Hiromi-centric episode, as she gets jealous when Shinichiro involvement with Isurugi Noe gets spread around the school. She approaches Shinichiro to ask him to introduce Noe to her, to become friends, but Noe takes the initiative and points out that Hiromi doesn’t like her.
Well, that was unexpected for a second episode, with the drama already starting. It seems that Hiromi isn’t as cold as she seems initially, and in fact, this episode hints of a past time where she was friends with Shinichiro and it seems she does harbour feelings for him, although what exactly it is, only time with tell now. Somehow, I’m really attracted to Hiromi the most now, in part mostly for her character design.
Noe herself is also pretty sharp and I’m really intrigued with her character now, with all the extraordinary things that she does, yet she seems to have a firm grip on herself and the world around her. I’m wondering who is it that she’s living with though. A brother? A relative? Seems like it’ll be revealed next week.
P.A. Works’ godly level of animation continues on, and their quality of animation already makes true tears a worthwhile watch just to get a feel of the quality. They really do pay a lot of attention to their work. I think the thing that catches my eye the most this episode is how dynamic Hiromi’s hair is animated, either free-flowing or tied in a single pigtail. While it might seem to be weird of me to notice that, but it’s the small details like this that are usually ignored the most, so I’m happy to say that this is surely a sign of P.A. Works’ dedication to quality.