Myself;Yourself 11



OMGWTFBBQ! Myself;Yourself is truly filled with more twists and turns than a washing machine in spin cycle.

Sana visits Hoshino at the hospital, bringing along flowers and a book. Hoshino jokes that it’s funny that she’s admitted to the hospital while visiting it, so it’s probably her punishment. Sana is puzzled on that, so Hoshino reveals that the anonymous letter last episode was sent by her.

Hoshino further elaborates, saying she had confessed her love towards Syuuri, whom she had nurtured all the time during middle school, one year ago, but Syuuri rejected it of course. However, Syuuri still remained good friends with her all the time, so she settled in to the role of being Syuuri’s best friend.


Yet, during the amusement park trip, Hoshino seeing Syuuri crying in front of Syuusuke triggered her jealousy back, thus she decided to make them suffer, by sending the letter. Yet, she wonders why she rushed to save Syuuri back when she was threatened, when she hates her instead. Sana replies that was Hoshino’s true self, and she couldn’t help but to do so.

Right on cue, Syuuri and Syuusuke visit. Hoshino and Sana act as if nothing has happened, until when they both decide to leave, Hoshino asks to speak with Syuuri in private, so Sana and Syuusuke wait for her in the courtyard. In the courtyard, Syuusuke asks Sana what happened with Nanaka, as she’s slowly warming up, so Sana divulges his pledge towards Nanaka to Syuusuke, who comments that’s pretty awesome. Syuuri finally heads out, crying, and hugs Syuusuke for comfort, while Sana watches uncomfortably on.


Even when running away from home… be~daa!

The second half cuts in, at the Wakatsuki home, where their father announcing that Syuuri’s leaving the next week. Syuuri confides with Syuusuke on the date and also her misgivings, but Syuusuke convinces her otherwise. They attend school the next day, and eat lunch with the rest as usual, breaking the news about Syuuri’s transfer as well, but after lunch they disappear. Sana wonders where they’ve went, and suddenly reaches a realization of their plans.

He rushes to the train station, but doesn’t make it on time to meet them, so he runs after the train, after borrowing a bicycle from Aoi’s mom, passing by. He manages to make it to the railway bridge, where he shouts something to Syuu and Syuuri. Neither both of them hears it, but Syuusuke understands the exact words Sana’s saying, as he did that before when Sana left town… that he was telling them, “No matter where you are, we’ll forever remain friends.”


We’ll always remain friends.

Oh wow. Hoshino’s dark revelations this episode totally, and fully caught me off-guard. I didn’t expect for her to be… well, so bipolar. Here I was, thinking that Mai Nakahara finally got a “sweet girl” role, but damn. DAMN. Gotta be more careful next time.

Also, sad farewell to the Wakatsuki twins, but Sana realizing it at the nick of time was fine too. A bit dramatic at the parts where he was cycling around town to catch-up with the train, though.

Next week, finally coming round back to Nanaka’s arc. Oh dear, I wonder if they’ll shock us even more with Aoi-chan. So far, she’s the only one who has remained “pure”… but I wonder how long…


  1. Dm Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 8:16 am

    This was an AMAZING episode, no doubt about it! But the girl..who likes the girl..stories don’t end well, do they? Nearly all of the ones I’ve seen seem incomplete to me, for some reason. I hope they can end Asami’s story well, even if it’s a bittersweet one.

    Aoi-chan hasn’t been in anything major, so they could REALLY pull something evil about her, like being indirectly responsible for Nanaka’s fire incident, but it better be good!

  2. Phuong Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 10:04 am

    I’m getting bad vibes from the preview (with Nanaka looking like she’s jumping off a cliff). They better not pull a Hamlet on us.

  3. Crisu Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    Great screencaps. That first one of Hoshino practically achieves an impossible mix of cute and eerie. I’ve no idea how to react to that. Should I hug her? What if she stabs me? But that cute little face so scrunched up…

    And another crushing mix of emotions when we find out she was in love with Shuri. Why did she have to get turned down .. but why did it end up so bad..?! =(

    Add in Shuu’s tears as well at the end, and you’ve a particularly moving episode. I’m just shocked. Never would have expected this from episode one.

    But don’t get me wrong; this is -good-. I don’t care if the story is forced in some parts in other eps; just how it all comes together like this is amazing. I’m happy Hinako doesn’t have to get so involved in all these emotions. x.x

    And Aoi, yeah … what’s in store there… And we still don’t know what the watch/wrist deal is.

  4. Chumara Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 1:34 pm

    The ending of that ep made me rethink if they ever had any cell phones during this series. Couldn’t Sana just have called Shuusuke? I guess they don’t have any cell phones.

  5. yaya Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

    D: i wonder how the show is going to progress without the twins. its like a large chunk of everything is gone now. i wonder how the twincest thing would play out. though i hope that isn’t the true reason D:

  6. Shin Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

    I shat bricks and cried manly tears.

  7. Clear Said,

    December 13, 2007 @ 5:07 pm

    I was think about starting the series (around 8 pm here, it’s 4am now), since I am a total sucker for drama/ slice of life. And damn, this is certainly unexpected. That girl, never expected her to be so bi-polar…

    anyways, I hope we can get more tsun nanaka next.

  8. issa-sa Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 4:21 am

    Total curveball episode!!! And just when I thought MY could only serve us the slightly more ‘generic’ twists (psycho grandma and Sana’s wristwatch) they throw this at us. I’d like to say Asami’s twist was absolutely brilliant, but they probably needed a surprising way to cut her out of the picture to leave way for Sana and Nanaka, and it really seemed too out of the blue for it to have been planned beforehand – probably a sudden last minute surge of inspiration on the scriptwriters’ part?

  9. kazekaeru Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 4:51 am

    Myself;Yourself turned brilliant with this episode. This series has totally broken off the High School drama normality I had been expecting from this type of series. The Hoshino-san twist was thoroughly unexpected (although now I get the twins part of the intro) and I’m guessing they have some other surprises in store for us…
    On Aoi-chan, I find it really hard that they could twist her character so much as to depict her with a totally evil/psycho personality…yet they did a little of that with Asami….
    This has become a series where I don’t really know WTF is going to happen. Makes it even more exciting to watch…

    (out of series> Why can’t Shana II give us more shockers like this one? Is it so hard to make a good story out of already great written novels??)

  10. Zzz... Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 9:20 am

    For all you people who are wondering how the writers will twist up ‘ear cancer’ Aoi…they probably won’t. She’ll have a more mundane source of teen angst (if at all) like Hinako, who like her is a side character at best. Prediction.

  11. Syaoran Li Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 11:16 am

    Thanks to 4chan I suppose the first half of this episode, but never expected that from Asami. Just brilliant; they manage to told us a good bunch of unanswered questions (small ones) still good ones for the story. Now that the twins are out of the picture, we can get back to Sana and Nanako. I guess Aoi-chan won’t get anything special inside the story,… I guess

  12. Calawain Said,

    December 14, 2007 @ 2:47 pm

    Man, after the first couple of episodes of this show I was convinced this was some silly conventional harem show. Well I sure as hell was wrong, this show has plot twists on Mai-Hime levels. I was sure Asami was just your normal nice girl third point on the love triangle with Sana and Nanaka. Uh, apparently not, she’s actually a mentally unstable lesbian that’s hot for Shuri. Hoh boy, this show certainly came back with a vengeance after I dropped it around episode 5.

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