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Sprout Episode 6 Summary and Review August 17, 2012

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The start of the sixth episode starts with where it was left off the last time with Miyuki hugging Hayato at the bus stop. Souhei wants to go into Miku’s room, but decides against it. Miyuki says sorry to Hayato and to get a firm hold of Miku, Hayato agrees. Across the street Arata and Takeru see the hugging and they agree they should not tell Souhei. Miku is in bed and says that Souhei’s love is not directed towards her. The next day Miku, Arata and Takeru are in supplementary class when Souhei pops his head in the window, it catches Miku off guard and she looks away and Arata tells him it won’t be much longer. Miku watches him walk away with stuff from his soccer club and the manager girl Haruka catches her looking at him.


Haruka asks Souhei who is his true love Miyuki or Miku and Souhei asks why Miku comes up and she tells him because Miku likes him. She says that none of them suit him and the one that suits him but gets cut off and is called by the coach. Souhei is drinking water and remebers holding Miku then he is scrubbing soccer balls when Miyuki appears and says she came to watch and that they should do something after practice. Arata, Takeru and Miku come as they have finished their lesson and Arata talks about wanting to date Kiyoka. Miyuki and Souhei talk about their own date and Takeru watches Miyuki awkwardly then they get ready for practice. Miku then leaves but still watches the pair thinking that she was going to be the closest to Souhei during the summer break, Miyuki says that she hopes it works out between Miku and Hayato because she wants them to be happy.


As Miku walks home she meets Kou and he tells her that he is having cutlet because its his birthday. The next scene Kou and Hayato are at Miku’s house and Hayato is asking why this happened and Kou says that Miku thought it was better to have more people for the celebration and Hayato says Kou is shameless. Miku’s mom comes in the room and welcomes them and says she is glad to have them because Hayato helps Miku study and also because Hayato is Souhei’s best friend so he is a member of the family too.


Hayato then wrestles Kou on the ground and Miku comes in and watches them play and she says its rare to see Hayato in high spirits and Kou says Hayato has a cute side too and they wrestle some more. The next scene Miku’s father and Kou are working in the garden and Hayato and Miku are sitting in the porch and Hayato says this house is relaxing and calming Miku says Souhei said that once before too. Back to Souhei he is with Miyuki after practice and they make plans to go to a hamburger place and Souhei gets a text from Miku inviting him to Kou’s birthday. Souhei tells Miyuki about the party and says sorry maybe next time for hamburgers Miyuki gets mad and says she going home and Souhei questions her and she says she won’t tell, she walks away saying Souhei is an idiot. Next scene is back at Miku’s house and everyone is there eating supper and they are enjoying the meal and they have a cake for Kou.


Souhei gets a text from Miyuki saying sorry and that she wants to meet him and he leaves the room, Miku notices and follows him out. Miku asks him where he is going and he says to Miyuki and she says even though its Kou birthday and that Miyuki knows this. Miku says this is why they call her annoying because she can’t read the atmosphere. Souhei defends Miyuki and that its been like that since middle school Souhei flashes back to middle school where he saved her from the girls talking about her and how they became friends.


 When he was feeling depressed because of his parents divorce she could see he was unhappy one day and decided that they would ditch school that day to cheer him up. That even if the world hates her he would be her ally and Miku realizes that her love can’t reach Souhei and that she will never win against Miyuki. Miku sits outside and Hayato joins her saying he is sorry and that he had sort of overheard and if he should lend her a place to cry.


Hayato then says to pretend he is a stuffed animal and close her eyes because she doesn’t like it when its him. Miku realizes that he is conveying his love to her and Hayato stands up facing away from her. Souhei has met up with Miyuki and says sorry for being late she nods her head no.


 Back to Miku she gets up and hugs Hayato’s back and this is how the sixth episode of Sprout ends.


