Ano Natsu de Matteru Episode 2

This week’s episode starts off with a step back. We get to see the details of Ichika’s arrival to Earth (yes, she’s an alien). Basically, her ship was damaged and she made an emergency landing, accidentally hitting Kaito. Back in the present, Ichika is trying to explain everything to Kaito’s sister Nanami and Kanna after they saw her kissing Kaito. Lots of confusion because of the alien terms Ichika slips in, but it ends with her moving in with Nanami and Kaito.

After that, things cool down quite a bit, with Nanami leaving Kaito and Ichika alone the next day. But they return home to find everyone else waiting for them to talk about the movie they have all agreed to make. A lot of random talk about movie concepts before everyone…gets drunk (you are so epic, Remon). After hilarious drunken conversation, everyone is introduced to Rinon, Ichika’s pet thing.

So besides Remon epically getting everyone drunk with her same monotone voice, not much really happens this week. Basically, it cools down for a bit and takes more of the slice-of-life feel it had in previews. But we still don’t know much about the story, so I wonder where the sci-fi will go. I guess this week was fan service week for this show. Not really that much else to say about this week. I’d make guesses about what Ichika’s situation is and what she’s looking for, but I could probably make a book of possibilities. I’ll just wait and find out.

Ano Natsu de Matteru Episode 1

This show seems to have been fairly anticipated. I was expecting simple slice of life, but the show starts off with the main character being thrown off a bridge and then waking up at home unscathed. Things cool down a bit and we’re introduced to our main character, Kaito Kirishima, who’s apparently into making videos. On the way to school, he notices a girl from her red hair, who is later introduced as a transfer student Takatsuki Ichika.

She’s immediately swarmed by the class, but everyone is scared off by Yamano Remon, who then befriends Ichika. Kaito is introduced to Ichika at lunch by his friend Ishigaki Tetsuro, who also asks her to be in a film with them. Ichika agrees, and Remon also decides to join. On his way home, Kaito runs into Ichika, and introduces himself formally.

Kaito runs into Ichika again, who is searching for a place to stay, and he offers to let her stay at his house for the night. Kaito remembers everything from the night before and passes out. Ichika finds him and calls out some strange creature to save him. She then kisses him, and Kaito’s sister walks in on them (Ichika’s wrapped in a towel).

The opening theme was pretty good for how light the music was. Honestly, I liked the ending theme more. The show itself was good…it was more sci-fi than I was expecting. Not that it’s a bad thing. Curious to see where this goes. Although it was clear Ichika wasn’t normal, I feel like something’s up with Remon as well. I have a bit of a problem with Kaito’s fantasies, though…I really hope they don’t get out of hand because it would get annoying. Looks like this show should be fun…although it didn’t seem that way from the previews >.>