Monthly Archives: September 2008

Overcoming Despair

In the "Confession" episode Nagisa comes to terms with the pain she feels in the aftermath of Shizuma’s rejection of her on that stormy night at Shizuma’s vacation house. When we first see Nagisa in the episode, she is acting … Continue reading

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Love and Loss

  In the "Refrain" episode, Miyuki tells Nagisa Kaori’s story, from the day Miyuki meets her, to her death and its immediate aftermath. This story is a love story, since it is principally the story of how Kaori and Shizuma meet, … Continue reading

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Every Unhappy Lover Unhappy in Her Own Way

In "Storm of Love," Shizuma attempts to tell Nagisa about the lost Etoile, Kaori. While doing so, Shizuma once again sees Nagisa as her lost lover, and once again, she collapses. Deeply upset, Nagisa responds by fleeing Shizuma. This episode reprises the … Continue reading

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Nagisa’s Secret Identity

 With the episode "Secret," Strawberry Panic begins its long glide to its conclusion. Two new elements are introduced into the narrative: the Etoile election gets underway, and Nagisa investigates what happened to Shizuma’s Etoile partner. As we shall see, the … Continue reading

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