Amagami SS Episode 2
Mimi: So folks, Junichi hasn’t given up, even though Haruka completely rejected him in the last episode. He bumps into her around school many many times again, including the infirmary, hallway, etc. She acts like her usual cheerful self, which baffles him, but he’s even more confused when she expresses wanting to hang out with him and not be in a relationship. The guy just doesn’t get it. He asks her what her preferences are in a man, and she replies with toughness, leadership, and so on. Junichi tries to acquire these skills by momentarily picking up wrestling, but Haruka randomly appears and kind of messes up the plan by trying to be involved.
Later on, Haruka drags Junichi to the swimming club because she’s suddenly desperate to swim. She asks one of the club members if she could borrow her swimming suit, and of course she gets to wear it for fanservice. However, her friend Hibiki doesn’t allow her to enter the pool and sends them off. So what do they do next? Well, they go to the library, and Junichi tries to help the girl find “cute books.” He bumps into his childhood friend Rihoko (who’s studying a diet book) in the process, but he ultimately finds a few and returns to Haruka who’s sleeping on a library table.
After Junichi stares at the sleeping Haruka for god knows how long, he confesses his feelings to her again once she wakes up. She actually gets a bit flustered, but here’s the really weird part. He starts asking her if it’s okay for him to feel this way around her, and states that he would just stop if she wants him to. When she says it’s alright, he thanks her. What a very weird conversation. Furthermore, she kisses him on the forehead because his “furrowed eyebrows” are cute at the moment and skips off. This gives Junichi all new hope!!!
This episode wasn’t an improvement from the last one. It’s still quite dry, the characters show no depth, and they’re all just a bit too perfect and one-dimensional all the time. Afterall, Haruka is nothing but a happy, popular girl who loves cute things. It’s not interesting to watch her, nor is it interesting to see her sleep all the time like she does. I do have to say this though.. There’s no doubt that Junichi is going to end up getting mushy with all of these other girls at some point, so it’s nice to be able to grab bits and pieces of info from them now, such as their personality and hobby. I’m not saying that these facts are interesting yet, but it’s better than learning nothing at all I guess.
I’m a little curious as to how Junichi will get mushy with some of these other girls though, such as the shy one who’s friends with his sister (Sae), the serious one (Hibiki), the dieting childhood friend (Rihoko), and the frowning one (Ai). As for the girls I’m not curious about, that’d leave the class representative (Tsukasa), and classmate friend (Kaoru). I just hope that Haruka’s boring arc is over with soon. But if nothing interesting ever happens, I’m definitely dropping this by the time I go back to college in August.