Shochikubai Miroku played by Akanishi Jin (Anego, Gokusen 2) is awakened in a side room of the Yukan club as the other members watch Hakushika Noriko played by Kashii Yu (My Boss My Hero, Sexy Voice and Robo) assemble a puzzle. Every piece that Kenbishi Yuri played by Minami (Battle Royale, Kaikidaisakusen) picks up reminds her of a type of food, Kizakura Karen played by Suzuki Emi (Long Love Letter, Lunch no Joou) tells Yuri that it will be impossible for her to help as the only thing that registers with her is food. Then Karen tells Yuri that she needs to act more feminine, or it will be bad for her future husband. Just then the principal and head teacher arrive with the grade rankings, and tell Yuri not to worry about marriage as she will never get out of high school. Yuri ranks 99th out of 99, Karen chides her that she needs to work harder but then the principal points out Karen’s ranking, she’s 96th in the class. The principal then warns them to get to class or they’ll be expelled. The scene shifts to the Kenbashi mansion Yuri’s mother is fantasying about having a cute little daughter, both are dressed in frilly clothes and dancing around in a field when Yuri arrives home and shatters the illusion. Her mother suddenly hits on a solution, have Yuri get married and then she’ll have a chance for a beautiful granddaughter that she can spoil. There is a then a nationwide search for the right man to take over the Kenbishi family fortune, but will they find one?
The drama returns to form with a fun silly episode that centers on Yuri, Noriko and Seishiro, Taguchi Junnosuke and Suzuki Emi are again under utilized but at least the other characters were more involved in the plot. Izumiya Shigeru (Kurosagi, Densha Otoko) guest stars as the Stinky Monk and I just loved his scene with Yuri in the temple when she brought him the basket of money.
Love Song has done another high quality release for the English hard sub; download the bit torrent files for the first five episodes here.
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