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Piece Japanese Drama Episode 13 Final Summary January 22, 2013

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The 13th episode picks up where the 12th episode ends.  Remi is explaining that Haruka was there for her when no one else was. She flashbacks to where Remi is sitting with Haruka and Remi tells her that she has always hated herself, but now she hates herself so much she wants to die. Haruka tells her it is better to forget and Remi says she can’t, that she killed her own baby. Haruka says in that case it is better to pretend none of that ever happened and that she doesn’t know Kouji, that she never met him and they never met outside of school and that nothing has happened. She goes on saying that altering her memories is not going to hurt anyone and that it is going to be okay and to just forget it. She tells Remi to close her eyes and that when she opens them, her old life will be waiting for her. Haruka grabs Remi’s hand and holds it, Remi starts crying.

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Remi is at school and she walks past Haruka on her way to school. Remi runs up to Mizuho and the rest of her friends and they start talking to each other. Haruka walks  behind them.

Remi continues in the present crying and says that she had no idea how much she took advantage of Haruka and if she hadn’t had been there at that time, but she erased all traces of existence of her from her mind. She says she is the worst and when she heard about her death she pretended to be unaffected and attended the funeral unaffected. She says she really is the worst and the lowest. Mizuho is crying at this point and goes and gives Remi a hug and says sorry for always making her laugh against her will. Remi says she didn’t and that she shouldn’t cry. Remi says she has no right to cry with all the horrible things she has done and says sorry.

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Remi and Mizuho are sitting on a bench. Yanai is looking at the painting of Haruka. Maruo and Hikaru walk in and Maruo greets Hiro saying that it has been awhile. Hikaru says that to think that Mizuho found Hiro first and that she might be cut out to be a detective. Hikaru walks over to Hiro and gives him the envelope and tells him that it is Haruka’s last words. Hikaru says that when Haruka was hospitalized last spring, she called him and said she had something to ask of him.

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Hikaru flashbacks to the hospital with Haruka and she tells him that she is going to die soon and that she would like him to do something for her because she can trust him to deliver it because he is Hiro and Hiro is him. She says that he loves him and at the same time hates him, he detests him yet deep inside he yearns for him. She says it must be the same for him too and that he is part of him and that she believes in them both. She pulls out the and says she wants him to give it to Hiro because there are a lot of things he wants to tell Hiro but now that she knows she is going to die, there is only one thing I want to tell him. She holds out the letter and says please, Hikaru watches her and then takes the letter from her.

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In the present Hiro is opening the letter and Hikaru says that she said that there is only one thing she wanted to convey. Hiro opens the letter and it says Hiro, I love you so much. Hiro flashbacks to a time when she is sitting for him while he draws her. She thinks thank you for making me experience so much feelings, through all the joy and pain she was able to see a sparkling world from the dazzling landscape that sparkled in rainbow colors. Through the darkest despair, thank you I was happy Hiro and she loves him so much. Back to present Hiro starts crying.

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It is morning and Remi and Mizuho are outside and Remi tells her that she used to be in love with Kouji, in spite of everything that happened and those days she used to be in love with him so much. She says she wonder if she should go in search for him even though he ran away because he was too much of a coward to tell me he didn’t love me and that maybe they should talk about it properly an.d bring it to a close. Mizuho agrees and says that maybe there were circumstances surrounding Kouji that she knew nothing about. Remi says hardly likely and then asks her what she is going to do about Hikaru she looks away and doesn’t answer.

 

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Hiro and Maruo are in the house and Maruo tells him that he is not moving out to Yokosuka anytime soon and that he should come over anytime if he needs anything and next time he shouldn’t run away. Maruo walks away and Hiro looks at the painting of Haruka.

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Yanai walks over to Hikaru who is sitting outside and gives him a drink. Hikaru asks Yanai if he feels better now and that he guesses he had a lot of fun digging up someone’s secret. Yanai replies that Hikaru is detestable as ever. Hikaru continues and says good thing she turned out to be untarnished after all, Haruka. Yanai replies that she turned out to be stronger than he had imagined and that he is overwhelmed. Yanai asks what about him and if he really came all this way just to hand over Haruka’s letter to Hiro and if he is really that kind hearted. Mizuho walks over to them and Yanai gets up and leaves. Hikaru stands up.

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Hikaru is walking away and Mizuho runs after him asking why didn’t he answer his phone because she has been trying to call him for so long and tells him he is terrible. Hikaru says he lost his phone and she doesn’t believe him. She then says that he did nothing even after Haruka passed away and he pretended he didn’t know anything and then why now, all of a sudden, when it is too late and he replies he did it on a whim that all, just to pass time. He continues saying that since it concerned Hiro and he needed to contact Maruo anyways and that is why he met Kido to find out where Maruo lived and he finally able to reach him. He tells her that  is all and asks her if she is satisfied and if he can go and she asks where will he go and he says its a secret and has nothing to do with her. He tells her that Yanai and the others are waiting and she should go back. He walks away then. She starts running after him and calls Hikaru, he turns around asks what is it and she tells him that she doesn’t regret getting into the bus that time, that day even if she hadn’t gotten into the bus, somewhere else, she thinks she would surely have gotten lost. That getting into the wrong bus over and over again, she understood one thing that she likes him and she loves him and she has always wanted to know more about him, but not anymore, she tells him to take care and that she believes in him and she will be waiting and then says see you later. She gives him a hug and then walks back. She thinks that even if it is a fragment, it’s fine because one day it will be the piece that will light up his future. Hikaru starts walking away in his direction.

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So this was the final episode and I am sad that it is over now! This episode made me a little bit emotional when Hiro opened the letter from Haruka and started crying. It seemed like finally I understood who Haruka was and that now I felt like I was able to grieve with Hiro because I knew who she was and how important she was to him and the others.

One thing that slightly confused me was why Hikaru had found Maruo and needed him to find Hiro? Maybe he just wanted Hiro to deal with his past and show Hiro that he doesn’t need to punish himself anymore over hitting Maruo?

