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Monday, July 24, 2006

Honey and Clover II - Episode 2

Well I thought I would try something new, I have never posted and episode summery before, so I thought I would try one for my favorite series. If people enjoy it I shall continue with the episodes for Honey and Clover II. The reason I am starting with episode 2 is because episode 1 was basically a recap episode of Season 1. Episode 2 starts of with cute little Hagu suffering from some serious hiccups. Shuji tells her the best way to get rid of hiccups is to stretch her neck over the glass and drink water from the opposite side of the glass. Meanwhile Morita comes in and notices Hagu's hiccups and scares her by saying that if she hiccups 100 times she will die. As Hagu continues to hiccup Morita begins to count her hiccups for her, to the point that she runs away scared that she will die with Morita hot on her heals keeping up the count. Takemoto standing by a fountain witnesses Morita chasing Hagu and clothes lines him...lol. Takemoto then learns from Hagu that Morita was teasing her about her hiccups. Takemoto then fills a glass with water and places chopsticks on top forming an X, telling Hagu to drink water from all of the four quadrants; this leads to her hiccups stopping. Immediately after Hagu becomes embaressed and shy and runs off. Takemoto notes how Hagu does not hang around with him no more since he made his confession of his feeling towards her, regardless however Takemoto clains he feels no regret for telling her. All the while Hagu as returned to her studio and has begin crying.

We next cut to Rika and Yamada, who is be treated to a giant sundae by Rika for all her hard work. Meanwhile Yamada stares at Rika wondering how she looks in Mayama eyes. When they return back to Rika's home and the office of Harada design, Mayama sees to there immeidate needs and Yamada comments that Mayama acts much like how a mother would act, which is something Mayama does not want to hear. Mayama then insists that Rika retire to her bedroom to rest because she was working all night and day. This leaves Mayama alone with Yamada asking her what she would like to eat for dinner. Yamada then asks Mayama what he and Rika often discuss, Mayama says that they only talk about work or the weather. Meanwhile Yamada has grown a devils wings and tail and mentions that Rika and Mayama have been together for years now and that's all they talk about.

We next cut to Morita resting against a tree(obviously done tormenting Hagu for the day....lol). Morita's brother Kaoru then shows up asking Morita how work went, to which Mortia hands Kaoru a large pile of cash. Kaoru the goes on to tell Morita that he will never be able to be like the people thet attend the college, going on to mention that there is also no one like there father who had a great talent. Morita the asks Kaoru what's the point, Kaoru replies nothing at all and then he goes on to say that there fund is almost reached it's goal. Meanwhile as Morita thinks about Hagu and Takemoto he ensures his brother that he understands. Meanwhile on campus Yamada is asking Shuji what he and Rika would discuss. Shuji comments that he would often just read to Rika and tell her stories about what he read. It got to the point that Shuji would go to the library and read like crazy just to tell Rika all these stories, this often lesd to him being praised by his teachers for studying hard. Shuji then inquires why Yamada wants to know this information, to which Yamada responds that she wanted to know what she can talk about with Rika. Shuji then tells her not to worry that the more Rika likes a person the less she will talk with them. Shuji's words disturb Yamada as she walks home, as she thinks on how little Mayama and Rika speak. The next day at Harada designs as Yamada and Mayama are discussing work, Rika immediately gets up and excuses herself as she is suffering from hiccups. In the kitchen Rika tries to try drinking water the way Harada taught her (the same way Shuji taught Hagu), however it's not working at all. Meanwhile Mayama comes into the kitchen and notices that the front of her shirt is soaked with water, noticing her hiccups Mayama mixes some sugar and water and gives it to Rika to drink, which she does, and surprise her hiccups stop. Meanwhile oblivious to Rika and Mayama, poor Yamada is standing by the opening to the kitchen witnessing the exchange. Yamada flashes back to when she was standing on the roof with Morita and she told him that she would be working with Rika at Harada designs. Morita calls her a fool for doing this and that she will only end up crying, he then tells her that if she needs to burn the image of both of them together in her eyes the so be it, he goes on to say that if this is what she need to do to get over her feelings for Mayama, then for her to go do what she needs to do. Back to the present a depressed Yamada runs to the phone and orders extra super large portions of take out. This shocks Mayama who tells her that it's 11:30 at night who can eat all that. Meanwhile Yamada scarfs down the food saying she needs the energy to do her best and the weather has been getting colder, commenting that she will eat the leftovers of Rika and Mayama's portions. As Yamada walks home she tries to convince herself that her heart won't break, but then Morita's words on the rooftop come back to her, telling her to go and cry, cry as much as her heart will alow. Yamada then breaks into tears, saying that she will never tell Mayama how Rika really feels about him, that he can figure it out himself and that he is nothing but a fool.

My Thoughts

Wow, where to begin. I have to say I am loving Takemoto's new found confidence, and how he's not a push over anymore to Morita's antics. Takemoto was really heroic in saving Hagu, but I feel sorry for him since his confession has made things awkward for him and Hagu. Hagu's tears were also heart wrenching because I am not sure what she exactly feels for Takemoto, friendship or something more. As for Yamada she has made a very painful choice here working at Harada designs. I think what Morita said to her on the roof rings true, that she is a fool, but if seeing Rika and Mayama together will help her move on, then more power to her. As for Rika and Mayama, that is a coupling that I never really liked to begin with. I also think that Mayama should be a little more sensitive to Yamada's feelings when dealing with Rika, but I guess this is the only way to help Yamada get over him. Anyway leave me your thoughts and comments.

P.S - Please excuse my job on screencaps and what not this is basically my first time trying to attempt something this ambitious, I was really trying hard to have them posted side by side, so I resized a lot of them. Just click on the screen cap to get a better look. Sorry :(


  • At 12:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow...thanx soo much, it is so hard to find a good review of Honey and Clover.

  • At 1:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    that looks like alot of work u put in, good job though. I don't like mayama either, he is a total jerk to yamada.

  • At 8:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Honey and Clover is an excellent series that deserves more recognition. That was a great reveiw, I hope you do more ;).

    I reccomend Honey and Clover for those mature fans of Fruits Basket!

  • At 9:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes I agree with the previous comment, Honey and Clover is a great slice of life series. Well done.

  • At 4:22 PM, Anonymous Rei Rei said…

    Well the movie just came out in Japan, but I have heard it is not as good as the anime, as Takemoto's character and Mayama's character did not get adapted to the big screen very well. I think this is a series everyone should at least give a try to.

  • At 3:05 PM, Blogger eeehhh said…

    good ani me good bye

  • At 7:31 PM, Anonymous amy said…

    You should definately keep up with this series, it's a really good one :>

  • At 11:06 AM, Blogger Karla said…

    I've been curious about Honey and Clover for a really long time now. I don't understand how people are getting to watch it though... it's really kind of frustrating. I want to watch it too! *pouts and folds arms* lol!

  • At 4:45 PM, Anonymous saradawa said…

    I love the anime. I like your review too and I agree that Rika and Mayama just doesn't gel. But at least Nomiya is there for Yamada. I would love to see how things work out between the 2 of them. ^__^

  • At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    howa,,thankyou,,it help me a lot deciding to be or not to be Honey and Clover's new fan


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