Adachi and Shimamura Episode 2: #HolySparkly

Last time we got an idea of what our two heroines were like. This episode shed some more light on their current relationship status.

Adachi's deepest desire

At first I thought Adachi wasn’t fully aware of her deepest desires, another “Heart knows what the brain/mind does not” scenario. For the first half of the episode that appeared to be the case.

Shimamura and Yashiro

After Adachi’s interesting dream we continued where we left off after the ED last time with Shimamura meeting the loli astronaut. Her name was Yashiro Chikama. Viewers who remember Erio Touwa (before she was “cured” anyway) from Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko have a good idea of what to expect from Yashiro. Similar mannerisms and “philosophical” views on life while oozing with loli cuteness. Yashiro’s mission was to locate her “comrade”. In short Yashiro’s advice to Shimamura was to be aware of the fact she didn’t know what she wanted, meaning she did want something and the fact she wanted something was a good first step.

Adachi napping on Shimamura's lap

Last episode we mainly followed Shimamura’s perspective. It only made sense in this episode we followed the other main player of the kooky game of love. They both thought of each other as cats for their antisocial mannerisms and need to be near each other for whatever reason. After a bold move by Adachi, which we will get to in a bit, Shimamura thought about taking classes a bit more seriously because she didn’t want either of the two to stay behind. Adachi somewhat agreed with her reasoning. The two naturally could barely keep up in class.

A lot of interesting things happened in the lead up to the following huge moment.

Holy Sparkly


Besides dreaming interesting dreams (we will get to that in a bit) Adachi complimented Shimamura’s scent, beauty, got nervous while sharing donuts with her all the way to this lewdest of moments. I’m pretty sure many non-manga and LN readers had collective joygasms like I did.

Yashiro wants donuts

There was an awkward bliss inside Adachi until Yashiro showed up and her social awkwardness kicked in again. As Shimamura tried, in vain, to uncover the loli astronaut’s identity Adachi “skeedadled” leaving the other two confused.

Adachi's dream kiss

Another dream about kissing Shimamura. Adachi’s brain caught on to the deep truth but had difficulty accepting it. Once excuse after another but she couldn’t run from the truth no matter how hard she tried. There was one emotion Adachi was certain about.

Adachi's selfishness

While following Shimamura we learned she wanted to grow closer to Adachi but was afraid of closeness between people. Developing deep/close relationships and everything that entailed scared her. Meanwhile Adachi was indeed socially awkward but the truth was she wanted Shimamura all to herself. Later when Hino and Nagafuji dropped by to eat with them Adachi admitted she didn’t mind their company but her possessiveness was undeniably strong. She wanted to be someone special to Shimamura but had no idea what her crush thought of her.

Adachi's side-job

Too bad Other Joe isn’t watching this one because we need a full body shot of sexy Adachi in her Chinese waitress uniform.

Adachi Chinese Waitress

Update: Macho Chikorita answers the call!

Earlier Adachi let slip she had a side-job but didn’t want to tell Shimamura where. This meeting was entirely by happenstance. We met Shimamura’s mom and imouto. Cue “Moooom! you’re embarrassing me!” stuff.

I mentioned Hino and Nagafuji “cutting into” Adachi’s time with Shimamura. After that she took a chance and asked Shimamura to visit her house. Imouto wasn’t pleased with her dear onee-chan’s guest.

Magical Scene

What happened next I leave for viewers to see for themselves and react in the comments.

“Gay Teenager Complexity: The Series”. Readers who like the sound of this may continue watching this excellent show. If not, the exit’s that way.

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19 Responses to Adachi and Shimamura Episode 2: #HolySparkly

  1. Watching this episode was just one big, joyful experience from start to finish. Adachi is such an adorable baby gay. I like Shi too of course, but Adachi is definitely my type and favorite of the two. However, I think I can relate to Shimamura more in terms of being afraid to get close to people and wanting something without knowing exactly what you want. I’m enjoying this show so much.

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  2. Christian Appel says:

    The home visit is so funny and cute.

    It is really hard/tough for Adachi to differ fantasy and reality when it comes to Shimamura.