The sixth episode is pretty good it seems like it is more of a filler episode and does not really deal with anyones problems or emotions yet. It does not explain what is happening with Miyuki and Hayato and why they were hugging. I think that Miyuki has figured out that Miku likes Souhei and so she feels jealous of the attention that Souhei is giving to Miku and gets mad when she is mentioned. Souhei seems to be having a hard time dealing with his feelings for Miku and does not want to recognize them. I think he feels more loyalty towards Miyuki then love and feels he needs to protect her and that since she needs him the more than Miku. One thing that confused me was why she wanted to have a birthday party for Kou? because he wasn’t having a party and it made it seem like he had never had a birthday party before? I just thought it was a little strange and Souhei also seemed confused as to why that was happening. It was soo sweet to see Hayato and Kou rolling on the ground and wrestling!! ahhh! I mean how could anyone not love Hayato after that and also offering her a place to cry !! ahh!! if that was offered to me I hold on and never let go of him!! I am enjoying this series it seems like it is very different from other Japanese dramas it has a lot of emotion and seriousness and does not have much over acting which I have seen more often in Japanese dramas. It feels closer to a Korean drama which I really like it seems like it is a mature drama which deals with emotions in a serious and interesting way.


Sprout Episode 5 Summary and Review August 12, 2012

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The fifth episode starts with Miku and Souhei together and she is telling him that she wanted to see his face. Souhei looks surprised and Miku says sorry and Souhei says its okay. She says she is especially sorry because she had never called him Souhei before. Miku stomach grumbles because she didn’t have supper and they laugh then Souhei gets a text from Miyuki saying thanks for today.He smiles while looking at it. Miku watches Souhei and flashes back to when Hayato held her hand and to when Souhei held her hand.

The next day Souhei and Hayato are walking to school and Souhel tells him that he found Miku yesterday and Hayato asks if she said anything and Souhei flashes back to Miku telling him that she wanted to see his face. Souhei tells Hayato that she didn’t say anything. Souhei runs into Miyuki and she asks him if something happened because he didn’t reply to her text and that it was unusual for him not to reply. Souhei explains that Miku didn’t come home and it caused a fuss, Miyuki grills him a bit asking if he searched for her and if he was the one who found her and he says yes. Then Miyuki says its good that nothing happened to Miku and she wonders if anything happened between Miku and Hayato yesterday because it looked like it was going well. The next scene Miku is in class and they got their grades back her two guy friends Takeru and Arata in her class need supplementary lessons and Miku says she needs them in math and science. Arata says that if he needed good grades to go out with Miyuki he would be able to study and Miku says she’s got a good idea.

The next day Souhei gets up and is on the patio he says it sure is summer and he says it sure is summer then Miku joins him and says it sure looks like it going to be hot. Then Souhei looks at Miku’s hand and remembers yesterday when Miku put her hand over his. They both say they want to play this summer and Miku realizes that she is not his girlfriend but she is a much closer distance. Souhei reminds her that she has supplementary lessons. Later that day Souhei is playing soccer with Hayato’s younger brother Kou while Hayato lies in the grass. Kou and Souhei take a break and Kou asks about Hayato and if he found a girl he likes. He also asks if Hayato will be able to properly fall in love because Hayato often creates a wall between himself and others. Souhei reassuresKou that Hayato will be okay and that his feelings will reach her also that Souhei will help him out.

Souhei gets a phone call from Naoharu and the next scene is Naoharu showing Miku, Takeru and Arata how to do math formulas at Miku’s house and they are catching onto it. Kiyoka complains that she wasn’t able to be a good teacher, but Arata runs over to her and says its valuable just to have her here. Then Souhei comes home with Hayato, and says Hayato is here to teach physics because Naoharu is good at math and science but bad with physics so he called Souhei who then suggested Hayato. Souhei and Hayato are walking in the house and Hayato says he is bad at teaching others Souhei says he will be fine then Hayato grabs him and says don’t run away. Then Souhei asks if something happened between him and Miku? and says that if he leaves it like this summer will be depressing for the both of them.

The next scene Miku is in her room with Hayato by themselves (ohhhh)and he is teaching her physics, but they are both quiet when Souhei comes in bringing drinks. Souhei says that its his first time in Miku’s room and she says don’t look too much. Souhei pulls down a figurine and says he has the same one its cute but ugly and they both say they couldn’t throw it away. Then Souhei says that Hayato has some weird figurine at his house he didn’t know if it was a fish or a bird then Hayato says oh the dog and Miku laughs. Hayato says he will draw it and Miku tries to guess what he is drawing when Souhei walks out of the room. It gets awkward and Hayato says he wants it to go back to the time before the aquarium and if it would be possible to do that . Miku asks him why he is so nice? since he always takes the initiative and Hayato answers because it is her. The next scene her dad is watering his garden and Souhei comes out and says he sees a sprout and her dad says that depending on how you raise it during the sprouting period it’s growth will change. Souhei says its like a person and then Miyuki appears and she has brought a watermelon over to surprise him for everyone.

