Nogizaka Haruka’s Secret 05

Nogizaka Haruka

Resemblances to a certain female character in a certain Gundam show are coincidental.

Relatively bland episode this week, mainly to introduce recurring panty-flasher character, Amamiya Shiina, Haruka and Yuto’s school newest transfer student. Lunamaria fans shouldn’t miss this show.

With a cheerful and approachable manner, Shiina makes friends very easily, almost matching up to Haruka’s popularity. Shiina gets in to a spot of trouble when she’s roped in to participate in the swimming relay, since she can’t swim at all.

Nogizaka Haruka

Mmm~ double mizugi shot.

Yuto and Haruka find out about it and they decide to help her out by teaching her swimming at the school pool. All goes well for them, except for the addition tag-along’ers Mika, Nanami, Hazuki, Yukari and Ruko. Their efforts pay off and Shiina manages to get the hang of swimming before the competition.

It’s finally the day, and Shiina feels nervous about the whole thing, but Yuto manages to calm her down. Shiina does well in the relay initially, but her leg cramps on the last part and she nearly drowns, if not for Yuto coming to her immediate rescue. She’s brought to the infirmary, and Yuto tries to console her, helped out by their classmates too.

Asking Nanami to send Shiina home, Yuto and Haruka walk back home together and talk about how fun the past semester has been, preparations for Natsucomi and finally, Haruka broaches a bad subject in the form of Yuto’s rescue of Shiina. Yuto notices the omens and gets Haruka happy again by promising to do the same thing if it happened to Haruka as well. The end.

Wasn’t really much of an eventful episode, but it was a nice one to introduce Shiina officially in to the cast. I wonder will she get “sucked” in to the dark side of the “secret” or will she provide the “normal”, rival character for Yuuto’s affection versus Haruka.

Mika presents the “dangerous” fanservice for this episode, albeit rather shorter than the previous installments. This is soooo rather ironic considering her age.

Nogizaka Haruka

Now how did that happen?!

Nogizaka Haruka

Mika’s types are the really dangerous ones.

We also got to saw a teeny bit of the green emotion from Haruka at the end of the episode, but thankfully, Yuto managed to dodge the bullet pretty well. It was kinda as if he read her mind though, but no matter, we had another awesome smile from Haruka to end the show again.

Nogizaka Haruka

Awww~~~

Next week; Natsucomi time???

9 Comments

  1. Magnius of the Chaos Said,

    August 8, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

    As of yet, Yuto has not failed in his attempts at getting the bitches that he wants.

    SUCH A THING CANNOT EXIST.

    I predict massive fail for Yuto in the future. If there isn’t, then I shall create fail for Yuto.

    … Well, not really. We need some awesome male characters in a harem-eqsue anime. We haven’t had any since the beginning of anime, if I recall. Then again, I don’t watch much harem anime. So there.

  2. Myssa Rei Said,

    August 9, 2008 @ 10:19 am

    Incidentally, Yuuto seems to AVOID some of the harem cliches we’ve seen from previous series. Also, his relationship with Haruka is developing apace… And this is just the fifth episode! Ye Gods!

    I guess living with two oversexed lushes will make everything seem blase by comparison.

  3. quigonkenny Said,

    August 9, 2008 @ 12:48 pm

    Yuto is an alpha harem male. He may actually be more of a pimp than Kyon or Yuichi, and while not as…proficient…he certainly appears to have a better head on his shoulders (no pun intended) than Makoto.

  4. Rakuen Said,

    August 9, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

    Cool!!! Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu lives up to my expectations and hasn’t dissapointed me yet. Perfect brand for my kind of fetish… errr.. I mean my… oh I can’t think of anything besides fetish!

  5. Putang Said,

    August 10, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

    voice… voice… teh voice… ):3!!!!!! WOOO!!!!

  6. Rakuen Said,

    August 11, 2008 @ 7:03 pm

    Resemblances to a certain female character in a certain Gundam show are coincidental….

    Yuuko-san always said “There are no such things as Coincidences… only Inevitabilities…” It’s been fated for her to be the panty-flasher-Lunamaria-type…

  7. kyon22 Said,

    August 11, 2008 @ 10:49 pm

    I’m a lunamaria fan. LOL at how she looks like lunamaria..

  8. Heero Yuy Said,

    August 12, 2008 @ 1:29 am

    The only reason why I bothered to finish watching the atrocity that was GSD was Lunamaria.

    This episode pleases me :D

  9. Ez Said,

    August 14, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

    When Shiina first came on i was thinking “Wait what? Lunamaria?!”.

    Eitherway, annoying (but *sigh* unescapable) fanservice aside, yeah, it IS good to see Yuuto straying away from the path of harem leads. Normal guy FTW! =D

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