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  3. Teagan Blayn Litcott says:

    Thirst level: Adachi

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  4. Nick says:

    Now I get why Twitter broke. (for real though, they need to fix their shit already, it’s annoying)

    A lot going on this ep but wow was is wonderful to watch.

    Space Loli definitely brings back the Denpa Onna vibes, I’m half expecting her hair to be white and she’ll have these big dreamy blue eyes. granted we ever seen her face. Gotta say that fishing scene wasn’t super realistic, and I just watched 12 eps about a fishing show so I’m an expert actually.

    The lap pillow reigns supreme once again, that was a cute moment. One of many.

    Indirect kiss with the donuts, not sure if Shimamura caught on to that or if she really though Adachi really did want the cream.

    The hand holding!!! If I could tweet that I would’ve because it was a magical, and sparkly, moment! We’re only 2 eps into this show and Adachi’s made her move and held hands! Lovely to see, but I was actually quite annoyed Space Loli interrupted them. Like seriously, she totally ruined the moment.

    Adachi in that China dress was a lovely moment. Yeah too bad Joe isn’t covering this one, a nice full body shot would be great to have. If I do come across one I’ll make sure to send it your way too.

    Adachi really made the most of that dream by the end of the ep. Wonderful scene there as she visits Shimamura’s house! If I didn’t have a headache today my reaction would be much greater.

    Only 2 eps into this show and I’m really loving it so far. Can’t wait for more next week!

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    • OG-Man says:

      At least we could still communicate via DM.

      Oh yes. 12 episodes of Fishing Girls turned us all into pros.

      Would be rad if Space Loli had shiny blue hair and sparkly blue eyes under that helmet.

      It was magical while it lasted.

      As you can see here and on Twitter a good friend of mine heeded the call. Bless.

      The entire scene in Shimamura’s house was fantastic!

      So good!

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  5. chikorita157 says:

    It seems that Adachi is really jumping the gun. Still, it’s nice to see Adachi return the favor from last time and visit Shimamura’s house and yes, that moment was really nice. Still, it’s a bit too early to jump to that kiss since she doesn’t know how Shimamura truly feels yet.

    Yes, the hand holding, indirect kiss and the china dress are the nice moments of this episode. Hopefully Adachi will gain the confidence to get closer with Shimamura.

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  6. Jack Cactus says:

    Oh yeah, things are kicking into first gears now. This is what I was referring to when I said that I have high hopes for Adachi to Shimamu. Adachi, baby, the road is ahead is bumpy but stay strong, you’ve had plenty of gay panics this episode.

    I usually prefer flat and cartoonish lips like “UwU” or “OwO” but good Lord, the close up shots of those lips nearly brought my heart to a stop.

    Excluding Adachi, Yashiro might just be the next cutest thing you’ll ever meet.

    ˢʰᵘᵏᵒʰ ˢʰᵘᵏᵒʰ ˢʰᵘᵏᵒʰ ˢʰᵘᵏᵒʰ

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  7. Little Viktoria says:

    Aww, that was so precious! I knew that Adachi was falling in love right from the beginning ^^

    This has to be the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I’m so happy that Adachi’s hormones have the upper hand over her reason… And her torment afterwards was so delightful. I’m sure she got no sleep, poor girlie. Gay cuties realising they are gay is such a treasure. Adachi and Shimamura is my favourite of the season so far (which is no small feat considering the competition).

    And Sleepy Princess is number two. Syalis is such a wonderful heroine/antiheroine and also a blessed and perfect voice acting job for one of my favourite voice actresses ^^

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  8. tbiscut74 says:

    Another Fantastic episode!

    Man, Adachi has the Thirst bad!

    Yashiro continues to be precious.

    Man I do love Chinese Dresses.

    Can’t wait for more!

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  9. yurimylove says:

    Wonderful episode, and we need more future scenes in Adachi’s restaurant (where i nearly suffered a nosebleed).

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  10. Giack31 says:

    Ok this was much better than the first episode. For starters something actually happened and I feel I can relate to Adachi way more. Adachi in that Chinese dress was gorgeous.


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