Next Miku’s mom has cut up the watermelon and calls everyone over and they all sit on the porch area eating watermelon. Miku is holding her watermelon and not eating it and Hayato asks her if she is going to eat it, she says she full. Then he asks her if he can eat it, she says yes as this happens Souhei is watching the two of them and Miyuki is watching Souhei. The next scene Souhei and Miyuki are playing a game and Souhei says that it looks like things are going well for Miku and Hayato she agrees. Souhei then goes onto say that its fresh to see a girl that can’t study since Miku has to take supplementary lessons Miyuki freezes at these words.

The next scene Miku says goodbye to Hayato at the end of her street and Souhei walks Miyuki to her bus stop. As they walk over the bridge Miyuki hugs Souhei he asks what’s wrong and she says do I need a reason to hug you, he says no standing with his hands at his sides. Miyuki says that he is her boyfriend right? he replies yes and she says if he leaves her she might die (overreacting much?). Souhei pulls her back to look at her and says he will never leave and will always be by her side. Miyuki embraces him again and tells him she loves him and he replies that he loves her too.

Souhei walks home when he sees Miku on the yard bent over and he runs over to her, she stands up and then fall into his arms. Souhei picks her up and puts his forehead to hers and says she seriously has a fever then carries her into the house. Miku’s mom comes over and goes to measure her temperature then Souhei leaves.

Souhei replays holding her in his arms and her telling him she wanted to see his face in his room. Souhei says whats wrong with me.

Miyuki is waiting at the bus stop when Hayato from around the corner. The next scene Miku is in bed also replaying everything about Souhei. Back to Miyuki, Hayato asks her what is wrong and she walks/runs over to him and hugs him crying, Hayato stands there. Miku is in bed and distressed because she knows Souhei is not her fated person, but yet she loves him and this is the end of episode 5.

Sprout episode 5 WOW!!! that was a very dynamic episode and many things took me off guard. Firstly Souhei does not recognize Miku’s feelings right away and Miku immediately backtracks after herself but it seems at the end of the episode Souhei seems to recognize his feelings for Miku. She keeps saying she wants to see Souhei’s face which makes me think that she keeps talking about when he first brought her to the nurses office and in that moment she wanted to see his face. Secondly I was so surprised that it continued with Hayato and Miku’s story line at all I thought the two of them would be avoiding each other from then on but I was happy that those two could be friendly to each other. Thirdly I forgot to mention in the last episode how Miyuki and Miku’s relationship has changed Miku is not feeling so hostile to Miyuki anymore probably because Hayato is with her. I also think that in this episode it becomes apparent that Miku feels more at ease because she lives with Souhei and gets to spend that extra time that Miyuki doesn’t get because she is not there. I also was surprised that Miyuki went into Hayato’s arms even though she was already comforted by Souhei so therefore she should have been okay already, but I guess that means that she doesn’t really believe or trust Souhei. I mean Miyuki hugged Souhei but he did not even hug her back which I think is weird usually if someone you like is hugging such as your girlfriend it would be normal to hug them back. Maybe it is a cultural thing but it could also be showing that Souhei’s feelings towards Miyuki is not that strong or there is something missing in their relationship. Miyuki then must be able to recognize Souhei’s feelings for Miku herself and she must sense that Miku likes him as well. Although in the episodes they do not show Souhei having any feelings for Miku he has always been attentive to Miyuki when she was there and not giving Miku any special attention. It seems to be that Miyuki has feelings for Hayato and must have been rejected by him but she still cannot get over him. What this show has so far taught me is that when you fall in love you cannot get over this no matter the circumstance Miku, Miyuki and Hayato have all fallen in love and cannot get over this and seem to be stuck. Souhei is the only one that has not seemed to fall in love or at least is unaware of his own feelings even though he is trying to help others he still seem oblivious to it. One thing I find funny in the show is that Hayato is soo much taller than Souhei and when they are standing next to each other Souhei looks soo tiny!! anyway can’t wait for episode 6 its getting good!! Sorry for the bad screen shots!!


Sprout episode 3 summary and review August 7, 2012

Filed under: Sprout Summary — sighilovekdramas @ 9:12 pm
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In Sprout episode 3 it starts with Miku making shaved ice and she is recalling the memory of Hayato kissing her when Souohei comes in and starts using the machine as well and he makes too much ice he asks her to save it because he has soccer practice and she is sad that she can’t turn off the switch of love for him. The next scene Souhei is at soccer practice and they have a match coming up and his friends want him to invite Kiyoka to the match meanwhile the assistant female coach looks on at them.

