Onee-sama.. is.. is a guy?!

Otoboku

Uh.. oh..

This is more of a Mariya episode actually, as the episode starts with her dreaming about a past event where she fell down a cliff and Mizuho saves her, she wakes up at the climax and starts to sneeze. The next day, she’s come down with a cold which obviously worries Mizuho, but Mariya starts to avoid him as her feelings are getting more and more stormy.

In the meantime, Mizuho bumps in to Takako in the library, where an overexcited Takako asks Mizuho to take the part of the male partner of those who don’t have one in the dance night to be held soon under the supervision of the Student Council, to which Mizuho easily agrees.

Otoboku

Attack from the front!

In the end, Mizuho takes Kei’s “Shoumen toppa” advice and confronts Mariya in the form of wiping the sweat off her body which results in Mariya asking him out for a date on the upcoming Sunday. The date comes and they both have fun the whole day, ending with Mariya realising her true relationship with Mizuho.

Otoboku

Bastards!

At school, Takako is returning home late after a day’s worth of hard work and Hisako-sensei, passing by, warns her to be careful since some untoward events have been happening lately. On her way out, Takako is assaulted by two men who want to kidnap her, but luckily, Mizuho and Mariya, coming back from their date, saves her. However, Mizuho’s shirt was ripped at the chest area during the encounter leading to Takako’s realisation of Mizuho’s true gender….

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Onee-sam…!

So finally, the secret’s out. I can safely say that Mariya’s out of the running with this episode and the show is heading towards a Takako ending, but it depends on how Takako’s going take the fact that “Onee-sama” is a guy and has been disguising all this while. From the looks of it, it seems that the secret will be made public and Mizuho’s going to leave the school after the dance night, from what the preview says. But logistics-wise aside, I’m more interested to see how would Takako take the fact that her crush and rescuer is a guy who’s been pretending as a girl all this while.

Other things I’d like make note of is how Mizuho seems to be actually not interested in both girls romantically, as he treats them more of friends rather than looking at them in a romantic light. One could say he’s quite a bit clueless about this things. Nevertheless, he still cares for them in his own ways and I was impressed at his martial arts skills when he fought off the two kidnappers.

Mariya is also an awesome character as well, and I’ve finally come to like her a bit after this episode. I can’t deny I felt a bit of springing towards the Mariya camp fo a bit throughout the episode. Kudos to the writers for wrapping up her character quite well in the final closing curtains of this show.

Anyways the final episode is on Christmas Eve… how fitting. Expect me to spend Christmas blogging about this, XD.

12 Comments

  1. meganeshounen Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 1:38 pm

    Hey, if Takako only didn’t see Mizuho’s ripped shirt and bra, she still might have mistook that as “Oh, Onee-sama’s flat-chested, darn.”.

    It can happen right?

  2. Baka-Kun Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 4:24 pm

    Well I followed your famous maxim in regards to this show Mr.Smartypants, and now I’m worried.
    Thanks to your “advice” I suppose I now have to go pick up some Judy Garland cd’s and Broadway tickets.
    Oh, and how the hell am I gonna explain this to my girlfriend and my folks?

  3. Haesslich Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 6:42 pm

    I warned y’all…. and y’all didn’t believe me. :D I told Jason to DL the RAW, and he did… and then the post showed up. I mention it here.. and results happen.

    But still, even if he is a guy, we got a few shots of him bathing Mariya, so not all is lost. But still… Mariya kinda lost him way back when; when she wasn’t tormenting him, she didn’t really act in a way that suggested any interest greater than teasing friendship. And Takako’ll realize that he’s not only a he being a she (which is horribly improper), but may also be a business rival in the future.

    It’s something of a pity there’s no apparent Shion in the ending.. but given her lack of appearances lately, that’s been pretty much a given. Having her walk off with Mizuho would be… interesting, to say the least, especially if Ichiko continues to follow Mizuho around, even if he’s no longer her onee-sama.