The ending was slightly disappointing because Hikaru and Mizuho didn’t end up together but at the same time it seemed to fit the drama. Mizuho got the courage to tell Hikaru that she loved him and that she will wait for him but I think she realized that the only thing she can do for him is to be honest with her feelings. She can’t force him to be honest with his own feelings and that is a step that he has to take himself but that she will be ready for him when he is. I found their bus analogy really interesting that she doesn’t really want to follow the path she is supposed to take but she is going to make her own by taking the wrong bus.

Poor Remi she thought she loved Kouji but she was taken advantage by him and then thrown away which is sad that she basically did the same to Haruka. I mean Haruka gave her permission to do that to her but I think deep down Haruka would have rather had Remi be her friend.

I really admired Mizuho as a character!! she is strong and tried to develop her character and become a better person. I really admired her because she loved Hikaru but she didn’t sleep with him even though it would have been really easy for her to do that. She wanted more from him and even if she loses him for some time I think she knows that he will come back to her.

One thing that bothered me was that Hikaru, Hiro and Maruo never talk altogether and get it worked out!! I mean I think it would have been good for all of them to really discuss it so they could move forward in life.

This was an awesome drama!! I really enjoyed the mystery and intrigue of it all. I found it refreshing because it wasn’t a typical love story! it had those elements in it but the story overall offered something deeper and more intriguing!! I really enjoy psychological elements in my story and this had a lot of introspective moments, which I loved. I would recommend this drama to anyone who loves mystery first of all and needs a break from the typical romance story.

 

Piece Japanese Drama Episode 12 Summary January 20, 2013

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The twelfth episode starts with Hiro painting on a canvas and then he flashbacks to a time where he is showing Haruka his work and she finds it amazing and she starts crying, he asks what is wrong and she tells him she was suddenly overcome with feelings. She tells him that she loves his paintings and she loves them the most in the world, he smiles. Back to the present Hiro looks at his painting he painted of her.

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Mizuho is walking and she passes by Hiro and recognizes him. She grabs him and says Narumi, he pulls away and she recognizes him as Hiro. He asks who she is and she tells him to wait that she wants to phone Hikaru. He tells her to stop and that he promised her that he would break off connection to him and he walks away. Mizuho follows after him and asks him if he means her to be Haruka and he then stops. He flashbacks to Haruka and Hiro. Hiro is painting and she comes up behind him and he freaks out, she steps away and asks him if he dislikes her and he says no he doesn’t dislike her but that it is he is scared. She tells him he is very kind and that she wants to know his good points, his weaknesses, strong points, unbecoming points and everything about him and that she will accept them all.

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Back to the present Mizuho and Hiro are in a restaurant and Mizuho asks him why Haruka was in Ibaraki and he says she had come in search for someone Sakata Kouji. He flashbacks to him and Haruka sitting on a bench and she is telling him she is looking for Kouji and she shows him a picture of him on her phone, Hiro’s eyes widen and he gets up and leaves. Hiro tells Mizuho that Kouji was a name he had never wanted to hear again and that he used to hang out with Hikaru. Mizuho asks him why Haruka was looking for Kouji and he says that she was helping her friend search for him, her classmate. Hiro then asks if Haruka is doing well and that she rejected him and now he still doesn’t have the strength to face her but someday he is definitely going to meet her. He flashbacks and they are sitting she stands up and so does he she tells him that she never knew he was such a person and she tells him that he frightens her and she starts crying. She says she is sorry and then leaves. He tells Mizuho that if there is even a slight chance that he would be accepted and that no matter how many years it takes, he’ll meet her. He asks Mizuho if she is her friend and if she is well, where she is and what she is doing she tells him that Haruka is no more and she passed away last summer and was ill. Mizuho tells him she is sorry she had to tell him such sad news. Hiro says it can’t be and that she is only 19. Mizuho says it is true and he says it is a lie and he gets up to leave Mizuho goes after him and chases him.

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It is evening and Mizuho is at Hiro’s house and he tells her that she was everything to him and that’s why he told her his secret. Mizuho asks what he means by secret and he says one day he would be able to meet her again and that is what he believed in and now she has left him behind. He says it is too terrible and he picks up his paintings and throws them outside and Mizuho follows him. He tells her that the one who tried to kill Maruo wasn’t Hikaru. He flashbacks to the moment where Maruo is bullying him and he says he wanted to kill him and he wanted to escape that world of terror and panic. Hiro hits Maruo twice with the metal rod and Hikaru comes after and he says that Hikaru just covered up for him and he took the iron pipe that he had been clutching in his hand. Hikaru takes the iron pipe and wipes the blood off of it and wipes it on his shirt. Hiro says that Haruka couldn’t handle what he had done and left him. He goes on saying that was to be expected and that he has had enough and is tired. He picks up a bottle of something and says it is too much he pours it on his paintings and says it is better to erase everything of him and lights his lighter and drops it on the paintings and causes them to burn. Mizuho says what are you doing and she drops a blanket on the pile and pulls off the painting of Haruka. Mizuho says don’t destroy so easily what remains of her.

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Yanai and Remi get out of the taxi and he says this is the place. They go in and and see Mizuho and Yanai asks if it is Hiro and she says yes. Yanai walks over to Hiro and asks him if it is him who got Haruka pregnant since he is her ex boyfriend. Hiro looks confused and Yanai grabs him tells him not to act like he doesn’t know. Mizuho stops him and Yanai asks why she is sticking up for him and she tells him that he is wrong and Hiro was Haruka’s boyfriend but he is mistaken. Mizuho tells him that the one who got pregnant was her friend. Remi speaks up and says it was her and that she was the one who was played with and made pregnant was her not Haruka. Remi says she got exposed and she wanted to keep it secret and never tell it to anyone as long as she lived but she guesses it was impossible after all. Mizuho asks her if it true and she says yes Haruka just advised her and lent her support and she even sent that guy the mail in her place telling him about the abortion. Mizuho asks her about the guy and she says it was Kouji and that she got pregnant with his child.

