The most highly anticipated show on the blog is here at last. Let’s check out the premiere and see what awaits.
As always, no manga or Light Novel spoilers in the comments. Not even a passerby remark.
We started the show with our heroines Adachi (blue) and Shimamura (blonde) playing ping-pong on the upper floor of the gymnasium. Just two girls skipping classes to chill. To their surprise it was gym period. As they took cover Shimamura jokingly suggested they jump out of the window. Adachi of course worried over broken bones. However, she was briefly mesmerized by Shimamura’s lips. Time went on.
A nice touch was the episode switching between Adachi and Shimamura’s inner narration. For the majority of it we followed Shimamura.
Later we were introduced to Hino (petite) and Nagafuji (stacked). They serve the role of “buddies of the lesbian protagonist”. Shimamura, in short, described them as her silly friends. Hopefully they can be shipped together as more than gal pals with benefits, mostly on Hino’s end.
Let’s focus on the inner monologue for a bit. Of our two leads Shimamura seems to be more open (in her head) about her feelings for Adachi but is understandably not ready to make a move because she’s worried about what happens between people who are very close.
Lots of visual metaphors and gazes that speak louder than words throughout the episode.
It didn’t matter that they were delinquents. They enjoyed chilling together. On a whim Adachi gave Shimamura a ride to her place. She now knew where she lived. Also I think Adachi can drive but doesn’t have a license yet.
The next day the two were at their usual spot when they got a surprise visit from Hino and Nagafuji who figured out their hiding place. This scene up here speaks volumes, especially for people who can relate to Adachi. I can. I’m 32 years old and still find myself in moments like this. I need not go in great detail. It’s something both simple and deep at the same time.
After that day Shimamura seriously thought it was over between them. Adachi didn’t help matters by not talking to her and only running into her by pure luck. There was nothing to worry about. Just teenage awkwardness.
Again Shimamura is more open with her feelings but Adachi got bit by the gay bug too. She’s just shy and socially awkward around everyone but Shimamura.
We had a feeling this would be a slow burn love story and this premiere confirmed it. The difference between this and OshiBudo is OB is a wacky comedy while AdaShima is a chill romance. It’s nice to watch a show like this after being bombarded with shows where lesbians have to put their lives on the line in hopes of finding love at the end. Here the struggle is real but a lot more grounded. Pretty good stuff. The mainstream love the wackiness but hopefully there are enough of you in the mood for some chill gayness.
Oh but worry not. The ED and next episode preview assured us it won’t be too long before the heat slowly cranks up between our heroines.
PS: I hope to learn more about the mysterious loli astronaut in due time.