I must say this show is showing more and more potential. My favorite character, Itsurugi Noe continues to get more interesting. At the start of the episode she explains to Shinichirou that she has given away her tears and she is on a quest to get them back, but she must take someone else’s. Throughout the episode Shin seems to toss over the idea that it is his tears she wants.
Because of the recent death of Raigomaru and her new born friendship with Shinichiro, she has shown more and more interested in him and has even said that she has high hopes for him. Shin is afraid that he has just become a replacement for Raigomaru and his fears are slightly right when she hands him the same food she used to give specifically to her favorite chicken.
Everyone quickly notices that the popular Noe likes Shin without him really even trying. This especially iritates Nobuse, Shin’s friend, because Shin already lives with Hiromi.
But not only do his fellow classmates notice, but Hiromi Yuasa notices too. Her friend comments on how Noe is stealing him away, but Hiromi doesn’t show much interest in that. However, the fact that somebody has taken an interest in Shin seems to stir something up inside her. She become less withdrawn at home and even talks to Shin at school. But the main reason she even addresses him is so that she can meet Noe and “be friends.” Turns out that she never really wanted to be friends and Noe even points out that Hiromi doesn’t like her, but she doesn’t mind. The fact that Hiromi has come out of her shell a bit and this “not liking” would explain why she fumbled over her basketball and tripped during practice just at the sight of this opposing girl.
I hope Noe wins Shin’s heart!