「会長はお姉ちゃん／プール掃除でお約束」 (Kaichou wa Onee-chan/ Puuru Souji de o Yakusoku)
“The President is Onee-chan / Pool Cleaning Promise”
I sense a sister yuri love triangle in the formation even as the kissing gets heavier and hotter!
I feel like we’ve only gotten the tip of the iceberg with Yuu’s older sister and president of the student council Sonoda Mitsuki (Fujita Saki). Her suspicion about Yuu-chan and Haruka’s relationship is of course well deserved, but what I appreciated was that they didn’t make a big deal about her finding out. I mean, she found out immediately and there was no drama! Though I do admit that having them try to hide it from her for a while might have been entertaining.
The big question is, is Mitsuki smitten with Haruka? All that doki doki business when she was bringing them drinks would seem to indicate a little something. If not that will be a huge red herring (at least to me), and if so…well, I’m all for it! Why do I say that? Because Haruka x Yuu are a total OTP, and nothing will break them up. All Mitsuki would do is add a little spice and comedy to the whole situation, and I’m okay with that. After all, she’s been pretty fun so far.
Yuu – Embarrassed or Protecting Their Relationship?
One of the more interesting lines was when Yuu was getting all embarrassed about the shameless swimsuits Haruka modified. She said something like “If our secret leaks out, our relationship will be over!” What I find fascinating – and often, morally troubling – about shows like this is that they’re not trying to take a moral or social stance on the subject of same-sex couples, but the subject matter pretty much demands it. While Haruka would already have them up on the altar in a pair of wedding dresses, Yuu-chan seems to think there’s something wrong with their relationship…or maybe not. Honestly I think she’s just embarrassed, but the words she chooses to use to hide that are at least indicative of the culture they live in, and it’s one that doesn’t go “Yuri couples? Full power ahead Captain, this is a sure thing!” Which is a shame I think, because yeah equality and all that, but also look at them!!
Looking Ahead – Turning Up the Heat
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – I think Yuu’s onee-chan might have a crush on Haruka? If not, at least we still have Haruka’s oppai \o/ #桜Trick 03
- Mitsuki sleeps with her glasses on. That’s some fidelity to the meganekko ideal!
- I want to play with Shizuku’s twintails! So jealous…
- Cheerleader Haruka is fine too.
- Face-planting into onee-chan’s oppai is fine too!
- Delicious legs are fine too!!
- Kissing on the floor is fine too!!!
- Haruka in a swimsuit is–!!!1! *nosebleeds everywhere* I’m okay. I…I think I’m going to make it.
- Blushing Yuu-chan + storage room kiss + looking longingly into each other’s eyes OHHHHHH GOOOODDDSSSSS–!! *massive, crippling nosebleed* *dies of ero-moe* *worth it*
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