    The next scene Miku is grocery shopping and a boy ahead of her is sitting by the window when someone calls out to him and Miku looks over and sees Hayato and it is awkward. The next scene the three of them are sitting eating a snack and Sou-chan makes conversation with Miku and Hayato leaves to get drinks. Sou-chan asks Miku if she likes his brother and she says she doesn’t understand him and he goes onto tell her that Hayato is not good with girls, Miku doesn’t believe him and he replies that Hayato has never approached a girl himself. The next scene is at Miku’s house and they are all eating supper and Souhei invites everyone to his soccer match, Kiyoka says she will go because she used to be a cheerleader. Naoharu ask if Miyuki is going and Souhei says she can’t come so Souhei doesn’t want to go because he only wanted to go if she was going as she looks like Rurika and Miku is happy at this information.

    The next scene Miku is with Naoharu outside asking what her friend should do because she fell in love with a guy who has a girlfriend and his advice is that the jealousy causes too much energy so she should reset. Miku goes out on her rooms patio and hears Souhei on the phone and he waves to her but she goes in directly. The next scene is Miku at school and one of her guy friends Arata wants her to invite Kiyoka because he thinks she will fall in love with him if she sees him playing soccer. The next scene is Souhei and Hayato talking about Hayato’s younger brother Kou and that he wants to come to their high school and play soccer in his club Hayato says that he won’t get in because he doesn’t study. The next scene is everyone eating supper and Souhei is stuffing his mouth with karaage which is fried chicken and when Miku and her mom are doing the dishes she says that Miku should make and bring some to his match on Sunday since his girlfriend won’t be there.

    On Sunday Miku gets her mom to help her make fried chicken to bring to Souhei match and then Miyuki ditches her because she is going to the beach with her boyfriend so Miku has to go by herself. Miku is by herself at the match on a bench and Souhei comes and talks to her and they ask about Miyuki and his friends are disappointed, Souhei thanks her for coming. Miku gets approached by the female assistant coach and warns Miku that Souhei is nice to everyone and that she should not misunderstand and Miku says she doesn’t.

Kou says hit to Miku and joins her and Hayto is with him but Miku just ignores him and they sit with her. Kou goes over to Souhei during a break an tells him to make a goal in the second half and Souhei agrees. Miku gets up to go over to Souhei but then Miyuki calls Souhei and she comes running over to him and said she finished her errands as fast as she could to make it to his game, Miku is really disappointed that she comes. Miku watches Miyuki cheer for Souhei and Hayato watches Miku. Souhei scores a goal, does a back flip and they win the game. They all go over to the team and as Miku goes to take out her food for Souhei instead Miyuki pulls out hers and everyone is excited, Miku decides to leave. Miku walks away looking like she is about to cry and walks away over to a bench and starts to eat the food she packed.

Hayato meanwhile has followed Miku and joins her at the table asking if he could eat she asks why and he says because I’m hungry. He says its delicious and Miku starts to cry she says she sorry because she doesn’t cry in front of people very often and that it was foul play and her timing was too good obviously talking about Miyuki.

The next scene is Souhei and Miyuki walking home and they are talking and he says thanks for coming and the food when he grabs her hand and kisses Miyuki. Then it goes back to Miku and Hayato he says sorry for the other day and Miku says its okay since he ate her lunch for and that it probably wasn’t anything special that day for him. He says no that was the first time that he ever took the initiative and has been asking himself why he did it ever since that day. Then he says he knows its because he likes her and that is how the third episode ends.


    The third episode is also very interesting as the other two episodes I am happy that the plot still going at a fast pace. First of all Hayato’s younger brother is so cute and I love that he is pushing Miku and Hayato together and gives more dimension to Hayato. From this episode and the past ones it seems like Hayato doesn’t like Miyuki very much and act like strangers even though they were in middle school together. I loved the scene where Miku is talking to Naoharu about her “friend” having a problem and he relates solving the problem to his video game. Hayato really looks like someone from tv or movies but I cannot figure it out the closest I could figure was Jonathon Taylor Thomas? oh it makes me frustrated! I like that Hayato likes Miku they are so cute together but unfortunately I do not think that Miku is going to get over Souhei, which makes me sad because I like the two of them together. Now Kiyoka goes to meet her boyfriend I wish they would show us who he is? Of course they make good use of Grouploves music in this episode again and I enjoy how they use it in the episode.