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Remi flashbacks to them leaving the hotel and as they are walking he asks how she is and she says she is fine. He asks her if it was her first time and she says that she was a bit scared of doing it but she is happy and this is the happiest she has been until now. He goes up to her and hugs her and then kisses her. He then says he will call her later. She is in her classroom and trying to phone but she leaves him a voicemail telling him she will be waiting for his call. Remi is then at the bookstore buying books from Haruka and Haruka recognizes her, Remi panics and drops her change. Remi is picking up the change and Haruka helps her pick them up and tells her to wait for her at the coffee shop in front and she will settle her bill later. They meet up and Remi thanks her for the books and says she didn’t expect she would be seen by a classmate in such a place and that she is the worst. Haruka tells her that she won’t tell anyone that it is okay and she doesn’t have any friends. Remi says that she has a lot of names in her contact list but now when she needs a friend there is no one. She goes on saying that she did it with someone and she didn’t want to admit it, so she bought those books but she knew it was no good in her head she understood. Haruka stands up and holds her hand and then pulls away and says sorry and that she couldn’t find words to cheer her up properly. Remi then grasps her hands and says thanks Haruka. Back to present Remi says that she was the only by her side and the only one who came to know about her pregnancy and that she was the one who tried to contact Kouji and search for him. Hiro then asks Remi if the reason she was searching for Kouji  and she answers for her sake and that it was the most difficult time in her life and she was the only one there for her and that ends episode 11.

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Well this episode has answered a lot of questions! I feel like I have understood everything a lot better. Remi was the one who got pregnant and that makes sense I guess I should have figured it out when earlier she was brought to the hotel! I guess I couldn’t place her and Haruka together which is explained in this episode. It is sad that Remi couldn’t be honest with Mizuho but I mean if I was Mizuho I would question a little more of why she wanted to come with soo badly all the time but I guess she could tell Remi didn’t want to talk about it.

I was shocked that Hiro didn’t know that she had died that was very sad!! One thing that i don’t understand is why they were not together after he had told her about what really happened? We learned earlier that Haruka had come to Maruo and said that she felt bad about running away from Hiro and that he is the most beloved person to her so what had she not found him? I wonder why she couldn’t find him? I would think that there will have been some way to try and find him that doesn’t make sense?? Another thing I don’t understand is why she told Hikaru to stay away from him? Was it because he brought up bad memories or because Hiro becomes too dependent on Hikaru??

I am not sure what is happening with Hikaru and Maruo and why the two of them need to go look for Hiro? especially at this time? why did he need to deliver the letter now? maybe because he knew that Mizuho was close to finding out about Hirio and he wanted to beat her and Yanai to him?? This story is coming to a close in the next episode and I hope the ending will fully explain and give all the answers!!

 

Piece Japanese Drama Episode 9 Summary January 13, 2013

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Episode 9 starts off with Mizuho going to Hikaru’s brothers house and she realizes that they grew up in identical houses. She thinks that she has always badly wanted to know more about Hikaru, she wanted to touch his smile and see what was behind his guarded look and thinks by meeting his brother she will finally be able to reach Hikaru’s heart. She sees the name on the door is Naruse not Narumi. She thinks then that his brother is in the same situation and she recalls Hikaru telling her that he is dependent until his is 20 and then the house will be sold off. She realizes that he turned 20 a year ago so he had to leave the house.

Mizuho is sitting down with the current owner of the house and she tells her that Narumi-san was the person that lived here before and he was a painter. The owner takes her into a room and Mizuho smells the oil paint that permeated the room. She asks her if she knows where Narumi is now and she says sorry that she doesn’t know anything about him. Picture 1

Mizuho is walking away thinking that she thought she would find the hidden piece of the puzzle is she came here and that until a year ago his brother used to paint there and that Hikaru will have to also leave his house on his birthday next month. She wonders if he will disappear from her sight. Mizuho gets out her phone and tries phoning Hikaru.

 Hikaru is on his couch picks up his phone and sees that it is Mizuho and then turns off his phone. Hikaru looks at the painting and has a flashback he is with Haruka in a cafe and she has the same painting with her. She asks Hikaru not to see him from now on and to move on that he is different from Hikaru because he is weak, innocent and kindhearted.

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Yanai and Matsuura have met Mizuho and she has explained the situation with Hikaru and his brother living apart in different houses. Mizuho says based on the description that her ex-boyfriend smelled of paint and was kind-hearted she thinks that Hikaru’s brother is the one. Yanai says that he doesn’t think that they should jump to conclusions based only on that. Mizuho says she wants to stay here and ask around the neighborhood and the minute she finds anything she will report to him. Mizuho starts walking away, Yanai asks her to stop and grabs her arm saying that it is getting late and to keep it for later and that if she should ask Hikaru about Haruka being his brothers ex. She tells him that it is impossible because Hikaru is not answering his phone and that she thinks he is doing it on purpose. Yanai tells her thats an assumption on her part . She goes on saying that Hikaru has always played the fool, has been aimless and reckless and that he is not honest about his feelings. That they have never talked about anything essential and he doesn’t trust her enough to talk about his fears and things that matter. Yanai tells her to calm down and she says she is calm and tells him to go back before her because she is taking his desire to find out about Haruka’s ex very seriously. Mizuho starts walking away again and Yanai goes after her yelling that even though she has reached her limit to not selfishly shut other people out and then tells her to wait until she calms down because these things are hard to talk about and that once she has explained everything properly, he’ll understand

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Yanai, Mastuura and Mizuho are at a restaurant and Mizuho says sorry to Yanai and that it could be because she is bad at conveying her feelings to others. She goes on saying that people think she is cool but the truth is she has come this far without being able to convey her feelings properly to others. Matsuura joins in and says that there are lots of people like that if they are not goo with words, they try to express themselves by singing or painting. He goes on saying that if he was the only one in the world he would never paint, sing or argue and that there would be no point in thinking or feeling. Yanai agrees and says that we start doing something because they want to connect with others. Matsuura agrees and says that even those who are hard to understand and he also wonders if Haruka was also like that.
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He goes on saying that how he came to know Haruka was, he flashbacks to his class sketching outside. Haruka is sitting on a bench in front of him and he comes over and talks about the colors she is using in her picture of a tree. He is very friendly with her and tries to grab her sketchbook out of her hands to look at the painting and she runs away. Matsuura explains that to him Haruka was just overflowing with the bright colors that kids love like yellow, pink or green. He goes on saying that he it is quite different from what she seems and that he is sure she had feelings that couldn’t be expressed through words. Matsuura goes on saying that even if you feel like you can’t express yourself properly, if you try hard one day your feeling will get through.
 

