Renai Shindan – Seifuku no Eve
I wonder why I am posting this….
I wonder why I am posting this….
The yuri story that we deserve but first, credit where credit is due!
Did you fall in love with Ikeda Elaiza watching ‘Boku wa Mari no Naka’? Did you feel robbed when you first get to know her in such a disheartening queer-bait of a story? Well, you are not alone! Either way you choose to look at it, our girl of the year (other than Gal of course) went out of her way to cleanse us new fans of hers by giving us two series that ran back to back. When this show was airing (beginning of last month), ‘Boku wa’ was also airing at the same time, still is in fact.
Our girl did not have to, but she did anyway. She decided to give us another ‘off the books’ series, so to speak, one that actually has yuri, unlike that despicable ‘Boku wa’. I truly hate that show with a passion! But despite my feelings towards the story, I can’t deny that the girls were brilliant in it, especially Elaiza! I have so fallen in love with her since then and I was turning the interwebs hunting for more relevant works of hers when I stumbled upon this gem!
It’s been seven whole years since the second season of Code Blue aired!! And now we are getting a third season?! Yes dearest Readers, our favourite Doctors are back with us starting July!
The nostalgia! Nothing can beat this feeling, maybe if Joss announced a 9th season of Buffy as yesterday was it’s 10 year anniversary! other than that, nothing can beat this feeling!
Oh Lord, those were the times. around that time when the first season aired back in 2008 was when I first got into AKB and Japanese TV. Todi (Toda Erika) and Gakki (Aragaki Yui) were the rave back then! And don’t get me started on the male characters!! This was the drama to watch back then!
Looks like I am going to have some help getting back to my old self, eh? What better way than the help of a series I was watching back then? And of course you know why I was watching this!
Megumi (Gakki) and Mihoko (Todi).
Unless you count The X-Files, this is the only medical drama I have ever gotten into and it was all because of Gakki and Todi because like I said, they were the IT back then! Truthfully I have not seen much of their work since then although,, interestingly, there is this movie of Gakki’s that I only watched last week and was kind of post worthy.
Anyway I remember how much Megumi x Mihoko we got in the second season, especially after that SP that aired after the first. But for some reason I don’ remember anything from the first season. You know what this means! Since I have every single episode and the S, I am so re-watching this to re-ignite the flames of this ship before it hits us again in July!
I am both excited and scared though. How are they going to handle the time gap between then and now? Seeing as the followed the timelines from the first to the second season, it would not surprise me if the gave us the 7 years later card but I also think going either way, be it continuing on from where we left of or jump will both work!
If they go for the time jump, how will our girls be relationship-wise? Mihoko’s parents were already pestering her to marry back then (even though she was adamantly against it) and there was always this cloud between Megumi and Dude1 even though it never got anywhere, which really, really, surprised me! This has got to be the first series I have seen where the expected did not actually happen!
Meanwhile we were getting so much Megumi x Mihoko, especially in the second season that China was going mad with this ship! I totally remember the sites I used to frequent back then just to see what they had cooked up on our girls!
But really, who could blame them? These two were just too much…
Look at them caps! Just, just look at them!!? This is the best ever drama from japan, right? This has to be one of the best Lesbian dramas out there, right? I mean, just you look at them! Look at that intimacy! Look at the happiness and love in their faces! Just..Just look!
Definitely, the best drama of the year, even if it is only March, right? Right guys?
That’s right, Miyu-chan just kissed another girl within the span of one post! And yes, this is the drama, not the anime! I might or might not be checking the anime out it all depends on what happens in the drama! I already have a feeling where the show is going to end up but like I said, I am trying to get back to my glass-half-full old self so before I am either proved right or wrong with the next episode, I have decided to write about the first two episodes that I have watched.
Verdict so far? If my gut feeling is proved wrong as the series progresses, then Japan is going to get the props for starting off 2017 in style and maybe even winning it in the long run! There are already a couple of movies I am waiting to hit the shelves that look promising this year so things are looking up for Japan. Don’t ruin this one, okay?
Like I said, the anime is also currently airing and if I am not mistaken, it is probably at around episode 8 or so. The drama is on episode 4 as far as I am aware but I have watched the first two episodes only. Each episode is sadly 24min which might mean that we might get the full 12, maybe? Either way, I am going to continue watching until I am inevitably let down or proved wrong, then I will marathon the anime!
So, what is this thing exactly that I am thinking will happen? Well, going with what popped into my head first, this has ‘Last Friends’ vibes written all over it! And by that I mean in the fate of our lovely couple in Hanabi (Miyu-chan) and Sanae (Sarii)! The other is this feeling I usually get when I connect to the yuri force! Here’s what is what…
So, our main characters are together and everyone thinks of them as the perfect couple! But all is not as it seems. What is actually going on is that they are in a fake relationship! Even as they kiss and make-out all they are thinking of is their actual person that they love! Hanabi, played by X21’s one and only Captain Yoshimoto Miyu, is actually in love with her brother, a brother who is in a relationship with another teacher who, the main male character is also in love with! They both know each other’s secret but they still put on the façade and even have rules of dating!
Knowing that, you know very well what is going to happen here in the end! Hanabi has zero chance of actually ending up with her brother and if they are going that route, then chances of the main male character being with the teacher has little chance of happening, but then again, that is less of a taboo than Hanabi’s situation so…But anyway this is only if what we all are thinking is going to happen does not and that is that Hanabi and the main male character are going to end up developing real feelings for one another in the end!
Really, even a middle-schooler can see this coming a mile away! And so this is why I am very sensitive going into future episodes, especially since we are only on episode 2 and the yuri has already hit the fan! Things can’t go on this smoothly for the rest 10 or so episodes, it is impossible!
Which is why I have decided to post about these first two while I am still feeling the butterflies, before I get disappointed by later episodes because I wanted to wait until Hanabi and Sanae became an actual thing, like I would do usually! With that out of the way, let’s get this party started….
What, with Korea kicking it and taking names all this past year while dead silence from you!
About time you gave us something, in a new drama starting in July starring Fujita Nicole, Takeda Rena and Inoue Sonoko and from the looks of things, this is going to be one to check out, at least once! Looks promising but I hope Rena gets in on that action! I loved her in the 3rd episode of that short and lovely episodic Real Onigokko Rising TV series and have been dying to see more of her in a related drama and here we are!
Now please, please Japan, please don’t let me down this time! Times have changed! Please do not fall back to the clichéd safe gameplay! Take a risk! Give us a un-expected ending!
Now, if only I can get my hands on that teaser! I mean, the drama is just weeks away, there has to be a video…Where are you ma pretty? Nyehehehe…