|Help Me Forget...|
|TV Air Date|
|August 29, 2007|
|Manga||Ch. 34, 35, 37(Vol.3)|
|Opening||"DOLPHIN☆JET (Dolphin Jet)" by Ayane, lyrics and composition by Chiyomaru Shikura, arrangement by Kōji Ueno|
|Ending||"Splash BLUE~太陽とレモネード~ (Splash Blue: Taiyou to Lemonade)" by Ayumi Murata, lyrics and composition by Urara Takai, arrangement by Kōji Ueno|
(Dolphin Jet)" by Ayane, lyrics and composition by Chiyomaru Shikura,
arrangement by Kōji Ueno|
after the prefectural tournament, in which Umishou performed really well, training
once again seems to consist of just playing around, which of course annoys Momoko. She wants everyone to not only perform well in the upcoming Kantou
tournament, but also qualify for and perform well at the Inter-high tournament.
In an attempt to get more funds, needed for participation in those tournaments,
from the school, Momoko decides to go to the club captains’ meeting herself,
instead of letting Ikamasa go, who she sees as one of the reasons nobody takes
the swimming club seriously. At the meeting she gets into a heated discussion
with the student council, which is not happy with Momoko’s wardrobe malfunction
at the tournament, making the school newspaper together with a photo of the
on their way home Sanae tells Amuro, Kaname and Makio that things like getting
funds would be easier for the club if they had a proper adviser. Kaname says he
has heard the club had a coach when Momoko, Sanae and Ikamasa were first year
students, but that the coach was already gone when he joined the club. When
Makio wonders if it was a proper club four or five years ago, Sanae replies
that four or five years ago the swimming club did not yet exist; it was created
by her, Momoko and Ikamasa. She then decides to tell Kaname, Amuro and Makio
the (supposedly secret) story of the swimming club’s creation. She starts the
story one morning when she, Momoko and Ikamasa had recently started attending . She describes the younger
Momoko as pleasant and cute with a hair style similar to Amuro’s. She herself
had long hair in those days.
On her way
to school first year student Sanae meets her classmate and childhood friend
Momoko and asks her what club she is planning to join. Momoko responds she
would join the swimming club, if the school had one. Ikamasa joins up, telling
them he will create a mahjong club, giving Sanae the idea to create a swimming
club. Momoko is hesitant, thinking it is impossible, but Sanae tells her that
she will join her in that new swimming club and they kiss to seal that promise.
Makio are shocked by the kissing part and Kaname recalls he does not remember
hearing that part of the story before. Sanae continues the story.
the pool it turns out to be in a terrible state, because it it has not been
used for some time; the school had decided to have swimming practice in the
ocean instead. Momoko is ready to give up and join the track team, but Sanae
jumps into the empty pool and starts removing the vegetation that started to
grow between the tiles. A new teacher, ,
sees the two girls trying to clean the pool and offers his help. Having swum
throughout college, he is disappointed the school does not have a swimming
club. He promises he will help them create a swimming club, but the first
attempt ends in failure: to form a new club you need at least three members and
they only have two. Just when Sanae is again telling Momoko not to give up,
Ikamasa walks past, depressed he was not allowed to create his mahjong club.
Sanae gets him to join their swimming club instead and after they are finished
refurbishing the pool, they again try to have their swimming club approved, this
Makio think it is a great story, but Kaname recalls a few things being
different from the previous time he heard the story. Makio wonders what
happened to and Kaname says he never heard that part either. Sanae agrees to tell them that
story as well, but warns them it is a bit of a sad story and tells them not to
tell anyone else.
formed swimming club has started practicing. After some time Momoko tells Sanae
she is really lucky, because she spends a lot of time with working on her form. Sanae
realizes Momoko likes and decides to help
her by telling .
When she does, with Momoko hiding behind a corner listening in, he confesses to
Sanae he likes her instead. Momoko runs away, crying, and Sanae follows her.
