Long time no type. X_____X Yeah folks. I had plans. Once again. Always again. But the World Cup ended and I was like I am going to spend all of Sunday typing and blogging and catching up on anime. Yeah folks. Just yeah all day long. And then it turns out just watching more and more episodes won't actually catch you up on anything, just get you more behind. I am slightly special folks.
Episode Summary: Our main character Izumi starts off by talking/dreaming of finding the door that will lead to his future and how he may never find it. Then we the viewers happen upon a wedding day where the married couple throws the banquet and a young girl and boy catch the flowers and smile. The “young girl” then wakes up as HE was dreaming about this day. He then says good morning to his poster....Magical Girl LalaLulu. He goes into the kitchen and quietly eats his breakfast as his mom talks about how she wants better jobs, like working with the famous Ryouma who appears on their TV in a car commercial. As Izumi eats he explains his mom is a famous actress, his dad is a singer/musician/owner of a talent agency, his brother is a rock star, and his grandparents were famous too. All are helped by the assistant Rei. Izumi tries to be ignored but his mother asks about the vocal and dance lessons he apparently is not going to. He runs out before his parents can ask more questions and explains he has no desire or talent to be in show business. He wants to be a manga artist like the person who does LalaLulu. He sorta...lacks in the drawing department but is practicing and even joined the manga club at his college. He sorta forgets to practice his skills as he spends the entire club time reading mangas but he promises to do better tomorrow. He arrives home to find his parents and Rei playing a commercial they all made 10 years ago called Happy Wedding. This is the part where Izumi played the part of a little girl catching the flowers. Rei explains that the company is doing a special commercial staring the little kids from the first commercial and they want all the previous actors in said commercial. Commercial. Izumi automatically says no and Rei explains the little boy grew up to be the famous Ryouma and his condition to do the commercial is for the girl with the special colored eyes to be in it. Izumi still refuses and tells everyone he is not joining the entertainment business and he is going to be a manga artist. Rei tells Izumi his drawings suck and the boy runs off crying. The mom starts crying about Ryouma and the dad is like no worries Rei will make it better. Rei's face nearly melts off as he makes a call. Izumi is crying in his room, thinking about the doors of his life closing and being forced opened. He thinks back to the commercial, how his mother forced him into the role when the original girl didn't show up. Izumi got so nervous and upset he peed in front of Ryouma. But then he thinks back to when he was told he was good at drawing and realizes he was told he was good at COLORING. He decides...it will be okay and he will practice more. He goes to school the next day with his faceless classmates when some...super stars bursts in and causes a scene.
Izumi drags the man outside and it turns out to be Izumi's super rock star brother Shougo. Shougo has been asked by Rei to get Izumi to do the commercial. Shougo thinks independently that Izumi should be in show business because he is cute. When Izumi once again claims he wants no part of this Shougo bribes his brother with a specialized LalaLuLu alarm clock. Izumi decides to think of this commercial as cosplay and all will be well. Elsewhere Ryouma is seen talking to his manager and is informed the commercial is a go. He is thrilled as the main pic on his cellphone is a pic of baby Izumi in the dress. Rei and the dad work hard on getting the commercial together while Izumi keeps on going to school. He tries to improve his manga drawing skills but each day as his customized alarm clock wakes him up he has less and less pep in his step. The morning of the commercial comes and Izumi is full of puke and worry. He literally has to be dragged to the set despite looking like death. He is given Shougo's prep team to work with as they know he is a man. He wants to melt into a chair but allows them to work their magic. Even Rei is impressed with how girl like Izumi looks now. There is a knock at the door and Ryouma comes in, blushy faces and flowers for Izumi. Rei tries to make it a business conversation but Ryouma is all about Izumi. They are all interrupted with a voice saying it is filming time. Ryouma takes his place while Izumi loses his mind all over the place. Rei does a terrible job in calming the kid down. Izumi tries to shoot the commercial but trips 5 seconds into filming. Everyone is shocked as Izumi cries and remembers how horrible he was from 10 years ago. But he realizes that eventually the commercial got filmed so how did he do it? Ryouma appears before him with a flat little sparkle stone and asks if Izumi needs it again. Izumi remembers Ryouma giving him this lucky charm to calm down the first time. Ryouma smiles and gives it to Izumi again who does calm down. As the credits roll take two is set to start and Izumi is in one piece. Rei starts to freak out because he actually reads the whole script and sees what is going to happen. But it is too late as Izumi full of confidence runs down the isle into Ryouma arms. He thinks to himself how Ryouma is a nice person and not stuck up. Then according to the script Ryouma leads in and kisses the surprised Izumi. THE END!
That was actually...a lot better than I thought it was going to be. Maybe I was just being an art snob again or something. I can do that sometimes. But yeah...I think this could be a cute little series. Obviously it is going to follow similar plots to mangas I have with a few tweaks here and there. But given the other BoyLove anime I am watching this season..I might need something familiar and nonrapey.
Izumi is a bundle of nerves before the first shot even happens. Memories of the first commercial overtake his mind and Rei does a really bad job of calming down the kid. Everyone else in the family must be a natural so maybe Rei has no experience in his level of calming. Izumi shouldn't be there to begin with but at least he is trying. He is doing it all for the alarm clock. Due to the fact that Izumi doesn't wear heels or dresses on a normal basis... he falls flat on his face the minute he tries to run. :( And it is embarrass city all over the place. I felt so bad for the kid. Like no, change the channel! I hate it when people are being embarrassed on tv, whether it be their doing or not. But I couldn't change the channel. I just had sympathy for a fictional character who tripped all over the place.
Izumi is pleased to learn that Ryouma is a really nice guy despite being a super famous actor person. He instantly appears next to the crying Izumi and gives him a good luck charm to calm down. Then it all comes back to Izumi. That 10 years ago the commercial did get finished despite him being a total wreck. Now he remembers it was baby Ryouma that got him through the moment with his magical rock of calm downness. And here Ryouma is ready to help again. SMILES! Cue the sap. Everything is going to be okay. Izumi can do the commercial now. Happy faces for all. Only....Izumi seems to have forgotten the most important thing about weddings. The groom always kisses the bride. So color Izumi and Rei super confused when Ryouma leans in for a kiss. Yeah....I think the brave was just kissed out of Izumi and it won't be returning any time soon. So...is this going to be the series, Ryouma thinking he is in love with a female Izumi and all the hijinks around it? Doubt it. Ryouma will find out soon Izumi is a dude and it will all be okay. Or chaos. Probably chaos. So I am happily surprised with this show and how it didn't suck? It is only episode 1 so I guess there is still time to suck but for now I will be staying tuned.
1/2 scale Mirai
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