Parent Review and Summery
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Summery *SPOILER ALERT*
| This story centers
around the relationship's) between friend & family. The series also
revolves around the feelings of love, sadness, confusion, anger, and
several other emotions surrounding the everyday lives of Miki
Koishikawa and Yuu Matsuura as well as many of their friends and
The story revolves around Miki, who's (selfish and silly) parents come back from a short vacation ready to divorce ( quite happily I might add). Not only do they want to divorce but the want to remarry with another couple they met while away on Vacation O_0. Miki is totally against it and can't seem to talk her parents out of it. Her parents plan on doing it anyways and set up a dinner with the other family involved. Miki, very headstrong and concerned about her family, herself, their sanity, and hers tries very hard to deal with the situation that has been dealt to her. She later finds out that the other couple has a son about her age and decides that she will win him over and together they will oppose their troublesome parents.
Nothing turns out the way she wants and the next thing you know, the parents are divorced, both sets of family's have moved in together as one big family, and Yuu (their son) is now enrolled at her school. There you meet a whole cast of characters from Miki's best friend, to their teacher, to the person that actually likes Miki (Ginta) but who turned down her affections and has regretted it ever since. Love's Rival kicks in. Ginta doesn't like Yuu and later when he realizes that Yuu and Miki are actually living in the same house (Not knowing the family situation) he gets really annoyed and decides he's going to tell her what he should have from the beginning. Yuu always manages to show up at the right time in order to save Miki. ^_^ He's actually fallen in love with Miki himself but is very reserved about it and doesn't show his feelings other than what one would assume to be "brotherly". Brotherly, that is until.....
Miki is confused by what she feels. It not only appears that she actually likes, Yuu.... She gets jealous when a fellow classmate (male) named Matsura happens to always be around Yuu hanging out and then trouble starts to brew. Her friend, Mieko, teasingly suggests that Yuu and Matsura could be a couple. That they don't know what type person he really is. Miki freaks out and decides she wants Matsura away from Yuu.
During Physical Ed class (during their running class) she runs up to Matsura. Words are exchanged and Matsura tells her a few things that freak her out more. She chews him out and he gets annoyed and thinks to himself he's going tease her more. He tells her that they have a relationship that she can't touch. With that remark she challenges him and says if she wins he can't touch Yuu. He retorts with "Well if I win, I CAN touch Yuu." After that remark she looses it and runs into a pole, slumps to the ground and passes out.
Matsura carries her to the infirmary. Mieko, Miki's best
friend arrives to check up on her, then leaves. Yuu is talking to Mieko
outside and Miki hears this. He says he wants to check on her and Miki
plays possum. (Yes you heard me, she plays dead or in this case sleeping) Yuu walking in calls to her and gets no response. He
at her for a few moments and then leans over and kisses her on the lips.
Miki still plays possum...... when he leaves she jerks upright and is
astonished that he likes her that much. This story has so much going on
it's just too much to mention. You've just got to see this if your a romantic
at heart.. It's a very cute and engaging series.
| I LOVE THIS STORY !!!!!!!! OH MY
GOD! This is such a cute series. There is enough going on that it will
constantly make you either laugh your butt off or cry a river of tears. When I got the
series from a friend I was getting them in at 3 or 4 tapes a pop and It
was HORRIBLE! I chewed my nails, read the spoilers (not just once,...try
like 10 times!) and went temporarily insane while I awaited the arrival of
the other tapes. I've learned my lesson and now she does an exception for me
when I order ^_^ I can't handle suspense. It's not a pretty picture....you
don't want to see me when I have screws loose... O_0;;
I, personally think there is nothing wrong with the series! I remember only one scene for the shower where a back side or shoulders and up are exposed. There is also one part where Yuu rescues her from over heating in the bath tub and when she comes around, she realizes that he not only helped out and into her room but saw her naked ^_^ (very basic visuals and very few so nothing to worry over) There is very little profanity if any at all. I can think of maybe 2 instances. Nothing to freak out over either. HOWEVER, if you are highly offended by reference to any of the following do NOT watch the series.
Parents meet (old friends) Who are Yuu's parents. When they meet they
decide to divorce and remarry the other couple. Then both couples and
their children (Miki and Yuu) all move into the same house to live like
one big family.
This series is drawn more on the basic side but there are moments when it's absolutely beautiful. The story line is funny and serious at the same time. Emotions come through clearly, (ONLY ON SUBTITLED) version as that is the only one my family watches *I hate dubs* now since I have been watching them more often then not.. For anyone out there that truly love's a romantic story and has an open mind about varying differences between Japanese story telling and US versions this series is the perfect one for you! I watch it over and over still, hell I not only got my 3yr olds hooked but my husband as well! O_0 If that doesn't say anything good about the series I don't know what will... ( ^_^ )
Be advised it is up to the parent to view and critique the series before their children get their hands on it.. Good luck to you all and I hope if and when you watch this series you will love it as much as I do.