Anime: Sukitte Ii na yo (Say I Love You) – Episode 6 Summary + Review

“Someone new on the scene”

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(“Ba dum, Ba dum, Ba dum”)

Studio: ZEXCS

Genre: Romance, Shoujo, Drama,  Age: 13+

Released: 28 September 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, Asami and Kenji are officially a couple, and are happy to talk about their perfect relationship in front of Yamato. Feeling soft towards Mei, Yamato is happy to show that they too are a good couple, although Mei is still shy of saying anything definite.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

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A wrench is thrown in the works, when famous model Megu-tan transfers to the school. She becomes automatically popular and adored, and naturally sets her eyes on the coolest guy in school: Yamato.

Trying to catch him after school, Megu-tan suggests that she would be willing to be his girlfriend.. even if he already has one.

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(“You don’t have to tell your girlfriend *everything*”)

Yamato coldly rejects her, and Megu-tan is left feeling the burn. The next day, Megu apologizes, and makes friends with both Yamato and Mei. Rumours around school start about how Megu-tan and Yamato make the “perfect couple”.

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(Mei tries the nice-nice tactics)

Mei overhears a lot of the rumours, but she doesn’t act to stop them. When Megu-tan asks Yamato to help out her modeling agency by posing for them, Mei claims to be okay about it; even though Yamato will be spending a considerable amount of time with another girl.

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(“Sure, you can have my boyfriend for a day, week, month, year…”)

Going to the modelling shoot, Mei can only watch helplessly as picture after picture is shot of Yamato and Megu-tan as the perfect couple; beautiful, stylish and in love.

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(Yamato goes cross-eyed after wearing the glasses for ten minutes)

Overall, I felt like my hearts was just about to burst. The amount of angsty emotion, and cool distress that Mei showed has me all teary-eyed. It sucks for her when she has such low self-esteem, to see such a vision of “what could be”.

Yamato and Mei are rather young, and don’t have a mature relationship. Everything is based on their current feelings. Looking at it from a mature perspective, if Mei was more definitive with her feelings and actions, Yamato would respond better. He clearly likes Mei better than Megu-tan, and is confident in the shoot only because of his history with girls.

Needless to say, Megu-tan is villain in this anime, and everyone wishes her suffering in luck and love. I’m sure there’s some grand twist and sad tale following her, but for the moment, she is hated.

Rated – 3.5/5 Slow but heart-wrenching.

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