|Episode:||1: Spring: Tender Cherry Blossoms - CHERRY-BLOSSOMS|
|Three boys and three girls, all of them class mates in their final year at high school ... guess what their favourite subject of conversation is?
As for the girls, Aki tells her friends about a cute boy she met on her way to school who might become her new love... but neither Yumi nor Chiharu are actually impressed by her story. And when Makoto joins their group and blames Chiharu for having no clue about true love, but at the same time tries his dirty tricks to "gather additional information" of a kind, he gets what he deserves [image1].
Makoto's passion is collection statistical data about all the cute girls at their school and enter them into his handheld computer, which neither Kyoichi nor Yoshihiko can understand. Yoshihiko is more interested in certain parts of the girls' bodies... [image2] and when Kyouichi asks whether Makato has Chiharu's data in his database as well he suddenly has to face a lot of questions.
Later, Chiharu visits the place of her childhood friend Kyoichi, and her behaviour (as well as a little teasing by Makoto's older sister Sayaka) almost turns the boy's head. After a little incident with Chiharu's skirt [image3], Sayaka orders Kyoichi to walk Chiharu home, and suddenly has to face a strange question [image4] .
The next day Kyoichi tells his friends about his situation - right before they observe Chiharu talking to an older student. Chiharu runs away [image5] when she notices the boys, and she doesn't talk to Kyoichi on their way to school after this. No wonder that Kyoichi's still in a slump as for completing his sakura tree painting [image6]...
|[2005-04-11, Devil Doll]:
The first half of this episode is fan-service galore, and I was not sure whether I would go on watching the whole series for quite a while. But just like with Love Hina the last minutes of this episode managed to hook me, as they promised a storyline I would not want to miss.
The music, especially the piano themes of the second half of this episode, made my decision a lot easier. Like in Ai Yori Aoshi I like those melodic but slightly sad themes very much.