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Hikaru is lying on his couch and has a flashback he is visiting Haruka in the hospital and she tells him that she is going to die soon and that she would like him to do her a favor. He says he doesn’t want to and why him, she says because he is part of him and that she believes in him. Hikaru is holding a letter that says to Hiro-san and he throws if on the floor.

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Yanai and Mizuho are walking and she tells him that tomorrow she is going to visit Hikaru but she doesn’t know if he will talk to her but she will make an effort to convey her feelings to him. He agrees and says that he wasn’t lying when he said that through this search for Haruka’s ex-boyfriend he wanted to meet his unknown girlfriend and that maybe at some point he wanted to change himself and that she shouldn’t give up because the person she loves is still alive. They then say goodbye and she thinks as he walks away reality is something like this and to not shut yourself again, shine brightly and give your all to create a future full of rainbows. She calls out to him and tells him that he is very kind and that he is not incompetent and is a good man and that she means it.

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Mizuho is ringing Hikaru’s doorbell and wonders if he has gone out and tries to open the locked door. Nanao-san asks is something is wrong and she says she has come to help her. Mizuho goes in and they both can’t find Hikaru and Mizuho waits for him. She goes into the living room and the painting is broken into two pieces. Hikaru is shown in the room earlier and he kicks the painting into two. Mizuho tries phoning Hikaru and his phone is turned off. Mizuho thinks that if she continues with her efforts to convey her feelings one day the closed world will break apart and when that happens even if its imperfect, she thought that a shining rainbow-filled future will open up but she was naive, dreaming more worthless dreams than others. Mizuho falls to her knees in front of the painting and clutches her chest, Nanao-san comes to her asking if she is alright. She says she is and Nanao-san tells her that the reason she is feeling anxious is because he is important to her and that it is such a wonderful truth. Mizuho then thinks that she had always wanted to know about Hikaru and that curiosity led her to hold much guilt but if there is even a little bit of this wonderful feeling mixed up with that desire to know Hikaru she would like to affirm this desire. She then says that she wants to meet Hikaru’s mother.
 

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Mizuho is walking with Hikaru’s mother business card in her hand. Her name is called by Yanai and she thanks him for coming and he says lets go. They go in and are sitting at a table with tea and he asks if she is alright and she says yes. The doors open and Hikaru’s mother comes in, Mizuho thinks Hiro and Hikaru were both made by this person and this is how the 9th episode ends.

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I was expecting something different to happen in this episode!! I thought Mizuho was going to meet Hikaru’s brother but instead it gets her to meet his mother instead! It has been made clear to us that Hiro is Haruka’s ex-boyfriend and that Hikaru has known this the whole time. He has been leading her down rabbit holes telling her that Yanai liked Haruka and this lead her to other places. No wonder Hikaru has been kinda weird in the past episodes he knows the truth will come out eventually and it is as if he is waiting around for her to figure it out and to question him about it. It makes sense why he has stayed out of the investigation which doesn’t seem like his personality, he seems like he is also a curious person needing to know all the answers but he already knew it.

 I am curious though why Haruka came to Hikaru and told him to stay away from Hiro? that is just weird and almost possessive! Of course it probably has to do with Hikaru and Hiro having a falling out because the picture and painting obivously angers him and he wants to destroy anything that has to do with his brother. I wonder if Hikaru is on his way to deliver Haruka’s letter? Or if he is too angry and he is going to destroy it in front of his brother or something really mean?

It was interesting with Mizuho who wants to try to convey her feelings better and that it seems like she is really similar with Yanai. Yanai and her both were unable to convey their feelings to their loved ones they were both scared of the rejection and decided against it.  It seems like Yanai has realized this and encourages Mizuho to be truthful with Hikaru and she reassures him that he is a kind person and that she is not incompetent which is what she also struggle with. I wonder how Hikaru’s mother is going to act towards her visiting her maybe she will not talk to them or maybe she will be very honest with what she did to her sons? It just keeps getting more intriguing!!

 

Piece Japanese Drama Episode 7 Summary January 8, 2013

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The seventh episode of Piece starts with Mizuho and Sugawara are discussing Miyamoto the gym teacher and Haruka.

High School Days. Miyamato is flexing Madoka’s foot in gym class. Sugawara is listening to a couple of guys talking about how Miyamoto finds an excuse to touch Madoka in every gym class. They also wonder if it is true that he calls girls to his house and Haruka tells the guys that Miyamoto-sensei is not that kind of person and that the rumor is false.

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Mizuho is listening to this story and she wonders out loud why Haruka would do that, Sugawara tells her that he saw Haruka together and that it was disgusting they were having an affair.

Miyamoto is at his house and he is looking at a picture of him and Haruka by a fair.

Mizuho is with Yanai and Madoka and Yanai is surprised by being told that Haruka and Miyamoto had an affair and he says that there was no way that she would have done that. Madoka says that she also finds it hard to believe that they were having an affair. Yanai says he refuses to believe it and Madoka says that the information came from Sugawara and she wonders if it is okay to believe him. Mizuho says that she thinks it is okay to believe him and that she is going over to Miyamoto’s, Madoka asks if she can come too and Mizuho agrees.