Trying to comfort her, Sanae brings along snacks and tells Momoko to forget
about and instead eat snacks and the two of them should stay together forever. Momoko
tells Sanae to help her forget and they start undressing and kissing. However,
they are discovered by a police officer and get suspended. claims to be responsible and
decides to leave Umishou. Since then the club is without a coach and Momoko
lost interest in men.
hearing Sanae’s story, Makio thinks everything makes sense now, while Amuro
tells Sanae it was a fun story. As Kaname wonders if the story is really true,
Momoko shows up, asking if they are on their way home. As Momoko tells the
others about how tiring the meeting was, Sanae looks around nervously and runs
off, telling the others she has to go to a bookstore, making Momoko wonder what
they have been talking about. After being put under pressure by Momoko, Makio,
Amuro and Kaname decide to tell her about Sanae’s story. When they are
finished, Momoko tells them that story is full of lies. She herself was the one
trying to create a swimming club and Sanae was not motivated to help and
constantly complained, ready to give up. Their relation with was different as well. Sanae kept
pretending she liked him, which led to getting serious about it. Rumors about them started to spread, leading to getting fired
for sexual harassment and stalking of students. As proof for her version of
what happened, Momoko shows them a group picture of the original swimming club,
who looks very different from how Sanae described him. Momoko tells them Sanae
likes to start rumors and tell fake stories to tease people and warns them not
to take her seriously. Makio, Amuro and Kaname still have doubts, when they
pass a bookstore and when hearing her voice, watch Sanae manipulate the shop
owner into giving her an extra discount. In the end though, Kaname still has
doubts about what is the real story about the swimming club’s creation.
after training, Makio suggests the swimming club should have its own website.
If they had one, the whole world could see Umishou’s results from the
prefectural tournament. Momoko claims no one will look at such a site and Sanae
says it will be too much work to keep up to date. Maaya agrees with Makio,
though, but she wants one to get famous all over the world herself, “from Maaya
of Japan, to Maaya of the world” as she claims. Amuro jumps in, says she wants
to become Amuro of the world as well. Momoko still does not see the need, until
Makio mentions they can use it for fundraising. She tells the elated Makio to
create a page. The next morning she drags Momoko, Kaname and Amuro to a computer,
telling them she worked all night to finish the website. Seeing it, Momoko asks
her if she can make it a bit more normal. After school Makio visits a bookstore
to read about websites and all fired up she starts her second attempt. The next
morning Makio shows the results of another night of website building. This time
Momoko likes it and leaves the site’s management to Makio. As she leaves Kaname
takes a closer look, wondering why it gets so many hits. Makio explains she
posted on several bulletin boards and shows the bio pages to show off her photo
processing skills. It turns out the heavily modified images are all crazy and
unrelated to the swimming club and because of this, the site is quickly taken
down and the club’s funds were cut back even further.
Points of Interest
- The eyecatch image is the similar to the first frame of chapter 37.
- The eyecatch consists of two nearly identical images, the first one looking like a more detailed version of the second one.
- A second, short, story is shown after the ending credits.
Manga & Anime
- The anime shows a bit more of Momoko, Sanae, Ikamasa and cleaning up the pool and enjoying doing so before getting their club approved.
- The anime throws in a scene with Ikamasa when Momoko runs away after hearing ’s confession. This scene is absent from the manga.
- In the manga Sanae brings Momoko cans of some beverage, presumably beer. In the anime she brings snacks and bottles of soda.
- In the manga, the creation of the swimming club story ends with Kaname realizing Sanae might be the biggest troublemaker in the club. In the anime, after realizing this, he still wonders if her story was really all lies.
- In the manga Makio tells the others Shinomiya has a website they use to broadcast their tournament results to the entire world. In the anime Shinomiya is not mentioned, Makio instead only says Umishou could use a website for this.
- In the manga Keiko says updating a website would be too much work, in the anime Sanae states this.
- In the manga, when Amuro wants “to become Amuro of the world”, Maaya lashes out at her. This is omitted from the anime.
- In the manga, after doing research in a bookstore, Makio takes pictures during training. This is omitted from the anime.
- In the manga, after the website was taken down the pictures that were on it had already spread across the internet, sometimes modified even further, as Kaname found out. This is omitted from the anime.