It’s Sweet Blue Flowers episode 3, and we get some dating action in this one, as both Fumi and Akira go out on dates.
This episode picks up where the last one left off, with Fumi seeing Kyoko coming out of the room crying. She then sees Yasuko exit the room, and she remembers that she wanted to tell her that she didn’t mean to join the basketball club and will switch back to the literacy club. Yasuko tells Fumi that she’s sad because she likes Fumi and that she thinks that Fumi is “her type” and asks her out on a date that Sunday. Akira witnesses this scene (though she can’t hear what’s being said) and appears uneasy.
Meanwhile, Kyoko has a flashback about being lost in the woods. The next morning, a boy named Ko, who seems intent on trying to help Kyoko, arrives to walk her to school. At school, Kyoko asks Akira if she wants to go on a group date with her and her fiance. However, Kyoko tells Akira that he’s her fiance “in name only” and that he’s not the one she really likes, though the person she really likes turned her down.
Akira arrives for her double date that Sunday, where we see that Ko is Kyoko’s fiance. However, we also see that Akira’s siscon brother is following her around on their date as well. Meanwhile, on Fumi and Yasuko’s date, they decided to go view the ocean at a “secret place” Yasuko knows. Back on Akira’s double date, Ko picks up on the fact that someone is following them around, and Akira apologizes because it’s her brother, despite her pleas that he not follow her.
Back at their house, Akira throws the book (literally) at her brother, telling him that he needs to get a girlfriend and stop obsessing about her. He then remarks how he thought Kyoko looked “sexy.” Akira annoyingly asks him if he’s going after her now, but he remarks that he’s wondering if it is Kyoko who might be going after Akira. Meanwhile, on their trip back home, Kyoko and Ko seem to show interest in Akira.
At school the next day, Fumi formally joins the Literacy club, but Yasuko, who is also in the room to visit her friend again, soon whisks her away to the Library, where she kisses Fumi…
We’re soon going to need to resort to calculus to figure out the relationship chart in this show, I think. New revelations in this show include:
- Kyoko was rejected by her crush, presumably Yasuko
- However, Kyoko also has a “fiance in name only” in Ko
- Ko, meanwhile, seems to find Akira “cute” after the double date
- Finally, Fumi and Yasuko appear to be chugging along in their relationship, now to the point of kissing in the library.
I guess perhaps the only thing I sort of kind of rolled my eyes at was just how forward Yasuko was towards Fumi with her feeling (as if all-girls schools are a natural breeding ground for some yuri action), though maybe she guessed from Fumi’s behavior before that she was possibly interested in her. I also kind of have to laugh at Akira’s brother being mostly nonchalant about the possibility of another girl pursuing Akira (though maybe he’d prefer it that way considering his siscon leanings?)
I guess I was wrong in the last episode that Fumi and Yasuko had joined the drama club. It appears Fumi never did, and Yasuko was visiting the Fujigaya just because she was a good fit to play Heathcliff, not because she was in the drama club (though I’m not sure why Fumi necessarily went then).
However, we already see the starts of the inevitable Fumi-Akira relationship, with Akira looking somewhat unnerved about seeing Fumi close to Yasuko, and Fumi pretty happily chatting about Akira with Yasuko. With how these shows go, I’d think that a Kyoko-Yasuko pairing is probably in this show’s future as well. I think this is ultimately one of those shows where the entertainment isn’t where we’re going (we already largely know the answer to that, I think) but how we get there.
Kyoko also said something to Ko about getting the girls (plural) ready for something Ko wanted to do. I don’t know if this was the double date Akira did, and the plural “girls” was just a typo by the episode translator or whether Ko has something in mind later on that involved several girls.