Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – 01

Meet the otaku princess!

[:OP: “Tomadoi Bitter Tune” by Miran Himemiya and Chocolate Rockers:]

I love the OP theme! It’s quite unique and I totally enjoyed the first 15 seconds of it (The photoshop part). Song-wise, it’s just alright but what is absolutely entertaining is the animation… I just didn’t mind the fanservice there though 😉

What is probably present in the entire show is that lots and lots of cliche’s were scattered throughout the whole episode. Here are some of them:

Cliche#1: Nerdy Loser (TM) who doesn’t even get a visit from his hormones no matter how slutty his roomates are (mentioning that there’s a horny teacher and a drunkard sister… talk about more cliches)…

Cliche#2: Perfect pretty little girl who is scripted to fall for him…

This is where Yuuto discovers Haruka’s dirty little big secret… She’s an otaku!!! Look at her reaction! Soooooo kawaii~!!!

Fanservice shot… Can you see anything?


Haruka ignores Yuuto because she thinks that he’ll spread her secret to the whole school. Yuuto then tries to talk to her and when he got the chance, he admitted that he won’t tell anyone about it no matter what.

Cliche #3: Boy pledges to the girl in the sunset…

Cliche #4: Girl clings to the boy in the dark then he feels something soft in his arms

Haruka asks Yuuto not to tell scary stories but she just did it.

OMG shut up just for once!

After the library mission is over and Haruka is safe from getting announced that she borrowed ‘something-that-she-shouldn’t-let-anyone-know-that-she-borrows-it’ book, they not got to know themselves better.

Cliche #5: They now call each other with their first names…

[:ED: “Hitosashiyubi Quiet!” by N’s: Mamiko Noto, Kana Ueda, Mai Goto, Rina Satou, Kaori Shimizu:]

I also enjoyed watching the ED sequence. This is one of the most fun I’ve seen so far this year.


I actually find this episode amusing and enjoyable and I must admit that this is the first ever fan-service show that kept me on to the very last minute of it. Seiyuu-wise, I’m glad to hear Mamiko Noto again and this time, she’s playing a girl! (No more damn shoutas…) About the dude who plays Yuuto (Hatano Watari), I think he also did well and he has a fitting voice for him. I found the story very interesting, especially that Haruka is actually a closet-otaku. I’m looking forward to more of this series and I’ll just nevermind all the fan-services here. I’m also gonna keep blogging this one up for 3 reasons: the ending looks win, Mamiko Noto and of course, the super cute Haruka Nogizaka.


4 Responses to “Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu – 01”

  1. 1 fye July 15, 2008 at 3:24 am

    I think I’ll be watching this show too 🙂 Since the fan-service seems just mild and Nogizaka Haruka is soooo cuteee!!!

  2. 2 Shin July 15, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    TEH MAMIKO! The 15 seconds is really a sneak preview of what you’ll see in upcoming Megami magazines.

  3. 3 glock39 July 16, 2008 at 4:40 am

    Are you dropping off Special A over this one?

  4. 4 kanzeon July 16, 2008 at 8:31 am

    @Shin: Wow really, then that’s nice…

    @glock39: I’m actually thinking about dropping SA but I’m hesitating since SA is getting better and better these past few weeks…

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