Myself;Yourself is probably going to be the show to scratch my bishoujo itch for the Fall Season this time.
Let’s see, for a start, the OP animation (Youtube here) was awesome. The whole cast playing in a live concert was pretty nicely done and it’s unexpected for a bishoujo show. Wonder if they will actually be doing that in the show later. I must say the OP song was nicely synchronized with the animation too.
The ED sequence(Youtube here) was okay as well, featuring the three main girls, I guess, in casual poses, and the song was pretty good as well. I’m becoming a fan of Itou Kanako now.
Hmm, on to story, the show started with a flashback from 5 years ago, guy named Sana is leaving town and has a goodbye party with his group of friends, twins Syuusuke and Syuuri, Aoi and Nanaka. Nanaka plays an original violin piece as a parting gift and promises to complete it the next time he comes back.
Fast forward to the present, Sana moves back to the town and discovers a lot of changes. He first meets Aoi, who’s matured nicely in to a kyonyuu meganekko (yeah first thing he noticed was her boobs, that lecher), and he’s renting an apartment owned by Aoi’s family, so the fella gets free food and cook as well. Lucky sod.
Next day, he attends school and finds himself in the same class as Syuusuke and Syuuri. During a rest period, the three of them catch up on old times and Sana notices the shrinemaiden he met the day before at the local shrine walking towards them and greets her as if a stranger, and gets slapped (I so lol’ed at this part). He then realizes that the girl is Nanaka and watches as she storms off.
Hahaha, that slap was truly unexpected. From a shy type to a coodere type, with miko attribute tossed in, oh wow, I’m sold. This show just appeals to my inner moe fanboy on so many levels.
Overall, the animation quality was good, and the seiyuu cast is pretty stellar, with Koshimizu Ami doing Nanaka, but she hasn’t said much yet in this episode. Then the twins are done by Takehito Koyasu and Tamura Yukari, two extremely talented seiyuus, and seeing them together is going to be interesting. Aoi is done by Kaneda Tomoko, with her unmistakably signature high pitch voice, which I have to say, feels really weird on a non-loli character, but her performance was quite okay.