Episode 02: The Glass Slippers
Nanako writes her first letter to her "big brother." She is excited and happy. We also learn a little more about Nanako's uncharacteristic attraction towards him. Nanako is starting her second day of HS, and is looking forward to joining the cooking club with her best friend Tomoko. Everyone else is anxiously waiting for The Sorority's announcement of the freshmen who will be considered for Sorority membership. Nanako's new classmate/friend Mariko is one of the few girls expected to receive an invitation as is fellow classmate Misaki Aya.
We also start to learn more about the relationships between the three "Magnificent Ones." Rei and Kaoru's light and fun bantering contrasted with Rei's submissivness and utter lack of confidence in front of Fukiko. Fukiko's coldness towards Rei. Kaoru's disapproval and distain for Fukiko as she refuses The Sorority's invitation and Fukiko's cold calm and controlled intensity.
But the biggest shock, and what really starts off this series, is Nanako's unexpected nomination for Sorority membership over fellow "more worthy" classmate Misaki Aya. The only one who seems happy with her nomination is Mariko, the rest of the class is upset, none more than Aya. Even Nanako herself is puzzled, and her friend Tomoko isn't much happy with it herself.
I made icons chronicling the episodes highlights and favorite scenes.
These were all created from DVD screen captures. I basically did the captures at 5 second intervals and then went through each image to select the best scenes. This was the best method (although tedious) for ensuring the best quality and scenes, so I hope you appreciate the time and effort involved. It is a labor of love ^_^
I've captured the first disc, episodes 1 ~ 6, over 10GB / 20,000+ images
I've narrowed episode 02 to 540 images.
To view other episodes, my master list is here.
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