REC 01

A guy is about to throw his two tickets for a show when his date doesn’t show up, when a girl stops him from doing that and drags him into the show. While watching it, he notices that she’s voicing the lines in the show. After the show, he asks her why she was doing that which she replies that she wants to be Audrey Hepburn. The guy notices his date outside and tries to greet her but stops when the boyfriend appears. The girl then invites him out for a drink to cheer him up in return for giving the ticket to her. While drinking, she reveals that she wants to become a *seiyuu*.

Later, they return home only to find that they live in the same neighbourhood. That night, the guy has vivid nightmare and wakes up to hear the sound of sirens. He rushes out to discover it’s the girl’s house and invites her back home for the night. One thing leads to another and after they introduce themselves, the guy as Matsumaru Fumihiko, the girl as Ondo Aka, they share the same bed, if you get my drift. The next day, she’s gone, leaving a note that she’s going back to her office.

A pretty short, quick and eventful episode, REC kicks off to a impactful start. First off, the art is pretty good, being more on the *kawaii* side more and with great animation. Not much of a wonder since it’s only 11 minutes long. The characters are pretty likable, Aka being quite cute and her *seiyuu* seems to be pretty good.

The sex scene at the end was quite a surprising turn, given the length of time they’ve known each other, but not that shocking, since there’ve been shorter times from meeting to sex. It does make me intrigued on how the series will progress, especially on the relationship side between the two leads. I’m eagerly awaiting for the next episode.

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