Starry Sky Series Episode 11, volume 1 of Gemini. My fav boy ^^ and I’m glad that this episode didn’t disappoint. Can’t wait to watch the next one!
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Gemini boy, Mizushima Iku 水嶋郁 (cv: Yusa Kouji 遊佐浩二) treats love as something that cannot go beyond being a game. He would be appear to be sweet to a girl but when he loses interest, he would just push her away. Then he would do the same again to the next girl he dates. Iku’s childhood friend, Hoshizuki Kotarouu 星月琥太郎 (cv: Ishida Akira 石田彰) can see that he is hurting himself by repeating this cycle. As Kotarouu is working at Seigatsu Academy as the school nurse, he persuades Iku to do his internship there as a trainee teacher.
In this episode, Iku is out on a date again. He is talking to a girl about something and she want to know what he means by it. He leans very close to her and she protests playfully. He teases her that he is going to tell her what she wants to know. Just then, Kotarou calls out to him. Iku stops and tells the girl to buzz off and get out of his sight. She is offended and leaves in a huff.
Kotarou chides Iku for playing with people’s feelings again and wonders if the girl is hurt by him. Iku smiles and says that he is fine with it. Kotarou says that if he keeps doing this, he is hurting himself in the end. (something along that line) Iku asks if he is trying to stop him. However, Kotarou says that why not teach at his school if he has so much free time on his hands and he’ll help him along.
Flashback to the past where we see Iku holding his sister’s hand while she lies on her bed. Kotarou turns up but he does not say much to him.
Next, Iku decides to take up Kotarou’s offer and turns up at the school However, he isn’t sure what he is doing there because he feels that there’s no longer any place in the world where he feels he belongs. At the Nurse’s office, Iku is taking a nap again. Yahisa Tsukiko 夜久月子 (cv: Orikasa Fumiko 折笠富美子) comes by the office and happens to see the moon in the afternoon sky. She comments aloud that it is a rare sight. Iku is awakened by the sound of her voice and approaches her.
Iku mentions something about the moon and love ^^;; and it is his fault for oversleeping. When he looks at Tsukiko up close, he is suddenly reminded of his sister.
Iku wonders why his sister pops up in his memory. He thinks that Tsukiko has the face of a person who has never been hurt by romantic love before. He declares that Tsukiko has never fallen truly in love before. Iku feels that when it comes to the experience in love, ignorance is bliss. A person fortunate if he/she does not know the pain that comes with love. When he sees Tsukiko like this, his spiteful feelings come up and he feels the urge to corrupt everything that is pure and beautiful.
He asks Tsukiko how she feels about being the only girl in school and surrounded by all the boys. He lifts her chin up teasingly on purpose and says that it is not possible that she doesn’t think about love at all. Tsukiko is shocked by the gesture and jumps back. Iku leaves the office and says that they’ll meet again, calling Tsukiko the Princess of Seigatsu Academy.
Iku’s heart is disturbed and he doesn’t understand what these feelings mean. Thinking of his sister, he wonders if he made the right decision to come to Seigatsu Academy… In his flash back, Iku’s sister Yui is not feeling well. Kotarou sees the siblings and quickly helps the girl to her bed.
Iku looks sadly at his sister while she rests. Kotarou comforts him and encourages him to smile and hold her hand. When Yui wakes up, she is happy to see them and says that she loves the warmth of his hand. There are two people who are most important to Iku. They are his twin sister, Yui and Kotarou who has taken such great care of them. He feels that as long as they’re around him, he doesn’t need anyone else.
Yui is sick since childhood and it is said that she would not live long. Iku doesn’t understand what it means at that time because his sister is right here smiling in front of him and Kotarou. And when he touches her hand, he can feel her warmth. When her sister asks him what he is doing one night, Iku replies that he is listening to the sound of her heart beating. She smiles and says that of course it is and Iku is acting strange… Iku wonders why he suddenly realises that something that is so obvious like her beating heart may be taken away from him one day.
As the siblings grow up, Yui’s weak heart prevents her from attending school and she has to sleep in most of the time. On her behalf, Iku would share his experiences with her when he returns from class. One day, he tells her that he sang in front of class and she wants him to sing for her too. Iku feels that he can do anything that Yui asks of him. Even now he can hear the sound of her beating heart in his mind. Yui praises Iku for his wonderful singing. She reminices that they used to hold hands when they were children and Iku’s hand feels warm even in winter.
Iku replies that they can hold each other’s hands anytime. Yui explains that Iku’s singing feels warm like his hand and it warms her heart too. Yui says that she loves Iku’s singing voice very much. Although the heart is expected to keep beating, Iku wonders how many times more can Yui’s heart continue to beat.
Kotarou visits Yui and asks about her condition. Iku replies that she has been sleeping the whole time. Kotarou confides in Iku that he wants to become a doctor so that he can find a cure for Yui. He wants to do anything that can help them. This makes Iku wonder what he can do for his sister.
Next, we see Iku walking by with a guitar and a bunch of girls commenting about how cool he looks. Iku visits Yui at the hospital and plays his newly recorded song for her. Yui apologises to him for having him come over when he is so busy.
However, Iku says that he has long decided to let Yui be the first person to hear his new song… Just then, Kotarou drops by for a visit and asks if Yui is listening to Iku’s new song. Iku thinks he comes at the right time and proudly announces that he thinks that the new song is rather good this time. Yui shares an earphone with Kotarou and both of them find the song good too. Iku thinks that his sister maybe stubborn, she is gentle and strong and never shows her weak side even when she is going through a tough time…
Next week. continuation of Gemini arc! :D
Title: Starry Sky vol.6 -Episode Gemini – Special Edition DVD
Release date: 27 July 2011
DVD includes episodes 10 to 11, pillow case, booklet and a special DVD with bonus 10 minutes footage.
Running time: 30 minutes