Help me forget...

Help me forget... is an anime episode of Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho that was released on 08/29/2007

Plot Summary


Help Me Forget...
Kanji忘れさせて...
RomajiWasuresasete...
TV Air Date
August 29, 2007
Counterpart
MangaCh. 34, 35, 37(Vol.3)
Theme Music
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
Insert"DOLPHIN☆JET (Dolphin Jet)" by Ayane, lyrics and composition by Chiyomaru Shikura, arrangement by Kōji Ueno
Eyecatch

A week 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 incident.

Meanwhile, 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.

Amuro and 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.

Arriving at 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 time successfully.

Amuro and 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.

The newly 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.

After 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, including , 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.

One day 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 Differences

  • 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.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Amuro Ninagawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Aki Toyosaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Okiura Kaname ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Toshiyuki Toyonaga ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Momoko Orizuka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Hitomi Nabatame ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sanae Kise ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ryoko Shintani ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Masa Ikariya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Makoto Yasumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Maki Ikuta ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ai Shimizu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Maaya Nanako ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Sayuri Yahagi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Mirei Shizuoka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takeda Seito ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

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Mitsuru Hattori Original Concept Mitsuru Hattori is the artist and writer of the Kenko Zenrakei Suieibu Umisho manga series.

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