Sukitte Ii na yo.
The first episode was surprisingly good. This is the third anime this season where the protagonist has kissed the heroine during the first episode. Maybe the Japanese have stumbled upon a few good ideas? I can definitely see the advantages of doing the simple stuff right away instead of building up to it.
The artwork isn’t bad. It’s nice to look at and the characters look pretty good too. Some of them look plain, but I can look passed that. The heroine looks really cute, so all will be forgiven. I would change the protagonist a bit though.
The story is what’s important here. The heroine, an anti-social girl that’s well on her way of overcoming her fears, meets with one of the ‘cutest’ guys in her school, only to find out that he has fallen in love with her. The way they met was simply brilliant, although I don’t see what’s romantic in getting kicked in the face.
I most certainly recommend this piece. It’s interesting, it’s pretty dramatic and the romance is great. I don’t need to be a psychic to see that this show is going to be successful.
Plot Summary: Mei Tachibana has spent her 16 years without a boyfriend or friends. One day, she injures the most popular boy in school, Yamato Kurosawa, due to a misunderstanding. For some reason though, it seems that he takes a liking to her and one-sidedly claims that they’re friends. Furthermore, he not only protects Mei from a stalker, but does so with a kiss…?!!