Anime: Sukitte Ii na yo (Say I Love You) – Episode 7 Summary + Review

“Wanna stay at my place?”

sayi7_2

(“That photographer wants me back…?”)

Studio: ZEXCS

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

Released: 28 September 2012 – onwards

From the previous episode, news of Yamato’s modelling career spreads like wildfire through the school. Megu-tan pleased with the attention that she and Yamato have been getting, and she breaks the news that her modelling agency has asked Yamato to continue modelling for them.

Warning! May contain spoilers!

.

.

.

Not wanting to seem like a possessive girlfriend, Mei hesitantly gives her approval for Yamato to continue with his new career. This gives Megu-tan and Yamato a good reason to stay together, and causes more rumours to spread around school.

sayi7_3

(“You and I look great… but mostly me! Especially me! Pay attention to me!”)

Mei has been secretly following the recipes that Yamato’s younger sister has given her, but her end results have been less than appetizing. Wanting to keep her projects from Yamato, she pushes him away, even though he is wanting to stay together at every moment.

sayi7_4

(What kind of evil food does Mei bring to school?)

Megu-tan and Yamato spend the entire day talking at school, and then spend the evenings travelling to the shooting location. Communication between Yamato and Mei dwindle down to text messages, and both sides feel like they miss each other a lot.

sayi7_5

(Awkward conversations on the train ride home)

In a cunning twist, Megu-tan invites Yamato back to her house for dinner. Yamato doesn’t spot the danger in this, and is willing to help Megu-tan fill her evenings.

sayi7_6

(“I’m so… lonely….!”)

The rumours finally reach schools that Yamato has been seen coming out of Megu-tan’s house. Hearing this, Mei goes into a depressed stupour, and becomes cold towards Aiko and Asami.

After a few days of this, Aiko pulls Mei aside, and threatens to fight Mei over her attitude.

sayi7_7

(“Don’t just stand there, hit that Megu girl!”)

Mei is pulled out of her stupour, and the three girls mull over Megu-tan’s actions. All three of them have had some sort of romantic attachment to Yamato, but want Mei and Yamato to be together.

sayi7_8

(“You can’t lose Yamato to a girl like that!”)

Mei decides that she is acting like a coward, and must face her feelings head-on in a dramatic way. She pulls herself towards Yamato, and kisses him directly.

sayi7_9

(This. This will change everything… Not conversation, no.)

Overall, when characters are depressed and cannot pull themselves out of their own pity-hole, it really drags down the pace of the show. Mei, who was not particularly upbeat anyway, sinks into this hole, and cannot claw her way out. Thanks goodness for the little rays of sunlight that are Aiko and Asami, that wouldn’t let her surrender her feelings to the sneaky Megu-tan.

Yamato is also partly to blame for the downfall of his and Mei’s relationship. He never understood what he was doing was wrong. His saving grace though is that, he still keeps a simplistic and innocent view that Mei is his perfect girlfriend.

I think Megu-tan, as sneaky as she is, would have found her moves rejected if they had been more obvious.

Rated – 3.5/5 Character building.

See the previous episode!

Advertisements
Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: