First Episode Synopsis:
Tachibana Junichi recounts his date who did not show up years ago on Christmas Eve, talking about his lost love. After a bunch of coincidental encounters, he makes friends with a senior, one of the school’s beauty queens, Morishima. They get along well, but at the end he confesses his love for her, only to get flat-out rejected. Feeling dejected, he crawls back into his closet.
I could have ranted about how so many protagonists get flat-out rejected so quickly, but I won’t.Characters – Since after all, Amagami SS will focus on each of the 6 characters individually in separate arcs, characters are one huge factor to determine Amagami SS ‘s success. The characters are interesting enough : I’m particularly interested in how Morishima will be with Junichi. However, I’m trying not to get too feely for the characters,lest I become too attached. After all, I’m guessing he’ll somehow end up chasing the other characters, which I really hope that they portray properly. The thought of switching love interests over and over again doesn’t appeal to me : or am I misguided? But what I still can’t really enjoy as of yet is its pace. Unlike Angel Beats which suffered from a small episode length, Amagami SS is slated to be 24 episodes long – but already, a confession and back-story established in one episode – the first episode nonetheless? Either that’s very bad, or that’s very commendable. In this case, it is commendable. We can fully understand his predicament – it is believable, it isn’t melodramatic, and it is oh-so-close to the heart. Who’s never felt dejected before? Who’s never felt being in love, and doing whatever you can to get your interest to love you back? Who’s never been rejected before? I have, although I was too young to justify it being ‘love’.
So how will the show turn out? Right now, it’s like a game of rock paper scissors – quite a random chance. It all matters on what they choose to do, and there is neither much ways to fail nor much room to fail. It all boils down to how the carry it out ; that is the most crucial thing they must develop on now.