As some girls are walking to school, they see a new, beautiful figure approaching, who is followed closely by friend Mikado Mariya. The new girl, Mizuho, remembers that it all started back in May. Mizuho is actually a guy and had learned that his grandfather’s last will wanted him to enroll in the Seiou Girl’s Academy. He had objected since he was male and this was a girl’s school, but Mariya had pulled out her makeup kit and used it to make him indistinguishable from a real girl. This disguise now has the headmaster commenting on how Mizuho is just like his mother, who had also come to this school. The only two teachers who know that Mizuho’s secret are this headmaster and Kajiura-sensei. The latter introduces Mizuho to his new classmates, and Mizuho becomes unnerved by the all the girls’ stares because he thinks he’ll soon get exposed. Actually, all of them find him very pretty, and rumors quickly spread throughout the school about the new girl. Even student council president Itsukushima Takako notices the commotion and hears about Mariya being Mizuho’s childhood friend.
Mizuho meanwhile gets surrounded by girls as they try to learn more about him. He excuses himself becomes he really needs to use the restroom, but when he gets there, he can’t make himself go in despite affirming to himself that he’s a girl. In the end, he decides to endure it until he gets to the dorm. After school, he’s running to meet Mariya when Mizuho stops because he catches sight of another beautiful girl. This dark-haired girl says a simple gokigenyou as she passes him, leaving Mizuho speechless. When he finally meets up with Mariya and arrives at his new dorm, the first thing Mizuho does is ask where the restroom is. After Mizuho rushes in and relieves himself, Mariya immediately checks the bathroom and sees that he left the toilet seat up. She smacks him because his actions could give away the fact that he’s not a girl, though their ensuing tussle is interrupted by the arrival of Kamioka Yukari. She’s very excited to meet Mizuho, but Mariya breaks up the meeting because Mizuho still has luggage to sort through.
As he goes up to his room, Mizuho encounters another girl trying to carry a tea set up the stairs. Mizuho helps this girl out, and learns that she’s Suouin Kana. Since Kana was bringing the tea to the new student’s room, the two are actually headed to the same place. Mizuho finds out that his new room is completely pink, and also that that the lowerclassmen here serve the upperclassmen. Yukari helps Mariya, and Kana is now going to be taking care of Mizuho. Kana has always wanted an onee-sama like Yukari had, and Mizuho can’t say no to her. Later that night, Mizuho is wondering why his grandfather left such a will when Mariya comes by to visit again. Mariya catches Mizuho staring at her chest, so Mariya takes off her shirt to reveal her lingerie. Actually, Mariya is here to hold a welcome pajama party for Mizuho, and Kana and Yukari join them. Since Mizuho is in normal clothes, Mariya rips them off and gives him some pajamas. Yukari and Kana end up jumping on and rubbing themselves against Mizuho as Mariya watches on. Mizuho can’t help but wonder what’s going to happen from now on.
ED: 「Beautiful Day」 by 榊原ゆい (Sakakibara Yui)
Watch the ED! Mirror 1 Mirror 2 (33MB, XviD)
While I don’t really care for the opening song, the ending was rather catchy. And in fact, the ED animation was pretty cute with the super-deformed versions of the characters.
This first episode left me with a smile on my face. I can’t really say that the story or animation is superb, but it’s just that I had a lot of fun watching this. They didn’t cover much more than introducing the characters here, but you can tell immediately what type of show this is likely going to be. I mean come on, the episode opens with Horie Yui moaning. The word pseudo-yuri comes to mind. It’s pseudo only because Mizuho is a guy, but for all intents and purposes, he looks like a girl. And I’m sure that as the story goes on, most of the cast will learn about it/figure it out. They need Ouran-style light bulbs for those times.
I’m not expecting much from this series, so if the rest of the show is like this first episode, I probably still enjoy it. And if by chance the story actually becomes good, then it’ll be a pleasant surprise.