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Mizuho and Madoka are walking ahead and Yanai is walking farther behind them. They tease him about coming and he says he doesn’t want to come because he refuses to believe they were involved. The two girls are walking ahead and Madoka tells Mizuho that her mood has changed and that in high school she found her very hard to deal with and thought she was so cool and mature and had a barrier around her which made it difficult for people to approach her. She goes on saying that she likes the present her better and Mizuho jokes that it is like she is confessing. Mizuho thinks that if she puts up a barrier nobody can hurt her or get in her way but she won’t be able to mingle with anyone.

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Sagawara is at his home and his mom comes in and brings food, and says that she thinks they should hire one more home tutor this time and he tells her that if he doesn’t get into Tokyo University this time he will enter another one. He goes on saying that she must know that he is not as smart as they want him to be and that he would like them to forgive and accept the him that is in front of them.

Mizuho thinks that she is sure that if she squeezed the feelings growing in her that made her want to connect with someone. Mizuho and Madoka are ringing Miyamoto’s doorbell and Yanai farther away says that he isn’t home and that they should go now. A little boy comes around the corner and asks who they are and then Miyamoto comes around the corner. Miyamoto says to the boy that they are his students and they say hello.

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The boy is playing with a helicopter with Madoka and Miyamoto, Yanai and Mizuho are at the table. Mizuho says she wants to ask him about Haruka who has passed away and then the boy gets up and asks if Haruka is dead. He calls to his dad and is upset that his dead didn’t tell him about Haruka dying. Akito the boy is upset and Miyamoto goes to hold him and tells them they should leave now but he will visit Haruka’s home to pay his respects later with Akito.

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The three have gathered with Haruka’s parents, Miyamoto and Akito. Haruka’s mom asks if he is the gym teacher and then asks what he has to do with Haruka. Akito says that Haruka came to take his mom’s place and that she was part of their family. Miyamoto says that he will explain and that he and his wife divorced and around that time Haruka started coming over. he pulls out a picture with the three of them at a fair. Akito explains that when they first moved here they didn’t have any friends so he started hanging out a bookstore but the manager didn’t like it and Haruka was working there and came to his rescue. She dropped him at home and they became friends. 

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He flashbacks, Akito and Haruka are at his place and she shows him her new phone and tells him she just got it and that she doesn’t have anyone to call and is feeling lonely. She asks him if he wants to be her friend and he says okay, she says she is really glad. Back to the present he tells them that they would go to a lot of places and even went to the amusement park with his dad. Miyamoto says that he was so happy that Akito had found a friend but it was Haruka and once he realized it he should have pulled back, but Akito was so happy, he couldn’t. Haruka’s mom asked when this started and he said summer of Haruka’s second year. Yanai asks Miyamoto if he had a weird relationship with Haruka and he says no but he can’t deny they were the cause of misunderstandings. Miyamoto pulls out a note made of the same paper that Madoka’s notes were made of and it says that so you are Miyamoto’s partner. Adulteress! Miyamoto says that he found it on Haruka’s desk. He says that he had no idea something like that happened. Haruka’s mom asks him urgently to tell her everything about Haruka.

Miyamoto flashbacks, Akito is throwing things in the water and Haruka and Miyamoto are sitting on the bench watching. She tells him that in her house even though they are biologically related she is always lying to her parents. She couldn’t tell them she is being bullied or that she has no friends and as long as it wasn’t something she hated she would tell them she liked the food and began to hate going home. She lied that she wanted to work at the bookstore to get a phone. Back to present Akito tells Haruka’s mom that the last time she came over she told him that if you want to cry, cry, if you feel angry, show it and that his emotions each of them are like a treasure and now he is able to tell his dad anything. Miyamoto pulls out a canvas and Akito tells them it is Haruka’s treasure. Miyamoto says that Haruka had someone she liked and that even though she had no friends to call her on her phone over winter her behavior started to worry him so much that he asked her.

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Miyamoto flashbacks to him and Haruka at his home and she is looking at her phone. He asks her if she got a boyfriend she says no that it is nothing like that but that he stirs up her emotions and that when he is not near she feels anxious and sad but when he is she is filled with such joy it takes her breath away. He asks what he is like and she says he is very kind, gentle and good with painting always smelling like acrylics and paint. Back to the present Akito says that she told him she was entrusting him with the painting done by the person she loved and she told him one day she would come back for it. Yanai asks Miyamoto that around the time Haruka got her boyfriend in the winter of 2nd year of high school but it is strange because he heard her on the phone with him the summer of that year. Akito says that it was probably him because he used to call her while school when she was bullied and pretend to be her boyfriend.
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Haruka’s mom wonders if the reason Haruka got a job and phone was not because of a boyfriend but that she didn’t want to come home, she walks over to Haruka’s picture and is upset wondering if that is her real smile. Akito tells her that Haruka wanted to hang this picture in her house. Haruka’s mom asks if she can open and Akito says yes. Her mom is opening the picture and Mizuho thinks that the painting caused an explosion of feelings for her, it gave her the chills. It is a grey background with red in it. Akito says that Haruka’s initials are at the boyfriend and they see it is H.N. Mizuho thinks and realizes that it could be Hikaru Narumi but then backtracks and thinks that it can’t be him and that he doesn’t smell of paint. Mizuho thinks that Hikaru wouldn’t be able to show his feelings so openly, Makoto asks if Mizuho is okay because she looks pale and she says she is fine. Haruka’s mom says thank you to Mizuho. Miyamoto says that he will leave and the rest of them also get up to leave.

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Mizuho thinks the Haruka’s existence she almost forgot was beginning to gain a little more color within her and she wanted to speak with her and back then what part of her did she see. Mizuho is standing outside holding a canvas and is transported back in her memories to school. She starts seeing different people and thinks that with her eyes close and feelings locked in, she couldn’t see anything, but she sometimes thinks that maybe everyone sees the world in a different way and that she too wants to see the world painted in different shades. A man bumps her out of her daydream and then she walks away.

