first 12 episodes of guiltless stone cold rejection she gave Yamato countlessly?

    seriously i hope that when the ending does take place at the end of the series, that she gets run over and dies instead of Yamato to mirror the last abrupt relationship she had with that Yamato-clone guy.

    i would have to agree, Yamato means well but only in a mentally retarded way, how can a main character be so frigging stupid since he knew already how emotionally naive Honoka was all along.

  • November 3, 2005 at 5:22 amyogi

    I hope Yamato ends up with Suzuka. Not because I am a Suzuka fan, its for the sake of Honoka. This guy is just too dense.

  • November 3, 2005 at 10:20 amCindy

    lol yea hes hopeless >.

  • November 3, 2005 at 10:38 amaxel

    lol yamato’s an idiot, he doesn’t deserve honoka, good luck with suzuka, retard!

  • November 3, 2005 at 4:39 pmJubo

    I never notice the hole… Why did they present the hole in the first episode then??? Pointless…

    Anyways… The hole reminds me of Love Hina.

    BTW – GJ Yamato, what a way to break a girl’s heart.

  • November 3, 2005 at 5:21 pmcleanh2o


  • November 3, 2005 at 11:07 pmfisherman horizon

    i dont think there’s a hole in the wall for anime at all. Only in manga, and its a centerpiece for suzuka and yamato conversation. but they managed to omit it without spoiling the anime

  • November 7, 2005 at 10:05 amCindy

    lol wth

  • November 7, 2005 at 11:48 ammengesharingan

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  • November 7, 2005 at 6:44 pmdivine

    If Yamato always knew exactly what to do, we’d have a pretty dull anime series now wouldn’t we? :P

    You have to give the guy a break though, I mean, most people have been where he is now and if you didn’t talk to others much about things, you would be pretty naive with relationships as well. They’re in high school and it’s his first relationship, so I can totally sympathize with him. Just go back and remember all the stupid things you did in your first relationship. :P