One thing that bothers me or I find strange is the assistant coach lady not sure who she is if she is a student or a coach but how would she know who Miku is and to be as bold as to warn her about not liking Souhei. Is she a friend of Miyuki’s? or does she like Souhei or herself and then if that is so she should be the most jealous of Miyuki or maybe she doesn’t know that Souhei is dating anyone? I am not sure but this is a strange development. anyway not really any complaints from this episode I found it very interesting and I am again looking forward to the next episode.


Sprout Summary and Review episode 2 August 6, 2012

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    In the second episode of Sprout the beginning starts with Miku and her friends walking down the hallway and they are discussing that Souhei is boarding at her house and that he is her fated one. It then flashbacks to her fated one experience with being helped to the nurses office and to when Souhei helped her up after falling. Miku’s friends then say that she should have said that it was fate and that they should go out when he helped her up. Then it flashbacks to Miku and Miyuki meeting and being told by Souhei that Miyuki is his girlfriend. Miku friends then say that this is such a thing as mixing up your fate but it doesn’t work if you are in the way of their relationship. In Miku’s inner dialogue she says it isn’t fate its a coincidence and deeply sighs. The next scene is Souhei and they are practicing soccer and his friends ask him about leaving at Miku’s house and they found out he is dating Miyuki. Souhei tells them that he is and that he was not trying to keep it as secret and his friends complain because Souhei gets to date her. Souhei and his friends have to run laps because they were talking too much. Then it goes back to Miku and her friends and they tell her to move on and Miku says that she had wanted to have romance with her fated one in high school and now her fated one is Miyuki’s partner. They then say that they should go on group dates Miku’s inner dialogue goes on to say that she needs to forget about her unfated person. As they are walking in the hallway they see Hayato surrounded by a couple girls arguing over who he is going with to see the fireworks Hayato tells them to play rock paper scissors to figure it out.

     As they walk on Miku asks how many people is Hayato going out with and her one friend says that he is popular but he won’t belong to anyone. Miku says but and then flashes back to when she saw Hayato kissing a girl but then she says never mind and that they should set up a group date meanwhile Hayato is shown behind them looking at their backs walking away. Miku then says that she will get a boyfriend and Miku’s inner dialogue says I wonder where he is my fated person.

    The next scene Miku is at her house drinking barley tea in the kitchen and Souhei comes in and asks if she is free on Saturday Miku wonders in her head if this could be a date. Souhei says its a bbq to celebrate them boarding at her house and Miku says that she will go. Souhei leaves and Miku says in her  inner dialogue that for a moment she had forgotten that he wasn’t her fated person. On Saturday  Miku is walking with Naoharu and Kiyoka for the BBQ and is at some sort of park, Miku is complaining that Souhei is late. Naoharu says that Kiyoka should carry something and Kiyoka replies that she is not good with heavy things. Miku then asks if she will do cooking adn Kiyoka replies that only her future husband can see her being a housewife. Souhei is below them and says hello his friends are there including Miyuki and Miku looks unhappy at her presence.


    Souhei friends are with Kiyoka and they ask her if she has a boyfriend she says yes but he hasn’t said that he is. Souhei and Hayato are preparing the bbq and Souhei asks if there is someone that he likes and Hayato says that he is bad at real love. Souhei says that it doesn’t take all the effort he has and that it is nice falling in love. Miku and Miyuki are slicing vegetables and Miyuki says that she is happy and that she had wanted to talk to Miku. Miku changes the subject and says that she wishes that Naoharu would hurry up with the pepper. Naoharu comes back and sees Miyuki and calls her Rurika from his game Hayato then goes on to explain the game Love Locket to everyone and that it is not erotic but a drama about love and youth. Miyuki says that she wants to try that game and Naoharu replies that she is welcome to it anytime and Souhei tells him not to flirt with his girlfriend. Miyuki grabs Souhei’s hand and Miku watches them.