Mizuho walks over to Hikaru’s house with the canvas and he comes out and tells her that she should send him a mail before coming over she says that is right and says sorry. She thinks that it always confuses her when it come to this guy it is always like that. She says she is sorry and should go home, he says since she is here she should come in. She thinks that if she ignored him she won’t be able to move onward. He says that three years back she used to frequent this place. She thinks three years back, free, inhibited, self-indulgent, confused, naive, beloved that the house was just like a child’s hiding place and she loved it as she walks up the stairs to his house. He says come in and she does and this is how the seventh episode ends.

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This episode was very good! I feel like it showed a better picture of what Haruka was like. They really had me going thinking that Haruka was having an affair with Miyamoto and I am relieved that they were not. I loved that she was friends with Akito!! Hikaru I kind of wondered how he is going to fit into the story because he is not like the rest of the characters who are helping Mizuho figure out who Haruka was. Instead he was stayed away it is almost like he knew who Haruka really was and therefore is not curious like the others and want to help look into it. I really do not know if he would be going out with Haruka because he made it seem like it is up to the girl to be the active one in the relationship and I don’t really see Haruka being the aggressive one? The thought did cross my mind earlier wondering if Hikaru was the one who got Haruka pregnant because he is a playboy and seems to talk to all the girls around him. Then they started going down different rabbit holes and that didn’t make as much sense. It does seem weird how they keep showing him sulking so I wonder if it could really be him and he had real feelings for Haruka or feels bad about the way he treated her?? I don’t know I guess I will just have to watch the next episode!!

 

Piece Japanese Drama Episode 6 Summary January 6, 2013

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The sixth episode of Piece starts with Mizuho and Remi are at a cafe and Remi is telling Mizuho she doesn’t know anything about Haruka’s ex-boyfriend. Remi asks if she is going to talk to everybody in the class and Mizuho says she is until she finds some information. Remi tells her that she doesn’t feel good about this since Haruka deliberately hid it from her mother and finding out about it now after she went through all that is meaningless, none of her business and doesn’t seem like Mizuho. Mizuho tells her that she has had a change of heart. Remi then tells her that Asami and the others are planning to do a girl’s outing next Wednesday and Mizuho agrees and then tells her that she will call her later. Remi then says that she always says that but never calls her unless she has something to ask, she then says good luck with Madoka.

Mizuho, Yanai, Koike are all at Madoka’s house and are looking at the pieces of paper from the tin. Yanai says that it looks like stalking and Koike says that they came when they were in high school but stopped when they started dating. He says here is the problem and sets a piece of paper down saying that she should stop going out with a good-for-nothing guy because she isn’t a kid anymore and that it came the day after Haruka’s funeral. Mizuho asks when she started getting the notes and she flashbacks to high school saying that it started in the spring of the 2nd year of high school.
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Madoka is at her desk and finds a note saying that she should stop being nice to everyone because men will get the wrong idea. She is back in present and says she got the note in the summer saying that they will hurt Haruka for her and she says that she never interacted with Haruka. Mizuho then realizes that Haruka was getting badly bullied around that time. Madoka says that she may be indirectly involved and that it hurts her so much. Koike grabs her hand and tells her that she shouldn’t cry over this and that he knows her well and that she tries to get along with everyone and she wouldn’t get involved with bullying. Mizuho tells Madoka that if that guy was the one doing this then it had nothing to do with her. Yanai says that maybe this guy was hoping to meet you at Haruka’s funeral and so he sent that note. Mizuho says that he must have been one of the people at Haruka’s funeral.

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Yanai, Madoka, Mizuho, and Koike are walking and Yanai asks Madoka why she choose Koike because he had always been in love with you. Yanai tries to stop him from talking but Yanai continues saying that Madoka was very popular with the boys, an idol of the school. Madoka answers that their eyes met on impulse, but in the end they hadn’t talked once but at the graduation ceremony. It flashbacks to the graduation day and Koike calls her name out and she walks a bit towards him and he says he likes her, he apologizes and says that even though they haven’t ever talked but he always wanted to talk to her. He is about to walk away and she says she too have wanted to talk to him all this time. Back to present time she says that she thought she could trust him and she wonders if it wasn’t instinct. Yanai then teases Koike and they run ahead. Mizuho says that her instinct was right and she answers that she has always trusted that kind of feeling. Mizuho then thinks that Madoka is the type who would definitely not get on the wrong bus.

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Mizuho is in a restaurant with Yanai and she says that something isn’t right that when it comes to being obsessed with Madoka there is no difference between Koike and the stalker and she wonders where the difference lies between the person who continues to bring happiness to each other and the person who can only snatch it away. She continues saying she is not experienced in falling in love and that she is not like Madoka and cannot approach someone so frankly and that it scares her a bit when she thinks she will always be like this. Yanai asks if her heart has eve been moved by anyone and she flashbacks to Hikaru.She answers she doesn’t know and she doesn’t have any confidence in her feelings. She says she lacks confidence in her own choices and she is always wavering. Yanai tells her that she will be alright and in this way she can genuinely care for others and for some reason he trusts her.

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Mizuho is at home and she is sending a text saying that if she knows anyone else who used to stalk Madoka in high school she should tell her. Mizuho flops on the bed and recalls Remi saying that she never contacts her unless she has a question for her. Mizuho then phones Remi and Remi says that she saw the text but doesn’t know of any stalkers. Mizuho says it is not that and tells her she can come to the get together and wants to and that she is sorry. Mizuho is looking at the half moon and then it goes to Hikaru who is also looking at the moon.

Mizuho rushes to the table where Remi, Megu-chi and two other girls. Remi tells her that Megu-chi knows how is Madoka’s stalker. Megu-chi asks if they remember the photos they took during the 2nd year field day and that only Madoka’s photos were stolen and that she saw him. It flashbacks to high school and their is a boy stealing photos off of the bulletin board. It is back to present and Mizuho says Sugawara-kun and Megu-chi agrees. Another girl says the she heard he is on his second attempt. Remi asks who told her that he would get into Tokyo University no matter what and another girl says that his parents are Todai graduates and they wouldn’t have accepted anything less. The other girl says that the other day at Haruka’s funeral she wonders if he met Madoka.

