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10 October 2008 @ 08:18 pm
Gin-chan no Koi 3: Most of the Plot  
[Originally recorded as an mp3 and transcribed by the lovely and talented bluerevue <3]

Gin-chan no Koi #3!

I'm really gonna try to explain why I thought Mitsuru was the star of this show. The basic plot is this: Yuuhi runs around, Sumika is totally in love with Yuuhi despite the fact that she runs around, Yuuhi gets Sumika pregnant. And Yuuhi, thinking that she's a big star, and not wanting to be involved in a scandal, asks Mitsuru if she will marry Sumika so that Sumika won't have to have a child out of wedlock. It's like, "Mitsuru, you're my best friend; *you* marry Sumika and then nobody will know that I was involved, blah blah blah," and then Yuuhi can still go and run around with Kirari and whoever else.

So what happens is, naturally Mitsuru plays the kind of guy who was always in the background and really admired people from afar and could never say anything... It's not really implied that Mitsuru's been in love with Sumika this whole time, but she definitely admired Sumika. And so Mitsuru's like "I'll do anything for my friend, of course I'll marry Sumika," and Sumika takes a little bit to warm up to the idea of having to marry Mitsuru instead of Yuuhi, but she realizes how self-sacrificing Mitsuru is about it and that Mitsuru's really serious. So she agrees to marry Mitsuru.

Mitsuru kinda goes the whole nine yards: introduces Sumika to her family, and they go to Mitsuru's hometown in Kyuushuu. And in the whole show they speak in all these crazy accents; Kyoto-ben and Kyuushuu-ben or whatever and it's all crazy, it's hard to understand sometimes, but... They go to Mitsuru's hometown and everyone's so excited that Mitsuru's marrying some movie star and blah blah blah. And meanwhile Yuuhi's off running around with Kirari-chan and realizing that actually, you know, even though Kirari-chan's cute, she's a total bimbo and she's annoying and Yuuhi realizes that she doesn't really like that kind of thing.

Near the end of Act I Yuuhi comes back, and at this point Sumika has come to terms with the fact -- she's like "I'm going to be carrying this child, I'm going to have this baby, and it's going to be Mitsuru's baby. Yuuhi's out of the picture now, Yuuhi's not taking care of me, Mitsuru's the one who's actually going to marry me and do all this for me." So she gives up on Yuuhi and says "I'll just marry Mitsuru." And at the end of Act I Yuuhi comes back and tries to give Sumika a ring and is like "I wanna marry you. Screw this whole thing with Mitsuru marrying you. I wanna marry you, be my wife." And Sumika says "No, Mitsuru has been the one who's been there for me through all these months" -- as she's gotten more and more pregnant -- and she's like "You weren't there for me. I've actually fallen in love with Mitsuru and it's kind of your fault" or whatever. So she picks Mitsuru. And Mitsuru of course feels awful because Yuuhi is her best friend, but she does love Sumika.

So back to the whole movie-making plot. This movie that they're making about the Shinsengumi... I don't know everything about the Shinsengumi, but Yuuhi or somebody else, I think it was Yuuhi brought this up, got it into their minds that if it's a movie about the Shinsengumi and this particular branch of the Shinsengumi or I don't even know, there has to be a scene with someone falling down the stairs. And I don't know why, but apparently it's very dramatic. And near the beginning of the play, it's like, nobody wants to volunteer to fall down the stairs. Right at the act break, Mitsuru makes a decision and says "I'll do it, I'll throw myself down the stairs," even though everybody knows how dangerous it is. Up to that point Mitsuru's been doing stunt work and stuff since she couldn't make enough money as an actor... Doing stunt work to make more money to support Sumika. And in the second act she decides, "I'll throw myself down the stairs, I'll make this picture amazing." And it's like, "I'm doing this for Sumika's sake, I'm doing this for Yuuhi's sake, because if we put something big and dramatic into this movie then more people will see it and more people will support Gin-chan." So it's like, "I'm not doing this for myself, I'm doing this for my friends, and for the people I love."

But at the same time, Mitsuru's scared of throwing herself down the stairs, and hurt on the inside because she loves Sumika but she also loves Yuuhi and she's betraying Yuuhi by having stolen Sumika away from her. And all of these things are why I'm totally confused as to why this show is called Gin-chan no Koi. Because it really seems like Yasu, Mitsuru's character, is the dynamic character -- Yasu is the character that you feel bad for. Yasu is the character who has a big dramatic ending. Gin-chan is just this guy who... Somewhere under all those layers of sparkly clothing, you get the sense that Gin-chan has at least some kind of heart, cares about his best friend and the girl that he loves. But mostly he just acts like a jerk. So Yasu, Mitsuru's character, is the one you really feel bad for.

There's this scene where Yasu comes home drunk with three women in tow, and Sumika is totally freaked out because she's very pregnant at this point, and Mitsuru has come home with all these trashy women. And Sumika kicks all the women out -- with a knife, it's pretty scary -- but then Mitsuru is still drunk. And she does this whole scene drunk, where she's raging and getting out all these emotions and things that have been on her mind. And it was so powerful. I was amazed. Mitsuru is AWESOME. And Yuuhi got NOTHING like that! Yuuhi was funny, and Yuuhi is charming and everything, but Mitsuru was the dynamic character in this show. So it's like, why is it called Gin-chan no Koi? I'm not really sure.

I guess I won't spoil the ending. But, you know, the implication is, Mitsuru is like "I'm going to throw myself down the stairs for this movie" and everyone knows that it's really dangerous and she could die. But I won't say what happens.

I'm going to stop this here. I'll try to make just one more post and talk about all the funny bits in Gin-chan because it was a very funny show too. So, stopping this one here at eight and a half minutes.
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Amandasumire_no_hana on October 10th, 2008 11:50 am (UTC)
I completely agree with everything in all of your posts <3

Why am I not asleep?
Julie: hacchan dandelionwao_wao on October 10th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
Why did I end up making five voice posts about this show? XDD;;
Becca: Yuuhi with glasses by pam_hikarumuffin_song on October 10th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Okay, so sadly I only got up to voice post number 3 before I had to run out the door :/ But this show sounds really, really cute, and I think I'm adding it to The List. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us geographically disadvanted folks ;)

It took me a while to remember that Hanagata Hikaru had a role in Maihime. I really liked her in that.
bluerevue: 未涼 亜希bluerevue on October 12th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yasu sounds like an awesome character. Yay Mitsuru!

... Although, I have to admit, this makes me a little bit bitter that they didn't give the part to Mattsu. =P
Julie: kimu aqua5wao_wao on October 13th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
Mattsu would have been equally if not more awesome, I'm sure. <3 (Gerodelle really doesn't suit her at all. T___T;;)
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