I’m kind of surprised that he only lost a tooth.
Talk about not putting up a fight.
And saved by the girl he likes. With his pants down. That’s got to be humiliating.
What I love most though is how she’s more embarrassed than he is. The two of them are so adorable.
Friends and Rivals
The highlight of this show for me, however, is not the romance but the friendship. Sentarou and Kaoru have a very interesting relationship. Kaoru wants to one-up Sentarou, but I think what he really wants is just to play together with him.
And he gets to. For all the complaining Sentarou did in the first episode, he came to accept Kaoru quite quickly. He’s even calling Kaoru his friend.
That was a sweet jam session by the way. Makes me want to pull out my melodica and start jamming! Or get an actual piano and / or a guitar…
Ooh, we have an anime with Christians that aren’t either hot nuns or vampire slayers!
A few stray observations. First, what’s with the veils? Do they actually wear these in Japan? Second, why are they just standing there and praying instead of singing? Normally they would do one at a time.
Finally, I like the fact that it’s a song I know (“What a friend we have in Jesus”). One of the things I find remarkable about the church is how you can walk in pretty much any church off the street and feel right at home. (Well, mainstream Protestant ones at least… don’t get me started on those three hour Baptist services…) I’ve been to services in Spanish-speaking churches and it’s exactly the same, and I doubt it’s much different in Japan either.
Kaoru seemed to think there was some deep secret behind why the priest told Sentarou to wear a crucifix all the time. I bet it’s just because he gets in trouble a lot and needed a reminder.
Yay! Sentarou gets his own girl. I really couldn’t see him and Ritsuko in that light at all. Now the only love conflict is whether they’ll choose girls or bros.