Hazumu is surprised by the sudden appearance of Janpuu-chan and Sora, who explains he’s here to monitor his progress while Hazumu’s getting sexually harrassed by Janpuu-chan :). The next day, she agonizes on how to keep them both a secret from his parents, but finds out he doesn’t have to worry bout that :P.
Later in school, Hazumu’s telling some friends about how Tomari saved her earlier, eliciting some laughs and yuri-vibes. She spots Yasuna looking from afar, who runs off after being spotted.Yasuna later declines invitations to go out with her friends, as there’s guys with them, and she’s afraid of them. Hazumu tries to approach her too, but she runs off again. Back home, Yasuna’s the only person in the house, with only her dog to keep her company. She feels lonely but takes it in her stride. Meanwhile, Hazumu goes out for a night jaunt, after some advice from Tomari.
The next morning, Hazumu is waiting at Yasuna’s house with the pot containing the flowers that she and her planted together. Hazumu confesses she wants to ber her friend and with a disarming smile, Yasuna accepts both . Back in school, Tomari spots Yasuna and Hazumu replanting the flowers back at it’s original place….
Three episodes in and I’m liking the way that Kashimashi’s going in. All aspects were fully in balance, from humour to character development. I’m proud to say that it’s actually even better than the manga, for now. I really do love they way they gave everyone adequate screentime, without wastage. Undoubtably, this was a more Yasuna focused episode though. I’m pretty sure a lot of anti-Yasuna opinions must be having second thoughts now :).
Yasuna is also given more development, as we see her in a lonely enviroment, aggravated by her condition of not being able to see boys. In essence, she’s just lonely and scared to commit herself to others, fearing loss. Hazumu seems to be the only one she has tried to open her heart to, but now, she’s scared of her feelings towards Hazumu as well, as *yuri* isn’t exactly a social norm in Japan, where it dictates everyone’s actions. I’m sure a lot of Asians will understand this :).
Next episode focuses on the confrontation between Tomari and Yasuna over Hazumu. I’m pretty impressed with the title already, “***Shoujo sankakei***”, or simply put, “**Girl Triangle**”.