Yuki’s got a lot on his plate at the moment what with juggling the needs of the student council and his own class who are eagerly waiting to see who will get which role in their class production of Cinderella!
Much to Arisa’s disdain, the class is putting on a production of Cinderella, but it’s too late to get upset as the vote has been made. The next step in the process will be deciding the lead roles and while Yuki would, obviously, be perfect for the role of Prince Charming, he’s excused himself so that he can focus his time on being student president. It’s a role that needs a lot of attention, especially with Machi causing all sorts of mess. Kakeru asks that the others ignore Machi’s breakdown so that he can deal with it. Naohito seems determined not to let it go, which forces Yuki to lay down the law, much to Kimi’s delight.
When Yuki returns to the council room he finds Kakeru alone. He then tells Yuki that he and Machi are brother and sister, although they have different mothers. They are both potential heirs to a vast estate and have been involved in an ongoing power struggle. That was until Kakeru got tired of it and made a scene. He was removed from the struggle, although Machi was not. He doesn’t know for sure, but he thinks that may be why she has her episodes of rage.
Yuki hurried back to his class in time to reveal the lead roles. Tohru got the role of a wicked step-sister, while Kyo is to be the Prince and Saki Cinderella. It’s starting to look like this will be an interesting version of Cinderella. Later on, Yuki gets trapped in a room and has a flashback to being Akito’s toy which leads him to open up to Kakeru.
What did you think?
I still enjoy Kakeru and Kimi calling Yuki Yun-yun even if Yuki has started to ignore it. Kakeru is quickly becoming one of the most entertaining characters in the series and his delight at their possibly being a villain for the student council to face off against was hilarious. Unfortunately, it was Machi and not a villain, but it opened up an incredible exchange between Kakeru and Yuki. Kakeru has really brought Yuki out of his shell. Other than that, there were lots of great reactions to outrageous situations, but the highlight for me has to be Kyo and Saki getting the lead roles in the play. I can’t wait for this gothic, kung-fu version of Cinderella with Tohru attempting to be wicked. It’s going to be amazing!
What have you learnt?
I love the way the introduction of Kakeru has affected the characters. He’s definitely shaken things up with his approach to life. It’s interesting to see how adding a fairly minor character to an established cast can do just enough to push some other characters out of their comfort zone. He’s also been a great addition to the more comedic elements of the show. His greatest achievement, however, has been bringing Yuki out of his shell. It’s given Yuki a friend to be able to talk to about stuff that he would never bring up with another Soma.
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – See You After School
- Episode 2 – They’re All Animals!
- Episode 3 – Let’s Play Rich Man, Poor Man!
- Episode 4 – What Year Is She?
- Episode 5 – I’ve Been Fooling Myself
- Episode 6 – Perhaps We Should Invite Ourselves Over
- Episode 7 – Spring Comes
- Episode 8 – See You When You Get Back
- Episode 9 – Yuki Was My First Love
- Episode 10 – It’s Valentine’s, After All
- Episode 11 – This is a Wonderful Inn
- Episode 12 – You Look Like You’re Having Fun
- Episode 13 – How Have You Been, My Brother?
- Episode 14 – That’s a Secret
- Episode 15 – I Wouldn’t Say That
- Episode 16 – She Said Don’t Step on Them!
- Episode 17 – This Is for Uo-chan!
- Episode 18 – What’s Important Is…
- Episode 19 – I’m So Sorry!
- Episode 20 – I Can’t Believe You Picked It Up
- Episode 21 – I Never Back Down from a Wave Fight
- Episode 22 – Because I Was Happy
- Episode 23 – You Look Well…
- Episode 24 – Let’s Go Home
- Episode 25 – Summer Will Be Here Soon
- Season Two
- Episode 26 – Hello Again
- Episode 27 – Eat Somen with Your Friends
- Episode 28 – Shall We Go and Get You Changed?
- Episode 29 – I Got Dumped…
- Episode 30 – Wait for me, tororo soba!
- Episode 31 – Are you really this stupid?
- Episode 32 – Let’s Start the Watermelon Splitting Contest!
- Episode 33 – Well, It’s True
- Episode 34 – My Precious…
- Episode 35 – Who Are You?
- Episode 36 – All Mine
- Episode 37 – You Cried for Me
- Episode 38 – Sure Thing
- Episode 39 – I Should Just Die…
- Episode 40 – See You Later
- Episode 41 – Ask Him For Me
- Episode 42 – You Will, I’m Sure of It
- Episode 43 – Do You Wanna Kiss?
- Episode 44 – There’s Just No Way!
- Episode 45 – Are You Okay?
- Episode 46 – There Was, Definitely
- Episode 47 – That Isn’t What I Want
- Episode 48 – It’s Cinderella-ish
- Episode 49 – Here You Are
- Episode 50 – I’m Different Now
- Season Three
- Episode 51 – I’ll Hold Another Banquet
- Episode 52 – That’s an Unwavering Truth