    Hayato walks to the water’s edge and sits on the rocks Miku comes and joins him asking why he is here he says for no reason. Miku asks him if he went to middle school with Souhei and Miyuki he says yes. She then asks how long those two started dating and he says since they graduated middle school. Miku and him both stand up and watches the group playing and having fun. On the screen it flashes “he’s my” and then he’s not my fated person” as she watches the group and Hayato watches Miku. Later on after the BBQ as Miku, Naoharu, and Kiyoka come in the door a phone rings and it is none of theirs and Miku finds a phone in her bag and it belongs to Hayato. Miku leaves on her bike complaining that she has to be the one to bring it to him. Souhei and Miyuki are walking to his home together and he explains that his mom’s house is hard to be at because his mom is tense after the divorce and since he looks like his dad its hard.  Souhei says sorry for talking about depressing things and Miyuki tells him that she wants to know this about him because she is his girlfriend. 

    As Miku is riding bike she sees Souhei and Miyuki walking and watches them she starts to cry and then turns and keeps biking. It flashes on the screen “why are the tears falling” and “why couldn’t it be me?” and she continues biking and crying. In the evening Miku is wiping the table and Souhei is sitting outside and he says the wind feels good he tells her to look after Miyuki because she wants to get along with her. Miku asks why he has to be the one to say that and Souhei says because he is her boyfriend after all.

    The next day Miku is in the bathroom and Miyuki comes in and says thanks for yesterday and Miku says don’t worry about it. Miyuki says it was her first time it was fun and she got to talk to her lots. As they were standing there some girls are coming in saying how annoying Miyuki is and then they saw her, it flashes on the screen “I think so too”. The girls go onto say that they think she heard them but it doesn’t matter then it flashes “I’m thinking of a good approach”. Miku then grabs Miyuki’s hand and says lets go and pulls her out of the bathroom. Miyuki says thank you and then Miku leaves up to the roof and Souhei sees her on the roof. Souhei asks what she is doing up here and she says it makes me feel relaxed and he says its the same for him and it his favorite place.

    Miku’s inner dialogue she says me too  and that its not fate, Souhei then asks her if she is feeling down before she could reply Miyuki finds them and explains how Miku saved her Souhei, it flashes “you talk too much”. Miyuki then says that it was the first time that a friend has saved her and it flashes “no I am not your friend”. Souhei thanks her and it flashes “I don’t want to hear it from you, Souhei” Miku then leaves. Miku runs down the stairs with tears in her hands and bangs into Hayato, she wipes her tears and he asks if she is alright. They hear Souhei and Miyuki coming down laughing and Hayato pulls her aside out of sight and she watches them walk away together and she thinks I really like this person but he is not my fated one. Hayato watches her, leans toward her and kisses her and this is how the second episode ends. What a cliffhanger!!!


This series seems to be moving pretty fast it seems like a lot has happened within the span of this episode. Some things that have become more clear is that Hayato has problems with love but it seems like he has a fascination with Miku well obviously since he just kissed her. I am not sure if he likes Miku and was trying to confess to her or if he was trying to cheer her up but this makes me want to watch the next episode very badly what a cliffhanger. Obviously I am wondering what Hayato’s back story is and hope they will reveal it soon. Since the last episode they explain a little bit that no one really knew Miyuki and Souhei were going out and that they went to school together before high school so they have history together. One thing that I wonder about is who Kiyoka was talking about when it came to boyfriends in the manga they never mentioned boyfriends before so this intrigues me. I really admire Miku for being nice to Miyuki and standing up for her even though she really did not want to deal with her I think she has a lot of courage. I was really excited that Grouploves song is one of the theme songs and I really like it. They also play another Grouplove song a cruel and beautiful world when they were walking before the bbq and it stops right when Miku sees Miyuki it sounded very cool. Anyway I really enjoyed this second episode but I think I will be doing shorter summaries for the next episodes as this is very time consuming!!


Sprout episode 1 summary and review August 3, 2012

Filed under: Sprout Summary — sighilovekdramas @ 6:45 pm
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Sprout is the new Japanese Drama which is based on a manga, I decided to read the manga after I had read it had been based off this. In the first episode the first scene is Miku is running towards her school and pauses on the steps and looks at her hands. Then it flashes to three months  earlier and entrance ceremony with Miku sitting on the steps of her school. A hand reaches up to her and next you see her in the nurses office, she watches the back of the male student that helped her there. Next scene Miku is sitting in class daydreaming when her friends ask her about this experience and she tells them that her the rescuer is her fated one and they ask her what if she doesn’t find him before year three.