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Mizuho, Yanai and Madoka are together and Mizuho asks if it is okay not to tell Koike about what they are doing and she says yes because he would worry too much. Yanai says that he would come with them but that would put him on guard so he will be nearby and he will come right away if they call.

Mizuho and Madoka ring Sugawara-kun doorbell and he lets them into his room. He asks what they wanted to ask and Madoka pulls out one of the notes and asks him if he remembers seeing the note and he says not at all. Mizuho says that it was after this note Haruka harassment started and he asks what that has to do with him. He then tells them to pick on someone else that people spread baseless rumors when they have too much time on their hands. Mizuho then grabs the note and says that the paper that the note is written on is the same as this one on his bulletin board. Sugawara-kun gets up and says that it wasn’t him loudly and that Madoka shouldn’t be so conceited and that she thinks that every guy in the class had a crush on her and that she was making eyes at every guy and that he would never fall for a girl like her. Madoka apologizes for approaching him and that to not worry she will never concern herself with him again. She runs out of the house, sees Yanai and then runs away.

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Sugawara-kun pulls out a box full of things to do with Madoka and then has a flashback to Madoka giving him a throat lozenge when she saw he was having a hard time. Back to present he stands up and starts breaking apart the box on the desk.

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Mizuho is running after Madoka and then she hears the smashing she stops and thinks that if she gets involved she will just make a fool out of herself and flashbacks to Hikaru telling her that he doesn’t need her. She then starts going back up the stairs and thinks that she always responds to such distortion. She is back in Sugawara-kun’s room and he is on the floor crying amidst all of the mess he made. She hands him tissues and he tells her to go away. She flashbacks to giving Haruka tissues. She takes the tissues and starts wiping the blood on his hand and he tells her to go away again. She tells him that he can reject others all his life but it gets a bit tiresome and that it is okay, he will make it. She puts a bandaid on his cut and asks if they should retrace their steps together. She asks if it was him who wrote the horrible things on Haruka’s desk and he nods. She asks why and he says it was to vent his anger but Haruka stood up for the pervert Miyamoto and she asks the if it is the gym teacher.

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Hikaru is at home getting a water bottle and Nanao-san tells him to stop messing up the room on purpose. She asks if it is because he is going to meet with someone, that girl he answers not to be stupid. He then says that she has confirmed he is alive and that she should go home.

Mizuho is waiting outside and she wonders which direction the bus is heading.

Back to Sugawara-kun he says that he saw Haruka and he flashbacks to Haruka bringing over something to the gym teacher’s house and Sugawara-kun says that they were having an affair.

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Mizuho is at the bus stop and wonders what she wants to know and why she is getting into the bus, she flashbacks to moments with Hikaru.She then thinks that she will confirm her destination without averting her eyes when she reaches it.

From the previous episode it seems like Madoka was supposed to hate Haruka but in this episode it is clear that Madoka has no bad feelings toward Haruka. We find out that Sugawara-kun is Madoka’s stalker and he has the idea that Madoka is supposed to hate Haruka because she is having an affair with the gym teacher. I am still unsure of the reason why Sugawara-kun thought that Madoka should be hating Haruka for this reason. Maybe the gym teacher did something to Madoka and therefore since Haruka is supporting the gym teacher this is supposed to make her hate Haruka. Everyone thinks that the gym teacher is perverted there must have been some incident that causes them to think this and Haruka must have stood up for him. It is interesting that Mizuho is starting to become more aware of herself and consciously trying to change her own actions. I love that she ran back to Sugawara-kun and didn’t shy away from him. I really admire her for that because it would be so easy to just leave him because he yelled at her to go but she had courage and stayed. It seems like Mizuho is punishing her herself for falling for Hikaru and she therefore is scared to trust herself know because she felt she makes bad decisions.

 

Episode 5 Piece Japanese Drama Summary January 5, 2013

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The fifth episode of Piece starts off with Yanai-senpai and Mizuho on the phone and tells him that she wants to ask him about Haruka. Yanai looks at the flowers and it flashes back to “High School Days”.

The same flowers he was looking at drops to the floor and the vase breaks, Haruka is apologizing and Yanai-senpai apologizes for startling her. They clean up the broken glass together and she continues to apologize and he tells her that maybe it is better to say thank you instead of sorry at such times because saying sorry too many times may make the other person feel bad and probably the other person was at fault. He then realizes that she has been bringing the lily flowers and he tells her that he always thought it was beautiful.
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Yanai-senpai is walking with another guy and the guy notices that he has no worries with studies or that he is good looking and has a pretty girlfriend. A girl is standing waiting for Yanai and they go to the park together. He asks Miku-chan what is the matter and she is upset and she asks him if he even likes her because he doesn’t text and when he does it is short without any emotions. He says that is not true and that he isn’t good at it and there isn’t anything to talk about. She says she wants to break up and that she feels so insecure dating him and that she is not satisfied. She goes on saying he doesn’t understand girls and that she had a crush on him because she thought he was cool but he is just a mere show.

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At school Yanai Takashi gets full marks on the third year first year term marks. He thinks that before he knew it his image had taken first priority. The expectations around him turned treacherous and as he tried to keep up and now he is just a mere show.

Yanai is on the roof with his friend and they see Hikaru with a girl below. Yanai says girls must like him because he knows how to handle them. His friend ask what so good about that guy and Yanai replies women are fools. Yanai gets up and walks away his friend joins him. He then thinks that being dumped had crushed his false pride, even though it was an absurd, worthless pride.