  4. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 8:29 pm

    Damn it! I don’t know what to thing anymore about the possible ending…

    Do you remember love? Excuse me, did you remember Strawberry Eggs? How Hibiki was marked as a pervert for cross-dressing as a woman to be a teacher. I don’t know if we’re going to have that kind of ending here, but… we have to be ready for everything. And remember folks, episode 13th on the last DVD.

    I’m pissed off really… isn’t for Otome wa Boku, sure thing…

  5. Bridge Bunny Said,

    December 17, 2006 @ 9:12 pm

    Mizuho Whatever: Turning girls gay and making them straight again.

  6. golthin Said,

    December 18, 2006 @ 12:33 am

    Well, at least Mizuho Blushes when Mariya put her hand on her breasts.
    This episode was not about giving up or getting together, but more about Mariya finally coming to terms that she likes Mizuho. I think the perfect end will be for Mizuho not to pick any of the girls while he is in the school. I don’t consider Mariya out of the running, but I don’t think he see any of the girls romanticaly. I also agree that Mariya really wasted a lot of points that she had from being together with Mizuho for so long by teasing him. Well, whatever happens we will see in episode 12 and then maybe in episode 13. At least Mariya got a nice date and a sweet moment.

  7. Haesslich Said,

    December 18, 2006 @ 2:24 am

    I think the only one who he’s shown even a hint of a romantic attachment to is Shion… whereas Mariya’s the friend who he’s known for ages (and whose body has become so familiar as to not appear to be a girl’s anymore, ergo his lack of reaction), and Takako’s someone who’s stern but who appears to have a good heart and he supports that, which is why he’s willing to go the extra mile when it comes to helping her out. Ichiko’s… well, she’s his mother’s onee-sama, and precious to him because of the memories she represents as well as a companion with a similar devotion to his own mother. Kana’s a sweet young girl, who he seems to feel a sisterly imoutu affection towards… all in line wi th his role as her onee-sama.

    So far, though, Shion’s the only one who I’d suggest evne has a HINT of his interest. And I do wonder how this’ll end; Takako doesn’t look like the type who can handle it, at least not now… although in the future, should she be thinking that far ahead, a business alliance with this rival through marriage would probably be ‘the best thing’ for the company – and she seems to be the type who thinks of that sort of concept for her family.

  8. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 18, 2006 @ 9:41 am

    Haesslich, I agree with your theory.

    Takako is the type of well-mannered girl capable that understand Mizuho’s situation if she give him a chance of explain himself. After all, he doesn’t have ill intentions for being there; it was his grandfathers will (who take his reasons for that to his grave). Therefore, regardless of his gender, Mizuho always did the right stuff in the right time. I think Takako will understand that, or maybe is wishful thinking…

    Well, only one week to know “don’t dare you to let an open final for episode 13” the path that Takako will choice.

  9. modafoca Said,

    December 18, 2006 @ 10:27 am

    They have thrown elements from every route of the game. Maybe it’s a new harem route! ^o^”

  10. Haesslich Said,

    December 18, 2006 @ 11:51 am

    Harem route… hmm. Well, Ichiko doesn’t CARE who Mizuho chooses – I suspect she’ll be hanging around for a very, very long time anyways. ;) My heart hopes for Mariya, although Shion seems like a likely alternative.

  11. Ronin Said,

    December 18, 2006 @ 8:06 pm

    >>Hey, if Takako only didn’t see Mizuho’s ripped shirt and bra, she still might have mistook that as “Oh, Onee-sama’s flat-chested, darn.”.

    It can happen right?

    LOL only in shoujo-ai/yuri your dreams. :P

  12. sy_818 Said,

    December 24, 2006 @ 6:06 pm

    sry to disappoint u guys.. i just watched ep 12..

    He didn’t exactly show any sign of romance to any of the girls..he danced with all of them..

    he picked Takako for the ” last dance” and thanked her for letting him b here. his feelings for takako is probably nothing more than gratefulness.. the so called ” last dance” became meaningless because right after he fnished, loads of other people cried out that they want to dance with him as well..

    The ending was a little screwed up.. he didn’t choose any girl to be his girlfriend..and he didn’t announce da fact dat he’s a guy to da public either..

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