Then Miku walks to her next class and sees a boy and a girl kissing below her on the stairs and she stares at them and the boy looks up at her. In the next scene Miku is walking with her friends when a boy in her class asks her if she knows Souhei the most popular boy in school because he was asking about her and they think he might have a crush on her. Next Miku is later walking in the hallway and meets Souhei and he tells her that he will be boarding at her house next week.


It is a week later and Miku is sitting outside eating an orange popsicle and it flashbacks to her dad explaining he quit his job and that there is enough money for her college and that they are getting three boarders to live with them. After her flashback Souhei comes over to Miku and introduces Katagiri Hayato who is helping him move. Miku recognizes him as being the guy from the staircase kissing the week before. Hayato denies that he knows who Miku is after she recognized him. The two other boarders are introduced Takigawa Naoharu a male student who loves an otome game Rurika and Taneo Kiyoka female who is also a university student. Kiyoka thought she was been followed by a stalker and cries for help but it just turns out to be Naoharu and he shows his I.D. to prove who he is and they all make their introductions.


The next scene is the whole group eating supper and Kiyoka asks Miku which of the boys she prefers and Miku answers none. Next they have fireworks and Miku does not stay instead she leaves. The next morning Miku runs into half naked Souhei in the hall and then accidentally opens the the bathroom on Naoharu whom she tells him to lock the door running away. As Miku is walking to school Souhei and Hayato catch up to her and ask to walk together Miku is flustered by this and she can hear all the girls questioning why they are together, Miku decides to go ahead. Miku is with her friends in her classroom looking out the window and they see Ozawa Miyuki who they call Uzamiyu and uzai means annoying so they are calling her annoying.Later in the day Miku tells Souhei that he should just pretend they do not know each other and to not call her Miku because she does not want to make any enemies.

At home Miku can’t find her glass and is upset that Souhei had taken it then they hear a crash Naoharu broke some sort of hanging glass decoration from her grandma and then Kiyoka walks in eating her popsicles and Miku is upset because she was going to eat it later. At supper everyone is quiet and not saying anything and her mom says that Miku is not mad and Miku then says that it is her dads fault that she has to live with strangers and that they never even discussed it with her and she leaves the table. Souhei then leaves saying he will be back while Miku is in her room clutching her pillow crying.

Miku leaves her room when she hears a faint tinkling noise, she sees a wind chime hanging in the place of her old decoration and Souhei lying on the floor panting. Souhei explains he got it from his house which is really far away and that is better than nothing and Miku says he’s right and sits next to him. He tells her that it sucks that she has to live with strangers, but that it is really helping him and he feels very comfortable in the house and that all boarders probably feel that way. Miku then says she will get some barley tea and ask him if he wants some he says yes, as she gets up she  slides off the step to the ground. Souhei gives her his hand and helps her up Miku then flashbacks to when she was helped up by a hand. She brings back the barley tea and they sit drinking and in her inner dialogue she says I found you my fated person.The next morning Miku comes out and her dad is planting seeds and she asks him if he is planting well and he says yes and goes on to say that the seeds even so small will grow into something big. Miku then says sorry about last night they smile at each other and her dad walks away. Miyuki comes up to Miku and asks for sou-chan Miku is very surprised. Souhei pops his head out the window says hi and that Miyuki is his girlfriend. Miku in her inner dialogue ends the episode saying that God is bullying her.

I decided to read Sprout the manga after I had read that the drama had been based off of it and the first thing I have to say about this drama is that it is very loosely based on the manga and there are a lot of differences.The biggest one is that in the manga there is no fated one event. Secondly there is no character Hayato, which I assume is going to become part of the love triangle while in the manga Miku had a boyfriend before the renters moved in . I actually do not mind that they made these changes as I found the manga to be good but not great.

Some good points about this drama is that it is short as is the style with many Japanese dramas it makes the story line less drawn out. Another aspect that I really liked was the song choice at the scene where Miku was getting the barley tea it was betty’s bombshell by Grouplove and was pretty cool it was an english song.

Some points I did not like was they did not really explain how the character Miyuki was annoying they just stated that she was and I find this very unconvincing as the viewer I need more proof to understand why she is annoying. Another thing that bothered me was that if Souhei was so popular and Miyuki was also being talked about why did they not know that the two of them were going out? It would seem that people would have known about that.

One part that makes me wonder is why Hayato did not acknowlege that he knew Miku? was he embarrassed for getting caught kissing or did he not want to embarrass Miku for peeping at them.

Overall I do like this drama it seems to be lighthearted and enjoyable to watch.