Episode 02: The First Hand
Some time has passed since the end of the last episode, and Miyuki has more or less settled into his new school life. Izumiko’s friends express a lot of interest in him and they anticipate the upcoming school trip to Tokyo, encouraging Izumiko to come along as well.
There’s a strange moment when Wamiya greets Izumiko in the hallway. Bathed in shadow, he asks whether Izumiko hates Miyuki. When she admits she does, Wamiya smiles and tells her he feels the same way, and that he hopes they will go to the same high school together. This scene was pretty odd and even slightly ominous, with Wamiya asking strange things, Izumiko’s hesitant response, and the contrast of light and dark between the two. It also seems like a sworded question, and one has to wonder what Izumiko’s answer might bring about… Continue reading