Yanai sits at his desk and sees the white lilies. Haruka comes in and gives her greetings Yanai asks if there are many types of lilies. She says that this lily is a Casablanca and it represents purity. He replies that it is very strange and she smiles. He says it is the first time he has seen her smile and that she should do it more often. She tells him that in elementary school a boy in her class told her that her smile was horrible and since then she have never been able smile in front of others. He tells her that maybe the boy actually liked her. She says that she doesn’t think so and he says that she is not horrible and that she can interpret it any way that she likes but altering her memories is not going to cause anyone any inconvenience. He then tells her that he is actually feeling down and that when one’s guard is down, one tends to become easily negative but she was here and he was encouraged. She asks if he has suffered from loss of confidence and he says that is right, occasionally and at times like that all he can tell himself is that he is not hopeless and raise himself up. She repeats that she is not hopeless and he agrees. She says thank you for cheering her up and smiles. He then feels his heart beat and he wonders what is this feeling.

 

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Yanai is with his friend outside and his friend is watching Madoka and wishes he could go out with her. Yanai tells him that he should just tell her how he feels and he says he can’t because Madoka is the most popular girl in not only 2nd year, but the whole school. Yanai hears some girls talking about love  and that it means to want to know, get close to but scary to them. His friend asks him if he was listening and his friend asks if girls like guys who take the initiative but that the pride of looking bad after being rejected gets in the way. He then sees Haruka walking through the school yard and Yanai says that he feels like he understands what he was saying. His friend then asks if there is someone that he likes and he replies that there is no way that he likes anyone. He then thinks that 98% of him is made of pride.

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Yanai ending a meeting and looks at Haruka. He ends the meeting and everyone leaves but him and Haruka. He stops her but doesn’t have the courage and they both say goodbye and she leaves.

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Yanai is walking and sees a board with a flyer advertising Yokohama Flower Fiesta and notices it is this Sunday. He then thinks if he were to push away his false,foolish pride he wonders what will happen. He thinks that it is scary but he wants to know what lays ahead. He carries the flyer and is about to go into the classroom but hears Haruka on the phone with somebody agreeing to go with them next sunday. He opens the door suddenly and she quickly gets off the phone. He asks if that was her boyfriend on the phone and she says something like that. He then crushes the flyer with his hand.
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It is back to current time and Yanai-senpai tells Mizuho that he doesn’t know anything about Haruka only that she was a school committee member. Mizuho asks if there is anything else he could tell her. Yanai flashbacks to the funeral and he thinks that as if nothing happened he joined everyone else and offered flowers at her altar. Before the funeral he sees the lily flowers starts getting choked up, some girls call to him and he thinks that in front of others he is always calm and composed. It is back to him on the phone and he is staring at the lilies and thinks that back then and now he has misunderstood the meaning of that pride. Mizuho says she wants to know her and that it may be too late now but even so she wants to know about her. Yanai is crying.

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Hikaru, Yanai and Mizuho are at a cafe and he has told them about Haruka on the phone with a possible boyfriend. He tells them that he has never seen her so happy before. He asks what the ex-boyfriend done for her mother to be looking for him and they only dated half a year in high school. Before Mizuho can say anything Hikaru says he wants to eat something sweet and goes down to pick one out , Yanai goes down too and asks Hikaru what made him think that he liked Haruka. Hikaru answers that he saw something one time when he saw them in the committee room once. Hikaru flashbacks and he is sitting on the roof and can see the two of them in the committee room and sees Yanai watching Haruka when she isn’t looking. Hikaru then says to Yanai that there was overflowing emotions.Picture 10

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The three of them are walking out and Mizuho thanks him for today and he says sorry that he wasn’t able to offer much help. She says that it is okay and that she was able to get some hints. Hikaru then says that the bus is here, says bye and runs away. Mizuho notices that Hikaru really does whatever he wants. Yanai asks her if she is going out with him and she says no that he is just an ex-classmate. He says thats good because he is cold and somewhat inhuman and thats a bit scary, but yet girls love guys like that. She says she doesn’t like guys like that and he says she is quite level-headed. She tells him that she doesn’t quite know what it is to like someone yet. She then thinks that she has no confidence in her own feelings.

They have walked together and she asks him if he liked Haruka and he says he doesn’t know that she wasn’t his type, and that he didn’t know much about her but something intrigued him about her and that is why he wants to be sure of his feelings but that it is too late for now but next time and that is why he wants to help find Haruka’s ex-boyfriend. He holds out his hand to Mizuho and she grasps it he tells her he wants to know his unknown girlfriend. She thinks it couldn’t be that even just a little bit they are alike.

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Nanao-san is at Hikaru’s house and she picks up some clothing. Hikaru sitting above tells her that he told her not to come again and she says she came back to check whether he was still alive and that he is her job until he is 20. He pretends to fall over and he says just a little more patience and she asks if he is going to leave this house when he is 20. He says who knows that maybe he will just die pitifully somewhere.

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Yanai tells Mizuho that it may not be relevant but Koike-senpai a while back said he was feeling uneasy that Madoka seemed unduly troubled at the funeral service.

Madoka is sitting at her home with a metal box, she opens it and pulls out a note that says I will punish Haruka for you.

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This episode really gets into the background story of Yanai-senpai and that he had feelings for Haruka but he definitely was not her boyfriend. What this showed was that Yanai is the opposite of Hikaru. He is not hitting on the girls even though all the girls are very friendly to him. He does not know how to control all the girls the way Hikaru is able to and he doesn’t treat them as badly either. Mizuho also realizes that she is very alike to Yanai which means of course they cannot be love interests. Mizuho lies to him that she doesn’t like guys like Hikaru even though it seems like she even now still likes him. One thing that bothers me is why doesn’t Haruka’s mother take Haruka’s cell phone and go through the list of numbers and phone them up? Or at least give it to Mizuho to figure out? I mean her mother could go through Haruka’s room to look for more clues?  What is up with Hikaru is he depressed and does he want to die? Is he feeling depressed because he is with Mizuho and remember the past with her? Next interesting thing is Madoka why did she hate Haruka? was Haruka dating someone that Madoka liked? and who is willing to help hurt Haruka? Did this person get Haruka pregnant to hurt her? cause that would be the most awful thing ever!! This drama just keeps getting interesting!! Let me know what you think of this episode?