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Oct
11

Mashiroiro Symphony – Episode 1

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Summary:

Uryu Shingo is talking to his sister Sakuno on his cell phone as he goes out to look for her on a cold October night. Sakuno is lost somewhere in town and Shingo goes around town looking for her. It starts to rain and Sakuno’s cell phone battery dies; Shingo desperately continues his search. Sakuno is lucky enough to have someone share her umbrella with her. Shingo receives a call from an unknown number and takes the call. An unfamiliar voice asks to confirm if Shingo is Shingo, and the phone is then handed to Sakuno who tells Shingo that she’s fine and informs her brother that she’s with “Airi”. Shingo and Airi introduce themselves over the phone and Shingo thanks Airi for taking care of his sister. Airi tells him it’s alright since she was also lost. Shingo finally finds Sakuno and Airi. Shingo thanks Airi again and Sakuno tells Airi that she wants to see her again. Airi tells her that the will, because they’re already friends.

At home Shingo takes a bath; Sakuno comes in to take a bath too. Shingo has a problem with it, but Sakuno doesn’t seem to mind at all. The next morning Shingo gets dressed for school and eats breakfast with Sakuno. The two walk to school and encounter their friend Hayata along the way. They continue going to school to attend the opening ceremony, and Hayata lightly flirts with Sakuno and Sakuno mentions that she heard that Hayata had a fiancé; which gets him to back off.

Shingo’s school, Kagamidai Private Academy is merging with the Yuijo Private Academy. Yuijo had been an all-girls school up to this point so it was decided that several boys from Kagamidai will attend Yuijo for a 10 month test period. When Shingo, Sakuno, and Hayata arrive at the school they are greeted by a maid. The maid introduces herself as Angelina Nanatsu Sewell, and Shingo asks her if she works at the school. Angie tells them that she is a stray made and asks if they’re test students and guides them through the school. They walk through the school and arrive at an auditorium where other students are gathering. A loud voice can be heard coming towards the auditorium and the voice seems to be yelling at the principal. It appears as though the person talking is the daughter of the principal of Yuijo. Shingo and Sakuno recognize the voice and are surprised to see that it’s Airi. Airi is also surprised to see them again and gets hesitant, but states that this is her school and she and the other girls don’t accept the principals decision to allow boys in the school and declares that she won’t welcome the boys because this is an all-girls school.

Opinions:

The story for the first episode was pretty simple. It’s your typical “All-girls school converts to co-ed” deal. So it’s like Green Green except a little more serious maybe? I’m still reserving my judgement, but I will say I’m interested in the development of Airi and Shingo’s relationship. It does seem to be hinted that Airi has something of a crush on Shingo from the moment they met. Especially when you consider the source material. We’ll see how things develop next episode.

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2 Responses to “Mashiroiro Symphony – Episode 1”


  1. October 11, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Like GreenGreen?
    No, forget it! This series is a LOT slow-paced/fuwa fuwa. There isn’t really a whole lot of comedy or “serious” stuff. 😛

  2. 2 mangamaxx
    October 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    You’re right, I take that back. Green Green is a definitely a lot funner and funnier. I just meant the whole concept of Girls School going co-ed was something that reminded me of Green Green since that’s the first series I saw that type of scenario in. Mashiroiro Symphony is very slow pace, but for some reason I’m drawn to it. Maybe it’s the art style? Actually I’m sure the art style is a big part of the reason.


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