Those are the components that make up our lovely Mizuho-chan, which I realized after watching this episode. Yes, Mizuho’s made up of Yui Horie, trap, GAR and pure winnage. It’s undeniable.
The school festival is finally here and everyone generally has fun.Mizuho’s class is doing the planetarium exhibition successfully, Kana’s class is selling assorted accessories and Yukari’s class is a _meido_ cafe.
Meanwhile, Mariya is still feeling irritated and jealous over how much Mizuho has changed in to a stronger and kinder person (ironically, as a woman rather than a man XD). The upcoming play with the Student Council increases her jealousy even more as she discovers the climax is a kiss scene when she offers to become Mizuho’s practice partner the day before.
Before the Student Council’s play, the group watches the Theater Club’s one, with Kana and Kei looking pretty awesome. The play, however makes Mariya more and more irritated and she runs off before it finishes. When the turn comes for the Student Council’s play, she intentionally avoids it by manning the booth at the planetarium.
Meanwhile, the play is going on successfully, with Mizuho and Takako acting in full earnest. An accident happens, however, towards the end, as Takako’s costume gets caught on a nail and ripped half (cleanly, I might add). Shocked, Mizuho springs in to action, covering Takako with his cape and kissing her for real to stop her embarrassed screams. Mariya walks in at the exact moment and runs off in shock.
After the play ends, Mizuho apologises to Takako for the kiss earlier, but Takako thanks Mizuho for not getting her shamed in front of the whole school and runs off to the Student Council office, where her calm facade drops, showing her nervousness. Mariya, meanwhile, is hiding in the church and realizes she likes Mizuho.
Otoboku is definitely going well beyond expectations. The story is nicely developing in to a Mariya vs Takako for Mizuho’s love. Mariya does seem to have the upper hand though, since she knows Mizuho quite well, but I’m still rooting for Takako :P. So far though, Mizuho hasn’t really shown any clear signs of interest towards both, although he should be aware of the changes in both. I wonder who will win in the end….
Anyways, Takako 4TW!