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.


Nice Slap.

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.


  1. suguru Said,

    October 3, 2007 @ 11:45 pm

    Looks like it could be interesting, it’s funny to see the lead paying the price of forgetting about his past with the slap…

  2. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 3, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

    He didn’t really forget it, more like he couldn’t recognise her at all.

    Can’t blame him totally, since her character turned 180 degrees from what he remembered of her. At the least, he recognized the other friends of his.

  3. Subculture Anime Blog » Myself; Yourself - 01 Said,

    October 4, 2007 @ 12:21 am

    […] don’t understand the appeal of these shows. I’m sure this is right up the alley for fans of bishoujo anime […]

  4. jopchan121 Said,

    October 4, 2007 @ 4:48 am

    May have to check this out….after CLANNAD and ef, that is.

  5. Avisch Said,

    October 4, 2007 @ 6:49 am

    I wanted to check this out. Now that Kuro’s made a post on this….I NEED TO CHECK IT OUT

  6. Xellos-_^ Said,

    October 4, 2007 @ 8:01 am

    i will add it to my current watch list

    Blue Drop
    Gundam 00

  7. Fat Cat Lim Said,

    October 4, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

    I liked it. The animation is good, the direction is quite solid (I didn’t think any particular frame or scene looked ‘wrong’), and the main guy doesn’t seem like too much of a loser. Plus it appears that he has some issues for returning to his hometown, which should make for some interesting drama and story (he looks uncannily like Makoto of School Days OH SHI-).

    I didn’t really like Aoi’s rapid high pitch voice. I got used to it after awhile but yeah, just weird to see something so squeaky high coming out from such a, uh, ‘mature’ body. ;)

  8. FlameStrike Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 9:48 am

    Heh, I still think Nanaka was a tiny bit harsh. It’s not like he “forgot” any of them. From the looks of it, Sana seems alot better than Makoto fgt from NICE BOAT.

  9. 4ran Said,

    October 5, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

    good show !

  10. Syaoran Li Said,

    October 9, 2007 @ 2:48 pm

    Just get my hands on the subbed episode, perfect for me. I’ll recomend this series to a friend.

  11. Lustrous Realm Said,

    October 11, 2007 @ 10:27 pm

    yea it’s a good anime… Hoshino looks super cute too XD

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